Bachelor of Arts Cultural Management

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, New Territories
Bachelor's Degree
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4 years
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Entry Requirements

General Requirements (Notes)

1. Applicants shall be eligible to apply if they:

*have obtained in one sitting of the GCE Advanced Level Examination pass grades in no less than three Advanced Level subjects (Applicants with pass grades in 2 Advanced Level and 2 Advanced Subsidiary Level subjects may also apply)*; OR

*have acquired an International Baccalaureate Diploma (check preferred subject requirements of the programmes)*; OR

*possess a qualification obtained outside Hong Kong which qualifies them for university admission in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT in USA, UEC / STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD in Canada, GSAT in Taiwan, etc.); OR

have successfully completed:

*at least one year of full-time undergraduate study at a recognized university; OR

*a course of study leading to the qualification of an associate degree / higher diploma; OR

*are mature persons aged 23 or over on 1st September in the year when admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields; OR

*have other exceptional achievements which merit admission.

For candidates who have completed only GCE-AS or the first year of IB Diploma studies with outstanding results, they may be considered for admission under special circumstances on individual merits case-by-case.


2. Language Requirement

Applicants should have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in English. Below are the minimum required scores or grades for some of the more common acceptable examinations.

Test (English Language) Minimum Attainment

GCE-AL/AS          E


IB            4

IELTS      6.0

SAT Reasoning Test Essay             8


- Paper 550

- Computer         213

- Internet            80

In addition to the General Requirements, including the Language Requirement, individual programmes may have additional or higher requirements. Please refer to the website(s) of the respective programme(s) to which you wish to apply for admission for updates on the programme requirements.



Students admitted on GCE A-level / IB or equivalent qualifications (e.g. STPM) will normally be required to complete 99 units of courses (normative period of study is 3 years) in order to graduate. Students admitted on standing below GCE A-level / IB qualification (e.g. qualifications obtained outside Hong Kong for admission to 4-year undergraduate programmes of an overseas university) will normally be required to complete 123 units of courses (normative period of study is 4 years) in order to graduate. There are yet some other programmes that are offered as a standard four-year or five-year programme.


Additional Considerations

Applicants are:

1.expected to possess keen interests, suitable talents or academic background to make a unique contribution to the cultural diversity on campus;

2.recommended to take TOEFL, IELTS or another acceptable language test, if English is not their native language;

3.expected to be able to support themselves financially during all periods of enrolment




























Course Code      Course Title        Unit(s)

Area I. General Studies in Culture

ANTH1010           Humans and Culture       3

ANTH1410           Culture of Hong Kong     3

CUMT1001          Introduction to Cultural Management    3

CUMT1002          Cultural Theories              3

CURE1001            Introduction to Cultural Studies 3

CURE1003            Culture Studies of Space               3

CURE2025            Contemporary Consumer Culture            3

CURE2031            Understanding Visual Culture     3

CURE2032            Youth and Popular Culture           3

CURE2037            Cultural Policy    3

CURE2147            Pilgrimage and Culture  3

ENGE3190           Literature and Culture   3

FAAS1600            Artistic Traditions in China            3

FAAS1700            Artistic Traditions in the West     3

Area II. Art Forms/Disciplines Studies

Students are required to take 12 units (at least 9 units at 2000 or above level) from any existing programmes in the Faculty of Arts for this area. They may refer to the courses recommended for the Major/Minor Programmes of the departments as reference for their selection.

Area III. Management Studies and Cultural Management

ANTH2510           Culture and Business      3

CUMT3001          Visual Arts Management              3

CUMT3002          Performing Arts Management   3

CUMT3003          New Media Arts Management  3

CUMT3004          Public and Community Art           3

CUMT3005          Management of Public and Non-profit Cultural Organization       3

CUMT4001          Integrated Studies in Cultural Management        3

CUMT4002          Internship / Research Project     3

CURE2048            Cultural Management: Discourse and Practice    3

FAAS4201            Art as Profession              3

FINA2010             Financial Management  3

MGNT1020         Principles of Management           3

MGNT2040         Human Resource Management 3

MGNT2510         Introduction to International Business   3

MKTG2010          Marketing Management              3

TRAN3800           Arts Translation                3

Area IV. Concentrations/ Special Studies in Cultural Management

Students are required to take 12 units from the below courses. They can choose to declare a concentration in one of the three concentrations/special studies if they successfully attain the 12 units from the same concentration.

1. Cultural Heritage, Conservation and Cultural Tourism

ANTH2720           Archaeology of Hong Kong          3

ANTH2730           Preserving Cultural Heritage       3

ANTH2760           China’s Cultural Heritage              3

ANTH3370           Tourism and Culture       3

ARCH1330           Experiencing Architecture            3

CHLL4320             Classical Chinese Drama                3

CURE2042            Xiqu and Culture              3

CURE2306            Hong Kong Temples and Festivals             3

CURE4024            Culture and Heritage Conservation          3

FAAS2102            Arts of Ancient China: Neolithic Through Bronze Age       3

GRMD1023         Resources, Society and Environment      3

HIST4203              Traditional Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong: Perspectives of History and Anthropology     3

HIST5559              Antiquities and Monuments in Hong Kong           3

2. Cultural Institutions and Programming

ANTH4720           Museums and Anthropology      3

CURE2047            Performance Studies     3

CURE3030            Cultural Criticism Workshop        3

CURE3031            Arts, Propaganda and Social Action          3

ENGE1800           Drama in Performance I                3

ENGE2700           Drama in Performance II               3

FAAS2117            Art in HK: from the Foundation of the Colony to the Early 21st Century   3

FAAS3108            Contemporary Art: Artistic Strategies in a Postmodern Era            3

FAAS4119            An Illustrated History of Western Art Theory: from Plato to Postmodernism        3

HIST5514              S.P. in Public History (Museum Studies) 3

HIST5561              Museum and Historical Interpretation    3

MUSC2522          Music in Contemporary Asia       2

MUSC3812          Music and the City           2

MUSC3872          Introduction to World Musics     2

3. Cultural and Creative Industries

CHLL3402             Modern Chinese Literature and Film       3

CHLL4401             Literature and Art            3

CHLL4403             Hong Kong Literature     3

CHLL4408             Modern Chinese Literature and Culture                3

CURE2030            Hong Kong Cinema          3

CURE3024            Creativity and Creative Industries             3

CURE3026            Studies in New Media    3

CURE3027            Cultural and Creative Industries                3

ENGE3260           Creative Writing               3

JASP2100             Japan and Asian Creative Industries        3

JASP2200             Introduction to Japanese Animation, Comics and Game 3

JASP2400             Culture of Japanese Mass Media              3

JASP3470             Japanese Youth Cultures in Asia                3

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