WHAT IS THE MFACM
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. A degree with a long history in many prestigious European and North American universities, the MFA is commonly regarded as the highest level of academic qualification available in the creative arts. While the MFA once was primarily associated with the traditional fine arts, such as music and painting, it has since the 1960s become the standard “terminal” degree in programmes specializing in more technology-intensive creative fields, including computer-based media production.
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Media (MFACM) emphasizes the integration of art, culture and technology. As an internationally-recognised terminal degree in the creative arts, the MFACM provides intensive and advanced training in digital audiovisual media and culture, animation, computer graphics, film/video production, interactive media and new media art. A cutting-edge art programme with a global vision, the MFACM is a hub and a laboratory for creative exchanges and professional collaboration regionally as well as internationally.
Our students come from all over the world including Canada, Mainland China, France, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal and the United States. Non-local students are encouraged to apply since we are strongly committed to artistic and cultural diversities.
- To develop the artistic and intellectual competence required for contemporary artists and future leaders of the creative industry
- To nourish a critical and cross-disciplinary understanding of issues in contemporary art-making and creative industries
- To equip students with knowledge of artistic and technological development in relevant areas with an emphasis on the creative processes involved
- To provide the local and overseas industry with graduates who demonstrate a high level of originality and a commitment to the highest standards of professional ethics, and who are capable of taking on significant responsibilities and leadership roles in the industry
Please click here for the details of the programme in the University’s Admission Information.
Period of Study
Dr Tobias KLEIN
Dip.Arch. (Dist.), MArch, University College London, PhD, RMIT University
The MFACM is designed as an intensive, project-based programme. The programme consists of 54 credit units, and will be offered in a full-time (two-year) mode. The curriculum includes 24 credit units of required courses, and 30 credit units of elective courses. Out of the 24 credit units of required courses, a total of 21 credit units are dedicated to studio classes for the thesis project, which will be concluded in the MFACM thesis exhibition. The other required course within the curriculum is “SM5303 Introduction to New Media Arts - Theories, Technologies, Aesthetics”, a Year 1 Semester A course intended to provide students with a contextual foundation in aesthetic, cultural, and theoretical principles relevant to the programme.
The elective courses will be organized into three different areas, namely: Practice, Context and Benchmark. Students are required to take a minimum number of credit units within each area.
Minimum for graduation: 54 Credit Units including the following:
|— SM5303 Introduction to New Media Arts - Theories, Technologies, Aesthetics||3 credit units|
|— Studio courses||21 credit units|
|Elective Courses||30 credit units|
|— Category A: Practice|
|— Category B: Context|
|— Category C: Benchmark|
|Total||54 credit units|
Fellowship awards are available for local students admitted to this programme under the Fellowships Scheme supported by the HKSAR Government. Local students admitted to the programme will be invited to submit applications for the fellowships.
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