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Interdisciplinary Programmes

Higher Diploma in Music Entertainment and Artiste Management

Programme code IU114007

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / 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. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
Multi-disciplinary curriculum covers the required skill sets and knowledge of music entertainment industry enabling students to participate in its operation and management.  This programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive training and practicum on the production, operation, promotion and management aspects of music entertainment industry.  Students will acquire practical and hands-on experience through workplace attachment or industrial collaborative projects.

This is the first batch of higher diploma programmes adopting dual-track learning approach by going through workplace training and receiving classroom teaching at the same time.
Career Prospects
Graduates are able to take up various positions including Assistant Artiste Manager, Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Assistant, Assistant Record Label Assistant, Music & Concert Promoter, Live Event Coordinator.  They may also set up their own company to provide management service to the industry.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They can also apply for admission to the top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) or overseas universities below in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE):
  1. THEi: BA (Hons) in Advertising (Year 3 entry)
  2. THEi: BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology and Innovation (Year 3 entry)
  3. THEi: BSc (Hons) in Information and Communications Technology (Year 3 entry)
  4. Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA (Hons) Business Management#

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
The department will invite guest speakers from various professions and arrange relevant workplace attachments for students to enhance their professional knowledge and employability.
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.