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Social Sciences Media & Communication

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media and Cultural Production

Awarded by
University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
24 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 22 Sep 2022 (Thu)
3762 0061 / 2910 7613
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Clearing round for 2022/23 entry

This programme not only enables students to understand critical and creative approaches to the study of everyday life and the media but also involves the development of creative digital media projects and engagement in cultural research. Students will develop skills and expertise in media production, cultural research, events management, and writing for different contexts and audiences.

  • The programme has a strong focus on contemporary screen media which include television, film, photography, mobile/social media, and their users’ reception;
  • Students have the opportunity to undertake a production project as part of their final-year study under the guidance of experienced media lecturers and media professionals;
  • ​Students will be assessed by a combination of practical assignments including blogs, photo essays and multimedia projects which enhance both their analytical skills and professional knowledge in digital media production.

Programme Overview

With an aim to develop students to be adaptable, flexible and reflective cultural practitioners whose practice encompasses high quality and dynamic media research, this programme is unique in its integration of theory and practice in the study of contemporary culture and the transformations brought by digital media.

Duration of Study

With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 24 months (part-time). 
(This programme is also offered in full-time mode with shorter duration.)

Teaching Mode

HKU SPACE and UWE Bristol lecturers employ diverse teaching modes and these include lectures, seminars, small group discussions, screenings, practical workshops, field trips, student-led research, live briefs, blended learning (classroom learning complementing with online resources, communication and discussion) and individual tutorials.


A balanced combination of group and individual work is in execution. Students will be assessed through various forms of assignments including written work, digital media projects and portfolios, presentations, research reports, picture essays, and extended projects.


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media and Cultural Production by University of the West of England, Bristol.

Career Opportunities

BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Production graduates are competitive candidates in professions such as media production, photo-journalism, publishing, the heritage sector (museums, galleries, etc.), design and events management. Graduates are trained with multiple skills to perform specialist media production, to communicate clearly through writing, visual productions and to present ideas and information in oral presentations. They are well-equipped to be team players and self-motivated employees.

Further Studies

Graduates with the BA (Hons) award are also eligible to progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Media and Cultural Critique, awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or other local and overseas master’s degree programmes.

Relevant Programmes

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Days / Time
  • Tue, Thu, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Note: Upon availability of classrooms, classes may be held in other learning centres.
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

The entire programme consists of 12 modules. Upon fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, students enrolled in the programme will be granted an exemption from 3 modules (120 credits), normally equal to the first year of study. With this exemption, students are required to complete only 8 modules in 24 months, spanning across six semesters.



(2022/23 cohort)

Module 1

Module 2


Oct 2022 - Dec 2022

Media Culture 1

Online Media


Feb 2023 - May 2023

Media Culture 2


Jul 2023 - Oct 2023

Screen Media


Photo Media



Nov 2023 - Jan 2024

Photography & Visual Culture


Video Games & Digital Culture


Future Cities



Feb 2024 - May 2024

Media Production Project



May 2024 - Aug 2024

Advanced Media Production Project

Note: The above programme structure is intended for use as a guideline to prospective students. The University reserves the right to modify the structure. 

Applicants shall:

1a. hold an Associate Degree in areas of advertising and creative media/creative studies/film, television and digital media studies/cinema and television studies/creative communication/creative digital media/media communication/media production/media and cultural studies; or an Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Communication, Public Relations and Journalism.


1b. hold a Higher Diploma in areas of new media and communication, design, visual arts and culture, visual communication, digital and creative media, and film/TV studies.


2. demonstrate English proficiency with an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test.

Graduates of HKU SPACE Associate Degree/Higher Diploma, or those with an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution, are normally regarded as having demonstrated the required English proficiency.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$132,000

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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.


  • 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. 

University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a university based in the English city of Bristol. It is a publicly funded higher education institution with university title and taught and research degree-awarding powers. In the area of media and film studies, UWE Bristol is ranked 20th in the UK (The Guardian Good University Guide 2020).

UWE Bristol represents a tradition of professional education and training which can be traced back to 1595, when a navigation school was established as one of England’s first technical training institutions. In 1969, Bristol Polytechnic was formed. With its incorporation of a number of higher education colleges based in Bristol, Bristol Polytechnic gained its university status in 1992, becoming the University of the West of England, Bristol.

This BA programme is delivered within the Department of Creative Industries of UWE Bristol, which offers more than 20 undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes.