What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Communication

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$85,140.00 (US$ 10,928) per year
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HK $2,580 per unit (Total HK $170,280).
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

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.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

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

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