BAS – NEW MEDIA (BAS)

BAS – NEW MEDIA (BAS)

(For Current Students)

About this Major

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 new 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. Students receive professional training with 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 art and sciences.

Mode of Study

  • Full-time

Period of Study

  • 4-year (for students with recognised HKDSE or equivalent qualifications)
  • 3-year (for students with recognised HKALE or equivalent qualifications for admission to Advanced Standing I)
  • 2-year (for AD/HD graduates for programmes recognized for admission to Advanced Standing II#)

    # See examples of AD/HD programmes (based on past data) that may be considered for Advanced Standing II admission at http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/sy/ugc/advstanding/. The examples are not exhaustive and may vary each year. Other appropriate qualifications may also be considered.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Major Leader

Deputy Major Leader

Degree Curriculum

After completing the School Requirements, students will proceed to study 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 basic courses in scientific thinking that have been especially designed to help creative professionals appreciate the scientific process. These courses will cover basic physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics concepts and methods with emphasis on scientific research/visualization 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, which can be a creative art or critical writing project. Optional internship programmes are also in place for students who want to gain professional experience before they graduate. Throughout their study, students will have broad exposure to world-class artists and creative media professionals who come to the school as guests or artist-in-residence on a regular basis.

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

Graduation Credit Requirements

(a) Normative 4-year Degree

Sample Study Path
Minimum for graduation: 120 Credit Units including the following:
  • Gateway Education 30 Credit Units (21 credit units' Gateway Education courses and 9 credit units' school-specified courses)
  • School Requirement 21 Credit Units
  • Major Core 21 Credit Units
  • Major Elective 30 Credit Units
  • Free Elective/Minor 18 Credit Units
Students may take additional courses up to the maximum of 144 Credit Units

(b) For students with recognized Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent admitted with Advanced Standing I

Sample Study Path
Minimum for graduation: 93 Credit Units including the following:
  • Gateway Education 21 Credit Units (15 credit units' Gateway Education courses and 6 credit units' school-specified courses)
  • School Requirement 21 Credit Units
  • Major Core 21 Credit Units
  • Major Elective 30 Credit Units
Students may take additional courses up to the maximum of 114 Credit Units

(c) For Associated Degree / Higher Diploma Graduates admitted with Advanced Standing II

Sample Study Path
Minimum for graduation: 69 Credit Units including the following:
  • Gateway Education 12 Credit Units (6 credit units' Gateway Education courses and 6 credit units' school-specified courses)
  • School Requirement 12 Credit Units
  • Major Core 24 Credit Units
  • Major Elective 21 Credit Units
Students may take additional courses up to the maximum of 84 Credit Units

Career Prospects

Students will be prepared to become creative artists and content providers for the games industry, animation, TV and digital media broadcasting, cinema 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 become key players in those areas that call for a close dialogue between art, science, and culture.

Tuition Fees

  • Full-time Mode, Government funded (Local Students)

    For students admitted in 2017/18 The tuition fee is subject to annual review. If there are changes to the tuition fee set by the HKSAR Government for 2017/18 or subsequent years, the tuition fee may be adjusted.

Academic Year Tuition Fees
2017/18 HK$42,100 per annum
  • Non-local Students

    If there are no changes to the government-set tuition fee, the fee for the last academic year indicated below will apply until the end of your study in this programme (The tuition fee may increase if there are changes to the tuition fee set by the HKSAR Government).

Academic Year Tuition Fees
2017/18 HK$120,000 per annum

Enquiry

Name Address Tel Fax Email
General Office School of Creative Media
City University of Hong Kong
Level 7
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
18 Tat Hong Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
(852) 3442 8049 (852) 3442 0408 smgo@cityu.edu.hk

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