The region’s first such institution, the School of Creative Media 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, mainland China, and abroad. Now over a decade later we continue to espouse and advance these aims as the clear leader in our field.
Our students are trained across disciplines spanning computer science, fine arts, visual design, creative writing, cultural studies and digital technology. We bridge the boundaries between art and science and integrate traditional and new media. We value applied creativity, cultural awareness, and critical thinking as much as business sense and entrepreneurial success.
Our internationally recruited faculty members are amongst the foremost artists and researchers in the field, and they have brought a global perspective and forged many institutional partnerships for the School. Our graduates have consistently demonstrated high employability, with over 90% of those who graduated now working as independent artists and professionals in the creative industries, film, television, advertising, publishing, and media production. Many have won prestigious international and local awards for creative and technical innovation.
With strengths arising from a unique mix of East and West and a tradition of freedom of expression, Hong Kong continues to see a major expansion in its creative economy.
The Hong Kong SAR Government has designated the “cultural and creative industries”, along with “education services” and “innovation and technology” among the six new industries for Hong Kong’s long-term economic growth. It has also made a strategic decision to create an international arts and culture hub through the West Kowloon Cultural District development. This will augment existing facilities and build upon Hong Kong’s traditional success in film and other creative industries and its position as one of the world’s preeminent locations for art fairs and auctions. Hong Kong also benefits from its close links with the mainland, a hinterland of talent and growth opportunities.
With Hong Kong thus emerging as a thriving hub of new media culture and creative industries in Asia and the world, the CityU School of Creative Media plays an instrumental role in this development as the leading force in creative media education and research in Hong Kong.