Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media

  Framework of Study  (for 2019-20 intake)

The programme requires 66 units, i.e., 19 courses (57 units) and 9 units of MFA Thesis Project within three years of study for the entire programme.

The table below is applicable to all thesis forms (Film production/Digital media production/Scriptwriting).

 

Semester Courses Units
1st Semester

4 core courses:
CTV 7010      Film Production I   (3 units)
CTV 7360      Idea, Story, Script   (3 units)
CTV 7400      Explorations in Digital Media (3 units)
CTV 7220      World Cinema: History and Aesthetics  (3 units)

12 units
2nd Semester

4 core courses:
CTV 7040     Film Production II   (3 units)
CTV 7100     Script Writing   (3 units)
CTV 7410      Digital Media Production   (3 units)
CTV 7240     Film Theory and Criticism (3 units)

12 units
3rd Semester

2 core courses:
CTV 7020    Television Studio Production   (3 units)
CTV 7140     Seminar on Documentary Films   (3 units)

2 elective courses

12 units
4th Semester 4 elective courses 12 units
5th Semester 3 elective courses, and
CTV 7081      MFA Thesis Project I   (3 units)^
12 units
6th  Semester CTV 7082      MFA Thesis Project II   (6 units)^ 6 units
Total 66 units

^ Students should complete the following prerequisite courses of MFA Thesis Project in the first and second year of study:

a) Thesis delivered as a work of Film/Video Production:
        CTV 7150      Dramatic Film/TV Production   (3 units); and
        CTV 7170      Advanced Dramatic Film/TV Production Workshop (3 units); and
        CTV 7160      Documentary Film Production   (3 units)
b) Thesis delivered as a work in Scriptwriting: 
        CTV 7110      Advanced Script Writing Workshop   (3 units); and
        CTV 7130      Comedy: Theory and Practice   (3 units); and
        CTV 7440      Television Drama Writing   (3 units)
c) Thesis delivered as a work of digital media:
        CTV 7430      Visual Effects   (3 units); and
        a non-unit bearing intensive Digital Media Workshop; OR
        TWO non-unit bearing intensive Digital Media Workshops

 

  Course List (Sept 2019)

1. Core Courses 39 units
  CTV 7010      Film Production I 3 units
  CTV 7020      Television Studio Production 3 units
  CTV 7040      Film Production II 3 units
  CTV 7100      Script Writing 3 units
  CTV 7140      Seminar on Documentary Films 3 units
  CTV 7220      World Cinema: History and Aesthetics 3 units
  CTV 7240      Film Theory and Criticism 3 units
  CTV 7360      Idea, Story, Script 3 units
  CTV 7400      Explorations in Digital Media 3 units
  CTV 7410      Digital Media Production 3 units
  CTV 7081      MFA Thesis Project I 3 units
  CTV 7082      MFA Thesis Project II 6 units
2. Elective Courses
Remarks: Not all elective courses will be offered in any single academic year, and will be offered based on instructor and facility availability. Course enrolment is limited by quotas.

I. Creativity and Production 
Students must take at least 12 units from the following category:
27 units
  CTV 7050     Advanced Television Studio Production 3 units
  CTV 7110      Advanced Script Writing 3 units
  CTV 7120      Creativity Workshop 3 units
  CTV 7130      Comedy: Theory and Practice 3 units
  CTV 7150      Dramatic Film/TV Production 3 units
  CTV 7160      Documentary Film Production 3 units
  CTV 7170      Advanced Dramatic Film/TV Production 3 units
  CTV 7370      Cinematography for Directors 3 units
  CTV 7380      Dramaturgy and Directing 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 I 3 units
  CTV 7530       Special Topics - Professional Development II 3 units
  CTV 7490       Sound Design for Media 3 units
  CTV 7510       Advertising Fundamentals and Promotional Film Production 3 units
 
II. Theory and Specialised Topics
Students must take at least 9 units of courses from the following category:
 
  CTV 7070      Media Management 3 units
  CTV 7230      Seminar on Chinese Cinemas 3 units
  CTV 7540      Seminar on Television and New Media 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      Seminar on Great Works and Human Condition 3 units
  CTV 7450      Alternative Cinema 3 units
  CTV 7460      Film and Other Arts 3 units
  CTV 7480      Special Topics - Aesthetics and Appreciation I 3 units
  CTV 7500      Film and Literature 3 units
  CTV 7520      Special Topics - Aesthetics and Appreciation II 3 units
  III. Other Elective Courses  
  CTV 7310      Independent Study 3 units
 

CTV 7330      Internship

3 units

  IV. Student must take the required courses for CTV7081 and CTV7082 MFA Thesis Project I and II  (refer to note 2)  
 
V. Electives courses from MA in Communication (MACOMM) and MSocSc in Media Management (MMGT)^
 
  ^Students may only select a maximum of TWO electives at the most from a list of selected courses offered by the MA in Communication and MSocSc in Media Management in their total course of study of the MFA programme.  
    66 units

Notes:

  1. Elective courses from MACOMM and MMGT will not be necessarily offered each year. Quota is limited. Please consult programme office for details.
  2. Students should complete the following required courses of MFA Thesis Project in the first and second year of study:

a) Thesis delivered as a work of Film/VIdeo Production:
        CTV 7150      Dramatic Film/TV Production (3 units); and
        CTV 7170      Advanced Dramatic Film/TV Production (3 units); and
        CTV 7160      Documentary Film Production (3 units)


b) Thesis delivered as a work of Scriptwriting
        CTV 7110      Advanced Script Writing (3 units); and
        CTV 7130      Comedy: Theory and Practice (3 units); and
        CTV 7440      Television Drama Writing (3 units)


c) Thesis delivered as a work of Digital Media Production:
        CTV 7430      Visual Effects (3 units); and
        a non-unit bearing intensive Digital Media Workshop; OR
        TWO non-unit bearing intensive Digital Media Workshops