Overview of the Music Elective Programme (MEP)

Learn more about the programme’s features, offering schools and eligibility criteria.

The secondary-level MEP is a 4-year programme designed for musically-inclined students. The MEP curriculum aims to develop students as practitioners, scholars, advocates and leaders in the arts.

MEP students can expect:

  • An extended and balanced Music curriculum comprising the development of skills in Listening, Creating, Performing and Research.
  • An in-depth study of Asian, Classical, Jazz, Popular and Multimedia genres.
  • Access to specialised facilities such as practice studios, music technology equipment and other resources (for example, scores and audio-visual materials).
  • Opportunities to learn and collaborate with MEP and Enhanced Music Programme (EMP) students from other schools.
  • To take Higher Music syllabus at O-Level.

The programme is largely similar across the MEP Centres and schools, with some degree of customisation at each school and centre to reflect unique strengths and needs.

In light of the required commitment to the programme, MEP students may take MEP in place of lower secondary Design & Technology (D&T) and Food & Consumer Education (FCE) lessons to manage their curriculum time and learning load.

Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) students can take the MEP if they pass the MEP selection exercise.

Learn more about the programme:

If you have any questions about MEP, you can contact the Arts Education Branch.

Learn more on where to take and how to join the programme.