The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.
HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)
The Faculty of Arts has implemented a hybrid admissions model starting from the 2020 entry. Students may apply for admission to the Broad-based Programme or to a specific Major Programme. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative and Professional Writing Programme of the Hong Kong Baptist University is the first UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong tertiary institutions dedicated to creative and professional writing learning in both Chinese and English languages. Apart from cultivating students to write in creative and professional fields, the Creative and Professional Writing Programme also aims to nurture students’ academic potential, cultural dimensions and sense of creativity, and to enhance their professional value.
The Programme emphasises the following general aims:
The Programme carries certain distinguishing characteristics:
Student Learning Experiences
Overseas Exchange – The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing (HMW) is an active participant in the university overseas exchange programme. The Department exchange coordinator communicates very well with the International Office to promote this event among HMW students.
Writing Internship – The Creative and Professional Writing Programme has designed a required course "Writing Internship" to create opportunities for students to learn by participating in real-life experiences and working for different institutes. The potential internship opportunities include literary agencies, magazine or book publishers, theatre or film groups, non-profit arts organisations, book reviewers, advertising agencies, websites, etc.
Summer Study Tour – The Study Tour is a long-standing tradition of HMW. In the past we made arrangements with overseas universities to provide a rich learning experience for the students.
The practicum of the Creative and Professional Writing Programme has two focuses: creative writing and professional writing. Not everyone can become a great creative writer, but professional writing always includes a significant creative component. Our society urgently needs writers of all kinds. The professional writing portion of the curriculum, with a good infusion of the creative side, can prepare students to work for a great variety of future careers. Graduates with excellent writing skills, both in English and Chinese, are in great demand. It not only meets the demand of the market in creative industry, news media, publishing houses, editorship of journals, government offices, non-profit and charity organisations, education sector, etc., but also in business, industrial, and financial sectors. There is a strong demand for the graduates of this Programme from the education sector that increasingly emphasises the writing education. Our interdisciplinary approach also builds a solid foundation for students to pursue postgraduate studies.
Employers are likely to choose someone who graduated with a creative mind with good language and writing skills, because graduates with a proficiency in languages will take years to cultivate, and a creative mind is greatly in need.
Students may take an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree plus a Diploma in Education.
For students who intended to take Creative and Professional Writing, they are expected to have a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University. Special arrangements will be made for international students without Chinese language qualification.
For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following Chinese qualifications:
|Proficiency Tests||Minimum Requirements|
|GCE A/ AS Level Chinese||Grade E|
|GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese/ Chinese Language||Grade C/ Grade 4|
|HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese||Attained|
|Others||Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University|