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Hong Kong Baptist University





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


Short Description

The Game Design and Animation Major offers a coherent curriculum with emphasis on both game design and computer animation. The holistic learning experience will equip students for a wide range of career opportunities in digital entertainment, arts and culture, as well as to prepare them for more advanced 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 a unique professional education in game design and animation with a broad elective study through a comprehensive list of courses offered by Department of Interactive Media, Department of History, Department of Music, and the Academy of Film to enrich students’ liberal arts 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.

Please note that the statistics for the Bachelor of Communication in Film (Animation and Media Arts Concentration) programme in 2021 are posted for applicant's reference only.

Programme Website


  • 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 Category B (Applied Learning) subjects (with "Attained with Distinction (I)" or above) listed in the following website:;
c) Category C (Other Language) subjects at Grade C or above. 

Remarks on other requirements:

1) Good results in English Language, Mathematics Compulsory Part and Visual Arts 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
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

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:

Note 2: Equivalences to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language are listed in the website:

Note 3:

  • One of the elective subjects must be Category A subjects (excluding Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2)).
  • Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) and Category C subjects (Other Languages) at Grade C or above can be recognised for fulfilment of the second elective requirement.
  • Individual programmes may consider Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with “Attained with Distinction (I)” or above for fulfilment of the second elective requirement (excluding the subjects under the study area of “Applied Learning Chinese” which are recognised as an alternative Chinese language qualification for non-Chinese speaking students).
  • In general, the scores for Category A subjects are converted as follows:
    5**=7, 5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1
  • The scores for Category B subjects are converted as follows:
    Attained with Distinction (II) =4, Attained with Distinction (I) =3
  • The scores for Category C subjects are converted as follows:
    A=7, B=5.5, C=4, D=2.5, E=1
Note 4: “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development (CSD) will not be included in the admission score calculation. Applicants with Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies subject attained in 2023 or before would be accepted in lieu of CSD for fulfilling the GERs. Following the handling of CSD, results of Liberal Studies subject would not be given any score in score calculation starting from the 2024 entry

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 2024 entry:

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

For 2024 entry, HKBU accepts combined results and will count the best results for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100


Admissions Office


Tel: (852) 3411 2200


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 661 530 721 712 596 3220
2022 606 504 638 726 540 3014
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
2023 14 0 0 0 0 14
2022 17 0 0 0 0 17
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