School of Communication

Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation

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 2023

Annual Tuition Fees

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

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Description

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.



Shortlisted International applicants (non-local non-mainland students) will be required to submit a portfolio for consideration. Portfolios should demonstrate the applicant's potential in creativity, visual and design literacy, animation and/ or game design. Selected applicants may be invited to attend an interview and present their portfolios. Applicants should prepare their portfolios in digital format for the ease of presentation.