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2015 ENTRY

Part I: Common FAQs FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES APPLICANTS

Should I apply for admissions to the School of Creative Media or Individual Majors?

Educational Background
Admissions Model
Remark

HKDSE students (F.6)

JUPAS applicants

School-based Admission

  • Follow 4-year degree curriculum, if admitted
  • Graduation requirement: 120 – 144 credits
  • Normal Study Period: 4 years

Local Associate Degree or Higher Diploma Graduates

Direct applicants

Major-based Admission

  • Follow 4-year degree curriculum with  Advanced Standing I, if admitted
  • Graduation requirement: 93 – 114 credits
  • Normal Study Period: 3 years
OR
  • Follow 4-year degree curriculum with  Advanced Standing II for graduates accepted to Senior Year, if admitted
  • Graduation requirement: 69 – 84 credits
  • Normal Study Period: 2 years

Non-HKDSE Curriculum Secondary School Graduates

Direct applicants

Major-based or School-based Admission

  • Applicants possessing 13 years' of pre-University educational background, IB or GCEAL qualification may apply for School-based or Major-based admission
  • Graduation requirement: 120 – 144 credits / 93 - 114 credits
  • Normal Study Period: 4 years / 3 years
OR
  • Applicants with 12 years' of pre-University educational background will be admitted to a full 4-year degree
  • Graduation requirement: 120 – 144 credits
  • Normal Study Period: 4 years

How can I apply for admission to SCM Degrees?

  • For non-JUPAS (i.e. direct) applicants, please submit applications via CityU on-line admission system (see CityU home page at http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/apply). CityU application period for direct applicants normally runs from November to February of the following year.

  • For JUPAS applicants, follow JUPAS’s application guidelines and schedules.

Where can I find more information about SCM Degrees?

If I have questions about admissions, who should I ask?

Part II: FAQs for JUPAS-HKDSE Students

What are the general admission requirements? 

  • Minimum Entrance Requirements for CityU & SCM

    1. 4 core subjects [English (Level 3), Chinese (Level 3), Math (Level 2), Liberal Studies (Level 2)] + 1 elective (Level 3)
    2. Applied Learning subjects are not counted as electives.

Do I need to submit portfolio?

  • Yes, all applicants are highly recommended to submit portfolio to SCM. See “Important Dates” for the submission periods for different types of applicant.

  • See details at “Portfolio” for instructions on portfolio submission.

Do I need to attend an admission interview?

  • Yes, some HKDSE candidates will be invited for interview in July 2015. SCM may admit candidates with outstanding portfolios and examination scores without going through an interview process.

  • Interviews are arranged on individual basis to gauge candidates’ creative potential. A short written test before the interview may also be arranged. Other admission selection process, if required, may also be arranged.

  • Candidates who are absent from the interviews will normally NOT be considered for admissions.

What are average examination scores required for admission?

  • The average examination scores of the admitted applicants vary year from year, depending on the results of applicants’ public examinations in the same year of admission. Strong emphasis is placed on academic performance, language proficiency and creativity of applicants.

Do I need to put SCM in Band A (JUPAS)?

  • To put SCM (JS1041) in Band A shows that you are very interested in studying the programme. In the event that applicants have the same credentials, applications placing SCM in Band A will usually have a higher priority.

Part III: FAQs for Direct Applicants (IVE / AD / HKALE / Non-local Qualification / Local International School Applicants / Mainland NUEE Applicants)

What is the percentage of non-JUPAS entrants to your undergraduate programmes? 

  • About 20% of our intake quota is allocated for non-JUPAS applicants. The figure may vary slightly by year and by programme depending on the results of applicants’ public examinations in the same year of admission. Strong emphasis has been placed on the creativity of applicants.

What are the entrance requirements for direct applicants?

  • Entrance Requirements for BACM/BScCM/BAS (IVE/AD applicants)

    Articulate to Year 3 (Advanced Standing II): Graduated from a recognized Associate Degree / Higher Diploma award with a CGPA of ≥ 3.0 (or equivalent overall mark), or a credit award, is normally expected as competition for admission to Senior Year places is keen.

  • Minimum Entrance Requirements for BACM/BScCM/BAS (HKALE applicants)

    1. Grade E or above in 2 A-level Subjects (or 1 HKALE and 2 HKALE AS Subjects) + passes in HKALE AS Level Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture
    2. Repeated HKALE subjects are accepted and the best results will be counted for the entrance requirements
  • Minimum Entrance Requirements for BACM/BScCM/BAS/SCM (Non-local qualification and local international school applicants)

    1. As a general guideline, university entry qualifications, obtained after 12 or 13 years of schooling (primary and secondary), are usually recognized.
    2. Please refer to http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/international/international/adm_arrange_entreq/ for details on the minimum requirements for different countries / examination systems.
  • Minimum Entrance Requirements for SCM (Mainland applicants via the NUEE Scheme)

    1. Please refer to http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/meao/mainland/ for details.

Do I need to submit portfolio?

  • Yes, all direct applicants are highly recommended to submit portfolio. See “Important Dates” for the submission periods.

  • See details at “Portfolio” for instructions on portfolio submission.

Do I need to attend admission interview?

  • Yes for direct applicants seeking admissions to SCM for the 2015/16 Academic Year.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed individually in April/May 2015 to gauge their creative potential. A short written test may also be arranged before the interview.

  • If an applicant applies for more than one SCM programmes, normally he/she will be invited to attend one interview only, if required.

  • Candidates who are absent from the interview will normally NOT be considered for admissions.

  • For direct applicants who are studying overseas, telephone interviews may be arranged.