Approved Courses for Research Degree Students

School of Creative Media

MPhil/PhD students are required to fulfill the stipulated core course and elective requirements.

Core Courses for PhD Students (4 Credits) for 2018 cohort or before:

Code Course Title Credits 2019-2020
Semester / Term
SM8401 Research Seminars I + 1 ---
SM8402

Research Skills and Methods

3 A
SM8403 Research Seminars II +% 1 ---
SM8404 Research Seminars III +% 1 ---

Core Courses for PhD Students (9 Credits) for 2019 cohort and thereafter:

Code Course Title Credits 2019-2020
Semester / Term
SM8405A Professional Practice 3 ---
SM8406

Independent Study for Qualifying Examination

6 A&B

Research Methodology and Ethics Course(s): (3 credits)

Code Course Title Credits 2019-2020
Semester / Term
SM8402

Research Skills and Methods

3 A

Core Courses for MPhil Students (3 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2019-2020
Semester / Term
SM8402

Research Skills and Methods

3 A

Electives for PhD Students (3 Credits)/MPhil Students (6 Credits):

Code Course Title Credits 2019-2020
Semester / Term
SM5303 Introduction to New Media Arts – Theories, Technologies, Aesthetics 3 A
SM5304 Animation: Principles and Practice + 3 A
SM5306 Cinematic Arts Workshop + 3 A
SM5307 Digital Media and Moving Images + 3 B
SM5308 Art and Technology 3 ---
SM5312 Interactive Media I 3 A
SM5313 Interactive Media II 3 B
SM5315 Independent Study I + 3 A / B / S
SM5316 Topics in Media Art I + @ 3 B
SM5317 Digital Sound and Computer Music 3 ---
SM5318 Topics in Media History and Theory I + @ 3 B
SM5319 Topics in Animation 3 B
SM5320 Procedural Animation + 3 ---
SM5321 Topics in Photography + 3 A
SM5323

Topics in Media History and Theory II @

 3 B
SM5325

Introduction to Critical Media Studies

3 A
SM5326 Gender in Popular Media 3 B
SM5327 Independent Chinese Cinema + 3 A / B 
SM5328 Introduction to Arts Administration + 3 ---
SM5329 Arts Management and Curatorship 3 A / B
SM5330 The Cultures of Disney 3 B
SM5332 Making Things Blip, Blink and Move: Introduction to Physical Computing + 3 ---
SM5333

Prototyping New Cinema: The Future Moving Image

3 ---
SM5334

Social Media and Digital Humans

3 B
SM5335

Contemporary and New Media: An Archaeological Study

3 B
SM5336

Art in the Information Age: Creative Act, Art Object, Aesthetic Perception

3 B
SM5337 Critical Theory for Contemporary Curators 3 A
SM5341 Collecting, Archiving and Digital Preservation 3 B
SM6305 Media Art: Theory and Practice I 3 B
SM6310 Independent Study II + 3 A / B / S
SM6311 Topics in Media Art II + @ 3 ---
SM6314 Computer Animation for Interactive Content + 3 B
SM6316 Media Art: Theory and Practice II 3 B
SM6317 Research Project in Media Studies + 6 A&B / B&S / S&A
SM6319 Privacy and Surveillance in Art and Culture 3 B
SM6322

The Art Market: Transaction, Activism, Analysis +

3 B
SM6323 Critical Ludology: Games, Playability and New Media Art + 3 A
SM6324 Visual Ethnography: Critical and Creative Practices + 3 ---
SM6325 Philosophy of Technology and New Media + 3 B
SM6327

Topics in Media Art III +@

3 A
SM6328 Analysis and Criticism of Computer Games 3 A
SM6329 History and Making of Exhibitions 3 A
SM6330 The Art and Design of Computer Games 3 ---
SM6331 Digital Media for Curating 3 A
SM6332 Computer Games and Society 3 B
SM6333 World-Building in Digital Narrative Media 3 A
SM6334 Special Topics in Game Cultures @ 3 ---
SM6335 Special Topics in Computer Game Studies @ 3 ---
SM6336 Special Topics in Computer Game Art @ 3 ---
SM6337 Advanced Topics in Computer Games and Playable Media 3 ---
SM6339 Public Programming and Social Media 3 ---
SM6341 Advanced Documentary Production 3 ---
SM8401 Research Seminars I + 1 ---
SM8405A Professional Practice 3 ---
SM8405B Professional Practice 2 A
SM8405C Professional Practice 1 A
SM8406 Independent Study for Qualifying Examination 6 A&B
SM8407 Proposal Development 3 B