Creative Industries and Cultural Assets (MA)

Department of Creative Arts All Programmes Postgraduate Programmes Creative Industries and Cultural Assets (MA)

Programme Outline

Programme Title Creative Industries and Cultural Assets
Programme Code MACICAF
Mode of Study Full Time/Part-Time
Number of Credits 60 credits
Normal Period of Study 1 year (3 terms on full time basis) 2 years (part-time basis)

Aims and Objectives


The programme aims at providing an interdisciplinary grounding for students to explore the dynamics and synergies of creative industries and cultural assets. Students will gain exposure to the concepts, ideas and practices of the fields, and come to develop a critical and integrated understanding of the key forces shaping the creative and cultural vitality of a place. As a result, students will be inspired of far-reaching visions for the wellbeing and development of the public's cultural life, and be motivated to execute their visions.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)


On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

(a)    Critically review the nature, characteristics, contemporary issues and connections of creative industries and cultural assets;
(b)Integrate appropriate concepts, theories, research methods and critical perspectives to examine the contexts for the development of creative industries and cultural assets;
(c)Apply the knowledge, skills and techniques for problem-solving in the professional settings of creative industries and cultural assets; and
(d)Conduct strategic planning for a cultural project in the field of creative industries and cultural assets.

Programme Structure

Core Courses of MACICAF

Course Title
Creative Economy and Cultural Policy
Contemporary Art Scene in Asia
Art Gallery and Museum Management
Film and TV Industries
Animation: Art and Industry
Digital Art and Aesthetics of Images
Selected Topics in the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong
Research Methods and Writing for Graduate Project
Graduate Project in Creative Industries and Cultural Assets

Elective Courses of MACICAF

Course Title
Hong Kong History, Society and Culture
Heritage and Tourism
Principles and Practices of Cultural Preservation: An Asian Perspective

Career and Further Studies


Graduates will be equipped to meet the complex needs in the creative economy at large, particularly in a range of sectors and institutions in the arts and culture, heritage, and creative industries, including but not limited to broadcasting, film and television, animation, digital entertainment, digital art, arts administration, museum and gallery, heritage sites, cultural festivals, policy and consultancy, and research and teaching. Career opportunities are available in the public sector, private art groups, non-profit cultural organizations, and educational organizations.

Progamme Website

For further information, please visit the programme website

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the programme should have:
  • A recognized Bachelor's degree;
  • Proficiency in Chinese and English. Applicants' English language proficiency should meet the University's admission requirements on English proficiency.
  • Any other equivalent qualifications and relevant professional experience will be considered.
Applicants are required to attend an admission interview and/or written test More information of the University's entry requirements for: Local applicants and Non-local applicants

Programme Team

Dr. LEE Lok Man


Assistant Professor
Programme Leader, MA in Creative Industries and Cultural Assets

Dr. HUI Tak Cheung Issac


Senior Lecturer

Mr. LAU Chun Man Ivan


Senior Lecturer

Mr. LI Xiaoqiao


Senior Lecturer

Dr. WAN Chi Kwong Bruce


Senior Lecturer

Mr. LIAO Ming Kei Malcolm




Ms. LEUNG Wing Yin Wendy


Assistant Academic Support Officer,
BA (Hons) in Creative Advertising & Media Design
MA in Creative Industries and Cultural Assets