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Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Photography
攝影深造文憑

Course Code
PE011A
Application Code
1545-PE011A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
06 Sep 2017 (Wed)
Duration
1 year
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$38,500
How to Apply
Deadline on 26 Jul 2017 (Wed)
Enquiries
29755691
22141847
This programme is re-tilted to Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Photography from 2017 intake.

This programme aims to enable students to make an in-depth pursuit in both academic studies (criticism and theory) and practices (applied skills) in contemporary photography. The overall background and knowledge of contemporary issues in photography will be discussed. Students are expected to deal with historical perspectives, criticism and theory in photography and to explore contemporary lens-based image-making through a curriculum in the culture, history, theory and practice of photography. Students will be trained to reflect their learning through essays and photographic project work.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. apply their knowledge and skills in contemporary photographic criticism and practice;
  2. critically review and evaluate items of photographic artwork; and
  3. develop their own creative style and genres of photography.

 

This 1-year part-time face-to-face programme consists of 4 modules:

Module Title

Brief Description

Lecturer

History and Criticism of Photography

Topics include: History of photography; Evolution of technology which affects photographic standard; Social political contents in photographic images; From subjectivity to objectivity, new vision and new genres of photography; Digital evolution and its influence on the traditional paradigm of photography

Mr Fung Hon Kee Joseph,

Mr Chun Wai,

Ms Lam Wai Kit,

Ms Wong Wo Bik

Contemporary Issues in Photography

Topics include: The reading of photographs; The relationship of Modern Art Movements and photography; Post-modernism currents; Photography in the new millennium; Selected issues in contemporary photography

Ms Lam Wai Kit,

Ms Wong Wo Bik,

Mr Chun Wai,

Mr Dustin Shum,

Dr Edwin Lai

Paradigm of Photography

Topics include: Early photographic processes, from Daguerreotype to Dry Plate; Celluloid film in the Modern Age; Color film from 1940’s; Revolution of digital tools in the New Millennium; Overview of cameras

Mr Fung Hon Kee Joseph,

Ms Wong Wo Bik,

Mr Ko Chi Keung Alfred

Graduate Project

Students will work on self-initiated projects supplemented by workshops, seminars, tutorials and critique sessions.

Mr Fung Hon Kee Joseph,

Mr Chun Wai

 

Apart from lectures, students will attend field trip, seminars, workshops, consultation and tutorials.

An exhibition of graduate works, one of the non-lecture activities for module ‘Graduate Project’, will be organized at the end of the programme.

**Scholarship offered by Asia One Communications Group will be awarded to two graduates who achieved the highest and second highest cumulative GPA. Each of the scholarship recipients will be given HK$20,000.

 

 

Days / Time
  • Wednesday 7.00-10.00pm
  • Saturday 2.00-5.00pm
Venue Tutor
  • Mr Fung Hon Kee Joseph, Master of Fine Arts(Photo), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Mr Chun Wai, Dip. National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique, Ville de Mulhouse, France
  • Ms Lam Wai Kit, Master of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ms Wong Wo Bik, Master of Fine Arts in Photography (minor in filmmaking), Tyler School of Art, Temple University, US
  • Other guest teachers
  • Applicants shall:

i) hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university;

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
  2. A score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
  3. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
  4. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  5. equivalent qualifications.

AND

ii) have experience and knowledge in photography. 

  • Applicants are required to attend an interview and present a portfolio of their photographic works.
  • Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$38,500 (per programme, 2 installments)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorCreative Industries

CEF Courses
History and Criticism of Photography (Module from the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography Programme)
攝影歷史及評論 (攝影深造文憑課程科目)
COURSE CODE 28Z08838-5 FEES $9,625 ENQUIRY 2975-5691
Contemporary Issues in Photography (Module from the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography Programme)
攝影的當代議題 (攝影深造文憑課程科目)
COURSE CODE 28Z08839-3 FEES $9,625 ENQUIRY 2975-5691
Paradigm of Photography (Module from the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography Programme)
攝影範例 (攝影深造文憑課程科目)
COURSE CODE 28Z08840-7 FEES $9,625 ENQUIRY 2975-5691
Thesis Work (Module from the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography Programme)
結業創作 (攝影深造文憑課程科目)
COURSE CODE 28Z08841-5 FEES $9,625 ENQUIRY 2975-5691
Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please submit your application with all the following documents through one of our enrolment counters in person or send by post to the following address:

HKU SPACE
11/F, Island East Campus
494 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
(Attn: Ms. Emily Chin)

  1. Duly completed HKU SPACE application form (SF26);
  2. A copy of HKID Card;
  3. Copies of certificates and transcripts of academic/professional qualifications; and
  4. A crossed cheque of HK$200 made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ as application fee (non-refundable) 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. 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.

  2. 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 PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. 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 team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. 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 approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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