Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Media

Employs a mentor-based approach with an emphasis on both traditional scholarship and creative innovation

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Mode of Study

Full Time

Normal Study Period

4 years

 

Characteristics

  • Employs a mentor-based approach with an emphasis on both traditional scholarship and creative innovation.
  • Students' research activities encompass many different kinds of art and media creation with an emphasis on new media.
  • Highly interdisciplinary programme - Students' research deploys methodologies from the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
  • Current full-time PhD students are funded either through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowships (HKPFS) or by studentships.

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Research areas of SCM

  • Animation
  • Film, Video, & Photography
  • HCI & Computer Graphics
  • Media & Cultural Studies
  • New Media Art & Installation
  • Physical Computing & Fabrication
  • Playable Media
  • Socially & Ecologically Engaged Art
  • Software Art, Machine Learning & AI
  • Sound Art

APPLICATION

Step 1
Check Entrance Requirements and Admission Handbook for Research Degree Programmes, especially for the requirements on research proposal, with the Research Proposal Cover.

 

Step 2
Identify a potential research supervisor

Prof Richard William Allen Dr Jussi Pekka Holopainen
Prof Maurice Benayoun Dr Daniel Howe
Dr Alvaro Cassinelli Dr Yuk Hui
Dr Damien Charrieras Dr Ryo Ikeshiro
Dr Kimburley W Y Choi Dr Tobias Klein
Prof Hongbo Fu Dr Miu Ling Lam
Dr Max Hattler Dr Manfred Lau
Dr Ray LC Dr Olli Tapio Leino
Dr PerMagnus Lindborg Dr Yutaka Tokuda
Dr Can Liu Dr Louisa S Y Wei
Dr Elke Evelin Reinhuber Dr Mike Wong
Dr Hector Rodriguez Dr Bo Zheng
Dr Elena Sherstoboeva Dr Kening Zhu

 

Send the following materials to the potential supervisor to initiate discussion, obtain their agreement to be your potential research supervisor and put their name in Research Proposal Cover.

Humanities/Social Sciences Art + Research Computer Graphics/HCI
  • CV
  • Research direction (1-2 pages)
  • Writing sample (one published academic article, or one chapter of master's/bachelor's thesis)
  • CV
  • Research direction (1-2 pages)
  • Portfolio
  • CV
  • Research direction (1-2 pages)
  • Research publications (if any)

Please note:

  • Consent from a faculty member as your potential research supervisor does not imply successful application.
  • Application without proposed research supervisor will not be processed.

 

Step 3
Decide which funding scheme you should apply to:

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
    • If you are a strong candidate, we encourage you to apply to this scheme. Please also discuss this with your potential research supervisor.
    • The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$26,900 (~US$3,449) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (~US$1,731) per year for three years. CityU will provide a monthly studentship at the same level as the Fellowship for the fourth year (rate for 2021/22; subject to review and revision).
    • Monthly tuition fee: $3,508 (full-time). HKPFS recipients will receive the “Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship” (around HK$85,296/~USD10,935), which covers students’ full-time tuition fees and on-campus hostel accommodation expenses in their first year.
    • Details
    • Download flyer
    • Examples of successful HKPFS applicants:
      Kay Beadman Janina Hoth Megan Marie Olinger
      Huang Chen Mankun Liu Olga Timurgalieva
      Daniel Eckhoff Aki Nagasaka  
  • University Studentship
    • Monthly studentship: HK$17,510 (rate for 2021/22; subject to review and revision). See this page for more details.
    • Monthly tuition fee: $3,508 (full-time)
    • Details
  • Self-Financed
    • Monthly tuition fee: HK$7,016 (full-time)

 

Step 4
Apply:

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
    • Please go to this page and follow the section "Application Process and Timelines".
    • Application deadline: 1 December.
  • University Studentship
    • Please go to this page to apply.
    • Application deadline: 1 December.
  • Self-Financed
    • Please go to this page to apply.
    • Applications are accepted year round.

 

Step 5
Result announcement: March to June of the following year

 

Enquiry

Enquiry – SCM General Office:

icon-venue General Office, City University of Hong Kong
Level 7, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

icon-phone 852 - 3442 8049

icon-fax 852 - 3442 0408

icon-email smgo@cityu.edu.hk

Dr. Bo ZHENG - Research Degree Coordinator:

icon-venue 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

icon-email smgo@cityu.edu.hk