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Offered by HKMU: Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Animation and Visual Effects 由香港都會大學開辦:動畫及視覺特效榮譽藝術學士


Short Description

Students in this programme will receive an in-depth education and holistic training in both creative cultivation and technical mastery of the art in animation and digital visual effects. Key areas of study and training include all aspects of animation and digital visual effects production, motion graphics design, creative storytelling, sound design, cinematic production and aesthetic theories. Facilities include animation studio, CGI studio, VFX studio, art studio, sound studio, multipurpose art studio and film/TV production studio.

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Animation and Visual Effects Degree, students are well suited for a wide range of careers in the creative media industries such as 2D & 3D animation production, animation and game art design, visual effects production, motion graphics, interactive visual design, media design, post-production in advertising and film. Opportunities for postgraduate studies are available in Hong Kong and abroad.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above can be considered as elective subjects, and up to 2 Applied Learning subjects (excluding Applied Learning Chinese) will be recognized as electives.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    - ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Category B (Applied Learning Chinese); or
    - Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese ; or
    - Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection. Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be considered for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination
HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
Please refer to individual institution for programme-specific entry requirements.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 104,330

Estimated Programme Fees:
1st year: HK$104,330
Whole Programme: HK$417,320

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting SSSDP subsidy (HK$79,770/year):
1st year: HK$24,560
Whole Programme: HK$98,240


  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged a higher rate.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2025/26 to 2027/28 (or 2028/29) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (“SSSDP”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  5. A student’s eligibility for the SSSDP and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval. The annual subsidy amount of SSSDP for laboratory-based programmes for the 2024/25 academic year is HK$79,770.
  6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under SSSDP.


Mr. Walter Wong


Tel: (852) 3120 2507


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 533 537 607 637 790 3104
2022 579 573 615 710 781 3258
2021 532 510 574 703 671 2990
2020 486 541 599 697 689 3012
2019 580 621 671 739 878 3489
2018 557 647 786 842 886 3718
2017 538 570 644 735 832 3319
2016 627 716 748 828 844 3763
2015 614 782 862 893 925 4076

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 67 14 8 6 4 99
2022 82 11 9 4 2 108
2021 61 14 5 2 4 86
2020 75 13 6 6 8 108
2019 109 20 11 8 5 153
2018 67 32 0 0 0 99
2017 88 2 0 0 0 90
2016 90 0 0 0 0 90
2015 79 1 0 0 0 80