Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media

Programme Director: Mr WAN, Derek M K

The Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media is a three-year, full-time programme, leading to a terminal degree. It is the first of its kind in Hong Kong and mainland China. Our programme and faculty are entirely based upon requirements stipulated by the American University Film and Video Association. The programme emphasizes professional employment in the media industry and/or teaching posts at universities.

The programme aims at enriching media workers or university graduates to systematically acquire broad experiences in film, TV and the digital media, and to independently create high quality works in particular media forms. Also, we will provide opportunities for the specialized technicians trained at other institutions, therefore contributing in an integral manner to foster complementary education among our tertiary institutions.

We offer advanced training to our students through a combination of production and non-production programmes, in the professional, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of film, television, and digital media. Students will gain valuable creative experience with systematic in-class activities, which are grounded on the knowledge structure of audio-visual production. Students will produce traditional and innovative works and develop their conceptual, aesthetic and technical abilities in various media channels.

Graduates of this programme will become media professionals with artistic sense, social responsibility, and international vision. Some of their career goals will be produces, directors, screenwriters, and other professional areas in the media industry. They will be able to move the industry forward, especially in the age of digital production, and enable it to compete globally. Graduates with an MFA degree are also eligible to take up teaching posts at universities.

Students are required to take at least 19 courses (57 units) in order to obtain the necessary training to take up their thesis project, which bears another 9 units, summing up to a total of 66 units for the entire programme. Normally the programme is offered on a full-time study basis taking three calendar years to complete.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 30 units
II) Elective Courses 36 units
    66 units


I. Required Courses 30 units
  CTV 7010 Postgraduate Film Production I 3 units
  CTV 7020 Postgraduate Television Studio Production 3 units
  CTV 7040 Postgraduate Film Production II 3 units
  CTV 7081 MFA Thesis Project I 3 units
  CTV 7082 MFA Thesis Project II 6 units
  CTV 7100 Postgraduate Script Writing 3 units
  CTV 7220 World Cinema: History, Aesthetics and Cultural Issues 3 units
  CTV 7360 Idea, Story, Script 3 units
  CTV 7400 Explorations in Digital Media 3 units
II. Elective Courses 36 units
  Production Electives Courses  
  Students are to take at least 15 units from the following category, out of which 6 units must be the prerequisite courses (marked#) for MFA Thesis Project
  CTV 7050 Advanced Television Studio Production 3 units
  CTV 7070 Media Management 3 units
  CTV 7110 Advanced Script Writing Workshop# 3 units
  CTV 7120 Creativity Workshop 3 units
  CTV 7130 Comedy: Theory and Practice# 3 units
  CTV 7140 Postgraduate Documentary Seminar# 3 units
  CTV 7150 Postgraduate Dramatic Film/ TV Production# 3 units
  CTV 7160 Advanced Documentary Production Workshop 3 units
  CTV 7170 Advanced Dramatic Film/TV Production Workshop 3 units
  CTV 7370 Cinematography for Directors 3 units
  CTV 7380 Dramaturgy and Directing 3 units
  CTV 7410 Digital Media Production# 3 units
  CTV 7420 Basic Acting Techniques 3 units
  CTV 7430 Visual Effects# 3 units
  CTV 7440 Television Drama Writing# 3 units
  CTV 7470 Special Topics - Professional Development 3 units
  Other Electives Courses  
  Students must take at least 9 units from courses in Group A:
  Group A  
  CTV 7230 Graduate Seminar on Chinese Cinemas 3 units
  CTV 7240 Critical Issues of Film Theory and Criticism 3 units
  CTV 7250 Graduate Seminar on Hong Kong Television 3 units
  CTV 7260 Hong Kong Media and Globalization 3 units
  CTV 7270 Current Issues of Asian Media 3 units
  CTV 7290 Critique of Contemporary Arts 3 units
  CTV 7300 Great Works and Human Condition Seminar 3 units
  CTV 7450 Alternative Cinema 3 units
  CTV 7460 Film and Other Arts 3 units
  CTV 7480 Special Topics - Aesthetics and Appreciation 3 units
  Group B  
  CTV 7310 Independent Study 3 units
  CTV 7330 Internship 3 units
  Elective Courses from MA in Communication (MACOMM) and MSocSc in Media Management (MMGT)^  
  i) MACOMM Courses  
  COMM7040 Issues in Intercultural Communication 3 units
  COMM7050 Media and Communication in Chinese Societies 3 units
  COMM7060 Issues in Corporation Communications 3 units
  COMM7160 Organizational Communication 3 units
  COMM7170 Communication Campaign Workshop 3 units
  COMM7180 Media Law and Ethics 3 units
  COMM7190 Issues and Cases in Mass Communication 3 units
  COMM7200 New Media Workshop 3 units
  COMM7220 Advertising Management 3 units
  COMM7230 Writing for Multimedia in Public Relations 3 units
  COMM7240 Media Economics 3 units
  COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management 3 units
  COMM7300 Consumer Insights 3 units
  COMM7310 International Advertising 3 units
  ii) MMGT Courses  
  COMM7260 Introduction to Media Management 3 units
  COMM7270 Media Policies and Regulations 3 units
  COMM7280 Communication Technologies and Media Organizations 3 units
  FIN 7250 Corporate Financial Management 3 units
  MKT 7070 Global Marketing Strategy 3 units
  MGNT7090 Strategic Management and Business Policy 3 units

^ Students may only select TWO electives at most from courses offered by the MA in Communication and MSocSc in Media Management in their whole course of study.


  1. Not all elective courses will necessarily be offered in a given year.
  2. Students should complete the prerequisite of MFA Thesis Project in the first and second year of study:
a) Thesis delivered as a  film production:
CTV 7140 Postgraduate Documentary Seminar 
CTV7150 Postgraduate Dramatic Film/TV Production
b) Thesis delivered as a work of scriptwriting:
CTV 7110 Advanced Script Writing Workshop, and
At least one of the following:
CTV 7130 Comedy: Theory and Practice
CTV7440 Television Drama Writing
c) Thesis delivered as a work of digital media:
CTV 7410 Digital Media Production
CTV 7430 Visual Effects
One Intensive Digital Media Workshop (non-credit bearing)


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