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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 1 or Senior Year.

    Year 1 entry#   Programme code: BFAHPDAJ1
    Senior year entry*   Programme code: BFAHPDAJS
    # SSSDP subsidy is not applicable to non-local applicants/students of this programme.
    * Applicants will be considered for admission to different years of the study programme depending on individual academic merits and other relevant factors. Senior year entry applicants/students of this programme are NOT eligible for subsidy under SSSDP.

    This programme offers an education in cinematic design and photographic digital art, with a particular emphasis on the development of creativity and a personal signature style. Students will be nurtured in an environment that exposes them to new ideas. The development of a personal artistic vision is central to the curriculum, which puts an equal emphasis on the acquisition of skills.

    Entry Requirement



    The programme aims to provide students with an in-depth education and training in the artistic practices of cinematography, photography and digital imaging technology as they relate to visual communication and media practices. Courses in this programme cover various aspects of the aesthetics and technological development of cinematic design and photographic imaging, ranging from traditional film-based techniques to modern digital reproduction using projection and architectural-scale gallery prints.

    Career prospects
    photography studios
    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

    Further studies

    Graduates are eligible for admission to various master’s degree courses in local and overseas universities in the fields of Film, Photography, Visual Art, Curatorship, Culture, Media, Communication and Design.

    Programme recognition

    Graduates with post qualification experience are eligible to apply for membership with the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers and other professional bodies. (Subject to additional requirements from individual organization)

    Programme structure

    Please click the hyperlink(s) below to view the programme structure:

    Year 1 entry   Programme code: BFAHPDAJ1
    Senior year entry   Programme code: BFAHPDAJS


    Language of instruction

    English and Chinese

    Duration of programme

    • Year 1 entry: 4 years
    • Senior year entry: 2 / 3 years

    Contact information
    Dr. Amic Ho (Programme Leader)
    (852) 3120 2519
    Mr Makin Fung (Co-Programme Leader)
    (852) 3120 2489
    Mr Man Tin (Co-Programme Leader)
    (852) 3120 2520
    For more details about the programme information, please refer to the programme website.
    Year 1 entry   BFAHPDAJ1


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    Student sharing

    Lewis Lau Tsz-kin
    Year 3 student (Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art)

    Lewis Lau Tsz-kin’s interest in photography started in secondary school. He learnt about the OUHK’s professional photography programme before sitting the HKDSE, and gladly included it in his list of programme choices. He was admitted, and is now in the third year of studying the above programme.

    His studies have developed his artistic sense and expanded his knowledge of photography. He said confidently, ‘I’ve made the right choice!’ For someone who dislikes a deskbound office job, flexible, creative work is the natural first choice. In pursuing a career as a professional photographer, Lewis already has plans to form a production team, before he goes after his ultimate dream of owning a studio.

    Jimmi Ho Wing Ka
    Year 3 student (Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art)

    It has only been four years since Jimmi first took up photography, but in that time he has collected several awards. Most recently, he added three prestigious international prizes to the list — winner of the ‘City and Space’ category of the Royal Observatory Greenwich 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award, first prize in the Hong Kong section of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards and second place in the ‘Cities’ category of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2016.


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