Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cultural Studies and Creative Industries

Programme Director: Dr LOK, Wing Kai

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Cultural Studies and Creative Industries is a self-financed two-year full-time degree programme designed for Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates who wish to further their education in Cultural Studies and Creative Industries. The programme intends to equip students with substantial cultural literacy, creative arts knowledge and transferable abilities through a curriculum integrating Chinese and world arts and cultures. Providing a broad-based liberal arts education with special emphasis on cultural literacy, it aims at training students’ creative, synthesising, disciplined, respectful and ethical minds. It teaches transferable abilities such as writing and presentation skills, creative and critical thinking, and sensitivity to cultural diversity, which could be applied to many professions including, among others, education, creative industries, cultural presentations, art administration, journalism, print media, electronic media, management and public relations.

Specifically, the programme aims to:

  1. Commit to a distinctive mission of higher education that incorporates a bilingual, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural curriculum;
  2. Offer an education in the spirit of its roots in the Renaissance, to promote understanding of both Chinese and Western cultures and traditions, and to enhance critical reflection and understanding of the cultural and artistic identities of Hong Kong especially their relationships to creative industries via its selective cultural studies design; and
  3. Prepare students for careers that require outstanding arts and cultural literacy and writing skills through training in communication, reasoning and analytical skills.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 60 units
II) Honours Project 6 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses^ 15 units
V) Free Electives 34 units
    128 units

^ The 3-unit GE Capstone course is listed under the Major Required or Elective course category with a remark #.


The four-year degree programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of Major Courses (with a 3-unit General Education Capstone Course listed under the category of Major Required Courses), 13 units of University Core Courses, 15 units of General Education Courses and 34 units of Free Elective Courses. As the programme is designed for Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates, they will be admitted directly into the third year of study. The number of courses/units the students are required to complete will depend on the number of courses/units for which exemption and/or unit transfer will be granted. All unit transfer or course exemption shall be considered on a case-by-case basis upon admission. Students are required to complete all programme prerequisites and General Education Courses to meet the graduation requirement.

Specifically, students are required to complete 30 units of Major Required Courses, 30 units of Major Elective Courses and 6 units of Honours Project. The programme structure is set out as follows:

I. Major Courses 60 units
  Major Required Courses (30 units)  
  CSCI2005 Introduction to Cultural and Creative Industries 3 units
  CSCI2015 Introduction to Cultural Studies* 3 units
  CSCI3005 Artistic Creativity and Art Appreciation 3 units
  CSCI3015 Arts and Cultural Management 3 units
  CSCI3025 Love and Humanities* 3 units
  CSCI3035 The Classical Heritage* 3 units
  CSCI3045 Hong Kong Studies 3 units
  CSCI3805 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Theories and Methods# 3 units
  CSCI4005 Masterpieces in Humanities 3 units
  CSCI4015 Modern Western Thought* 3 units
  Major Elective Courses (30 units)  
  CSCI2105 Introduction to World Civilization 3 units
  CSCI2115 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality 3 units
  CSCI2125 Understanding Everyday Life: A Critical Introduction 3 units
  CSCI3105 A History of Personal Writings 3 units
  CSCI3108 Cultural Studies and Creative Industries Internship 1.5 units
  CSCI3109 Cultural Studies and Creative Industries Internship 1.5 units
  CSCI3115 Creative Writing in Practice 3 units
  CSCI3125 Detective Fiction and the Modern World 3 units
  CSCI3135 Exploring the City 3 units
  CSCI3145 Fairy Tales and Our Society 3 units
  CSCI3155 Great Thinkers on Meanings of Life 3 units
  CSCI3165 Hong Kong Cinema and Society 3 units
  CSCI3175 Horror Film and Fiction 3 units
  CSCI3185 Manga and Anime: Japanese Popular Culture in Hong Kong 3 units
  CSCI3195 Popular Music and Society 3 units
  CSCI3205 The Critical and Creative Spirit: The Case of Historical Fiction 3 units
  CSCI3215 The World of Theatre 3 units
  CSCI3225 Theme Park and Other Themed Spaces 3 units
  CSCI3235 Understanding Globalization 3 units
  CSCI3245 Understanding Media Culture 3 units
  CSCI3255 Changing Youth, Changing Times: Concepts, Concerns and Debates 3 units
  CSCI3265 Modernity and China 3 units
  CSCI3275 Understanding Emotional Capitalism: From Consumer Culture to Creative Industries 3 units
  CSCI3285 Popular Culture and Creative Industries in Asia 3 units
  CSCI4105 Digital Media and Culture 3 units
  CSCI4115 Rethinking Cultures: East and West 3 units
  CSCI4125 Sex and Gender in the Media 3 units
  CSCI4135 Contemporary Chinese Cultural Philosophy 3 units
  CSCI4145 Mobility and Migration in Contemporary Society 3 units
II. Honours Project 6 units
  CSCI4008 Honours Project 3 units
  CSCI4009 Honours Project 3 units
III. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 15 units
V. Free Electives 34 units
    128 units

* This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualification Framework (QF level 5).

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