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Undergraduate Programmes

Communications and Cultural Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media and Cultural Production


Course Code: 1745-DP019A (CE 68-859-00/91)
Ms. Stefanie Au
T: 2910 7613
Mr. Frankie Cheung


Programme Overview

With an aim to develop students to be adaptable, flexible and reflective cultural practitioners whose practice encompasses high quality and dynamic media research, this programme is unique in its integration of theory and practice in the study of contemporary culture and the transformations brought by digital media.

This programme not only enables students to understand critical and creative approaches to the study of everyday life and the media but also involves the development of creative digital media projects and engagement in cultural research. Students will develop skills and expertise in media production, cultural research, events management, and writing for different contexts and audiences.


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Programme Highlights

  • The programme has a strong focus on contemporary screen media which include television, film, photography, mobile/ social media, and their users’ reception;
  • Students have the opportunity to undertake a production project as part of their final-year study under the guidance of experienced media lecturers and media professionals;
  • ​Students will be assessed by a combination of practical assignments including blogs, photo essays and multimedia projects which enhance both their analytical skills and professional knowledge in digital media production.


  • 課程十分著重實用性,務求令學生深入認識屏幕媒體,包括電視、電影、攝影、行動/社交媒體以及其受眾的特性。
  • 學生由富經驗的講師及專業人士指導,製作一個創意媒體的畢業作品,從中學習並掌握電子媒體的應用。
  • 用作評估學生學習表現的習作如博客、圖片散文、多媒體創作等等,有助提升學生分析及製作數碼媒體的能力

University of the West of England, Bristol 

UWE Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a university based in the English city of Bristol. It is a publicly funded higher education institution with university title and taught and research degree-awarding powers. In the area of media and film studies, UWE Bristol is ranked 27th in the UK (The Guardian Good University Guide 2019).

UWE Bristol represents a tradition of professional education and training which can be traced back to 1595, when a navigation school was established as one of England’s first technical training institutions. In 1969, Bristol Polytechnic was formed. With its incorporation of a number of higher education colleges based in Bristol, Bristol Polytechnic gained its university status in 1992, becoming the University of the West of England, Bristol.

This BA programme is delivered within the Department of Creative Industries of UWE Bristol, which offers more than 20 undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes.


位於英國布里斯托的西英格蘭大學,由英國政府直接資助,致力提供優質的學士、碩士及研究生課程。西英格蘭大學的課程,以結合實務經驗及學術應用聞名;它的前身乃英國首批創立的專業技術學院之一,早於1595年已開始提供專業技能訓練,於1969年升格為布里斯托理工學院。1992年,學院獲英國政府批准升格為大學。西英格蘭大學約有30,000名學生及3,000名教學人員,是布里斯托地區最具規模的大學。現時,升讀西英格蘭大學的高中畢業生當中,有86%來自英國政府資助的公立學校。根據英國《衛報大學排名 2019》,西英格蘭大學在媒體及電影專業範疇中排名全國第27位。


Welcome Message

Seth Giddings
Dr. Rehan Hyder
HKU Link Tutor / Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

The Media Culture and Practice teaching team at the University of the West of England, Bristol are thrilled to be sharing ideas and teaching with HKU SPACE. The critical and creative study of the media is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and this cross-fertilisation will forge new connections for understanding and shaping contemporary global culture.

We also look forward to sharing our research and creative practice with the staff and students at HKU, particularly the work of the Digital Cultures Research Centre and the innovative and critical digital media practice of our students. The high level of technical expertise, critical enquiry and creative achievement in photomedia, video and web media is what students in both Bristol and Hong Kong will demonstrate at the end of their Media and Cultural Production programme.

We look forward with excitement to our collaborations with the staff and students at HKU SPACE.

Dr Rehan Hyder
HKU Link Tutor / Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
University of the West of England, Bristol


Content and

Programme Structure

The entire programme consists of 12 modules. Upon fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, students enrolled in the programme will be granted an exemption from 4 modules (120 credits), normally equal to the first year of study. With this exemption, students are required to complete only 8 modules in 18 months, spanning across four semesters. 

Year Semester Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Credits
Year 2 Semester 1 Media Culture 1 Online Media

Screen Media 

Image-based Media

Semester 2 Media Culture 2
Year 3 Semester 3

Photography & Visual Culture

Video Games & Digital Culture


Future Cities

Media Production Project Dissertation 120
Semester 4 --- Advanced Media Production Project
        Total 240

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  1. All are 30-credit modules.
  2. Photography and Visual Culture/  Video Games & Digital Culture/ Future Cities is delivered as “intensive” single semester module.
  3. Subject to availability, the University reserves the right to vary some modules.

Duration of Study

With the full exemption from Year 1, students are required to take 240 credits and can complete the programme in 18 months. 

Teaching Mode

HKU SPACE and UWE Bristol lecturers employ diverse teaching modes and these include lectures, seminars, small group discussions, screenings, practical workshops, field trips, student-led research, live briefs, blended learning (classroom learning complementing with online resources, communication and discussion) and individual tutorials.


A balanced combination of group and individual work is in execution. Students will be assessed through various forms of assignments including written work, digital media projects and portfolios, presentations, research reports, picture essays, and extended projects.

Teaching Staff

  • Teaching Staff - University of the West of England, Bristol
    WILSON, Sherryl  (Programme Leader for Media and Cultural and Production) BA Nottingham; MA Exeter; PhD UWE
    HYDER, Rehan  (HKU Link tutor) BA Brighton; MSc Bradford; PhD Staffordshire
    AGUSITA, Emma BA UWE; MA London; PhD UWE
    CROGAN, Patrick Acc Cert TAFE; BA, PhD Sydney
    DAVIES, Katie BA Sheffield Hallam; MA Sheffield Hallam; PhD UWE
    GODDARD, Rebecca BA Coventry; MA Bath Spa
    HARGREAVES, Phil PGCE Bath; MSc Manchester, MA UWE
    SWANSON, Gillian BA CNAA; MA CNAA; PhD Griffith University Brisbane
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHEUNG, Frankie (Programme Leader) BSocSc HKBU; MPhil CUHK; MIPA HK
    CHAN, Leo Dip Design PolyU; BA Graphic CSM; MA Typo LCC
    CHEUNG, Olive BA HKBU; MPhil CUHK; MA Birm;  PhD Lond
    TANG, Wesley BA CityU HK; MPhil HK


Award and


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media and Cultural Production by University of the West of England, Bristol.

Career Opportunities

BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Production graduates are competitive candidates in professions such as media production, photo-journalism, publishing, the heritage sector (museums, galleries, etc.), design and events management. Graduates are trained with multiple skills to perform specialist media production, to communicate clearly through writing, visual productions and to present ideas and information in oral presentations. They are well-equipped to be team players and self-motivated employees.

Further Studies

Graduates with the BA (Hons) award are also eligible to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Media and Cultural Critique, awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice offered by UAL in Hong Kong and other local and overseas master’s degree programmes.

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Fees and

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* for 2019/20 intake is HK$32,500 per semester (4 semesters in total), payable in 4 equal installments.

* The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Students are eligible to apply for the HKSAR Government’s Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fee payable to the HKU SPACE in the academic year. 

University of the West of England, Bristol Scholarship/ Bursaries

The University offers a scholarship to a new student with outstanding performance in his or her Higher Diploma or Associate Degree studies for the programme. Bursaries are also available to students studying the programme.

IC Scholarship

(for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates) 
Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$5,000 for enrolling an IC undergraduate programme in 2019/20.  If you achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, you will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$10,000).

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, you are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$5,000 or HK$10,000) will be disbursed to you after the commencement of the programme on which you have successfully enrolled.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

1a. hold an Associate Degree in areas of advertising and creative media/ creative studies/ film, television and digital media studies/ cinema and television studies/ creative communication/ creative digital media/ media communication/ media production/ media and cultural studies; or an Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Communication, Public Relations and Journalism.


1b. hold a Higher Diploma in areas of new media and communication, design, visual arts and culture, visual communication, digital and creative media, and film/ TV studies.


2. demonstrate English proficiency with an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.

Graduates of HKU SPACE Associate Degree/Higher Diploma, or those with an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution, are normally regarded as having demonstrated the required English proficiency.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


Student Work
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CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.


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This is an exempted course under the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.