Media & Communication Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Unleash your potential and enhance your employment prospects, job performance and choice with postgraduate study in Media and Communication subject area at College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE.

Our suite of professionally-focused programmes include Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Media, Postgraduate Diploma in Social Media and Communication, and a list of short courses that fit for your learning goals and adding values to you, improving both your academic and professional qualifications.

Our curricula and programmes are constantly updated that strive to satisfy the market needs of the ever-changing media and communication landscape. Our lecturers are well-established industry practitioners with respectable academic credentials who are passionate in sharing and passing their experiences and expertise to the next generations. We encourage lively exchange of ideas between the lecturers and students, and with knowledge building and networking that extend from the classroom to the profession.

All programmes, both award bearing and non-award bearing, are delivered in part-time mode that range from roughly a few weeks to eighteen months. For more information, please visit the respective programme webpages.

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The programme aims to meet the continuing education and professional development needs of those who are currently working in public relations and/ or event management or those who have aspirations in these areas. The programme provides students with core event management concepts as well as knowledge in public relations and corporate branding. A broad and holistic view in event management will be given to students with practical public relations techniques and tools to achieve the corporate's branding goals and objectives. 
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Start 21 JAN 2019 (MON)
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$13,000
The programme aims to meet the continuing education and professional development needs of people who are currently working in public relations or those who have aspirations in this area. The programme provides students with knowledge in practical public relations techniques and tools to achieve the corporate's branding goals and objectives.
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Start 02 APR 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 months
Fee HK$7,000
In order to improve the quality of governance in Hong Kong, it is important to first improve the quality of the politicians. This executive programme is a specialized course developed and offered jointly by the Path of Democracy and HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), which aims to train and develop young political leaders to meet the needs and unique political situation in Hong Kong.
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Start To be advised
Duration 10 months
Fee HK$25,000
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
The MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice is a unique programme that explores contemporary media and communications alongside the cultural and creative industries. Work-place learning forms an integral part of this programme, suitable for media professionals or career conversion.

This programme, with its emphasis on transforming media and cultural practices, offers a broad approach that spans different sectors. It has been designed for postgraduate students considering a career in the media, culture or media arts industries, or those who want to work in research and education in these areas. 
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Start 01 SEP 2019 (SUN)
Duration 16 months
Fee HK$130,500
This module offers an interdisciplinary approach to inquire the cultures of art collecting in contemporary world. With the use of both international and local perspectives, how art collecting has become a remarkable cultural practice and the ecology of art collecting will be scrutinised. Students will learn the cultural politics of art and the role of the trade of artefacts and cultural objects in global cultural economy. They will deal with special topics including the patterns of collecting, art valuation, relationship between connoisseurship and taste, the global ‘travelling’ of cultural objects and the politics of display of artefacts.
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Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$10,000
This module examines the various ways in which globalisation processes are impacting media practices and representations. Key theoretical concepts and debates on media globalisation will be covered, with application to a range of global media examples and texts, including elements of popular culture and trends in new media. The developments in communications and transmission formats that have resulted from media globalisation will also be evaluated in order to delineate how audience identities are being constructed and shaped by these transnational and intercultural productions and processes.
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Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$10,000
In this mediated network society, use of media increasingly becomes an essential part of people’s everyday life. The media are therefore strategically employed as pedagogical tool by the teaching profession. This module purposes to critically review the historical and contemporary development of media as a pedagogical tool. By evaluating different forms of media content, it applies principles and concepts related to media literacy for instructional and teaching purposes. The module equips students with media professional knowledge with a view to assessing teaching effectiveness of media literacy classes.
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Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$10,000
Media and media practices are shaped by social and political processes. Designed to give students an understanding of the contextual factors that affect media structures, policies and management practices, this module aims to critically review strategic and operational opportunities as well as the problems of media organisations within the current information environment. With reference to socio-legal perspectives on media and regulatory issues, a comparative analysis of models and principles of media regulation governing access to media infrastructure and content in both conventional mass media and new digital communications technologies will be included.
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Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$10,000
The main objective of this module is to introduce students to the dominant perspectives in media and cultural studies, and thus to help them develop the study of media and cultural institutions, ideologies and policies as part of social and economic reality. At the core of the module is a set of selected scholarly readings that will provide students with an opportunity to review and criticise contesting theories and approaches to the understanding of media and cultural systems and contents in the academic field. The readings and class discussions will be synthesised through a number of presentations and written assignments.
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Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$10,000
This module aims to develop an appreciation of the complex interplay between the media and urban areas in contemporary world. City imaging is nowadays supplemented and constructed by exposure to visual media rather than by direct sense experience of urban realms. The examination of how the media enhance individuals to mentally organise their own sensory experience of cities is thus the focus of the module. Through evaluation of concepts and skills in the representation of cityscapes, the process of constructing written and visually-based narratives about the potential of places will be discussed.
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Start 01 FEB 2019 (FRI)
Duration 12 weeks
Fee HK$10,000