1 year (3 terms on full time basis)
2 years (part-time basis)
Aims and Objectives
The Master of Arts in Creative Writing (MACW) programme aims at strengthening students’ knowledge and skills in cultural and creative industries and providing students the opportunity to develop professional writing skills in different genres and media forms for careers in the creative industries, including film, advertisement, visual art and digital media.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
The programme aims to provide students with an in-depth education in creative writing. On successful completion of the MACW programme, students should be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of the features and the principles of creative writing through the study of literary works of different genres and other media forms including film, advertisement, visual art and digital media;
appreciate the diversity and possibilities of theoretical approaches to writing;
develop their personal style and aesthetical pursuits in art through the exploration of the potential for creative writing;
produce professional critiques on creative writings of different genres; and
apply the basic skills and concepts of creative and professional writing for engaging in the world of cultural and creative industries.
To graduate from the programme, a student is required to complete 60 credits as follows:
Creative Writing Workshop: Principles and Practice of Literary Writing
Writing Visual Culture: Text & Image
Topics in Genre Fiction
Screenplay and Drama Script Writing
Reading and Writing Online Fiction
Creative Lifestyle Writing: Celebrity, Food and Travel
Creative Writing of Animation Scenarios
Copywriting for Integrated Marketing Communication
Exploration on Book & Print Design
Special Topics in Creative Writing
Career and Further Studies
Opportunities are available in the following fields:
Marketing & Promotion
Cultural & Creative Industries
Graduates of the programme may proceed to further MPhil and PhD studies in Hong Kong, mainland China or overseas.
Students admitted to the programme should have:
A recognized Bachelor’s degree;
Any other equivalent qualifications and relevant professional experience will be considered;
A portfolio of art, design, media or written work should be submitted；and
Proficiency in Chinese.
Applicants are required to attend an admission interview and/or written test.