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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Interdisciplinary Major in Film and Media Studies




What will I learn?

Interdisciplinary Major in Film and Media Studies

What is Interdisciplinary Major in Film and Media Studies?

The interdisciplinary major in Film and Media Studies is open to outstanding students admitted to the Faculty of Arts who wish to attain a foundational and specific knowledge of film and media studies, both having renowned and established theoretical and professional traditions, but approachable from cross-disciplinary perspectives. The major programme will equip students with theoretical, critical and practical skills necessary to cope with professional and academic demands in different sectors, as well as the changing social, cultural, political economic context of values and ideas.

Students who have completed the 120-credit curriculum incorporating the 48-credit interdisciplinary major will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Film and Media Studies degree.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Film and Media Studies major will be able to:

  • apply a range of concepts commonly used in film and media studies, such as media effects theory, ‘representation’, ‘audience reception theories’, ‘political economy’, and concepts relating to film style (e.g. ‘German expressionism’) and film production (e.g. ‘montage’);
  • analyze and evaluate, from an interdisciplinary perspective, both individual works and general trends in a variety of visual media;
  • relate theories and approaches in film and media studies to particular examples/cases from different parts of the world;
  • effectively communicate, both orally and in written form, about the aforementioned applications, comparisons, analyses, and evaluations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,59,550) per year
Application deadline

Expected May, July 2023

More details

Start date

Expected January 2024


Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road,

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade 4 in one of the following English Language subjects: English A, English B, English Literature and Performance

For international students

One of the following:

  • A degree or a sub-degree awarded by a recognised post-secondary institution
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree / higher diploma or its equivalent at a recognised post-secondary institution

Entry requirements vary country by country.

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, applicants are also required to fulfill one of the following English language requirements:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Grade 4 in English Language
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based)
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.0 in Academic Module

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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