BA (Hons) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media


This programme requires students to complete a total of 128 units, including 66 units of major courses and 38 units of General Education courses and 24 units of free elective courses.

Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of study to complete the programme in two years, and they are required to complete 51 units of Major Required Courses and 15 units of Major Elective Courses.

Major Required Courses (51 units)

CRWG3005        Creative Writing for New Media I
CRWG3006        Introduction to Film and New Media
CRWG3015        Television Writing Workshop I
CRWG3016        Television Writing Workshop II
CRWG3025        Screenwriting Workshop I
CRWG3026        Screenwriting Workshop II
CRWG3035        Cinematic Storytelling
CRWG3045        Creative Thinking
CRWG3065        Selected Readings in World Literature
CRWG3075        Adaptation Seminar: Literature, Drama, and Cinema
CRWG3085        Mobile Communication
CRWG3095        The Languages of New Media
CRWG4005        Creative Writing for New Media II
CRWG4015        Graduation Project I
CRWG4016        Graduation Project II
CRWG4045        New Media Studies in Greater China (Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China)
CRWG4065        Studies in Screenplays

Major Elective Courses (15 units)

CRWG4055        Studies in Film and Television Classics
CRWG4115        Film, Television and Culture Studies
CRWG4125        Selected Readings in Chinese Literature
CRWG4135        Seminar on Script Sales and Creativity Transfer
CRWG4145        Special Topics in Film, Television and New Media
CRWG4155        Special Topics in Hollywood Cinema
CRWG4165        Special Topics in Hong Kong Cinema
CRWG4175        Studies in Non-fiction Films
CRWG4185        Toy, Game and Children Culture
CRWG4195        Film Genres
CRWG4905        Supervision of Internship
ICMT3027           Marketing Principles
ICMT3145           Digital Communication
ICMT3195           Understanding Theatre Arts

Individual courses may be using either Cantonese or Putonghua as the course content and pedagogical strategy requires.

General Education (38 units)

The General Education (GE) Programme provides the foundation of a well-rounded university education by promoting Whole Person Education.  The 38 units required under the GE requirements are divided into two categories - Core Requirements and Distribution Requirements.

Core Requirements  (26 units)

University English
University Chinese
Public Speaking
Information Management Technology
Physical Education
History and Civilization
Values and the Meaning of Life
University Life

Distribution Requirements (12 units)

Communication / Visual Arts
Science / Chinese Medicine
Social Sciences


  1. 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 pre-requisites courses and General Education courses to meet the graduation requirements.
  2. Exempted courses equivalent to 38 units of General Education courses will be considered by the Programme on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Make-up courses may be required on admission.
  4. The University reserves the right to make changes to these courses without prior notice.