School of Creative Arts

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

Programme Code


Year of Entry

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

Class Start Date

September 2024

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation

To be confirmed

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.



  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 (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 entry.


Associate Degree (AD)/ Higher Diploma (HD) Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.


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.


General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE result, please refer to HKDSE

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.


English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
AP Score 4 or above in AP English Language and Composition/ AP English Literature and Composition
GCE O-Level/ GCSE English/ English Language/ English Literature Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE First Language English Grade C/ Grade 4
IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade B/ Grade 5
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)


Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University