Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Writing and Film Arts BAHCWFAJ-Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Writing and Film Arts

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Writing and Film Arts is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3.

Year 1 entry   Programme code: BAHCWFAJ1
Total credits: 160
Year 2 entry   Programme code: BAHCWFAJ2
Total credits: 120
Year 3 entry   Programme code: BAHCWFAJ3
Total credits: 80

This programme focuses on training creative talents for Hong Kong’s cultural industries, especially filmmaking, media writing, creative writing and publishing. Students learn various aspects of the creative industries and related practices. The courses offered include creative/literary writing, screenwriting, film history, film studies, film production, publication, advertising, broadcasting, and radio plays and drama.


The programme provides students with an in-depth education and professional training in Creative Writing and Film Arts. Students are assessed continually on the quality of their assignments, projects, essays, presentations and/or examinations. Programme facilities include film/TV production studios, film editing laboratories, computer graphics laboratories, arts studios and sound studios.

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

(a) master the skills in novel writing, screen writing and film criticism;
(b) produce critiques on creative writings of different genres;
(c) put into practice the knowledge learned in the history, theory and aesthetics of world cinema;
(d) master the techniques and skills in film and video production.

Career prospects

Graduates of this programme will find employment opportunities in local media and creative industries, such as:

film and television
newspapers and magazines
journalism and publishing
public relations and advertising
art and design houses
online media channels
Interpretative documentation - social, heritage historical events
alternative video and photography production
museum and visual art curators
museum and art administration
art education

Further studies

Opportunities for postgraduate studies in film studies, film production, literature, design, media, or related fields such as performance studies and communication, are available in Hong Kong and abroad.

Honorary professors

Dr Liu Yichang(劉以鬯)
Dr Wong Kar-wai(王家衛)

Programme advisors

Mr Law Kar(羅卡)
Ms Wong Ain-ling(黃愛玲)
Mr Shu Ming (舒明)

Programme structure

Please click the hyperlinks below to view the programme structure:

Language of instruction

Cantonese and English

Duration of programme

• Year 1 entry: 4 years
• Year 2 entry: 3 years
• Year 3 entry: 2 years

Contact information
Ms Angela Law (Programme Leader)
(852)3120 2493
For more details about the programme information, please refer to the programme website.
Year 1 entry   BAHCWFAJ1
Year 2 entry   BAHCWFAJ2
Year 3 entry   BAHCWFAJ3

Student achievement

‘Most Touching Film’ award to young film-makers

A team of seven students from the Creative Writing & Film Arts programme submitted Love. No Barrier: Believe to the Rotary Golden Flower Youth Awards 2016 and won the ‘Most Touching Film’ award. They featured a visually impaired lead actor, to encourage social inclusiveness.