Message from Head

In response to the latest trends of social development, the Department of Creative Arts (School of Arts and Social Sciences) at the Open University of Hong Kong strives to train highly skilled professionals for the creative industry. According to the “Report on Manpower Projection to 2022” released by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2015, the cultural and creative industries in the city will continue to thrive in the years ahead. Hence, the demand for innovative experts in the fields of creative writing, film production, TV production, advertising & media design, photography, visual design, animation, and visual effects is expected to accelerate. In light of this, our department is committed to developing effective programmes that address the specific needs of the society.  In 2008, the Department of Creative Arts took the initiative to launch the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Writing and Film Arts programme. It was also the first 4-year Bachelor’s degree programme designed particularly for training creative writing professionals in Hong Kong. In subsequent years, our department continued to launch three additional programmes including Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Animation and Visual Effects as well as Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Advertising and Media Design. All these programmes have gained great popularity in the society and among students. To address the needs of the society, we have recently added two new programmes, namely Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Computing and Interactive Entertainment as well as Master of Creative and Cultural Industries Management.

The training we provide is unique, which sets us apart from other creative arts disciplines in the higher education sector of Hong Kong. Our curriculum design emphasizes the importance of originality and industrialization. Integrating literary texts with visual aesthetics, our courses aim at helping students develop universal values and global perspectives. Our teaching team consists of distinguished experts from the academic and professional sectors. They are recognized for exemplary performance along with extensive experience in academic research, teaching, and their respective fields of specialization. Under the close supervision of all colleagues in the team, both current students and graduates of the Department of Creative Arts have won countless awards over the years, which cover a broad spectrum of areas such as creative writing, film production, photography, animation, advertising campaign, etc. Many of them have been recognized in international competitions and exhibitions such as Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan), DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Japan), Sony World Photography Awards, National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival in Hong Kong, Kam Fan Awards from the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong, Global Youth Chinese Literary Awards, etc. These achievements are the result of the collective efforts of our teaching team and students. They also serve as a testimony to our commitment to quality education.

The Open University of Hong Kong has offered unwavering support to the initiatives advocated by the Department of Creative Arts. In recent years, the Jockey Club Campus has been equipped with a wide range of resources such as creative arts studios and laboratories, TV studios, sound studios, computer centers, etc. This has also fostered a positive learning environment conducive to student creativity. Besides working in close collaboration with the universities in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, and other overseas countries, the department has established strong partnership with numerous public and private organizations associated with the cultural and creative industries. By promoting active participation in intellectual exchange, project-based learning, internships, and other marketing efforts, we are committed to providing students with optimal opportunities so that they can learn through experience, interaction and cooperation.

In the future, we will continue our ongoing efforts to explore even more collaboration opportunities to empower our students with better education, more diversified experiences, and a broader academic vision. Our department is on a mission to work in the best interest of students as we fulfill our goals to keep up with the ever-changing world and provide well-trained practitioners for the creative arts industry.

Dr. Leung Mo Ling Rebecca
Associate Professor
Head of Department of Creative Arts
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Director of OUHK Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture

香港公開大學人文社會科學院創意藝術學系旨在為本港培養創意產業界別的人才,以配合社會發展趨勢。據香港特別行政區政府2015年發表的「2022年人力資源推算報告」推算,本港文化及創意產業每年持續增長,無論創意寫作、電影拍攝、電視製作、廣告及媒體設計、攝影、視覺設計、動畫製作和視覺特效等不同範疇都需要大量的具創意的人才。就此,本系一直努力回應社會需求。

早於2008年起,創意藝術學系已率先開設「創意寫作與電影藝術榮譽文學士」四年制課程,是香港最早專門培訓創意寫作專才的學士課程。其後,本學系陸續開辦「電影設計及攝影數碼藝術榮譽藝術學士」、「動畫及視覺特效榮譽藝術學士」以及「創意廣告及媒體設計榮譽文學士」等三個課程,並廣受社會和學生歡迎。近年,我們更開辦「電腦及互動娛樂榮譽文學士」及「文化創意產業管理碩士」,以回應社會所需。

本學系的教學在香港高校界別的創意藝術學科中別具特色,課程設計以原創性和產業化為主要發展方向,內容則融滙文字藝術和視覺美學,並培育學生具備普世價值和國際視野。我們的教學團隊由學術和專業界別的優秀人才所組成,成員在學術研究、教學和專業範疇上均有優秀的表現和豐富的經驗。在各位同仁的努力指導下,創意藝術學系的學生和畢業生多年來獲獎無數,範圍涵蓋創意寫作、電影製作、攝影、動畫製作、廣告策劃等多個方面,其中不少更是國際性的大型比賽和展覽,例如台灣金馬獎、日本「DigiCon6 Asia大賞」、全球性的索尼世界攝影大獎、國家地理雜誌「旅遊攝影師大賽」、香港的鮮浪潮國際短片展、金帆廣告大獎和全球華文青年文學獎等。這些獎項都是本系教學團隊及學生努力的成果,亦見證著本系優良的教學質素。

公開大學對創意藝術學系一直十分支持,近年於賽馬會校園建立了多個文化創意工作室、錄影廠、錄音室、電腦室等,為學生創作活動提供了良好的環境。我們亦與香港、中國大陸、台灣和海外大學,以及校外多家與文化創意相關的公私營機構合作,在學術交流、企劃文案、實習工作和宣傳推廣方面緊密合作,讓學生得到大量體驗、交流和合作的機會。

未來,我們將會繼續致力開拓更多合作機會,為學生帶來更優質的教學、更多元的體驗和更廣闊的學術視野。本系將繼續以學生為本,與時並進,致力為本港創意藝術專業培育更多人才。

梁慕靈博士
人文社會科學院副教授
創意藝術學系系主任
田家炳中華文化中心主任