Social Sciences Media & Communication
Certificate for Module (New Media)
CEF Reimbursable Course
- Study mode
- Start Date
- To be advised
- Next intake(s)
- May 2021
- 36 hours
- Course Fee
The main objective of this programme is to introduce students to the key theories, thinking and debates surrounding new media studies. This programme will also contextualise the social functions and cultural meanings of digital/ new media technologies and their changes in different social and historical environments. The programme will encourage students to explore different forms of new media experiences and participations, and equip students with practical digital media production skills by designing, producing and publishing creative new media projects.
QF Level: 6
QR Registration No.: 19/000086/L6
Validity Period: from 01 Feb 2019 to on-going
Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the certificate for module, students should be able to:
- analyse New Media in context with ‘older’ media forms.
- critically evaluate current New Media theories;
- critically assess and interpret the social impacts of New Media;
- utilise New Media technology through practical application in creative projects.
History of New Media
- New media development
- Text and hypertext
- Image and perspective
New Media Theories
- Remediation and hypermediacy
- Narratology in new media
- The dynamics of digital authorship
New Media and Identity
- I Cyborg: Man & media interface
- Social media and networked communities
- Citizen D: Identity in the post-digital era
New Media and Society
- Surveillance in new media
- New media: Race and gender
- Ethics and virtual reality
To complete the programme, students are required to achieve 80% attendance of the programme and pass all the assignment. A Certificate for Module (New Media) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to those who have successfully completed the programme.
Lecture (24 hours):
As a critique-based programme, a lecture-preview reading assignment is given for each lecture. It consists of a small portion of the reading that will serve as a quick yet crucial introduction to the lecture. Students are required to do the reading before the lecture.
Tutorial Discussions (6 hours):
Tutorials will be held to allow students to discuss and to interact with the materials covered in the lectures in more depth. Students will also be required to participate in group activities and presentations to encourage their own critical thinking and engagement with the issues encountered in the course. Students will have to do assigned readings for tutorial discussion and presentations.
Workshops (6 hours):
6 practical workshops will be held to allow students to develop the needed skills in order to facilitate the production of two new media projects, which require students to do extensive individual research after class.
Oral presentation (60%) + Media project and Written assignment (40%)
1. (a) hold a bachelor’s degree in areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, IT or Business, or equivalent,
awarded by a recognised institution;
(b) (i) hold a sub-degree or higher diploma awarded by a recognised institution; and
(ii) have two years of recognised professional experience;
2. obtain a score of 6.5 in IELTS (no band less than 6.0), or equivalent (for those graduated from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction).
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
HK$150 (Application fee waived until the end of 2020)Course Fee
- Course Fee : HK$10,000
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Certificate for Module (New Media)
|COURSE CODE 40C106977||FEES $10,000||ENQUIRY 2910-7607|
|Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate for Module (New Media)
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