School of Communication

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation

Programme Code


Year of Entry

Year 3

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2024

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$145,000 (non-local) i

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Description

The Game Design and Animation Major offers a coherent curriculum with emphasis on both game design and computer animation. The holistic learning experience will equip students for a wide range of career opportunities in digital entertainment, arts and culture, as well as to prepare them for more advanced study. The curriculum comprises fundamental courses in game design and animation; from drawing and animating for storytelling to coding, programming and mathematical concepts behind them, as well as social and historical studies of game design and animation. Moreover, students can further develop their expertise in senior years through specialisation in either Advanced Game Design Stream or Advanced Animation Stream to deepen their knowledge and skills for the preparation of their Final Year Honours Projects.


Unique Features

The programme provides a unique professional education in game design and animation with a broad elective study through a comprehensive list of courses offered by Department of Interactive Media, Department of History, Department of Music, and the Academy of Film to enrich students’ liberal arts education learning experience.


Student Learning Experiences

We work closely with various local and international industry partners, institutions, and universities to provide real-world experiences for our students through service learning, collaborative projects, industry seminars, etc. In addition, we coordinate overseas study tours for our senior year students with visits to animation/game design festivals, schools and studios.


Career Opportunities

Career prospects for graduates include game designer, game programmer, animator, creative professional in digital media such as TV, film, and social media, and content creator in industries such as advertising, branding, online communication, and visual design.



  1. Subject to University annual review.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).


Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Students/ Holders

Local final year students or graduates of an Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma programme at an institution recognised by the University are eligible for publicly-funded senior year places.


Transfer Students

Transfer students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree programmes at a local or non-local university may apply. 

Please note that according to the guidelines of the University Grants Committee (UGC) on inter-institutional transfer of students, repeating of UGC-funded undergraduate study across institutions, irrespective of whether there is a change of programme or discipline, is generally discouraged unless under very exceptional circumstances.

  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Applicants are required to present their portfolios during the interview. They may be required to submit their portfolios before/after the interview.
  • Applicants should prepare their portfolios in digital format for the ease of presentation. Portfolios should demonstrate candidates' potential in creativity, visual and design literacy, animation and/or game design