Prospective Students

Global Creative Industries Courses

GCIN1001  /  GCIN2003  /  GCIN2028  /  GCIN2017

GCIN2009  GCIN2010  /  GCIN2020  /  GCIN2015

Non HKU students application deadline:

Non-local students (student visa needed): 

  • Courses starting on June 24 (Session A): April 10, 2019
  • Courses starting on July 2 (Session B): April 16, 2019
  • Courses starting on July 15 (Session C): April 24, 2019
  • Courses starting on July 29 (Session D): May 1, 2019

Local students (not needing student visa) 31 May 2019 

*For HKU students, please follow the summer semester add/drop period. 

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while History courses, Philosophy courses, Music courses, Fine arts courses, Linguistics courses and courses with the GCIN prefix are for all undergraduate students, including eligible HKU students. Fee exemption/reduction applies for HKU students and students under formal HKU exchange agreements. 

Please, note that no add/drop will be permitted after the commencement of the summer courses.

ARTS2052

GCIN1001 Introduction to Global Creative Industries (6 credits)

This introductory course will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to examine significant and complex issues related to the emergence, development and prospect of the global creative industries. This course is a prerequisite for all students intending to declare a major or minor in Global Creative Industries, but it is also suitable for anyone seeking a broad understanding of the interplay between culture and creative economy.
We will examine the concept of the ‘global creative industries’ by offering a brief review of the industries of advertising, arts, fashion, antiques and crafts, publishing, music, performing arts, digital entertainment, design, film and video as well as television and radio. We will survey and identify the key players and characteristics of the emerging global creative economy by exploring the development of creative industries in different regions, such as East Asia, North America and Europe. We will also analyze the impact and implication of the growth of global creative industries on the role and function of culture in society today. Our goal is to help students examine and reflect critically on the cultural, economic, social as well as political forces that shape the form and content of global creative industries.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: June 24 –  July 12, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri,

                                  June 24, 2019 - July 10, 2019: 9:45am – 1:00pm ;July 11, 12, 2019: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS2052

GCIN2003 Cultural Policy: A Complex Marriage of Business, Politics and Culture (6 credits)

This course is required of all students intending to major or minor in Global Creative Industries. This course will examine the relationship between cultural policy and the development of the global creative industries. We will analyze why and how the state intervenes in the production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and ideas. We will trace the development of cultural policies in different countries through a comparative approach. We will also explore the impact and limitation of national cultural policy in the global arena. Our goal is to help students identify and explain the complex interaction among business, politics and culture behind the operation of the global creative industries. Taught within a seminar type framework, students will be encouraged to select, in consultation with a staff member, a country or an area of focus for deeper examination

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: June 24 –  July 12, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri,

                                  June 24, 2019 - July 10, 2019: 9:45am – 1:00pm ;July 11, 12, 2019: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS2052
GCIN2028 Understanding Asian Cinema: History, Culture, and Industry (6 credits)

The course seeks to introduce students to the history, culture, and industry of film in the Asian region, and focuses in particular on the socio-cultural relations linking the production, circulation, and appreciation of films with history, politics, business, organizations, people, and money. It is taught primarily by lectures and class work, and is attentive to the cinematic worlds in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, India, among others, comparing what we find there with standard readings on cinema in Europe and the United States. It thus looks at how local/regional variations can be found in the organization and practices of different film worlds and tries to explain why they exist. In the long-term, the course serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in film and media by familiarising them with the special dynamics of the world of cinema, alerting them especially to the challenges of managing creative people, creative works, production contexts, and their accompanying ideologies

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: June 24 –  July 12, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri,

                                  June 24, 2019 - July 10, 2019: 1:45pm – 5:00pm ;July 11, 12, 2019: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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ARTS2052

GCIN2017 Luxury Market in East Asia (6 credits)

The course examines and compares the development of the luxury markets in different regions in East Asia including Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea. Through in-depth case studies, the course enables students to analyze various branding and marketing, business management, pricing and product assortment strategies of luxury brands operating in East Asia. This course aims at enabling students to identify the cultural specificity of the production, circulation and consumption of luxury goods in East Asia and to reflect on the cultural concepts of pleasure and beauty embedded in the specific industrial and social contexts.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: June 24 –  July 12, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri,

                                  June 24, 2019 - July 10, 2019: 1:45pm – 5:00pm ;July 11, 12, 2019: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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ARTS2052

GCIN2020 New Media and Social Media (6 credits)

Digitalization has become a central part of consumer life and the business world. Our economy, society and culture are being significantly shaped by the development of digitalization and the Internet. Nowadays, new media and social media have become two very important pillars of marketing and management practices for both consumer and business, from hiring to reputation management to customer service. Different forms of new media, including QR codes, Facebook page, Google+, Pinterest and Amazon, etc. are dramatically changing creative processes, technological development, value chains, buying behavior and customer service in our society. The course aims to provide students with an insight into how new media and social media affect consumers and the society, as well as the cultural and organizational dynamics of the business world.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15 –  August 2, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS2052

GCIN2010 Fairs, Festivals and Competitive Events (6 credits)

The overall aim of the course is to analyse and understand the function of fairs, festivals, and other competitive events in the creative industries. It is taught primarily by lectures, with accompanying tutorials, and focuses on the different values that people in different creative industries bring to bear during the course of their work. In this respect, the course seeks to tease apart the strictly economic from other, more cultural aspects that go into the production, distribution and sales of cultural goods.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15 –  August 2, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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ARTS2052

GCIN2009 Art Worlds: Aesthetics, Money, and Markets (6 credits)

The overall aim of the course is to analyse and understand the functioning of art worlds in a global context. It is taught primarily by lectures, with accompanying tutorials, and focuses on the different attitudes and values brought to bear on art works by different people in an art world. Because such works are not just appreciated in aesthetic and historical terms, but are also traded as part of an art market, the course seeks to tease apart the strictly cultural and aesthetic from other, social and economic, aspects that affect the production, distribution and consumption of art works.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15 –  August 2, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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ARTS2052

GCIN2015 Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries (6 credits)

Creative entrepreneurs bridge the gap between arts/culture and economy/consumption. They are keys in defining what culture to be consumed and promoted. This course discusses the most critical essences of a successful Creative entrepreneur. It showcases a holistic approach of entrepreneurial process and the importance of creativity and innovation in modern cultural industrial world. Through this interdisciplinary program that covers theoretical and functional areas of recent development in global and China creative industries, together with coherent and detailed knowledge of creative entrepreneurship, students will learn how creative ideas, inventions, and skills are generated and transformed into commercial and social ventures. Special emphasis will be placed on China context where the industry is undergoing a booming time.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15 –  August 2, 2019 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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