School of Communication and Film

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation

Programme Code

JS2370


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

20

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

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 excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2)The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
b) Related Applied Learning subjects (with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above) listed in the following website: https://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/images/Apl_subjects_2022_Entry.pdf;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above. 

Remarks on other requirements:

1)Good results in Chinese Language and English Language subjects are preferred.

2)High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

3)Candidates may be required to attend an interview. Candidates are required to present their portfolios during the interview. They do not need to submit their portfolios before/after the interview. 

4)Candidates 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.

         

Programme Description

This programme will replace the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Film (Animation and Media Arts Concentration) in 2022, and become a new major. Subject to the University's approval.

The Game Design and Animation Major offers a coherent curriculum with dual emphasis on both game design and computer animation for students who are looking for professional and interdisciplinary holistic learning experience to equip themselves for digital entertainment industry and postgraduate 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 an unique professional education in game design and animation with a broad elective study through a comprehensive list of courses offered by the Department of History, and the Department of Music, and the Academy of Film to enrich students’ liberal arts education learning experience.

 

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. 

 

Remarks

(1) Subject to the University's approval, this new programme will be launched in 2022 entry.

(2) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

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 recognises the qualification "Attained with Distinction I" or above in Applied Learning listed in the following website: https://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/images/Apl_subjects_2022_Entry.pdf as an unspecified elective subjects. 

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 the best 5 HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language subjects 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.