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Courses (2019 - 2020 intake onwards)

Required Courses (Total 8 courses, 24 credits)

Students must take all the following required courses.

Download Curriculum Table (48-credit Major Curriculum under the 3-3-4 System, Effective from 2019-2020)

Programme Electives (Total 4 courses, 12 credits)

Students should take 12 credits of courses chosen from the list below:

CUS3001 Curating Digital Practice*
CUS3002 Curating Performance and Cultural Practice*
CUS3003 Media and Creative Industries*
CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality*^
CUS3005 Media Networks and Everyday Life*
CUS3006 Social Drama and Everyday Life*#
CUS3007 Social Media Literacy*
CUS3008 Special Topics in Creativity and Performance Cultures*
CUS3009 Special Topics in Digital Culture & Media Practices*
CUS3013 Techno-culture* 
CUS3014 Sexuality & Cultural Politics^
CUS3112 Culture & Literary Imagination# 
CUS3132 Gender & Sexuality in Comparative Perspective^ 
CUS3206 Global Culture and Citizenship~ 
CUS3213 Culture, Power, and Government# 
CUS3215 Gender and Cultural Politics^ 
CUS3219 Culture & Textual Politics 
CUS3304 Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Research* 
CUS3309 Film, Gender, & Sexuality^
CUS3310 Media, Culture and Society*# 
CUS3314 Hong Kong Popular Culture# 
CUS3317 Narrating Hong Kong# 
CUS3322 City Cultures~ 
CUS3325 Workshop on Creativity & Cultural Production*~ 
CUS3350 Power and Body in Performing Arts*^ 
CUS3359 Introduction to Performance Cultures*#
CUS3360 Performance Practices Workshop*
CUS3409 Education and Cultural Politics#
CUS3410 Cultural Policy and Community#
CUS3411 Media Creativity* 
CUS4331 Cultures of Cinema#

Areas of Concentration (Total 4 courses, 12 credits)

Students are required to complete 12 credits of courses under a selected Area of Concentration, viz. “Creativity and Performance Cultures” or “Digital Culture and Media Practices”. They should declare their Area of Concentration by the end of their second year of study but no later than the end of Term 1 in their third year of study.

A. Creativity and Performance Cultures

Required Course
CUS4001 Capstone Project

Elective Course (Choose 3)
CUS3002 Curating Performance and Cultural Practice
CUS3006 Social Drama and Everyday Life
CUS3008 Special Topics in Creativity and Performance Cultures
CUS3304 Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Research
CUS3325 Workshop on Creativity & Cultural Production
CUS3350 Power and Body in Performing Arts
CUS3359 Introduction to Performance Cultures
CUS3360 Performance Practices Workshop
CUS3411 Media Creativity

B. Digital Culture and Media Practices

Required Course
CUS4001 Capstone Project

Elective Course (Choose 3)
CUS3001 Curating Digital Practice
CUS3003 Media and Creative Industries
CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality
CUS3005 Media Networks and Everyday Life
CUS3007 Social Media Literacy
CUS3009 Special Topics in Digital Culture & Media Practices
CUS3013 Techno-culture
CUS3310 Media, Culture and Society
CUS3411 Media Creativity

Free Electives

Students may select courses in any discipline to obtain the total number of credits required for graduation, subject to timetable, course load and study scheme constraints.

Others - Cluster courses offered by the Department of Cultural Studies

CLA9007 Creative Thinking
CLA9008 Performance Arts in Modern Times
CLA9018 Digital Tactics and Subcultures 
CLB9006 Media Literacy 
CLB9018 Thinking Like an Anthropologist
CLB9019 Childhood, Youth and Culture
CLD9001 Technology and Cultural Change
CLE9001 Cross-cultural Interchange and Urban Life
CLE9026 The Everyday Culture of the Web
CLE9028 Sexual Cultures in Asia
CLE9029 Culture and Ecology


(R) denotes required course(s).
* Co-listed under the three Areas of Concentration.
^  Under the theme ‘Gender and Sexuality’
#  Under the theme ‘Culture and Community’
~  Under the theme ‘Globalisation and Creative Practice’