Associate of Science in Creative and Interactive Media Production
Creative and Interactive Media Production Programme
The Associate of Science in Creative and Interactive Media Production (AScCIMP) programme aims to develop students’ creativity, aesthetics and innovative use of media; provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills in the development of interactive media systems and media production process; and provide them with the broad foundation and inter-disciplinary basics for further studies to higher degree and life-long learning.Apply Now
|Faculty||Science and Technology|
|Programme||Associate of Science in Creative and Interactive Media Production|
|Credit Units||63 CUs|
|Award type||Associate Degree|
This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
Applications can be submitted by the following methods:
- E-APP (for HKDSE 2024/25 only)
- Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
- By Post / In Person (Application Form)
Click here for more information on admissions procedures.
1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
- Obtain Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language (Note 1) and English Language (Note 2);
- If a subject under “other languages” is used for meeting the requirement in (a), a minimum of grade E is required;
- A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects graded “Attained” or above can be included for meeting the requirement in the first point of this section;
- Satisfy programme-specific entrance requirements (Only applicable to Associate of Business in Administration in Accountancy)
2) Other Qualifications
Most school-leaving qualifications deemed equivalent to those stipulated below are recognised. These may include any ONE of the following:
- Completion of the UOWCHK Diploma in General Studies / Diploma of Applied Education programme (Note 3) or a one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme;
- Completion of Diploma Yi Jin (Note 4);
- Grade E or above in one General Certificate of Education A-level (or A2)/International A-Level subject (Note 1) . Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects will be considered equivalent to one GCE A-Level. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level;
- A National University Education Entrance Examination (普通高等學校招生全國統一考試) score above the cut-off lines set for entry into non-government universities (本科二批分數綫)(Note 4) and a minimum English score of 100. Please refer to Chinese version for details;
- Other equivalent qualifications, including International Baccalaureate Diploma, are also accepted as satisfying the entrance requirements.
3) Mature Applicants
Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.
For applicants who have either learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, alternative Chinese Language qualifications (GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C) or grade E in HKDSE “other languages” can replace Chinese Language level 2;
- GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects, TOEFL or IELTS cannot be used to replace English Language Level 2;
- Successful completion of the Diploma in General Studies will fulfil the entrance requirement to UOWCHK associate degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
- For students who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under the Programme is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.
- The College may admit those applicants whose scores are below the cut-off lines but who can demonstrate good aptitude for the programme at admission interview.
All Full-time Associate Degree students are required to take 63 credit units in two years at HK$1800 per credit. Total tuition fee for two years is HK$113,400.
A Graduation Fee of HK$400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/ Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)
Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.
Enquiries: 2152 9000
Website: Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students
Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)
The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree
Enquiries: 2150 6222
Website: Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students
Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.
The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses.
Eligible applicants enrolling in courses on/after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of the course fee on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable course.
Eligible applicants enrolling in courses on/after 1 August 2022 will be reimbursed 80% of the course fee for the first HK$10,000 subsidy and 60% of the course fee for the remaining HK$15,000 subsidy, subject to a maximum sum of HK$25,000 (an increase of the CEF subsidy ceiling from $20,000 to $25,000), on successful completion of a reimbursable course.
Students should pay attention to the eligibility criteria from the Continuing Education Fund before submitting the application.
Enquiries: 3142 2277
Website: Continuing Education Fund
Programme structure and outcomes
- Learning outcomes & Main subject areas
- Programme study flow & structure
- Further Studies Pathways & Career prospects
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:
|1.||Relate creativity, aesthetics and media technology to areas of media design and production;|
|2.||Apply media and information methodologies, both independently and within a team, to develop interactive multimedia systems and enhance the levels of quality in production process;|
|3.||Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to their own area of study;|
|4.||Appreciate the major socio-political, cultural and economic issues that may affect media production;|
|5.||Practise in an ethical, responsible and professional manner, and apply safety and health measures at work; and|
|6.||Communicate effectively in a culturally diversified workplace.|
Main subject areas
- Media production
- Interactive media design
- Multimedia and the web
- Visual effects and photography
- Language and general education
Programme study flow
To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit units by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|Programme Core (39CUs)|
|Sem A, Year 1|
|AST10701||Creative Thinking for Media Design|
|AST10702||Digital Media Design Fundamentals|
|Sem B, Year 1|
|AST10703||Introduction to Media Production|
|AST10962||Introduction to the Web|
|AST11103||Problem Solving with Programming Skills|
|Sem A, Year 2|
|AST20503||3D Modeling and Computer Animation|
|AST20701||Digital Effects and Audio Production|
|AST20708||Interactive Digital Storytelling|
|AST21962||Multimedia Authoring and Technologies|
|Sem B, Year 2|
|AST22601||Marketing in the Digital Age|
|AST20963||Interactive Media Design|
|AST21104||User-Centered Design and Testing|
|Programme Electives (3CUs)|
Sem B, Year 2
Select any one:AST20704 or
Media Project or
|Language Skills (9CUs)|
|CGE1000* / 1500||English for Academic Studies A / B|
|CGE2003||English Professional Communication Skills for Technology|
|General Education (12CUs)|
|CGE13215||Nature and Conservation in Hong Kong|
|CGE12412||Appreciation of Western Art|
|CGE24411||Ethics and Society|
|CGE25111||Globilization and Business|
Please visit the General Education page for more details.
* Students whose DSE score of English Language is below 3 are required to complete this course
** Students who are non-Chinese literate can take a course among the core General Education courses in lieu of CGE1200 Practical Chinese at the recommendation of Programme Leaders and approval by the Chairman of Academic Board
Further Studies Pathways
The table below is not exhaustive and only aims to show some examples of the bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and University of Wollongong, Australia which have admitted our past graduates. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.
University of Wollongong, Australia
UOW College Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
- Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media
- Bachelor of Arts in Digital Television and Broadcasting
- Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Management
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Creative Media
Hong Kong Baptist University
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative and Professional Writing
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts
- Bachelor of Communication - Film Major - Film and Television Concentration
The Education University of Hong Kong
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture
- Bachelor of Education (Honours)(Secondary) Programme – Information and Communication Technology Major
- Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture (Visual Arts)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Design (Advertising Design / Environmental Design / Information Design / Interaction Design / Interior Design / Media Design / Product Design / Service Design / Social Design)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Marketing
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
- Bachelor of Science in Information Management
Graduates from this programme can find employment related to media creation and production, post media production, digital sound/video recording and editing. Graduates will qualify for a wide range of positions in the media industry which include animators, multimedia producers, interactive multimedia system developer, production designer, and new media designer.
Faculty of Science and Technology