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BAS New Media

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文理學士(新媒體)
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Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1471A

Indicative Intake Target

19 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries) and
13 (For Senior Year Entry)

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
2 Years (For Senior Year Entry)
Major Leader
Prof Miu Ling LAM

PhD (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

About Programme
Why BAS New Media?

The BAS major is a unique programme that fosters interdisciplinary enquiry, balances theoretical knowledge and practical skills in new media arts, connects technological and scientific concepts and methods to creative practices, offers signature courses in Arts Tech, and prepares students for jobs in new media arts and creative industries. This major is designed for students who want to explore the intersection of art, science, and technology, and to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the rapidly-evolving creative industries.

Our Target

Media creators are increasingly using scientific concepts in their work. Games, for instance, use ideas from physics, biology and mathematics. Multimedia artists are also learning to collaborate with scientists when producing their work. This ground-breaking major is a response to this cutting-edge trend in the creative world.

This major emphasises lateral thinking and understanding across professions to prepare graduates for an increasingly interdependent and integrated world. Students use technology as an artistic medium, generating learning in a progressive and interdisciplinary context that bridges art, science, technology and the humanities. The curriculum encourages creative and critical thinking in the domain of digital content, together with the successful expression of a socially engaged personal vision through various digital media formats. Graduates receive professional training in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare them for future careers in the use of art, science and technology in the creative industries, innovative education and cultural management.

This major is especially designed for students who are not afraid to break down the barriers between the arts and the sciences.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media (SCM) can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A) are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most current submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Curriculum Structure

After completing the School requirements, students study the major core courses to acquire basic knowledge of the history and theory of media art and achieve basic competence in a range of creative media including photography, sound, video, programming, electronics and installation.

Students also take Art and Science Studio courses of their own choice. This set of courses is especially designed to help creative professionals to incorporate scientific concepts and methods in art making with an emphasis on scientific research/visualisation methods and the integration of art, science and culture.

Students are free to choose from a comprehensive list of elective courses from various areas such as animation, game, cinema and new media.

All students complete a Graduation Thesis/Project, which can be a creative art project. Optional internship programmes are also in place for students who want to gain professional experience before they graduate. Throughout their studies, students have regular exposure to world-class artists and creative media professionals who visit SCM as guests or artists-in-residence.

Students can also take free electives or minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide essential guidance and mentoring to students as part of their study plan.

For details, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Career Prospect

Graduates will be prepared to become creative artists and content providers for the games industry, animation, TV and digital media broadcasting, cinema, photography, web design, software development and the contemporary arts. They may also choose to join the quickly advancing interactive media industry connected to advertising, exhibition and trade shows, or the emerging field of computer imaging for the health and science professions. Graduates will be equipped to become key players in those areas that call for a close dialogue between art, science and culture.

Student/Alumni Sharing

Alumni sharing is available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni-stories.  
Students’ showcases are available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/undergraduate/BAS#section--student-work.

Our “Alumni Spotlight”:

Chris Cheung at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni_story/Chris  
Eric Siu at https://www.cityu.edu.hk/aro/alumnistories/08.htm 

​Some works by SCM graduates can be found at CityU’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL955C034F2D28DB49.

Student Exchange/Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries.  

What's More?
Did You Know?

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following:

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva)
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva)
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva)
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art)
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture)
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media)
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction)
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology)
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design)
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory)
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology)
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation)
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture)
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design)
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography)
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design)
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies)
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media)
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
School of Creative Media

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New Media

BSc Creative Media#

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Subtitle
理學士(創意媒體)#
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BS
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1468A

Indicative Intake Target

27 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries) and
22 (For Senior Year Entry)

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
2 Years (For Senior Year Entry)
Major Leader
Prof. Kening ZHU

BSc (Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology), PhD (National Univ) 

Deputy Major Leader
Prof. Rynson W H LAU (Department of Computer Science)

BSc (Kent), PhD (Cambridge), SMIEEE

About Programme
Why BSc Creative Media#

Our programme delivers interdisciplinary teaching by crossing the boundaries between digital media arts and computer science, which bridges creative and technical sides of computer-based media art production. Students will be trained in computer graphics, digital imaging, mobile media, internet applications, computer games and interactive media.

Our Target

This major produces creative media professionals who are proficient in computing technology. Students also gain a solid foundation in creative processes, including game design, user-interface and user-experience (UI/UX) design, animation, computer graphics, storytelling, video, sound, photography, installation and interactive digital media production.

This major combines core courses from the School of Creative Media and the Department of Computer Science to produce graduates who are able to bridge the gap between the technical and artistic sides of the media field. Graduates will be capable of using the latest computing and media technologies in the creation of various media including computer games, UI/UX, animation, special effects, sound, wireless and mobile media, internet application and interactive installation.

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media (SCM) can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A)are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Curriculum Structure

This major combines core courses offered by the Department of Computer Science and the School of Creative Media, providing students with a solid background in both areas. Students have the opportunity to mix with students in both academic units while developing teamwork skills and a true understanding of both fields.

Computer Science courses include computer programming, data structures, data storage, networking, applied algorithms, software engineering, computer graphics and AI game programming. These courses equip students with a solid background in computer science and programming, enabling them to develop software for the media industry.

Creative Media courses include contemporary and new media art, computer animation, computer games, visual communication, installation, interactivity and creative media studio. These courses provide students with a good understanding of the creative process and the ability to produce content for digital media projects.

Through courses and final-year projects, students have ample opportunities to practise their technical and creative skills, work in teams and develop interesting digital media projects.

Students can also take free electives or minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide essential guidance and mentoring to students as part of their study plan.

For details, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Career Prospect

This major is ideal for students who have strong interests in both computing technologies and creative media. Our graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of digital media companies in areas such as computer animation, special effects, computer games, Internet-based and mobile media. Graduates become part of creative teams and contribute to both the technical and creative aspects of media projects. With a solid background in both technical and creative elements, our graduates are ideal candidates for future management positions.

Student/Alumni Sharing

Alumni sharing is available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni-stories.
Students’ showcases are available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/undergraduate/BScCM#section--student-work..

Our “Alumni Spotlight”:

​Some works by SCM graduates can be found at CityU’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL955C034F2D28DB49.
 

Student Exchange/Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries.

What's More
Did You Know

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following:

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023 
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022 
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia 
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards 
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021 
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020 
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020 
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020 
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018 
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020 
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018 
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018 
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018 
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017 
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017 
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017 
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016 
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016 
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016 

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art) 
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture) 
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media) 
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction) 
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology) 
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design) 
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory) 
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology) 
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation) 
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture) 
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design) 
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography) 
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design) 
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies) 
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media) 
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
Department of Computer Science
School of Creative Media
Playful Media
IFVA
Hong Kong ICT Awards

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Creative Media

BA Creative Media

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Subtitle
文學士(創意媒體)
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BA
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1456A

Indicative Intake Target

20 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries) and
28 (For Senior Year Entry)

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
2 Years (For Senior Year Entry)
Programme/Major Leader
Prof. Phoebe MAN

BA (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), MFA (San Francisco Art Institute), DFA (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

About Programme
Why BA Creative Media?

The BACM major crosses the boundaries between different digital media arts practices and combines critical studies and creative practice. You will acquire both breadth learning and specialist training in media arts and study courses in photography, computational art, gaming and interactive media, sound, animation, film and media art installation. 

Our Target

This major is an innovative programme that advocates inter-medial creative practices. The programme fuses art, culture and media technology, covering a wide range of subjects such as cinema, animation, photography, sound, installation, interactive media, video game and new media art etc. The curriculum places strong focuses on applied learning and integrative training of creativity and technology. Students are expected to develop professional competency and creative and critical thinking via hands-on learning and studio practice. This major is designed to train creative talents and practitioners who not only possess cultural sensibility but are also equipped with strong technological literacy, ready and adaptable for the cultural sphere, creative industry and media sector of the 21st century.

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct / Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media (SCM) can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A) are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Curriculum Structure

After completing the common School requirements, students will study a group of major core courses that distinguish the BACM from the other two SCM majors. The core courses are Creative Media Studio II (cinematography, sound and video post-production), Physical Computing and Tangible Media, Critical Theory and Socially Engaged Practices, Contemporary & New Media Art and Narrative Strategies and Aesthetics of Time-based Media for a variety of media contexts such as moving image, animation, experimental videography, documentary works, games, hypertextual environments and non-linear screen storytelling.

Beyond the School and major core requirements, students are free to take any elective courses from various areas such as animation, game, cinema and new media. These electives are meant to assist students in designing their own study paths based on their personal and professional objectives.

All students undertake a research-based Graduation Thesis/Project, which can be a creative art or critical writing project. Optional internships and overseas exchange programmes are also in place to provide students with networking experience before they graduate. Throughout their studies, students will have broad exposure to world-class artists and creative media professionals who visit SCM as guests or artists-in-residence on a regular basis.

Students can also take free electives or minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide students with essential guidance and mentoring as part of their study plan.

For details, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

Career Prospect

Graduates are qualified for a broad range of positions in the media, art, design, and film industries. We expect our graduates to obtain jobs in areas such as animation, film, television, video production, advertising, media art, Internet and multimedia design, art-writing, art/media education, art/cultural management and exhibition design. The BACM curriculum also addresses the professional environment in which competent and socially engaged media art professionals are needed outside the media industry. A BACM graduate should be prepared for careers in artistic and cultural fields through good networking and the ability to contribute sound knowledge of multimedia and interdisciplinary creative thinking. The design of the curriculum also allows students to develop secondary areas of interest to broaden their employability and graduate-level higher education opportunities. 

Student Exchange/Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries. 

What's More
Did You Know

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following:

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023 
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022 
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia 
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards 
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021 
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020 
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020 
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020 
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018 
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020 
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018 
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018 
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018 
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017 
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017 
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017 
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016 
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016 
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016 

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art) 
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture) 
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media) 
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction) 
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology) 
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design) 
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory) 
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology) 
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation) 
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture) 
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design) 
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography) 
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design) 
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies) 
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media) 
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
School of Creative Media

Programme Video
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Creative Media

BAS New Media

College/School
Subtitle
文理學士(新媒體)
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BAS
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1044 (JS1044)

Indicative Intake Target

19 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Major Leader
Prof Miu Ling LAM

PhD (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

About Programme
Why BAS New Media?

The BAS major is a unique programme that fosters interdisciplinary enquiry, balances theoretical knowledge and practical skills in new media arts, connects technological and scientific concepts and methods to creative practices, offers signature courses in Arts Tech, and prepares students for jobs in new media arts and creative industries. This major is designed for students who want to explore the intersection of art, science, and technology, and to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the rapidly-evolving creative industries.

Our Target

Media creators are increasingly using scientific concepts in their work. Games, for instance, use ideas from physics, biology and mathematics. Multimedia artists are also learning to collaborate with scientists when producing their work. This ground-breaking major is a response to this cutting-edge trend in the creative world.

This major emphasises lateral thinking and understanding across professions to prepare graduates for an increasingly interdependent and integrated world. Students use technology as an artistic medium, generating learning in a progressive and interdisciplinary context that bridges art, science, technology and the humanities. The curriculum encourages creative and critical thinking in the domain of digital content, together with the successful expression of a socially engaged personal vision through various digital media formats. Graduates receive professional training in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare them for future careers in the use of art, science and technology in the creative industries, innovative education and cultural management.

This major is especially designed for students who are not afraid to break down the barriers between the arts and the sciences.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective   
1

Elective   
2

JS1044   
BAS New Media

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Attained

Level 3

Level 3

Notes:   
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.   
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here

 

Notes for Elective subject(s)

"Attained with Distinction I or II" in the following Applied Learning subjects may be accepted as one elective subject for JS1044:

Subjects from the following course clusters (subject list available at the Education Bureau website):

  • Design StudiesMedia Arts
  • Performing ArtsFilms, TV and Broadcasting Studies
  • Media Production and Public Relations
  • Medical Science and Health Care
  • PsychologyCivil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Information EngineeringServices Engineering
  • Business Studies ('Data Application for Business' course only)

​​​

Portfolio Submission

All JUPAS applicants who select the School of Creative Media (SCM) (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their Band A or B choice are highly recommended to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. JUPAS applicants who select SCM (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their other band choice are also welcome to submit a portfolio. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to students' employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media (SCM) can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A) are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Admission Arrangements
Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1044) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media programme.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

BAS New Media (admission code: 1471A)
Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Curriculum Structure

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Units

School Requirement

SM1702

Creative Media Studio I

6

SM2702

Interdisciplinary Practices in Art, Science and the Humanities

3

Gateway Education (GE)@

(To be taken throughout the 4 years of study)

 
  • School-specified Courses

SM1701

New Media Art

3

SM1103A

Introduction to Media Computing

3

 

Students may select GE, Free Elective or Minor Course

3

  • GE English Courses *

GE1401

University English

3

GE2413

Word, Sound and Image: Writing for Creative Media

3

LC0200A  and LC0200B

English for Academic Purposes 1 #

English for Academic Purposes 2

(for students who score Level 3 in HKDSE English Language or Grade E in HKALE AS-level Use of English, or as determined by Language Centre)

 

6

  • GE Chinese Course

GE1501

Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy

3

  • GE Distributional Courses
 

(To be selected by students)

12

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

@ Students may be required to complete CHIN1001 University Chinese 1 according to their entry qualification in Chinese.

* Depending on students’ HKDSE English Language test scores.

# Students who achieve a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and will be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses.

 

After completing the School requirements, students study the major core courses to acquire basic knowledge of the history and theory of media art and achieve basic competence in a range of creative media including photography, sound, video, programming, electronics and installation.

Students also take Art and Science Studio courses of their own choice. This set of courses is especially designed to help creative professionals to incorporate scientific concepts and methods in art making with an emphasis on scientific research/visualisation methods and the integration of art, science and culture.

Students are free to choose from a comprehensive list of elective courses from various areas such as animation, game, cinema and new media.

All students complete a Graduation Thesis/Project, which can be a creative art project. Optional internship programmes are also in place for students who want to gain professional experience before they graduate. Throughout their studies, students have regular exposure to world-class artists and creative media professionals who visit SCM as guests or artists-in-residence.

Students can also take free electives or minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide essential guidance and mentoring to students as part of their study plan.

Career Prospect

Graduates will be prepared to become creative artists and content providers for the games industry, animation, TV and digital media broadcasting, cinema, photography, web design, software development and the contemporary arts. They may also choose to join the quickly advancing interactive media industry connected to advertising, exhibition and trade shows, or the emerging field of computer imaging for the health and science professions. Graduates will be equipped to become key players in those areas that call for a close dialogue between art, science and culture.

Student / Alumni Sharing

Alumni sharing is available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni-stories.
Students’ showcases are available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/undergraduate/BAS#section--student-work 

Our “Alumni Spotlight”:

Chris Cheung at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni_story/Chris 

Eric Siu at https://www.cityu.edu.hk/aro/alumnistories/08.htm 

​Some works by SCM graduates can be found at CityU’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL955C034F2D28DB49 

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme

Students also have the opportunity to study in international joint degree programmes. The Joint Degree in Creative Media and Digital Media, in collaboration with the BA Digital Media programme at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, is available for students in the BACM and BAS majors. Students study for four semesters at CityU and four semesters at the host university. They complete 50% of the graduation requirements of both programmes, and get two degrees – one from CityU in Hong Kong and another from the Leuphana University in Germany. Please visit https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/joint-degree-programme for details.

Student Exchange / Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries.  

What's More?
Did You Know?

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following:

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023 
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022 
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia 
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards 
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021 
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020 
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020 
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020 
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018 
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020 
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018 
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018 
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018 
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017 
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017 
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017 
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016 
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016 
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016 

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art) 
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture) 
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media) 
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction) 
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology) 
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design) 
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory) 
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology) 
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation) 
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture) 
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design) 
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography) 
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design) 
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies) 
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media) 
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

CityU Tiger Programme

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) launched the CityU Tiger Programme (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityutiger/) to advance society by nurturing the talents of tomorrow and transforming students into future global leaders. The programme targets both newly-admitted undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance as well as high-achieving first-year students. With constant guidance and support from world-class faculty members, these talented students can enrich their knowledge, cultivate their talents in their respective fields of study, and prepare themselves for a promising future. CityU also offers the Talents Programme, which provides tailored options for ambitious students who are committed to pursuing excellence and willing to go the extra mile to maximize their learning experience at CityU. 

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
School of Creative Media
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents

Programme Video
Contact Type
Phone
Contact Value

+852 3442 8049

Contact Type
Email
Contact Value
Admission Year
Programe A-Z
author_college
Title (For sorting)
New Media
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Elective)
Subject Weighting
Programme Calculation Method
Best 5 Subjects
Late Application (Deadline applicable to all types)
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DSE Subjects for calculate firstly
Maths Core / M1 / M2 Calculation as one Subject
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BSc Creative Media

College/School
Subtitle
理學士(創意媒體)
Thumbnail
Image
BS
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1043 (JS1043)

Indicative Intake Target

27 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Major Leader
Prof Kening ZHU

BSc (Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology), PhD (National Univ)

Deputy Major Leader
Prof Rynson W H LAU (Department of Computer Science)

BSc (Kent), PhD (Cambridge), SMIEEE

About Programme
Why BSc Creative Media?

Our programme delivers interdisciplinary teaching by crossing the boundaries between digital media arts and computer science, which bridges creative and technical sides of computer-based media art production. Students will be trained in computer graphics, digital imaging, mobile media, internet applications, computer games and interactive media.

Our Target

This major produces creative media professionals who are proficient in computing technology. Students also gain a solid foundation in creative processes, including game design, user-interface and user-experience (UI/UX) design, animation, computer graphics, storytelling, video, sound, photography, installation and interactive digital media production.

This major combines core courses from the School of Creative Media and the Department of Computer Science to produce graduates who are able to bridge the gap between the technical and artistic sides of the media field. Graduates will be capable of using the latest computing and media technologies in the creation of various media including computer games, UI/UX, animation, special effects, sound, wireless and mobile media, internet application and interactive installation.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective   
1

Elective   
2

JS1043   
BSc Creative Media

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Attained

Level 3

Level 3

Notes:   
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.   
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here

 


Notes for Elective subject(s)

"Attained with Distinction I or II" in the following Applied Learning subjects may be accepted as one elective subject for JS1043:

Subjects from the following course clusters (subject list available at the Education Bureau website):

• Design Studies 
• Media Arts 
• Performing Arts 
• Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies 
• Media Production and Public Relations 
• Medical Science and Health Care 
• Psychology 
• Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering 
• Information Engineering 
• Services Engineering 
• Business Studies ('Data Application for Business' course only) 
  
Portfolio Submission

All JUPAS applicants who select the School of Creative Media (SCM) (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their Band A or B choice are highly recommended to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. JUPAS applicants who select SCM (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their other band choice are also welcome to submit a portfolio. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to students' employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A) are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Admission Arrangements
Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1043) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Science in Creative Media programme.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

BSc Creative Media (admission code: 1468A)
Click here for qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Curriculum Structure

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Units

School Requirement

SM1702

Creative Media Studio I

6

SM2702

Interdisciplinary Practices in Art, Science and the Humanities

3

Gateway Education (GE)@

(To be taken throughout the 4 years of study)

 
  • School-specified Courses

SM1701

New Media Art

3

CS1103B

Media Computing

3

Choose one of the following courses:

3

   MA1200

Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I

 

   MA1501

Coordinate Geometry

 

   MA2185

Discrete Mathematics

 

   CS2402

Introduction to Computational Probability Modeling

 
  • GE English Courses *

GE1401

University English

3

GE2413

Word, Sound and Image: Writing for Creative Media

3

LC0200A  and LC0200B

English for Academic Purposes 1 #

English for Academic Purposes 2

(for students who score Level 3 in HKDSE English Language or as determined by Language Centre)

 

6

  • GE Chinese Course

GE1501

Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy

3

  • GE Distributional Courses
 

(To be selected by students)

12

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

@ Students may be required to complete CHIN1001 University Chinese 1 according to their entry qualification in Chinese.

* Depending on students’ HKDSE English Language test scores.

# Students who achieve a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and will be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses.

 

 

This major combines core courses offered by the Department of Computer Science and the School of Creative Media, providing students with a solid background in both areas. Students have the opportunity to mix with students in both academic units while developing teamwork skills and a true understanding of both fields.

Computer Science courses include computer programming, data structures, data storage, networking, applied algorithms, software engineering, computer graphics and AI game programming. These courses equip students with a solid background in computer science and programming, enabling them to develop software for the media industry.

Creative Media courses include contemporary and new media art, computer animation, computer games, visual communication, installation, interactivity and creative media studio. These courses provide students with a good understanding of the creative process and the ability to produce content for digital media projects.

Through courses and final-year projects, students have ample opportunities to practise their technical and creative skills, work in teams and develop interesting digital media projects.

Students can also take free electives or minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide essential guidance and mentoring to students as part of their study plan.

Career Prospect

This major is ideal for students who have strong interests in both computing technologies and creative media. Our graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of digital media companies in areas such as computer animation, special effects, computer games, Internet-based and mobile media. Graduates become part of creative teams and contribute to both the technical and creative aspects of media projects. With a solid background in both technical and creative elements, our graduates are ideal candidates for future management positions.

Student / Alumni Sharing

Alumni sharing is available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni-stories 


Students’ showcases are available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/undergraduate/BScCM#section--student-work 

Our “Alumni Spotlight”:

Vincent Chan & Chris Cheng at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni_story/Vincent_Chris 

David Chung & Carmen Lam at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni_story/David%20Carmen 

​Some works by SCM graduates can be found at CityU’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL955C034F2D28DB49 

Student Exchange / Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries. You will be required to fulfill the internship requirement before graduation. 

What's More?
Did You Know?

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following:

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023 
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022 
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia 
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards 
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021 
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020 
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020 
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020 
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018 
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020 
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018 
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018 
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018 
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017 
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017 
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017 
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016 
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016 
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016 

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art) 
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture) 
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media) 
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction) 
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology) 
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design) 
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory) 
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology) 
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation) 
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture) 
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design) 
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography) 
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design) 
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies) 
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media) 
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

CityU Tiger Programme

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) launched the CityU Tiger Programme (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityutiger/) to advance society by nurturing the talents of tomorrow and transforming students into future global leaders. The programme targets both newly-admitted undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance as well as high-achieving first-year students. With constant guidance and support from world-class faculty members, these talented students can enrich their knowledge, cultivate their talents in their respective fields of study, and prepare themselves for a promising future. CityU also offers the Talents Programme, which provides tailored options for ambitious students who are committed to pursuing excellence and willing to go the extra mile to maximize their learning experience at CityU. 

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
Department of Computer Science
School of Creative Media
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents
Playful Media
IFVA
Hong Kong ICT Awards

Programme Video
Contact Type
Phone
Contact Value

+852 3442 8049

Contact Type
Email
Contact Value
Admission Year
Programe A-Z
author_college
Title (For sorting)
Creative Media
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Elective)
Subject Weighting
Programme Calculation Method
Best 5 Subjects
Late Application (Deadline applicable to all types)
Off
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Core)
DSE Subjects for calculate firstly
Maths Core / M1 / M2 Calculation as one Subject
No

BA Creative Media

College/School
Subtitle
文學士(創意媒體)
Thumbnail
Image
BA
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1042 (JS1042)

Indicative Intake Target

20 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
Major Leader
Prof Phoebe MAN

BA (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), MFA (San Francisco Art Institute), DFA (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

About Programme
Why BA Creative Media?

The BACM major crosses the boundaries between different digital media arts practices and combines critical studies and creative practice. You will acquire both breadth learning and specialist training in media arts and study courses in photography, computational art, gaming and interactive media, sound, animation, film and media art installation. 

Our Target

This major is an innovative programme that advocates inter-medial creative practices. The programme fuses art, culture and media technology, covering a wide range of subjects such as cinema, animation, photography, sound, installation, interactive media, video game and new media art etc. The curriculum places strong focuses on applied learning and integrative training of creativity and technology. Students are expected to develop professional competency and creative and critical thinking via hands-on learning and studio practice. This major is designed to train creative talents and practitioners who not only possess cultural sensibility but are also equipped with strong technological literacy, ready and adaptable for the cultural sphere, creative industry and media sector of the 21st century.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective   
1

Elective   
2

JS1042   
BA Creative Media

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Attained

Level 3

Level 3

Notes:   
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.   
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here

 

Notes for Elective subject(s)

"Attained with Distinction I or II" in the following Applied Learning subjects may be accepted as one elective subject for JS1042:

Subjects from the following course clusters (subject list available at the Education Bureau website):

  • Design Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies
  • Media Production and Public Relations
  • Medical Science and Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Services Engineering
  • Business Studies ('Data Application for Business' course only)

 

Portfolio Submission

All JUPAS applicants who select the School of Creative Media (SCM) (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their Band A or B choice are highly recommended to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. JUPAS applicants who select SCM (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their other band choice are also welcome to submit a portfolio. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to students' employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A) are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Admission Arrangements
Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1042) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media programme.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

BA Creative Media (admission code: 1456A)
Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.

Curriculum Structure

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Units

School Requirement

SM1702

Creative Media Studio I

6

SM2702

Interdisciplinary Practices in Art, Science and the Humanities

3

Gateway Education (GE)@

(To be taken throughout the 4 years of study)

 
  • School-specified Courses

SM1701

New Media Art

3

SM2715

Creative Coding

3

SM1103A

Introduction to Media Computing

3

  • GE English Courses *

GE1401

University English

3

GE2413

Word, Sound and Image: Writing for Creative Media

3

LC0200A  and LC0200B

English for Academic Purposes 1 #

English for Academic Purposes 2

(for students who score Level 3 in HKDSE English Language or Grade E in HKALE AS-level Use of English, or as determined by Language Centre)

 

6

  • GE Chinese Course

GE1501

Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy

3

  • GE Distributional Courses
 

(To be selected by students)

12

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

@ Students may be required to complete CHIN1001 University Chinese 1 according to their entry qualification in Chinese.

* Depending on students’ HKDSE English Language test scores.

# Students who achieve a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and will be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses.

 

 

After completing the common School requirements, students will study a group of major core courses that distinguish BACM from the other two SCM majors. The core courses are Creative Media Studio II (cinematography, sound and video post-production), Physical Computing and Tangible Media, Critical Theory and Socially Engaged Practices and Narrative Strategies and Aesthetics of Time-based Media for a variety of media contexts such as moving image, animation, experimental videography, documentary works, games, hypertextual environments and non-linear screen storytelling.

Beyond the School and major core requirements, students are free to take any elective courses from various areas such as animation, game, cinema and new media. These electives are meant to assist students in designing their own study paths based on their personal and professional objectives.

All students undertake a research-based Graduation Thesis/Project, which can be a creative art or critical writing project. Optional internships and overseas exchange programmes are also in place to provide students with networking experience before they graduate. Throughout their studies, students will have broad exposure to world-class artists and creative media professionals who visit SCM as guests or artists-in-residence on a regular basis.

Students can also take free electives or minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide students with essential guidance and mentoring as part of their study plan.

Career Prospect

Graduates are qualified for a broad range of positions in media, art, design and film industries. We expect our graduates to obtain jobs in areas such as animation, film, television, video production, advertising, media art, Internet and multimedia design, art-writing, art/media education, art/cultural management and exhibition design. The BACM curriculum also addresses the professional environment in which competent and socially engaged media art professionals are needed outside the media industry. BACM graduates should be prepared for careers in artistic and cultural fields through good networking and the ability to contribute sound knowledge of multimedia and interdisciplinary creative thinking. The design of the curriculum also allows students to develop secondary areas of interest to broaden their employability and graduate-level higher education opportunities.

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme

Students also have the opportunity to study in international joint degree programmes. The Joint Degree in Creative Media and Digital Media, in collaboration with the BA Digital Media programme at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, is available for students in the BACM and BAS majors. Students study for four semesters at CityU and four semesters at the host university. They complete 50% of the graduation requirements of both programmes, and get two degrees – one from CityU in Hong Kong and another from the Leuphana University in Germany. Please visit https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/joint-degree-programme for details.

Student Exchange / Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries.  

What's More?
Did You Know?

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following:

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023 
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022 
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia 
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards 
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021 
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020 
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020 
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020 
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018 
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020 
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018 
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018 
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018 
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017 
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017 
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017 
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016 
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016 
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016 

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art) 
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture) 
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media) 
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction) 
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology) 
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design) 
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory) 
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology) 
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation) 
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture) 
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design) 
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography) 
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design) 
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies) 
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media) 
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

CityU Tiger Programme

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) launched the CityU Tiger Programme (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityutiger/) to advance society by nurturing the talents of tomorrow and transforming students into future global leaders. The programme targets both newly-admitted undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance as well as high-achieving first-year students. With constant guidance and support from world-class faculty members, these talented students can enrich their knowledge, cultivate their talents in their respective fields of study, and prepare themselves for a promising future. CityU also offers the Talents Programme, which provides tailored options for ambitious students who are committed to pursuing excellence and willing to go the extra mile to maximize their learning experience at CityU. 

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
School of Creative Media
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents

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+852 3442 8049

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School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media)

College/School
Subtitle
創意媒體學院 [選項: 文學士(創意媒體)、理學士(創意媒體)、文理學士(新媒體)]
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Admission Code

1041 (JS1041)

Indicative Intake Target

24 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)

Normal Duration of Programme
4 years
About Programme
Why School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media) ?

The School of Creative Media (SCM), the region's first such institution, was founded to nurture a new generation of interdisciplinary artists and creative media professionals, and to develop new ideas and technologies for the creative industries in Hong Kong, Asia and across the world. We value applied creativity, cultural awareness and critical thinking as much as business sense and entrepreneurial success.

You will be trained across disciplines spanning media arts, computer science, visual design, creative writing, cultural studies and digital technology. Our programmes bridge the boundaries between art and science and integrate traditional and new media. You will have a free choice of majors at the end of the first year of study (BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media).

Our internationally recruited faculty members are among the foremost artists and researchers in the field. The School brings a global perspective to students by forging many international exchange and study trip opportunities with high-calibrated overseas institutional partnerships. Our graduates consistently demonstrate high employability, with the majority now working as independent artists and professionals in the creative industries such as film, television, digital entertainment, advertising, media production and information technology. Many have won prestigious international and local awards for creative and technical innovations.

With strengths arising from a unique mix of East and West, Hong Kong has seen a major expansion in its creative economy and has emerged as a thriving hub of new media culture in Asia and the world. The CityU School of Creative Media has played an instrumental role in this development as the leading force in creative media education and research in Hong Kong.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Citizenship and Social Development

Elective SubjectsNotes

Elective   
1

Elective   
2

JS1041   
School of Creative Media (options: BA Creative Media, BSc Creative Media, BAS New Media)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Attained

Level 3

Level 3

Notes:   
- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.   
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here

 

Notes for Elective subject(s)

"Attained with Distinction I or II" in the following Applied Learning subjects may be accepted as one elective subject for JS1041:

Subjects from the following course clusters (subject list available at the Education Bureau website):

• Design Studies  
• Media Arts  
• Performing Arts  
• Films, TV and Broadcasting Studies  
• Media Production and Public Relations  
• Medical Science and Health Care  
• Psychology  
• Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering  
• Information Engineering  
• Services Engineering  
• Business Studies ('Data Application for Business' course only)

Portfolio Submission

All JUPAS applicants who select the School of Creative Media (SCM) (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their Band A or B choice are highly recommended to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. JUPAS applicants who select SCM (JS1041/JS1042/JS1043/JS1044) as their other band choice are also welcome to submit a portfolio. Please refer to the School's portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to students' employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and/or other assessment processes so that the School of Creative Media (SCM) can gauge their creative potential. All direct applicants for SCM programmes (1041/1042/1043/1044/1456A/1468A/1471A) are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work via an online system to SCM. Please refer to the School’s portfolio web page for the most up-to-date submission deadlines and specifications for the portfolio. Portfolio materials may include still photography, paintings/drawings, sculptures, musical compositions/performances, films/videos, software, multimedia productions, academic or creative writing, science projects or other forms of imaginative activity.

Consideration may be given to employment records, travel and other examples of life experience.

Admission Arrangements
Admission Arrangements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the School of Creative Media. Students will have a free choice of majors (current major options: Creative Media (BA); Creative Media (BSc); New Media (BAS)) offered by the School after one year of study.

Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1041) will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the School of Creative Media. Students will have a free choice of majors (current major options: Creative Media (BA); Creative Media (BSc); New Media (BAS)) offered by the School after one year of study.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programmes:

BA Creative Media (admission code: 1456A)
BSc Creative Media (admission code: 1468A)
BAS New Media (admission code: 1471A)

Curriculum Structure

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Units

School Requirement

SM1702

Creative Media Studio I

6

SM2702

Interdisciplinary Practices in Art, Science and the Humanities

3

Gateway Education (GE)@

(To be taken throughout the 4 years of study)

 
  • School-specified Courses

SM1701

New Media Art

3

CS1103B

Media Computing

3

 

Refer to Curriculum Information Record for Common Requirementsfor details.

3

  • GE English Courses *

GE1401

University English

3

GE2413

Word, Sound and Image: Writing for Creative Media

3

LC0200A  and LC0200B

English for Academic Purposes 1 #

English for Academic Purposes 2

(for students who score Level 3 in HKDSE English Language or Grade E in HKALE AS-level Use of English, or as determined by Language Centre)

 

6

  • GE Chinese Course

GE1501

Chinese Civilization – History and Philosophy

3

  • GE Distributional Courses
 

(To be selected by students)

12

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’ (Note: The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)

@ Students may be required to complete CHIN1001 University Chinese 1 according to their entry qualification in Chinese.

* Depending on students' HKDSE English Language test scores.

# Students who achieve a grade B or above in their overall course results for LC0200A will be permitted to exit the programme at this point. They will achieve 3 credits and will be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses.

Student / Alumni Sharing

Alumni sharing & Students’ showcases are available at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/alumni-stories. 

Our "Alumni Spotlight":

​Some works by SCM graduates can be found on CityU's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL955C034F2D28DB49 

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme

Students also have the opportunity to study in international joint degree programmes. The Joint Degree in Creative Media and Digital Media, in collaboration with the BA Digital Media programme at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, is available for students in the BACM and BAS majors. Students study for four semesters at CityU and four semesters at the host university. They complete 50% of the graduation requirements of both programmes, and get two degrees – one from CityU in Hong Kong and another from the Leuphana University in Germany. Please visit https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes/joint-degree-programme for details.

Student Exchange / Internship

Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide. European venues include UK, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Asian venues include Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and enhancement on English proficiency.

The internship programme complements the SCM curricula by coordinating with companies and organizations in providing on-the-job training to students. A broad variety of local and overseas internship opportunities are available to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the fast-growing creative industries.

What's More?
Did You Know?

The School encourages students to join media art competitions and festivals locally and internationally. Our students and alumni have participated in many competitions and made outstanding achievements such as the following: 

• The Golden Nica in Artificial Intelligence & Life Art Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2023 
• Gold Award (2018, 2022) and Silver Award (2015, 2019, 2022) in the Media Art Category, Best Local Work (2017), and Emerging Talent Award (2016), the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• ABC TV Award, The 17th Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 
• Artist of the Year (Media Arts) (2021, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Media Arts) (2012-14, 2018-20, 2022), Award for Young Artist (Film) (2012), Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) (2017), and Artist of the Year (Film) (2017), Award for Arts Promotion and Education (2022), the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 
• Best New Director, the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2022 
• Grand Prize and Regional Gold Award (2020) and Asia Grand Prize (2019, 2022), DigiCon6 Asia 
• Best New Director, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild 2021 Awards 
• The Audience Choice Award, The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 
• Best Abstract Film Award, The London International Animation Festival 2021 
• Best Art Direction, the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2020 
• The Golden Nica in Digital Communities Category, Prix Ars Electronica 2020 
• Giga-Hertz Production Prize, Giga-Hertz Award 2020 
• Gold Award (2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020) and Silver Award (2012-2013) in the Open Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• Gold Award (2014, 2020), Silver Award (2014, 2016, 2018) and Excellence Award (2018) in the Animation Category, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva) 
• WMA Masters Award 2013, 2016 and 2020, WMA Commission Recipient 2018 
• Gold Award, Tier 1 - Animation Start-ups, The 7th Animation Support Program, 2020 
• Best Animated Feature, the Oscars, 2018 
• Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2018 
• One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Hong Kong, 2018 
• Best New Director, the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, 2017 
• Grand Prix, the 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2017 
• Best Makeup and Costume Design, the 54th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2017 
• Best New Director, the 11th Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards, 2016 
• Best Director and Best Screenplay, the 23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2016 
• Best New Director, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan, 2016

Many of our graduates have gone abroad to study for their master's degrees in various fields of specialisation in prestigious schools and universities such as the following:

• Carnegie Mellon University, USA (media art) 
• Concordia University, Canada (media art and sculpture) 
• Duke University, USA (experimental and documentary media) 
• Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (human-computer interaction) 
• Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (urban photography, visual anthropology) 
• Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan (media design) 
• King’s College London, UK (critical theory) 
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (media design; art, culture and technology) 
• National Film and Television School, UK (animation) 
• Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK (sculpture) 
• The Royal College of Art, UK (visual communication design) 
• University of the Arts London, UK (fine arts, fashion photography) 
• University of California, Los Angeles, USA (media design) 
• University of Oslo, Norway (media studies) 
• University of Southern California, USA (digital media) 
• University of Washington, USA (digital media art)

Bonus Features

Housed in the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, the School provides a regular schedule of in-house exhibitions and presentations by SCM faculty and students, along with internationally recognised media artists and scholars.

CityU Tiger Programme

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) launched the CityU Tiger Programme (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityutiger/) to advance society by nurturing the talents of tomorrow and transforming students into future global leaders. The programme targets both newly-admitted undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance as well as high-achieving first-year students. With constant guidance and support from world-class faculty members, these talented students can enrich their knowledge, cultivate their talents in their respective fields of study, and prepare themselves for a promising future. CityU also offers the Talents Programme, which provides tailored options for ambitious students who are committed to pursuing excellence and willing to go the extra mile to maximize their learning experience at CityU. 

Useful Links

Undergraduate Catalogue (The catalogue for the 2023 cohort is for reference only. The 2024 catalogue will be published around July 2024.)
School of Creative Media
CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents

Contact Type
Phone
Contact Value

+852 3442 8049

Contact Type
Email
Contact Value

smgo@cityu.edu.hk

Admission Year
Programe A-Z
author_college
Title (For sorting)
School of Creative Media
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Elective)
Subject Weighting
Programme Calculation Method
Best 5 Subjects
Late Application (Deadline applicable to all types)
Off
Minimum Entrance Requirement (Core)
DSE Subjects for calculate firstly
Maths Core / M1 / M2 Calculation as one Subject
No
Late Application (Non-JUPAS Year 1 Admission)
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Off
Late Application (International Admission)
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Late Application (Mainland Non-Gaokao Admission)
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