HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science offers a range of highly popular courses aim at introducing classical music and encouraging music appreciation.
Enjoyment of Classical Music
From the power and beauty of the orchestra, to masterpieces from the church and concert hall, the goal of Enjoyment of Classical Music is to bring about a deeper understanding of music as an art form. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the history and theory fundamentals of western classical music from the Medieval period to the twentieth century. While previous music training is helpful, it is not required to take this course.
Introduction to Music Composition
The aim of the course is to encourage each student’s imagination and creativity through the process of music writing. Each student is required to write two substantial music compositions and have them performed by the composer himself/herself or classmates. Co-organized by the School of Humanities and Social Science and the Center for the Arts, students gave two successful concerts at the Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall in December 2010.