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Master of Fine Arts in Cinema Production

Study ModeFull-time / Part-time
Normal Duration2 years / 3 - 4 years
Tuition Fee (HK$)Please refer to Fees and Financial Aid
Credit Requirement60
Programme LeaderDing Yuin-shan

This is an innovative programme providing opportunities for graduates of cinema production courses, or similar, and experienced practitioners to broaden and renew their prior production knowledge and experience. The programme encourages and enables participants to explore the operational and aesthetic complexities of contemporary cinema production. Students will experience the collaborative nature of contemporary cinema production and explore how each specialised role enriches the complex art of cinema practice. Students will develop and produce a screen project from initial concept to screening of the final artefact. Each student may pitch an idea for development and production funding to a panel of screen industry representatives.

Upon completion of the programme, students will be equipped to conceive, develop and produce or participate in creative projects. Successful graduates will not only receive an MFA qualification but also take away significant creative and practical production experience, a network of like-minded colleagues, and a recognised screen industry production credit.

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​Student/Alumni Achievements:

2013 graduate Kiwi Chow’s latest film BEYOND THE DREAM was nominated six awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Actress.

MFA student Guo Yapeng’s feature film project THE BIRTH OF A MOVIE won the Future Star Future Potential Work Award at the First International Film Festival.

​Area of Specialisation

This is an intensive and rigorous programme in high-end cinema production. The curriculum covers traditional and contemporary approaches to cinema production. Three specialised areas of study are offered to students: Narrative film production, documentary film making and feature-length screenplay writing.

Students will choose from one of the three areas to complete their Thesis Project. Students will learn skills and enhance knowledge from the following range of creative roles

  • Producer (including Production Management)
  • Director (including Assistant Directing)
  • Screenwriter (including Script Editing)
  • Cinematographer (including Camera Operation and Lighting)
  • Editor (including Continuity)
  • Sound Designer (including Recording, Editing, and Mixing)
  • Production Designer (including Art Directing)

During the development and production phases of the Thesis Project, each crew role will have access to professional cinema industry advisers.