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This programme is offered by Academy of Film, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) who wish to continue on to a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media.

Programme Features

  • A non-government-funded honours undergraduate programme.
  • A full-time programme which is normally completed in two years.
  • Cultivates creativity and originality in media convergence in an era of globalisation.
  • Emphasis on creative writing and professional scripts for feature film, television/web serial drama, variety show and new media, such as television/film content for mobile devices, video games, 3D-animation and podcasts.
  • Students will benefit from a wide array of professional guidance and supervision through the Academy’s network of top veteran screenwriters, directors, television companies, production companies and studios.
  • Provides students with the training and knowledge of scriptwriting formats and techniques, with a focus on the visual tools of interactive languages of new media and cinematic storytelling.

Award

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be well equipped with professional scriptwriting skills and knowledge, and will be able to contribute to development in new media (television/film for mobile devices, 3D-animation, video games, podcasts) as well as expansion in the film and TV industry of not only Hong Kong, but also the Greater China Region.

Programme Structure

The four-year undergraduate programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses, 38 units of General Education Courses and 24 units of Free Elective Courses.

Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of BA study to complete the programme in two years, and they are required to complete 51 units of Major Required Courses and 15 units of Major Elective Courses.

General Education (38 units)

The General Education (GE) Programme provides the foundation of a well-rounded university education by promoting Whole Person Education. The 38 units required under the GE requirements are divided into two categories - Core Requirements^ and Distribution Requirements#.

^  For AD & HD applicants, block exemption for University English, University Chinese, Information Management Technology, and Numeracy will be granted.

# For AD applicants, there will be block exemption for all Distribution Requirements. For HD applicants, block exemption for any 1 course of Distribution Requirements will be granted.

Remarks:

  1. The number of courses/units the students are required to complete will depend on the number of courses/units for which exemption and/or unit transfer will be granted. All unit transfer or course exemption shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission. Students are required to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses to meet the graduation requirements.
  2. Exempted courses equivalent to 38 units of GE courses will be considered by the Programme on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Make-up courses may be required on admission.
  4. The University reserves the right to make changes to these courses without prior notice.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • an Associate Degree (AD) from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a Higher Diploma (HD) from any recognised institutions.

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students are expected to complete all programme pre-requisites and GE courses in their AD/HD studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme pre-requisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.

Campus

The programme is offered at Hong Kong Baptist University’s Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus, which is located next to the Shek Mun Station of MTR Ma On Shan Line. With a gross floor area of 30,000m2, the campus provides full university facilities, including indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library, cafeteria, and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing & analytical laboratory, food and nutritional science laboratory, media communication laboratory, psychology laboratory and child assessment centre are also set up to provide students with practical experiences in their areas of study.

Tuition Fee

HKD82,500 per year. Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HKD2,500 per unit (Total HKD165,000).

The annual tuition fee is paid in two equal installments, normally before the start of the first and the second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HKD15,000 of the first installment plus some fees will have to be paid by the applicants for acceptance of their admission offers and the balance will have to be paid in early September. Students are required to pay full tuition fees per semester during the normal period of study, regardless of the number of units enrolled in the semester.

For students who are required to take make-up course(s) to fulfill the programme pre-requisites and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,650 per unit.

Financial Assistance

Full-time local students may apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA), HKSAR Government. For more information, students should contact the SFO or visit its website at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.

Application Procedures

The University accepts both online and paper application. The online application system and paper application form can be found at our website (cie.hkbu.edu.hk/t/admissions-ug). Applicants may apply for more than one programme if they wish to. A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee will be charged for EACH applied programme.

Online Application:
Applicants should submit the application through our website and are required to settle the application fee (HKD300) via online payment gateway (credit card or PPS online) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Important Information” and “Instructions” in the online application system for details.

Paper Application:
Applicants should submit the completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and proof of application fee (HKD400) before the application deadline. Please refer to the “Notes to Applicants” printed on the application form for details.

Enquiries

For enquiries concerning the application procedure, please contact Academic Registry Services Section.
Tel: 3411 3044
Fax: 3411 3361
Email: spadmit@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: cie.hkbu.edu.hk
Address: Hong Kong Baptist University (Shek Mun Campus)
               13/F, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories

For further information about the programme, please contact Academy of Film.
Tel: 3411 3267
Fax: 3411 3253
Email: af_bcw@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: af.hkbu.edu.hk