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Hong Kong Baptist University

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Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Game Design and Animation 傳理學學士(榮譽) - 遊戲設計與動畫主修

BCOMM(GDA)

Short DescriptionUpdated

The Game Design and Animation Major offers a coherent curriculum with dual emphasis on both game design and computer animation for students who are looking for professional and interdisciplinary holistic learning experience to equip themselves for digital entertainment industry and postgraduate study. The curriculum comprises fundamental courses in game design and animation; from drawing and animating for storytelling to coding, programming and mathematical concepts behind them, as well as social and historical studies of game design and animation. Moreover, students can further develop their expertise in senior years through specialisation in either Advanced Game Design Stream or Advanced Animation Stream to deepen their knowledge and skills for the preparation of their Final Year Honours Projects.

Unique Features

The programme provides an unique professional education in game design and animation with a broad elective study through a comprehensive list of courses offered by the Department of History, and the Department of Music, and the Academy of Film to enrich students’ liberal art education learning experience.

Career Opportunities

Career prospects for graduates include game designer, game programmer, animator, creative professional in digital media such as TV, film, and social media, and content creator in industries such as advertising, branding, online communication, and visual design.

Remarks:
This programme will replace the Bachelor of Communication in Film (Animation and Media Arts Concentration) (BCOMM in AMA) in 2022, and become a new major. 

Please note that the past statistics of Bachelor of Communication in Film (Animation and Media Arts Concentration) programme are posted for applicant's reference only.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Notes for elective subjects:

1)One of the electives must be any Category A subjects excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);

2)The other elective can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
b) Related Applied Learning subjects (with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above) listed in the following website:
https://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/images/Apl_subjects_2022_Entry.pdf;
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above. 

Remarks on other requirements:

1)Good results in Chinese Language and English Language subjects are preferred.

2)High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

3)Candidates may be required to attend an interview. Candidates are required to present their portfolios during the interview. They do not need to submit their portfolios before/after the interview. 

4)Candidates should prepare their portfolios in digital format for the ease of presentation. Portfolios should demonstrate candidates' potential in creativity, visual and design literacy, animation and/or game design.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGENote2 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3

Note 1: For Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, alternative Chinese Language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University (except for the programmes offered by the School of Chinese Medicine) are listed in the website: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_chineserequirement.

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:
https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_eng_requirement

Note 3:

  • One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (Senior Secondary Subjects) (unless specified otherwise).
  • Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is recognised for fulfilling elective subject requirements. 
  • Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) and/or Category C subjects (Other Languages) for fulfilling elective subject requirements. Please refer to the programme entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

Remarks on admissions score: Individual programme would adopt different score formulae for calculating applicants’ admissions scores. Please refer to the following link for the updated score calculation and subject weights of our programmes for 2022 entry: https://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/ug/jupas_weighting


First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Admissions Office

Email: 334jupas@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 34112200

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 480 509 678 771 581 3019
2020 550 571 737 736 546 3140
2019 698 780 945 1022 739 4184
2018 705 691 956 1073 746 4171
2017 554 597 857 944 667 3619

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 11 0 0 0 0 11
2020 14 0 0 0 0 14
2019 16 0 0 0 0 16
2018 22 0 0 0 0 22
2017 16 0 0 0 0 16