Prospective Students

Global Creative Industries Courses

Session A:  GCIN1001  /  GCIN2009  /  GCIN2012  /  GCIN2017
Session C:  GCIN2003  GCIN2007  /  GCIN2020  /  GCIN2022

Application deadline: 16 March 2018

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while HIST2093 and HIST2107, courses with the GCIN prefix and the Chinese as a Foreign Language courses CHIN9511 and CHIN9522 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 course adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine significant and complex issues related to the emergence, development and prospect of the global creative industries. It 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. It will also analyze the impact and implication of the growth of global creative industries on the role and function of culture in society today.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: Session A: June 25 –  July 13, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

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 examines the relationship between cultural policy and the development of the global creative industries. It will analyze why and how the state intervenes in the production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and ideas. It will trace the development of cultural policies in different countries through a comparative approach and explore the impact and limitation of national cultural policy in the global arena.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Pre-requisite: GCIN2001 or GCIN2002 (for HKU students only)

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16 – August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS2052
GCIN2007 Film and Media: Cultural and Organizational Dynamics (6 credits)

This course enables students to study the cultural and organizational dynamics of the film and media industry to understand the economic, social, cultural and material processes that underpin the whole industry. Through an in-depth and comparative study of the creative processes, technology adaptation, value chains, overall organizational structures, and consumer images of the industry, the course aims to engage students in a critical discourse on the complex interplay between the economic and cultural forces which drive the development of the film and media industry in the global market.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16 – August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

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 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: Session A: June 25 – July 13, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                    

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here

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ARTS2052

GCIN2012 Introduction to Video Game Studies (6 credits)

This course is an introduction to the exciting new field of video game studies. The course starts with tracing the historical background and recent development of the video game industry, followed by discussions on the major methods and approaches used to analyze video games as a cultural product. Through in-depth and comparative study of video games in social, economic, aesthetic, psychological, and gender perspectives, the course aims to engage students in a critical discourse on the major debates surrounding the medium.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: Session A: June 25 – July 13, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS2052

GCIN2017 Luxury markets 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: Session A: June 25 – July 13, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

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 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: Session C: July 16 – August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here
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ARTS2052

GCIN2022 Understanding Fashion from Interdisciplinary Approaches (6 credits)

Fashion is not a discipline but a “field”. It is connected dynamically with many disciplines and/or areas. This course aims to provide students with a full and basic comprehension of fashion from different interdisciplinary approaches through lectures, external guest speakers’ seminars, workshops, and visits to museums, theatres, design studios and companies. The interdisciplinary approaches will broaden the views of the students about fashion, and their understanding of how fashion has been shaping the other aspects of the creative industry and society and vice versa.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: Session C: July 16 – August 3, 2018 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Programme Fee: HKD13,000

Course Description: please click here
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