Applicable to students admitted in 2024-25

Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 units of courses as follows:

(1) Faculty Package:

COMM1500 and any two courses, offered by two different Programme/Departments/Schools, chosen from the following:9 units
(I) ARCH1001, ARCH1002, ARCH1003, DSPS1001, DSPS1003, DSPS1004, ECON1210, ECON1220, ECON2011, GLSD1001, GPAD1020, GPAD1076, GPAD1077, GRMD1302, GRMD1401, GRMD1402, PSYC1000, PSYC1630, SOCI1001, SOCI1201, SOSC1001, SOSC1002, SOSC1003, SOWK1001, SOWK1113, SOWK1114, URSP1001, URSP1002

(2) Required Courses:

(A)COMM 1180English News Writing27 units
COMM 2120English News Reporting I
COMM 2160Communication Research Methods
COMM 2530Critical Studies in Media and Communication
COMM 2560Field Study in Global Communication
COMM 2922Introduction to Creative and New Media
COMM 3600Laws and Ethics for Communication OR*
COMM 3710Legal and Ethical Issues in Digital Media
COMM 4150Senior Research Project
COMM 4250Global Digital Platforms: Debates and Governance
* Students have to take either COMM3600 or COMM3710
(B)Students are required to study in one or two overseas institution(s) for one or two academic term(s) via student exchange or study abroad programmes administered by the School of Journalism and Communication, Office of Academic Links or the Colleges, and complete at least 12 units of courses related to global communication approved by the School Director. Grades obtained in these courses are not included in the calculation of GPA. Students who are unable to obtain the required units from the overseas institution(s) must make up the shortfall by completing appropriate courses at CUHK, subject to the approval of the School Director.12 Units [a]

(3) Elective Courses:

At least 24 units from the following courses with a maximum of 6 units of non-COMM courses (Courses that appear in more than one requirement can only be counted towards fulfillment of one requirement):
24 units [a]
(i)Global Communication 
 COMM 1150Introduction to Media Industries and Practices
 COMM 2540Public Sphere and Global Media
 COMM 2590Global Cinema
 COMM 2741English Broadcast News
 COMM 2811English Writing for Public Relations
 COMM 2850Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications
 COMM 3200Communication Professional Internship
 COMM 3550Global Finance for Communication Professionals
 COMM 3690User Interface Design: Socio-cultural Perspectives and Practices
 COMM 3700Diversity Issues in Communication
 COMM 3721Special Topic in Global Communication I
 COMM 3722Special Topic in Global Communication II
 COMM 3841English Copywriting for Advertising
 COMM 3930Digital Video Production
 GLSD 3106#The Rise of China in the Global Context I: Diplomacy, Trade and Soft Power
 GLSD 3111#Special Topic in Global Media
 GLSD 3303#Understanding Global Issues from Movies
 GLSD 3402#Korea and the World: Politics, Economy and Culture
 GLSD 3403#European Union and the World
 GLSD 3404#Japan and Global Political Economy
 GLSD 3405#International Relations in Southeast Asia
(ii)Advertising and Public Relations
COMM 2811English Writing for Public Relations
COMM 2812Chinese Writing for Public Relations
COMM 2813Social Media and Crisis Communication
COMM 2814Social Campaigning and Public Relations for NGOs
COMM 2830Account Planning and Management
COMM 2840Advertising and Society
COMM 2850Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications
COMM 3810Public Relations and Social Theory
COMM 3811Special Topic in Public Relations I
COMM 3812Special Topic in Public Relations II
COMM 3820Media Management for Public Relations
COMM 3831Special Topic in Advertising I
COMM 3832Special Topic in Advertising II
COMM 3840Chinese Copywriting for Advertising
COMM 3841English Copywriting for Advertising
COMM 3850Advertising Art Direction
COMM 3855Media Investment and Performance Marketing
COMM 3881Public Relations Case Analysis and Campaigns
COMM 3888Financial Public Relations
COMM 4848New Media Advertising
COMM 2180English News Reporting II
COMM 2210News and Society
COMM 2440Photojournalism
COMM 2600Introduction to Journalism
COMM 2610Foreign News Desk Practice
COMM 2740Chinese Broadcast News
COMM 2741English Broadcast News
COMM 2910News Analysis
COMM 3610English News Editing
COMM 3620Investigative Reporting
COMM 3630Digital Journalism
COMM 3640China News Reporting
COMM 3650Social Media Analytics for Communication Professionals
COMM 3660Infographics and Data Visualization
COMM 3670Issues in Current Affairs
COMM 3680Business and Financial Reporting
COMM 3681Special Topic in Journalism I
COMM 3682Special Topic in Journalism II
COMM 3740Advanced Broadcast News
COMM 3750Storytelling in Journalism
(iv)Creative and New Media
COMM 2570Hong Kong Cinema
COMM 2590Global Cinema
COMM 2710Fundamentals in Visual Media
COMM 2733Radio Production
COMM 2925Principles of Editing in Creative Media
COMM 2926Creative Design and Layout
COMM 2928Art Direction
COMM 2940Internet, Digital Media and Information Society
COMM 2962Photography
COMM 3690User Interface Design: Socio-cultural Perspectives and Practices
COMM 3711Script Writing and Screenplay
COMM 3733Television Production
COMM 3800Multimedia Design Techniques
COMM 3910Sound Production
COMM 3920Creative Writing in Media
COMM 3921Special Topic in Creative and New Media I
COMM 3922Special Topic in Creative and New Media II
COMM 3930Digital Video Production
COMM 3933Music Industry, Production and Marketing
COMM 3939Film Directors
COMM 3940Multimedia and Digital Entertainment Design
COMM 3941New Media Business
COMM 3963Entertainment Business
COMM 4730Documentary
COMM 4733Advanced Television Production
COMM 4935Cinematography
COMM 4956Fundamentals of Computer Animation
COMM 4962Advanced Photography
(v)Communication Studies
COMM 2140Media and Social Development in Mainland China
COMM 2920Media, Sex and Violence
COMM 2930Understanding Movies
COMM 2932Film Genres: Love, Death and Laughs
COMM 3131Special Topic in Communication Studies I
COMM 3132Special Topic in Communication Studies II
COMM 3191Film, Television and Hong Kong Culture
COMM 3193Media and Gender
COMM 4040Directed Studies in Communication
COMM 4191Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
72 units

Explanatory Notes:

(1)COMM courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.
(2)Students are responsible for the extra costs incurred in relation to the resident study in the overseas institution(s).
[a]Students may complete up to 24 units of courses related to global communication approved by the School Director during the resident study in the overseas institution(s). The extra units taken at the overseas institution(s) can be used to fulfill the requirements of Elective Courses, subject to the approval of the School Director.