THE JOINT DEGREE
The School of Creative Media (SCM) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, offer a Joint Degree Programme in Creative Media and Digital Media, focusing on creative industries and digital media theory. The programme is available for SCM students in the BACM and BAS majors. Students will study for four semesters at SCM and four semesters at Leuphana University's BA in Digital Media programme, complete 50% of the graduation requirement of both programmes, and get two degrees – one from Hong Kong, another from Germany. The medium of instruction of the Programme is English: all Joint Degree courses and many of the Minor courses at Leuphana University are taught in English.
In addition to the career prospects of BACM and BAS graduates, participants of the Joint Degree Programme will have an inter-cultural understanding of creative media and digital media in Asia and Europe. The Programme will offer insights on the creative industries field in both Germany and the broader European Union context.
Living and studying in Germany will give an excellent opportunity for professional networking through participation in internships, new media art festivals, etc. International students can work a total of 120 full or 240 half days per year.
Students may extend their residence permits in Germany for up to 18 months for the purpose of looking for employment, subject to prevailing German regulations. Students can choose to take German language courses at Leuphana and practice the language in daily life. Together these combine into excellent career prospects for global creative media professionals, unique in the Hong Kong region!
Living and Studying in Luneburg, Germany
Leuphana is located in Lüneburg, about 25 minutes' local train commute from Hamburg (Germany's second largest city) and two hours train journey from Berlin. Lüneburg has a lot of cultural heritage – an idyllic medieval town centre and a rich cultural life with lots of student activities. Lüneburg is accessible and affordable. You can arrange accommodation through Leuphana University. Students will not have to pay extra fees in addition to CityU's tuition fee, but are responsible for their travel and living expenses to/in Germany.
Schedule of Study
Students will spend their first three semesters at SCM, completing most of the School Required Courses, the University Language Requirement and some essential basic Major Core courses. From Semester B of their second year, students will move to Germany where they follow Leuphana's Digital Media curriculum for four semesters, returning to SCM for the remaining time.
Applications for the Joint Degree will be considered at the end of the first year of study.
Students are eligible to participate in the Joint Degree Programme if they meet the following requirements at the end of Semester A of their second year:
- Studying the BACM/BAS major or having declared the BACM/BAS major.
- Having completed 15 credits of School Required Courses and School-Specified General Education Courses at the end of Semester B of their first year as listed below:
|School-Specified General Education Course|
|SM1103A Introduction to Media Computing (3 credits) OR CS1103B Media Computing||3 credits|
|SM1701 Contemporary and New Media Art||3 credits|
|School Required Courses|
|SM1702 Creative Media Studio I||6 credits|
|SM2702 Interdisciplinary Practices in Art, Science and the Humanities||3 credits|
- Having completed SM2715 Creative Coding (3 credits), SM2706 Critical Theory & Socially Engaged Practices (3 credits) and GE / Major Electives / Free Electives (21 credits) before departure.
- Have completed at least 3 credits in German language course (the School encourages the students to take additional German course(s) before departure).
- Have a good to excellent academic record, with Year 1 CGPA of 3.0 or above.
Remark: Students who are required to take EL0200A and EL0200B are generally not considered .
Participating students will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Year 1 CGPA
- Completion of courses as specified in the Admission Requirements above
- Personal Statement on inspiration to participate in the Joint Degree Programme (Letter of Motivation)
- Interview performance, if applicable
- Other supporting documents submitted by the students, if applicable
|Leuphana Bachelor Digital Media||https://www.leuphana.de/en/college/bachelor/ba-digital-media.html|
|Leuphana's International Office||http://www.leuphana.de/en/services/io.html|
|Leuphana Housing Services||https://www.leuphana.de/en/services/io/incomings/accommodation.html|
|Leuphana's Academic Calendar||https://www.leuphana.de/en/university/calendar.html|
|German Academic Exchange Service||https://www.study-in-germany.de/en/|
Enquiry – SCM General Office:
General Office, City University of Hong Kong
852 - 3442 8049
852 - 3442 0408