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Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies

Creative Media and Cultural Industries

Programme Code: AD 109 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 205


HKUSPACE CC Media, Cultural & Creative

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Aims and features

  • Focus of studies: Creative studies, creative media, cultural industries
  • An inter-disciplinary major that evaluate current issues and trends in creative media and cultural industries
  • To equip you with practical knowledge for both university education and the job market
  • To nurture your critical capacity, creative thinking and cultural sensitivity, all being key factors to succeed in the knowledge-based economy

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 74%

Many of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong

BA (Hons) Chinese
BA (Hons) Comparative Literature
BA (Hons) English
BA (Hons) Fine Arts
BA (Hons) Global Creative Industries
BA (Hons) Hong Kong Studies
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA and BEd Language Education - English (Double Degree)
BSSc Sociology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BA Anthropology
BA Chinese Lang & Lit
BA Contemporary China Studies
BA Cultural Management
BA Cultural Studies
BA English
BA Fine Arts
BA History
BA Music
BA Philosophy
BA Religious Studies
BSSc Gender Studies
BSSc Global Studies
BSSc Journalism & Communication
BSSc Sociology

City University of Hong Kong

BA Creative Media
BA Culture & Heritage Management
BA Digital TV & Broadcasting
BA English for the Professions
BA English Studies
BA Language Studies
BA Media & Communication
BSocSc Applied Sociology
BSocSc Asian & International Studies
BSocSc Criminology
BSocSc Environmental Policy
BSocSc Public Policy, Management & Politics

Hong Kong Baptist University

BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
BA (Hons) Creative Writing for Film TV & New Media
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) Geography
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Humanities
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Translation
BA (Hons) Eng Lang & Lit and BEd (Hons) Eng Lang Teaching (Double Degree)
BSocSc (Hons) China Studies - Economics
BSocSc (Hons) Communication - Film and Media Arts
BSocSc (Hons) Communication - Public Relations & Advertising
BSocSc (Hons) Integrated Communication Management
BSocSc (Hons) Social Policy

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

BA (Hons) Advertising Design
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chi Studies
BA (Hons) Communication Design
BA (Hons) Eng Studies for the Professions
BA (Hons) Language & Culture
BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles Scheme in Design
BSc (Hons) Nursing

The Education University of Hong Kong

BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture (Music)
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture (Visual Arts)
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BA (Hons) Human & Organizational Development
BA (Hons) Language Studies (Chinese Major)
BA (Hons) Liberal Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Greater China Studies
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) English Language
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Music

Lingnan University

BA (Hons) Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Philosophy


Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Swansea University, The UK
BA in Media and Communication
BA in Politics
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bachelor of Creative Industries (13 majors available)
Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media)
Bachelor of Media and Communication

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
BA Communication, Advertising & Public Relations
Middlesex University London, UK
BA (Hons) Journalism and Media
BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Publishing and Digital Culture
University of the West of England, Bristol
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Culture and Practice
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Japanese Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Korean Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Communication Studies Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Language Studies Pathway NEW 


Career Prospects

The arts and cultural industry is booming and you have diverse choices in cultural management (cultural practitioners/mediators of festivals, mega-events, community events & facilities, cultural heritage, etc.), creative industries, art and media administration, public relations and marketing, etc.

001Sharing by renowned local comic artist and lyricist Siu Hak (works include Panda-a-Panda, and singer Eason Chan’s song The Main theme)


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Guest lectures: Vicky Fung (馮穎琪 song writer, co-founder of the music label Frenzi Music and crowdfunding platform MusicBee 音樂蜂) and Michael Lai (黎曉陽 singer-songwriter)


*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Discovering and Expressing the Self
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • English for Arts and Humanities
  • Introduction to Multimedia or Intellectual Property, Technology and Ethics
  • Quantitative Analysis I or Mathematics with Applications

Year 2 

Common Core Courses

  • Introduction to New Media
  • Researching Culture and Media 

Advertising and Communications

  • Advertising: Principles and Practice
  • Magazine Industry & Production in Hong Kong
  • Writing and Editing for Chinese Media

Creative Media and Cultural Industries

  • Creativity and Creative Industries
  • Cultural Space: Examining and Enabling People and Place
  • Introduction to Film Studies

Media and Cultural Studies

  • Gender and Society
  • Media, Society and Consumer Culture
  • Questioning Cultural Identity


(or, choose from the above courses of other majors)

  • About “Me” and “Not Me”: Creating Life Histories
  • News Writing and Translation
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature

Core Courses

  • Fundamentals of Tonal Music I
  • Music in Western Civilization I (Ancient Greece to Early Baroque)
  • Introduction to Musics of the World
  • Introduction to Chinese Music
  • Creativity and Creative Industries
  • Understanding Culture and Everyday Life

(Choose ONE course from each category)

Year 1


Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • Rethinking Popular Culture 
  • Understanding Social Problems in Hong Kong


Global Issues and Development

  • Intercultural Communication and Competence

Year 2

Reasoning & Science

  • Elements of Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Ideas that Shaped the Modern World


Humanities and Arts

  • Arts Appreciation
  • Applied Ethics
  • Psychology & Everyday Life
The Specialism Electives courses do not apply to Music Theme.
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment, timetabling and resources available.
Lau Cho Yee Joey
Lau Cho Yee, Joey
  • 2010-2012 Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies
  • 2012 CityU - Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy, Management and Politics Year 2
  • Other offer received: CityU - BA in Integrated Strategic Communication Year 3