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    CCA A893BF
    Film, TV and Video Industries
    CCA A893BF
    Film, TV and Video Industries
    Course Start Date
    Spr 2020
    Course Level
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    English and Chinese
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Spr 2020
    Postgraduate 1 term 5
    English and Chinese
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: To be announced

    Fees: This course will be charged via a lock-in fee system. Please refer to the fee table ‘2017 Autumn term courses’ (pages 24–26).

    The course will introduce different theories and concepts for understanding the historical development and production practices of the film, TV and video industries. Different industrial practices such as the production of feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries and television series will be examined. The course will also explore the complex relationships between cultural formation and the historical dynamics of different forms of cultural industries. Cases in both Hong Kong and other countries will be discussed.

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Political economy and the Frankfurt School approach to the film, TV and video industries

    • Neo-liberal theories of creative industries and the film, TV and video industries

    • Post-Fordist theories of the film, TV and video industries

    • Local and global historical development of the film, TV and video industries

    • Local, global and ‘glocal’ tensions in the film, TV and video industries

    • Empirical case studies of both the local and global film, TV and video industries

    • Contribution of the Hong Kong film, TV and video industries to the formation of the characteristics of Hong Kong popular culture

    Assessment is based on students’ performance in the continuous assessment components including a class presentation and written report (worth 30% of the total mark for the course), and term paper and oral presentation (worth 70% of the total mark for the course).

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