Popular Music Production

Introduction
Popular Music Production - Applied Learning - The course equips students with the knowledge and skills of popular music production, such as performance, creation, mixing and recording, and promotion. It strengthens their career-related skills, prepares for further study in music-related programmes and career development.
The course equips students with the knowledge and skills of popular music production, such as performance, creation, mixing and recording, and promotion. It strengthens their career-related skills, prepares for further study in music-related programmes and career development.
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Programme Contents

This course aims to provide students to understand the current popular music production, from performance, creation, mixing and recording to promotion, related theories and skills. The course not only enhances students' interest in related discipline, but also enhance their career-related competencies, such as generic skills, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and nurture positive values and attitudes. It will definitely help them to prepare for further studies, career development and life-long learning.

 

Programme Features

  • Field visits to professional studios, visit to performance venue and meeting with music producers and professionals, so as to deepen students' understanding of the music industry;
  • Use professional music software and hardware for music creation in a professional studio, so as to further understand the knowledge and skills required in the industry;
  • Students appreciate local and international popular music in different periods, and compare different song styles to create their own music and performance style; students create their own music for individual or group performance and sketch an online marketing strategy plan to promote the music project.

 

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Pop Music (30 hours)
  • Knowledge of Pop Music Performance (40 hours)
  • Basic Pop Music Creation (50 hours)
  • Mixing and Recording Skills (40 hours)
  • Pop Music Promotion (20 hours)

Articulation Path

Courses related to performing arts, music, musicals and stage arts

 

Career Prospects

Music performer / composer / arranger / music tutor / sound mixer / production assistant / music director / music producer / music publisher

Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to be conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students' safety)

Commencement of Study

September 2021

Duration

180 hours

Location

Mode-1
HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus (Yiu on Estate, Ma on Shan, Sha Tin, New Territories)

Mode-2
Lessons will mainly be held at students' own schools. Details will be confirmed between HKCT and their schools.

 

Remarks

Mode-1
Saturday 09:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00 (Lessons will also be scheduled during summer day and will be arranged as full day lesson.)

Mode-2
Lessons will mainly be held at students' own schools. Details will be confirmed between HKCT and their schools.

 

Certification Programme

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority - Applied Learning Subjects Result Assessment and Information

QF Level

The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level: 3
QR Registration No.: 21/000022/L3
Registration Validity Period: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

^ According to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 40/2017, applicants of Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes are allowed to use up to two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application for entrance requirements. However, ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is not applicable and the existing levels of results, i.e. "Attained" and "Attained with Distinction", will continue to be used.