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


This programme is offered by the College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University for holders of Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) who wish to continue on to a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media.

  Programme Features

  • A non-government funded degree programme
  • A full-time day programme normally completed in 2 years
  • Cultivates creativity and originality in the media convergence in an era of globalization
  • Emphasis on creative writing and professional scripts for feature film, television/web serial drama, variety show and new media, such as television/film content for mobile devices, video games and podcasts.
  • Students will benefit from a wide array of professional guidance and supervision through the Academy’s network of top veteran screenwriters, directors, television companies, production companies and studios.
  • Provides students with the training and knowledge of scriptwriting formats and techniques, with a focus on the visual tools of interactive languages of new media and cinematic storytelling


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media awarded by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

  Career Prospects

Graduates will be well equipped with professional script-writing skills and knowledge, and will be able to contribute to new media (television/film for mobile devices, video games, podcasts) as well as the expansion of film and TV industries of not only Hong Kong, but also the Greater China Region.


The programme is offered at the Hong Kong Baptist University's Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus, which is located next to the Shek Mun Station of MTR Tuen Ma Line. With a gross floor area of 30,000m2, the campus provides full university facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness room, dance room, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, creative science laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing and analytical laboratory, food and nutritional science laboratory, active living laboratory, social science research laboratory, media communication laboratory, psychology laboratory and child assessment centre are also set up to provide students with practical experiences in their areas of study.

  Tuition Fee

Local: HKD85,140 per year; Non-local: HKD98,340 per year.
Students are required to complete 66 units in two years at HKD2,580 per unit (local) / HKD2,980 per unit (non-local) (Total HKD170,280 for local / HKD196,680 for non-local).

The annual tuition fee is paid in two equal instalments, normally before the start of the first and the second semesters. For newly enrolled undergraduate students, HKD15,000 of the first instalment plus some fees will have to be paid by the applicants for acceptance of their admission offers and the balance will have to be paid in late August. Students are required to pay full tuition fees per semester during the normal period of study, regardless of the number of units enrolled in the semester.

For students who are required to take make-up course(s) to fulfil the programme prerequisites, University Core and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,790 per unit.

  Financial Assistance

Full-time local students may apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA), HKSAR Government. For more information, students should contact the SFO or visit its website at