Cross / Transdisciplinary / Personalised Pathway Programmes

Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons) in Arts and Technology

Programme Code

JS2920


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

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

First Year Intake Number

40

Class Start Date

September 2023

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Programme Requirements

 
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Notes 3

Notes for elective subjects:

1) One of the electives must be any Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2) The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects;
b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Remarks on other requirements:

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and to attend an interview.

 

Programme Description

This transdisciplinary programme is designed for tech savvy individuals who wish to pursue a career in applying technologies in the arts and culture sector and creative industries.

The arts and culture sector and creative industries have been expanding rapidly in Hong Kong and the Mainland. The integration of various technologies into art creation have led to many possibilities unimagined before. Specialists are needed to push for the future forms of arts and culture and creative industries. 

HKBU is recognised for its strengths in film, acting, music, visual arts, culture and humanities, as well as strong connections with the arts and culture sector and creative industries. Creative Media and Practice is indeed one of the three interdisciplinary research clusters in HKBU’s 10-year Strategic Plan.

Graduates of this programme are capable of creating and delivering contents in the arts and culture sector and creative industries, achieving technology-augmented creativity and viewer experience, and using technologies such as extended realities in film, theatre, game development and designing museum experience and heritage conservation.  

The programme is open to students from all academic backgrounds.


Unique Features

Students will work closely in teams alongside with professors and professionals who are interested in different aspects of arts and culture and creative industries. They will study in the existing facilities in HKBU such as the Augmented Reality Lab and Creative Robotics Lab, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities of the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity to be opened in 2023/24. Students will have many opportunities to complete multiple creative projects. 


Student Learning Experiences

The key learning activities, particularly in the last two years, are collaboration on art-tech creation, arts and culture projects and experiential learning. Students will work with renowned professors and experts from around the world and the Mainland.  They will also undergo multiple experiential learning activities in Hong Kong, the Mainland particularly the Greater Bay Area, and overseas. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue their own creation or take up positions in film, music, games and performing art groups. Museums may also use their expertise in immersive art to create brand new viewer experience by complementing the physical visit with a virtual visit. Museums, art traders and art groups will also hire graduates who are experts in using technologies for digitisation and authentication of arts. 

As new arts and culture venues are opening, there will be a strong demand for art tech specialists.

The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as an unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will consider any Applied Learning subjects as an unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Applied Learning subjects (Category B) are converted as follows:

Attained with Distinction II=4, Attained with Distinction I=3, Attained=2

The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as an unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Other Language subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:

A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    (The programme will consider 4 core subjects plus 2 best electives in Academic Score calculation.)
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
     
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

Note:

As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.