Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media (BAS)

This major is especially designed for students who are not afraid to break down the barriers between art and sciences.

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Mode of Study

Full Time

Normal Study Period

4 years

 

About this Major

Media creators are increasingly using scientific concepts in their work. Games, for instance, use ideas from physics, biology and mathematics. Multimedia artists are also learning to collaborate with scientists when producing their work. This ground-breaking new major is a response to this cutting-edge trend in the creative world.

This major emphasises lateral thinking and understanding across professions to prepare graduates for an increasingly interdependent and integrated world. Students use technology as an artistic medium, generating learning in a progressive and interdisciplinary context that bridges art, science, technology and the humanities. The curriculum encourages creative and critical thinking in the domain of digital content, together with the successful expression of a socially engaged personal vision through various digital media formats. Students receive professional training with state-of-the-art facilities to prepare them for future careers in the use of art, science and technology in the creative industries, innovative education, and cultural management.

This major is especially designed for students who are not afraid to break down the barriers between art and sciences.

Period of Study

4-year

for students with recognised HKDSE or equivalent qualifications

3-year

for students with GCEAL, IB or equivalent qualifications for admission to Advanced Standing I

2-year

for AD/HD graduates for programmes recognized for admission to Advanced Standing II

 

Dr Lam Miu Ling

Major Leader

Dr LAM Miu Ling

Associate Professor

BEng, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)

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Deputy Major Leader

Dr Daniel HOWE

Associate Professor

MFA (Brown University)
PhD (NYU)

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HOWE, Daniel

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT 

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DEGREE CURRICULUM

After completing the School Requirements, students will proceed to study major core courses to acquire basic knowledge of the history and theory of media art and achieve basic competence in a range of creative media including photography, sound, video, programming, electronics and installation.

Students also take basic courses in scientific thinking that have been especially designed to help creative professionals appreciate the scientific process. These courses will cover basic physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics concepts and methods with emphasis on scientific research/visualization methods and the integration of art, science and culture.

Students are free to choose from a comprehensive list of elective courses from various areas such as animation, game, cinema and new media.

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All students complete a Graduation Thesis, which can be a creative art or critical writing project. Semester-long exchange study opportunities are offered worldwide with over 160 partner institutions. Students are also encouraged to join month-long overseas summer study programmes of various themes, such as animation, creative computing and English enhancement. Optional internship programmes are also in place for students who want to gain professional experience before they graduate. Throughout their study, students will have broad exposure to world-class artists and creative media professionals who come to the School as guests or artist-in-residence on a regular basis.

Students can also take Free Electives or Minor(s) according to their personal or career interests to fulfill the credit requirement for graduation. A strong Student Advising Scheme is in place to provide essential guidance and mentoring as part of their study plan.

COMMON REQUIREMENTS & MAJOR CURRICULUM 

 

Graduation credit requirements

For students admitted in 2018 and thereafter

Normative 4-year Degree

Sample Study Path

Minimum for graduation: 120 Credit Units including the following:

Gateway Education
(21 credit units' Gateway Education courses and 9 credit units' School-specified courses)
30 credit units
School Requirement 15 Credit Units
Major Core 18 Credit Units
Art and Science Studio 18 Credit Units
Major Elective 21 Credit Units
Free Elective/Minor 18 Credit Units

Students may take additional courses up to the maximum of 144 Credit Units

For students with GCEAL, IB or equivalent admitted with Advanced Standing I

Sample Study Path

Minimum for graduation: 93 Credit Units including the following:

Gateway Education
(15 credit units' Gateway Education courses and 6 credit units' School-specified courses)
21 credit units
School Requirement 15 Credit Units
Major Core 18 Credit Units
Art and Science Studio 18 Credit Units
Major Elective 21 Credit Units

Students may take additional courses up to the maximum of 114 Credit Units

For Associated Degree / Higher Diploma Graduates admitted with Advanced Standing II

Sample Study Path

Minimum for graduation: 69 Credit Units including the following:

Gateway Education
(6 credit units' Gateway Education courses and 6 credit units' School-specified courses)
12 credit units
School Requirement 9 Credit Units
Major Core 18 Credit Units
Art and Science Studio 18 Credit Units
Major Elective 12 Credit Units

Students may take additional courses up to the maximum of 84 Credit Units

 

For students admitted in 2017 and before

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Works

Stochastic Camera

Lazarus Chan

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students will be prepared to become creative artists and content providers for the games industry, animation, TV and digital media broadcasting, cinema and the contemporary arts. They may also choose to join the quickly advancing interactive media industry connected to advertising, exhibition and trade shows, or the emerging field of computer imaging for the health and science professions. Graduates will become key players in those areas that call for a close dialogue between art, science, and culture.

Alumni 

Lazarus CHAN
Lazarus CHAN
BAS 2019
Interactive Visualist & Soundscape Designer, XCEPT

Hugo YEUNG

Hugo YEUNG
BAS 2015
Emerging Digital Artist
Kasey CHAN
Kasey CHAN
BAS 2017
Mario HUI
Mario HUI
BAS 2019

TUITION FEE

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Enquiry

Enquiry on Programmes:

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Level 7, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

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Enquiry on Admissions:

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5/F Fong Yun-wah Building, City University of Hong Kong, 
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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