|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied and Media Arts|
|Awarding Institution||School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Programme Starting Date||04 Sep 2017|
|Aims and Objectives||The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied and Media Arts provides a creative, experimental and interdisciplinary study of applied and media arts, developing students as creative practitioners with critical framework for analytical reflection of the practices in the culture and creative industries.|
|Normal Duration||2 years|
|Medium of Instruction||English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)|
|Programme Leader||Jack LAM Shing-ho (BS, MFA, MHKDA)|
|Deputy Programme Leader||Christopher Wicky Cheung (BA, MFA, MAGD)|
|Credits Required for Graduation||60 - 69 credits|
There are different award requirements for students from different background. An option for exit award is also available. For details of programme structure, please click here.
|Study schedule||Most of the classes will be held during daytime while some may be arranged in the evening.|
|Teaching and Assessment Methods||Teaching is usually conducted through lectures, tutorials and seminars. Depending on the contents and requirements of individual subject, classes may also be supplemented by laboratory and practical sessions. Online learning platform is also available through which students and teachers are encouraged to interact outside classrooms.|
To enable students to demonstrate that they have met the intended learning outcomes of the academic programmes and fulfilled the requirements of each subject, appropriate methods of assessment will be employed. These methods usually include assignment, projects, tests and examinations.
A recognised Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines. Applicants from unrelated disciplines but with demonstrated foundation knowledge in applied and media arts may also be considered.
Those who do not possess the above-mentioned qualifications but have reached the age of 25 at commencement of study may apply as mature applicants. Mature applicants should possess relevant working experience in supervisory/ managerial positions and have completed post-secondary studies in related fields. They will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel their ability to complete the programme.
Applicants apply for admission with non-local qualifications are required to attain the English language requirement below:
- IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based)
The above requirement may be exempted for applicants who have completed sub-degree programmes or equivalent with English as medium of instruction.
Local full-time students enrolled in PolyU-SPEED award programmes are eligible to apply for means-tested Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) offered by the Government’s Student Finance Office (SFO). If you wish to know more about FASP and NLSPS, please visit the SFO website www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo.
Some subjects which form part of a programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. Details about CEF are available at website www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/.
Students are not allowed to apply for both FASP and CEF for the same programme in the same academic year.
|Application Status||Open for application|
|Application Period||1 February - 3 April 2017|
Applicants may submit their applications via Online Application for Admission System at http://www.cpce-polyu.edu.hk/speed/its/speedoaa during the application period.
Mr. Jack Lam, Programme Leader
Ms. Christy Tsang, Programme Officer
Ms. Helen Yeung, Administrative Assistant
General Hotline: 3400 2828
|Supporting Facilities||While most of the classes will be delivered at HKAS premises, there will be some classes at the PolyU extended campuses at Hung Hom Bay and West Kowloon. Both PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus and PolyU West Kowloon Campus are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. Students are entitled to access the library, computing and sports facilities at both campuses. Full-time students are also eligible to use the services provided by the Health Centres at the extended campuses.|
On top of the facilities at extended campuses, all students can also access the library and sports facilities at the PolyU main campus.
|Career Opportunities||Graduates will become reflective contributors in their respective fields, capable of pursuing careers as professional designers, corporate image creators and media artists. They will be able to capitalise on their all-round trainings in creativity and aesthetic sensibility, which are essential elements of success in a knowledge-based economy.|