Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media and Cultural Production
媒體及文化創作(榮譽)文學士Course Code: 1545-DP019A (CE 68-859-00/71) Closed
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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- 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.
University of the West of England, 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 36th in the UK out of 79 institutions (The Guardian Good University Guide 2015).
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.
The Guardian Good University Guide 2016
UWE Bristol is ranked 36th in the UK out of 79 institutions in the area of media and film 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 Culture & Practice 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
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|| |
|Semester 2||Media Culture 2|
|Year 3||Semester 3|| |
Photography & Visual Culture
|Media Production Project||Dissertation||120|
|Semester 4||---||Advanced Media Production Project|
- All but Intensive Production are 30-credit modules. Intensive Production carries 60 credits.
- Photography and Visual Culture/ Games, Simulation and Media is delivered as “intensive” single semester module.
- 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.
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 - University of the West of England, Bristrol
WILSON, Sherryl (Programme Leader for Media Culture and Practice) BA Nottingham; MA Exeter; PhD UWE NEWBUTT, Nigel (Associate Head of Department) BSc Leeds Metropolitan; MA Greenwich; PhD Dublin HYDER, Rehan (HKU Link tutor) BA Brighton; MSc Bradford; PhD Staffordshire BACON, Terryl BA, MA UWE AGUSITA, Emma BA UWE; MA London; PhD UWE ALLINGTON, Daniel BA Winchester; MA Nottingham; PhD Stirling CROGAN, Patrick Acc Cert TAFE; BA, PhD Sydney DAVIES, Katie BA Sheffield Hallam; MA Sheffield Hallam; PhD UWE DICKINSON, Rod BA Kingston; MA Westminster SWANSON, Gillian BA CNAA; MA CNAA; PhD Griffith University Brisbane
- Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
CHEUNG, Frankie (Programme Leader) BSocSc HKBU; MPhil CUHK; MIPA HK BAUTISTA, Anna Marie BA, MPhil HK TANG, Wesley BA CityU HK; MPhil HK
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Culture and Practice by University of the West of England, Bristol.
BA (Hons) Media Culture and Practice 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.
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 in Hong Kong and other local and overseas master’s degree programmes.
Indicative Progression Chart
The tuition fee* for 2016/17 intake is HK$32,000 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/ Bursary
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.
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.
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.
IC-ECNU Shanghai Winter Study Programme
This programme enables students to broaden their intercultural outlook by exploring Shanghai’s past and present, discovering local culture, lifestyle and art development. They can also experience East China Normal University’s campus, hall life and study with ECNU students.
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.