For Non-Gaokao Applicants
Mainland students who are pursuing a non-Gaokao curriculum and will graduate with a high school qualification (e.g. IB, GCE A-level, HKDSE, other overseas high school qualifications) can apply for admission via the direct application route to first-year studies (four-year curriculum) and/or admission with advanced standing I.
Application for Admission via International Direct Application
For Mainland Gaokao Applicants 内地高考生(内地统招申请办法)
CityU has joined the National University Entrance Examination (NUEE) scheme of mainland China 全国普通高等学校统一招生计划(统招)since 2005 for the recruitment of Gaokao 高考 students. Mainland high school students who are pursuing a Gaokao curriculum must apply for admission via the NUEE 统招 route. Direct applications will not be considered. For details, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/mainland
通过2023年统招（全国普通高等学校统一招生计划）报考城大创意媒体学院的内地生, 请于2023年5月22日至2023年6月24日期間, 经学院的网上系统递交个人作品集 (portfolio)。
Different People sharing their tips/experience on preparing creative portfolios:
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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