Master of Arts in Creative Writing for Cultural Professionals

Programme Director: Dr TONG, Yui

We aim to train cultural professionals in the foundations of writing and thinking creatively in both English and Chinese, so they are able to develop their careers in the language of their choice yet have an international, cross-cultural outlook in their development. The Programme is designed to recognize and strengthen the role creative writing plays for professionals in different cultural and creative fields, especially during challenging times in local and global contexts. Through appropriate training, graduates can turn their creative writing into a significant strategy to deal with social issues, community development, personal anxiety, etc. and to serve as a communicative channel to bring civic engagement, transparency, and better understanding to the community.

The MA in Creative Writing for Cultural Professionals can be completed in 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 12 units
II) Elective Courses 9 units
III) Master Project 6 units
    27 units


This Master of Arts programme offers a 27-unit taught postgraduate degree. In order to fulfill the graduation requirements, students must complete 18 units of required courses including a Master Project (6 units) and 9 units of free electives. Half of the taught core courses are offered in English and half in Chinese. The elective courses will be offered in Chinese or English, depending on the course. Master Project can be completed in the language of the students’ choice.

I. Required Courses 12 units
  WRIT7010 Stylistics and Aesthetics 3 units
  WRIT7020 Theory as Writing 3 units
  WRIT7030 Cultural Professionals and Creative Industries 3 units
  WRIT7040 Creative Writing and Non-Print Media 3 units
II. Elective Courses 9 units
  WRIT7060 Histories and Narratives 3 units
  WRIT7070 Writing Gender 3 units
  WRIT7080 Text and Image 3 units
  WRIT7090 Writing in Critical Situations 3 units
  WRIT7100 Writing Bootcamp 3 units
  WRIT7110 Writing (for) Performance 3 units
  WRIT7120 Single Author / Artist Study 3 units
  WRIT7130 Writing for Diversity 3 units
  WRIT7140 Practicum in Literary Publishing 3 units
III. Master Project  
  WRIT7051 Master Project 3 units
  WRIT7052 Master Project 3 units
    27 units


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