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Admission & Audition (Postgraduate)

2020/21 Admission to Postgraduate Programmes 

 

Programme Specific Admission Requirements  

 

Applicants should possess:  

 

i ) Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree from the Academy with a final year GPA of 3.3 or above in the Major Study and an overall programme GPA of 2.7 or above; or Undergraduate degree in music from a recognised institution, normally with honours not lower than Second Class (upper division), or an average grade not lower than B in undergraduate courses; or Another qualification of equivalent standard from the Academy or from another recognised institution.  

 

( ii ) For Western Music Performance, Conducting (Western Orchestras) and Composition Majors, Band 6 or above in IELTS (Academic Test), 450 or above in CET-6, or 79 or above in TOEFL iBT (from a recognised testing centre)*, if the undergraduate degree is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English. For Chinese Performance and Conducting (Chinese Orchestras) Majors, Band 5.5 or above in IELTS (Academic Test), 450 or above in CET-6, or 79 or above in TOEFL iBT (from a recognised testing centre)*, if the undergraduate degree is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English.  

 

( iii ) Applicants applying for a Major Study in Performance (Chinese Instruments) or Conducting (Chinese Orchestras) whose entrance qualification has not been obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is Chinese are required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of Chinese comprehension and writing skills.  

 

* For recognised test centres, please consult the Registry. 

 

Preliminary Audition Requirements  

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Final Audition and Interview Requirements  

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Diagnostic Assessment Test  

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Sample Papers: 

Western Music HistoryPlease click here to download 

Western Music Theory and AnalysisPlease click here to download 

Chinese Music HistoryPlease click here to download 

Chinese Music Analysis: Please click here to download