BA Media and Communication


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1341A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Minimum No. of Credits Required 90 (for Advanced Standing I); 66 (for Advanced Standing II)
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
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Our Target

This major aims to provide students with current knowledge of theories and practices of media and communication from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to develop students' critical and creative abilities in discovering and understanding the processes and structure of media and communication in their daily lives. By comparing and contrasting real-world examples, students will be able to apply the relevant theories and appropriate methods to analyse the interplay between media and society in various contexts and at different levels. The integrated curriculum is also designed to provide opportunities and platforms for students to explore their potential as well-rounded professional in media-related fields.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award, AND to have attained at least Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language or an equivalent qualification.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

What You Will Be Studying

1. Foundation-year Courses (6 credit units) (For Normative 4-year Degree only)

Students of second major and students changed to the Major will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum (only applicable to normative 4-year degree students and students admitted with Advanced Standing I).  ASI and ASII students will be exempted from the Foundation-year courses.

2. Core Courses (27 credit units)

  • COM2103 Communication Research Methods
  • COM2202 Writing for the Media
  • COM2303 Video Production and Editing
  • COM2501 Internet Communication
  • COM2509 Interactive Digital Communication
  • COM3109 Media and Communication in Chinese Contexts
  • COM3115 Communication Law and Ethics
  • COM3119 International Communication
  • COM4604 Communication Practicum

2. Electives (27 credit units)

Part A: Choose two courses (6 credit units) from the following courses

  • COM3107 Fundamentals of Persuasive Communication
  • COM3117 Media, Communication and Public Opinion
  • COM3408 Integrated Strategic Communication
  • COM4511 Social Media and Communication
  • COM4602 Topical Studies in Communication
  • COM4603 Professional Communication Internship

Part B: Choose seven courses (21 credit units) must be taken from the following electives

  • At least two courses (6 credit units) must be chosen from each of the following two areas. 
  • Three courses (9 credit units) must be writing related (COM2201, COM2502, COM3203, COM3211, COM3412, COM3413, COM4204, COM4205, COM4208, COM4306). 
  • After fulfilling the area and writing related courses credit requirements, students may take the remaining credit units from any other courses under Part B.
  • The same course can be used to satisfy both the writing and area requirements.

Multimedia Journalism/Publishing Area

  • COM2201 News Writing and Reporting
  • COM2502 Multimedia Authoring
  • COM3203 Digital and Data Journalism 
  • COM3209 Digital Photojournalism
  • COM3211 Business Journalism
  • COM3412 Advertising Production Design
  • COM3413 Writing for Public Relations
  • COM4204 News Feature Writing
  • COM4205 Advanced News Reporting
  • COM4208 Magazine Writing and Production
  • COM4210 Cross-Platform Publication Design and Layout
  • COM4306 Video News Reporting

Strategic Communication Area

  • COM2120 Health Communication 
  • COM2401 Fundamentals of Advertising
  • COM2402 Principles of Public Relations
  • COM3404 Event Planning and Management
  • COM3406 Strategic Media Planning
  • COM3411 Interactive Advertising
  • COM3505 Internet Content Management for Strategic Communication
  • COM3510 Digital e-Marketing Communication
  • COM4114 Crisis Communication
  • COM4207 Campaign Planning and Management
  • COM4414 Broadcast Advertising
  • COM4506 Multimedia Campaign

Other Electives 

  • COM2116 Audience Analytics and Media Strategies
  • COM2405 Communication and Marketing
  • COM3410 Consumer Behavior Analysis
  • COM4305 Current Affairs Documentary Production
  • COM4307 Video News Production and Anchoring
  • COM4308 Convergent Newsroom Practicum
  • COM4309 Radio News Production
  • CAH3165 Creative Chinese
  • CAH3167 Chinese for Mass Media
  • CB2601    Marketing
  • CLA3100  Professional Internship I
  • MKT3603 Consumer Behaviour
  • PIA3033  Culture and Change in Asia
  • PIA3306  Organizational Behaviour for Public Management
  • SS1101    Basic Psychology

Start Your Career Here

This major prepares students to become internationally oriented professionals with a broad knowledge of and integrated skills in media and communication industries, including advertising and public relations, multimedia publishing and journalism and creative information technology. Graduates are well positioned to pursue diverse careers in various public and private sectors.