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Undergraduate Programmes

Culture, Communication and Media

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism

多媒體新聞學(榮譽)文學士

Course Code: 1845-DP115A (CE 68-884-00/01) New
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Mr. Wesley Tang

Programme
Overview

Programme Overview

This programme is offered by the Department of Languages, Information & Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University which provides more than 10 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of information, digital media, web development, communications and multimedia journalism. In the area of Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations, Manchester Metropolitan University is ranked 26th out of 66 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2019).

Programme Highlights

  • Engaging with the ever-changing processes of production, circulation and consumption in today's and tomorrow’s journalism industry;
  • Exploring a wide range of multimedia platforms including print, broadcast, online and social media;
  • Learning to build an outstanding digital portfolio for future career development; and
  • Practising and improving English language skills for professional communication.

Manchester Metropolitan University 

 
MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. It has over 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a diverse community of 3,000 international students from over 120 countries. Times Higher Education includes MMU in its top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old (2019).

The Department of Languages, Information & Communications at MMU which provides more than 10 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of information, digital media, web development, communications and multimedia journalism. In the area of Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations, Manchester Metropolitan University is ranked 26th out of 66 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2019).

 

 

 

Content and
Teaching

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 8 modules, each carrying 30 credits. 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 (full-time) or 24 months (part-time).

Year Module Title Credits
2 Editing and Production 30
Magazine Journalism 30
Media Law and Regulation 30
Multiplatform Journalism 30
3 Advanced Journalism 30
Law and Ethics for Multimedia Journalism 30
Journalism Portfolio

30

Advanced Audio and Video

30

Note: The programme duration and thus, the structure of the part-time mode is slightly different. For details, please check https://www.hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/ba-hons-multimedia-journalism.

Teaching Mode

HKU SPACE and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturers employ diverse teaching modes and these include lectures, seminars, small group discussions, screenings, practical workshops, field trips, case studies, problem-based approaches, blended learning (classroom learning complementing with online resources, communication and discussion) and individual tutorials.

Award and
Careers

Award

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism by Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Career Opportunities

With strong multimedia and language skills, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism graduates will be able to seek a career in a wide range of sectors including print journalism, digital publishing and editing, broadcasting, researching, media development, freelance writing, specialist journalism, news agencies, public relations departments and public sector press departments.

Further Studies

Graduates with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism 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.

Fees and
Funding

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* is HK$132,000 (HK$16,500 per module), 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. 

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$7,000 for enrolling on an IC undergraduate programme in 2020/21. If students achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, they will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$12,000). 

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, students 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$7,000 or HK$12,000) will be disbursed to students after the commencement of the programme on which they have successfully enrolled. 

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Entry
Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold:

  1. an Associate of Arts in areas of Languages and Humanities; or
  2. an Associate of Arts in areas of Media, Cultural and Creative Studies; or
  3. an Associate of Applied Social Sciences in areas of Communications, Public Relations and Journalism, or an Associate of Social Sciences; or
  4. an Associate of Business Administration.

OR

  1. a Higher Diploma in areas of Arts, Design, Languages and Humanities; or
  2. a Higher Diploma in areas of Business Administration and Management; or
  3. a Higher Diploma in areas of Information Technology and Social Science.

Normally for those applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 overall is required: applicants should have at least 5.5 in each element. Holders of Associate Degree / Higher Diploma of HKU SPACE, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution in Hong Kong are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Student Work
and Activities

Student Work

Beer Nouveau - a 4-minutes mini-documentary produced by James Oliver (2018).

A 15 minute episode of the Accents and Dialectics podcast series. This podcast features Demi Sheridan(Presenter), Alice Ingham Halshaw(Co-presenter), Tom Corlett(guest), Ryan Nevin (guest) and Rob Drummond (expert voice).

Cover image of a student magazine project A feature article

Still images from students' magazine projects and feature writings exercises.

 

Note(s)

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.