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Certificate in Pop Music Writing
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Course Code
QF Level
Full Fee
$ 6,000
Financial Aids
Study Mode
QF Registration No.
Early Bird Fee (10%off)
$ 5,400
VPlus Creative Industries
QF Validity Period
After Vplus (based on early bird fee)

Teaching Language
English supplemented with Cantonese 
Early bird deadline please refer to course details  

*Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the course is cancelled.


  • Fruitful and intensive content covers pop music structure, composition, sequencing and post-production;
  • Learners will know the signal routing in the prevalent software of professional music production for unique setup of digital audio workstation in the hope of enhancing interactivity between learners and teachers;
  • Vplus Creative Industries subsidy available, eligible students can reimburse 60% of the fee paid (up to a max. of $36,000).


  • Equip students with profession-specific knowledge and skills for popular music writing; and
  • Nurture students’ sensitivity of music in terms of audible elements for popular music writing.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of Certificate in Pop Music Writing, learners are expected to be able to:

  • Create melodies with musical accompaniment by employing popular music theory, music composition and arrangement techniques; and
  • Produce high quality music work in the genres of popular music.

Intake 1

Date: 2022 Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 15, 2023 Jan 5, 12, 19, Feb 2
Time: Thu, 7 - 10pm
Venue: HKDI

Early Bird Deadline: 2022 Jul 22

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Entry Requirements

Basic Qualification

  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
  • Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
  • Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board; or
  • Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or
  • Other relevant verifiable prior learning and/or work experience that is/are deemed appropriate by respective Programme Board AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written.

(b)   ABRSM Theory in Grade 5 at Pass or above, or equivalent.
(c)   Applicants are required to have at least 1 year relevant working experience.
(d)   Basic instrumental skill and/or music production experience are preferred.
(e)   An interview may also be required on need basis.

Mature Applicants
Mature applicants, i.e. those aged 21 or above with at least two years’ relevant working experience, can be admitted. Where appropriate, the applicant may be required to pass an entrance assessment, which can be in an oral and/or written form.

Documents Required for Application
1) Completed Application Form (Online)
2) Upload Copy of proof for Academic Qualifications
3) Upload Copy of proof for Working Experience

HKDI reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, course content and advertised course information.

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