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Degree Programs

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Degree Programs

 

Bachelor Degree    

Course Structure for Undergraduate Program(Adaptive to Class of 104) 
Course Structure for Undergraduate Program(Adaptive to Class of 105)
Course Structure for Undergraduate Program(Adaptive to Class of 106) 
Course Structure for Undergraduate Program(Adaptive to Class of 107)
Course Structure for Undergraduate Program(Adaptive to Class of 108)


The completion of the Music Department’s four-year undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. The curriculum focuses on producing musicians capable of competing within the professional music industry by providing a foundation of fundamental skills, enabling students to plan a course of study that reflects real world job market conditions. Sub-emphasis groups are intended to train prospective middle school music teachers and music professionals; they include piano, vocal, strings, winds, brass, percussion, composition, and traditional Chinese instruments.
Graduation requires the completion of 128 credits earned through university requirements (28 credits), music department requirements (48 to 60 credits) and elective courses. 
Detailed course descriptions are as follow:

 
Piano 
 
The piano group, being the unit with the largest enrollment ever since the start of the department, has a course focusing on piano music research, piano education training, accompaniment theory, accompaniment with piano, electric keyboard, piano duet…etc. The department often conducts world-renowned performers’ seminars and master classes to enlighten students with all aspects of fundamental and performing music.
 
 
Strings
 
This division enrolls students interested in violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp. Students are expected to participate in the department orchestra ensembles, strings recitals, and other scheduled performances. To strengthen musicology in strings, the department provides a series of philosophical classes such as the History of String Music, Orchestral Research… etc.
 
 
Composition
 
This division concentrates in composition theories from the 16th Century to modern day; it not only provides western music concepts, but also includes composition using traditional Chinese instruments with a modern touch. The program offers fundamental classes such as Accompaniment, Instrument Applications in Orchestra...Etc. To promote composing, students are asked to turn up a piece of composition with public performance every semester. Recitals and student-teacher collaborations are also strongly encouraged.
 
 
Vocal
 
Not only focusing on the traditional Italian opera singing techniques, this comprehensive program also offers vocal classes of different cultures and languages. Students are encouraged to take classes beyond their basic requirements, such as “Interpretations of Traditional Chinese Songs”, ”Taiwanese Songs Research”, ”Opera Directing”, ”Vocal and Operatic Research”, ”Singing in Italian and Stage Art”…etc.
 
 
Winds and Percussion
 
This course combines both the theoretical aspect and practical aspect of winds and percussion music. Students often participate in department orchestra performances to perfect instrument-playing skills. Basic classes including “Instrumentalism”, ”Percussion Music Research”, ”Accompaniment Training” are designed to enrich students with fundamental musicology of percussion.
 
 
Traditional Chinese Instruments

This program is currently aimed for students interested in Chinese flute, Gu-Zheng, Pi-Pa (traditional Chinese guitar), and Nan-Hu (traditional Chinese violin). Since the start of this emphasis in 1983, many now-famed musicians and performers have graduated from this program. We are anticipating enrolling more students with different specialties in the future to promote traditional and ethnical music, and to enlighten the department as a whole.

Master Degree

The Master’s degree is offered in the majors of musicology, music education, performance-piano, performance-vocal, performance- strings, performance-winds, conducting and composition.

Students will receive a Master Degree after completing a minimum of 32 credits and a thesis with an oral defense.

Course Structure for M.A. Program(Adaptive to Class of 104) 
Course Structure for M.A. Program(Adaptive to Class of 105)
Course Structure for M.A. Program(Adaptive to Class of 106) 
Course Structure for M.A. Program(Adaptive to Class of 107)
Course Structure for M.A. Program(Adaptive to Class of 108)

  • These following courses could be taught in English, and be counted in free-electives credits.

Course-Level

Term

Course Name

Credit

Offered by

Instructor

MA

Fall

Introduction to philosophy of music

2

College of Music

Joys Hoi Yan CHEUNG

MA

Spring

Study of the comparison between Chinese and western music

2

College of Music

Joys Hoi Yan CHEUNG



Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree is divided into D.M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The D.M.A. degree is offered in the following majors: performance-piano, performance-vocal, performance-strings and composition. The Ph.D. degree is offered in the majors of musicology and music education.

Students will receive a D.M.A. / Ph.D. degree after completing a minimum of 30 credits and a thesis with an oral defense.

Course Structure for Ph. D Program Department of Music(Adaptive to Class of 104)
Course Structure for Ph. D Program Department of Music(Adaptive to Class of 105) 
Course Structure for Ph. D Program Department of Music(Adaptive to Class of 106) 
Course Structure for Ph. D Program Department of Music(Adaptive to Class of 107) 
Course Structure for Ph. D Program Department of Music(Adaptive to Class of 108) 



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