Social SciencesMedia & Communication
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism
- Awarded by
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
- Course Code
- Application Code
- Study mode
- Start Date
- 12 Oct 2020 (Mon)
- Next intake(s)
- February 2021
- 24 months
- Course Fee
- HK$132,000 (payable in 4 installments)
The proliferation of digital technologies in the past decades has completely changed the media landscape. This new Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism programme aims at preparing students for today's and tomorrow's journalism industry by developing their abilities to engage with evolving digital technologies across multimedia platforms alongside core and specialist skills such as reporting, interviewing, feature writing, editing and production - a transferable skill set which prepares students to excel in a wide range of areas, including print journalism, digital publishing, broadcasting, researching, freelance writing, social media marketing, video production, news agencies, public relations and public sector press departments.
- Engaging with the ever-changing processes of production, circulation and consumption in today's and tomorrow's journalism industry;
- Exploring a wide range of multimedia platforms including print, broadcast, online and social media;
- Learning to build an outstanding digital portfolio for future career development; and
- Practising and improving English language skills for professional communication.
Duration of Study
With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 24 months (part-time).
(This programme is also offered in full-time mode. With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 18 months.)
HKU SPACE and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturers employ diverse teaching modes and these include lectures, seminars, small group discussions, screenings, practical workshops, field trips, case studies, problem-based approaches, blended learning (classroom learning complementing with online resources, communication and discussion) and individual tutorials.
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism by Manchester Metropolitan University.
With strong multimedia and language skills, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism graduates will be able to seek a career in a wide range of sectors including print journalism, digital publishing and editing, broadcasting, researching, media development, freelance writing, specialist journalism, news agencies, public relations departments and public sector press departments.
Graduates with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Multimedia Journalism award are also eligible to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Media and Cultural Critique, awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice in Hong Kong awarded by London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London (UAL) and other local and overseas master's degree programmes.
- Advanced Diploma in Communication and Culture
- Postgraduate Diploma in Media and Cultural Critique
- MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice
- Note: Upon availability of classrooms, classes may be held in other learning centres.
This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
This programme consists of 8 modules, each carrying 30 credits. Upon fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, students enrolled in the programme will be granted an exemption from 4 modules (120 credits), normally equal to the first year of study. With this exemption, students are required to complete only 8 modules in 24 months (part-time).
|Editing and Production 1||15|
|Editing and Production 2||15|
|Magazine Journalism 1||15|
|Magazine Journalism 2||15|
|Media Law and Regulation 1||15|
|Media Law and Regulation 2||15|
|Multiplatform Journalism 1||15|
|Multiplatform Journalism 2||15|
|Advanced Journalism 1||15|
|Advanced Journalism 2||15|
|Law and Ethics for Multimedia Journalism 1||15|
|Law and Ethics for Multimedia Journalism 2||15|
|Journalism Portfolio 1||15|
|Journalism Portfolio 2||15|
|Advanced Audio and Video 1||15|
|Advanced Audio and Video 2||15|
Note: The above programme structure is intended for use as a guideline to prospective students. The University reserves the right to modify the structure.
Applicants shall hold:
- an Associate of Arts in areas of Languages and Humanities; or
- an Associate of Arts in areas of Media, Cultural and Creative Studies; or
- an Associate of Applied Social Sciences in areas of Communications, Public Relations and Journalism, or an Associate of Social Sciences; or
- an Associate of Business Administration.
- a Higher Diploma in areas of Arts, Design, Languages and Humanities; or
- a Higher Diploma in areas of Business Administration and Management; or
- a Higher Diploma in areas of Information Technology and Social Science.
Normally for those applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.0 overall is required: applicants should have at least 5.5 in each element. Holders of Associate Degree / Higher Diploma of HKU SPACE, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution in Hong Kong are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency.
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
HK$150 (Non-refundable)Course Fee
- HK$132,000 (payable in 4 installments)
Application Form Download Application FormEnrolment Method
HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet. Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.
Complete the online application form
Applicant may click the icon on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.
Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage. Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported.
Make Online Payment
Pay the programme/course fees by either using:
PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.
Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.
To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:
In Person / Mail
For first time enrolment
Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.
- For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.
- Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.
For continuing enrolment in the same course
In person or by post
- The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
- Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres.
Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:
- Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes. Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
- Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application). To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
- During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur. Successful payment may not guarantee successful application. In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
- Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
- For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully. In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
- Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
- If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted. We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application. Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.
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1. Cash or EPS
Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.
2. Cheque or bank draft
Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s) and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:
- in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
- by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope.
Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.
4. Online payment
Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.
- For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
- Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
- In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
- Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
- HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
- For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. It has over 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a diverse community of 3,000 international students from over 120 countries. Times Higher Education includes MMU in its top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old (2020).
The Department of Languages, Information & Communications at MMU which provides more than 10 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of information, digital media, web development, communications and multimedia journalism. In the area of Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations, Manchester Metropolitan University is ranked 29th out of 61 universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2020).