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International Applicants

Depending on applicants' entry qualifications, they may apply for admission to first-year studies (1041/1042/1043/1044) or admission with Advanced Standing (1456A/1468A/1471A) for an SCM degree.

  • 13-year School-leaving qualification (Including IB Diploma & GCEAL qualification)
  • 12-year School-leaving qualification/partially completed sub-degree qualification
  • Associate Degree/Higher Diploma or Equivalent
  • 4-year Programme  
  • Advanced Standing Programmes (2-3 years’ studies)  
  • Bachelor of Arts in
    Creative Media
    1456A
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Creative Media
    1468A
  • Bachelor of Arts and
    Science in New Media
    1471A
  • 13-year School-leaving qualification
    (Including IB Diploma & GCEAL qualification)
  • 4-year Programme  
  • Advanced Standing Programmes (2-3 years’ studies)  
  • School of Creative Media
    1041
  • Bachelor of Arts in
    Creative Media
    1042
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Creative Media
    1043
  • Bachelor of Arts and
    Science in New Media
    1044
  • Free choice of the following 3 majors after the first-year’s study
  • Bachelor of Arts in
    Creative Media
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Creative Media
  • Bachelor of Arts and
    Science in New Media
  • 13-year School-leaving qualification
    (Including IB Diploma & GCEAL qualification)
  • 4-year Programme  
  • Advanced Standing Programmes (2-3 years’ studies)  
  • Bachelor of Arts in
    Creative Media
    1456A
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Creative Media
    1468A
  • Bachelor of Arts and
    Science in New Media
    1471A
  • 12-year School-leaving qualification/
    partially completed sub-degree qualification
  • 4-year Programme
  • School of Creative Media
    1041
  • Bachelor of Arts in
    Creative Media
    1042
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Creative Media
    1043
  • Bachelor of Arts and
    Science in New Media
    1044
  • Free choice of the following 3 majors after the first-year’s study
  • Bachelor of Arts in
    Creative Media
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Creative Media
  • Bachelor of Arts and
    Science in New Media

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Portfolio Submission

International Applicants and Mainland Non-NUEE Applicants are required to submit a portfolio to the School via the Online Portfolio Submission System within 10 calendar days after submission of their online admission applications to CityU.

Instructions on Portfolio Submission for International and Mainland Non-NUEE Applicants Applying for Admission to SCM’s Undergraduate Majors/ Degree:

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Different People sharing their tips/experience on preparing creative portfolios:

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Important dates

23 Sept 2020 - 4 Jan 2021

Normal Application Period

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Hybrid Admission Model

 

If I apply for more than one programme, how many portfolio should I submit?

You are highly recommended to submit only one portfolio even applying for more than one SCM programme.

What is the difference between School-based Admission and Major-based Admission?

Under School-based Admission or Major-based Admission, students will be studying a 4-year bachelor's degree programme.

If you are successfully admitted to School-based admission, you will be studying a broad range of School core courses and Gateway Education (GE) courses during your first year of study. Students need to declare their majors towards the end of first year and will have a free choice of majors after completing one year of study.

Or, if you are successfully admitted to Major-based admission, you will be studying your major directly in your first-year studies.

Is there any advantage if I am admitted to School-Based Admission?

Applicants admitted to School-Based Admission will be studying with an undeclared major during their first year. They will enjoy a free choice of major after completing their first year of study at SCM. Therefore, students can explore the three SCM majors through the first-year studies and student advising before declaring their majors.

 

FAQs for Undergraduate Degree Applicants

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

Please refer to Admissions Office website for the entrance requirements.

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 tentatively runs from late September to early January of the following year.

Where can I find more information about SCM Degrees?

Please visit the SCM website at https://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/programmes.

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

 

FAQs for Portfolio Submission

Any restriction on the content of the portfolio? Can I include indecent content (e.g. Category III materials according to the HK Film Classification System)?

There is no restriction on the content of the portfolio. All applicants should provide an explanation on the material they put into their portfolios.

I have many creative projects which cannot be condensed into 10 pages. What should I do?

Be selective and choose the best works that represent you. Excessive pages may not be reviewed by the panel. Please also refer to the instructions on portfolio submission for details. 

How do I put my works such as video, audio, games or programming inside a PDF?

Audio/video contents must be uploaded to on-line video sharing web sites such as YouTube, Vimeo. A maximum of 5 hyperlinks are permitted in the PDF file. Please ensure all the hyperlinks can be accessed by the public. SCM will review only your PDF file submitted on the online portfolio system. Please also refer to the instructions on portfolio submission for details. 

My creative works e.g. screenplay/scripts, story board, video, science project, etc. are produced in Chinese (or use Cantonese for the narration). What should I do?

Portfolio should be prepared in English. In case your works are in other non-English languages, you should supplement your portfolio with, whichever appropriate, English sub-title, caption, abstract, etc. to facilitate the review by SCM. Please also refer to the instructions on portfolio submission for details. 

My video works are more than 5 minutes long. Can I submit the full video instead of re-edit them?

SCM reserves the right of NOT reviewing the contents beyond the first 5 minutes of the hyperlinked audio/video files. However, online platforms like Youtube/Vimeo provide tools for users to start playing a video at specific timecode. Please also refer to the instructions on portfolio submission for details. 

My creative works are related to one medium (e.g. programming) only. Is that ok?

Yes. The aim of the portfolio is to demonstrate your creativity and you can present your works via one medium or more.

Some of my creative works are group projects. Can I put them into my portfolio?

Yes. You should indicate the number of members involved in the project, the position and percentage of your workload for the project. Please also refer to the instructions on portfolio submission for details. 

If I am not satisfied with my submitted portfolio, can I re-submit another one through the System?

Yes, you can. Please do so before the specified portfolio submission deadline. The System will, at any time, retain the latest uploaded portfolio only. The obsolete ones are instantly removed from the System. Please ensure you have uploaded the correct file by checking the link given in the System after the uploading. Please also refer to the instructions on portfolio submission for details. 

Is there any tips in preparing a portfolio?

Please refer to the SCM’s website for short videos on experience/tips in preparing a portfolio. 

How to compress a PDF file?

You might use various PDF reader/editor to compress your PDF file, for example, Adobe Acrobat, Nitro, PDFelement and etc. You may use keywords such as “online PDF compressor” or “compress PDF” for searching the online freeware. Please remember to reduce the file size to 8MB or less.

For more FAQ, please visit www.admo.cityu.edu.hk

 

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