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Higher Diploma in Music Production

Programme code DE114202

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the technical knowledge and skills necessary to forge a successful career in a range of music-based industries. These include the music industry as well as film, TV and multimedia industry.
Adopting “student-centred” pedagogy, students are able to acquire hands-on experiences in our facilities to enhance their abilities in composition, arrangement, recording, mixing, and mastering music. Through participation in various practices and learning activities, this programme provides a creative, experimental and technically orientated learning experience for students to build their career in a range of music industry roles.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can be employed in music production as music composer, arranger, sound designer, film & TV music scoring and sound designer, production sound and live sound recording engineer.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas.
Admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities:
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: BA (Hons) in Music / BMus (Hons) in Creative Industries
  • The Education University of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Creative Arts and Culture and BEd (Hons) (Music) Co-terminal Double Degree Programme

Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students can become "associate writer member" of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) after assessment. Students are eligible to apply for student or affiliate membership of the Hong Kong Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals (AMP4), the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) 
  1. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  2. This programme is newly offered in AY 2023/24. The validation of programme will be conducted in 2023.