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Bachelor of
Communication
and Media Studies

 

QR Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000662/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-28/08/2020

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

 

This is a registered programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualifications to which this programme may lead.

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Why study a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies?

 

If you are passionate about effective communication, have a creative personality, and aspire to pursue a career in the creative media industry, UOW’s Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies is for you.

 

UOW’s Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies degree is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a broad introduction to the changing fields of communication and media. This degree has a strong international focus, and supports you to develop independent research skills that are appropriate to a wide range of careers.

 

Our curriculum is co-developed by experts in their fields who head international committees and edit journals that have world-wide circulation, and delivered by a team of educators who are passionate about helping you achieve your goals.

 

In 2018 UOW has been ranked in the top 200 in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World rankings by subject).

 

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What will you learn?

 

You are introduced to core concepts in the academic study of media and communication practice. You will develop flexible and transferable skills that will prepare you to engage with global media practices that are impacting different professions and industries. Students graduating from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies will be able to:

  • Analyse media and communication research and practice in local, national and global contexts
  • Synthesize theoretical and practical knowledge of media and communication issues and apply to the changing dynamics of the field
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of media and communication issues and how to address these in different contexts as responsible global citizens
  • Develop and apply a set of relevant critical and professional skills for local, national and global media contexts
  • Design possible solutions to unpredictable and complex communication and media issues by applying creative and critical thinking skills
  • Articulate a critical understanding of the extent to which the media represent diversity and cultural difference

 

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Pathways

 

Institution Qualification
UOWCHK/CCCU

Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies in the following majors:

  • French and English
  • Korean and English
  • Spanish and English

Associate of Arts in the following majors:

  • English for Professional Communication
  • Communication and Public Relations
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Digital and Visual Design
  • Cultural Studies

Associate of Social Science in the following majors:

  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Applied Social Studies

Associate of Social Science

Associate of Science in Creative & Interactive Media Production

Associate of Business Administration in Marketing

HKU SPACE Community College

Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies in the following majors:

  • Media and Cultural Studies
Hong Kong Community College

Associate in Public Relations and Communication

Associate in Language and Culture

Associate in English for Business Communication

College of International Education

Associate of Arts in the following majors:

  • Media Communication
  • Creative Media Writing
  • Film Television and Digital Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Creative Communication
  • Creative Digital Media Design

 

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Career opportunities

 

You will gain knowledge about how communication practices and the use of different technologies are integrated with our professional, social and political lives. You will also address relevant global, economic and political issues affecting the media and communications industries.

 

These insights and experiences will help you move into many types of careers including digital and social media businesses, media industry research, and corporate communications. You will be well prepared to work alongside professionals in different sectors creating professional and strategic communication based on your strengths in digital research, analysis, and design.

 

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Entry requirements

 

Students (including mature applicants) must have completed a recognised associate degree, higher diploma, diploma or advanced diploma in a related discipline such as Media Studies. The completed qualifications taken for entry need to be pitched at HKQF level 4 at a minimum.

 

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English language proficiency requirement

  • IELTS Academic – 6.0; or
  • Pearson Academic – 57; or
  • Cambridge Advanced - 52; or
  • TOEFL 79 (internet) or 550 (paper); or
  • Equivalent

 

Remark: Completion of a 2-year tertiary study at an approved institution taught and assessed in English is considered as meeting the English proficiency requirement of the course. The qualification has to be obtained within the previous 2 years.

 

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Programme structure

 

All students are required to complete nine (9) subjects worth eight (8) credit points each from the list below to be awarded the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Global Media and Communication Major).

 

The course structure* is outlined below.

 

Semester A

 

Subject code Subject name Credit Point

BCM 232

Global Media and Social Justice

8

BCM 288

Transnational Media and Culture Industries

8

DIGC 202

Global Networks

8

Semester B

 

Subject code Subject name Credit Point

CST 333

Hollywood and Beyond: Genres Across Cultures

8

BCM 210

Research Practices in Media and Communication

8

DIGC 330

Digital Asia

8

Semester C

 

Subject code Subject name Credit Point

BCM 240

Media, Audience, Place

8

BCM 310

Emerging Issues in Media and Communication

8

BCM 332

Global Media Interventions

8

 

*Programme may be subject to change.

 

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Student Testimonial

 

 

Diana Conseja

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

 

“My teachers during the course were all extremely helpful and were constantly eager to be involved with me and my assessments. They gave valuable advice not only regarding the school but on future employment and careers as well.”

 

 

IFRAH Junie Llene

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies

 

“Every challenge offered me an opportunity for self-discovery. I discovered newly found passions and skills. For instance, prior to the UOW course, I had little experience in producing videos. With the guidance of my teachers, I made pieces of work I am very fond of.

 

If I could take the UOW course again, I would do it a million times over. If you are willing to put in the effort to face challenges, I would highly recommend it. You will learn skills you can apply to the workforce as it is very hands-on.”

 

 

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Enquiries

 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Hotline: 3442 9729

Fax: 3442 0378

Email: fah@cccu.edu.hk

Address: Rm 6320, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, Community College of City University, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Contact Persons

 

Ms. Maria Fung, Programme Leader mmkfung@cityu.edu.hk