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Social Sciences Media & Communication

Certificate for Module (Media and the City)
證書(單元:媒體與城市)

Course Code
DP106A
Application Code
1670-DP106A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
April 2021 (Tentative)
Duration
36 hours
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$10,000

This programme aims to develop an appreciation of the complex interplay between the media and urban areas in contemporary world. City imaging is nowadays supplemented and constructed by exposure to visual media rather than by direct sense experience of urban realms. The examination of how the media enhance individuals to mentally organise their own sensory experience of cities is thus the focus of the programme. Through evaluation of concepts and skills in the representation of cityscapes, the process of constructing written and visually-based narratives about the potential of places will be discussed.

QF Level

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QF Level: 6

QR Registration No.: 19/000085/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:

  1. critically review and interpret the key theoretical perspectives of the role of media in urban life;
  2. analyse the theories and concepts and apply them to relevant case studies;
  3. apply media and creative skills to the representation of the city;
  4. critically evaluate concepts and skills in the representation of cityscapes.

 

Syllabus

  • Metropolis
  • Representing the city
  • Mapping reality
  • Production of space
  • Urbanism & everyday life
  • Economies of signs & space
  • Spaces of art
  • Urban discourses: Urban myths
  • The informational city
  • The politics of virtual spaces
  • Locative media
  • Postmodern urbanism
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Venue

To complete the programme, students are required to achieve 80% attendance of the programme and pass all the assignment. A Certificate for Module (Media and the City) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to those who have successfully completed the programme. 

Teaching Mode

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 (9 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 (3 hours):

3 practical workshops will be provided to equip students with the necessary hands-on skills in using media technologies. Students are expected to further familiarise themselves with the required media tools when they produce their project (e.g. a photoblog), which requires students to do extensive individual research after class.

Assessment

Group oral presentation (60%) + Media project and Written assignment (40%)

Applicants should

1. (a)     hold a bachelor’s degree in areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, IT or Business, or equivalent,

                awarded by a recognised institution; 

               or

      (b) (i) hold a sub-degree or higher diploma awarded by a recognised institution; and

            (ii) have two years of recognised professional experience;

and

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.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Application fee waived until the end of 2020)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$10,000

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the 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 any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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