Launched in 2013, the MAFTNM Programme is the first of its kind in the Greater China Region. It is set up to meet the increasing demand for producers and executives with good language skills and a deep understanding of the production process in the film, television, and new media industry.
Although relatively young, the Programme has more than 80 per cent of its graduates working in industry frontlines as part of the creative process in project development, distribution, promotion and marketing. With the expansion of the programme and the passage of time, it would be a delight to see the “Producing Family” becoming bigger and bigger.
For students wishing to pursue a career in the relevant industry, this one-year Programme offers comprehensive and diversified training in planning, finance, project development, producing, distribution, promotion, public relations, marketing and theatre management. In addition to a solid grounding in theory, students learn the latest developments and business operation environment from professionals and experts invited to share their experiences. They also get familiarized with the production process of a creative product and develop their leadership ability through hands-on exercises.
As a young and budding programme, the MAFTNM course will grow with its students and graduates as they contribute to the film, television and new media industry.
Man Shu Sum
The MA in Producing for Film, Television and New Media, as first of its kind in the Greater China Region, is set up to meet the escalating demand for the professionals who command high-level of language proficiency with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film, television and new media industry production process (e.g. planning, finance, project development, producing, distribution, promotion, public relations & marketing and theatre management etc.).
It is a professional programme aiming at nurturing students to be the future producers and executives in the concerned industries with regards to the growing trends.
The Programme requires a minimum of 27 units for completion, consisting of 15 units of Core Courses, and 12 units of Elective Courses. Students are required to take a total of 5 Core Courses (15 units).
The Programme will be of interest to the following students: Bachelor’s degree holders who are employed in media organizations or in the communication functions of the public or private sector, or who aspire to such positions, and who see the in-depth understanding of media industries and management as contributory to executive leadership in their career and in the society.
We adopt a rolling admission policy and open a window for application from mid-November to end- June (usually having First Round November – January; Second Round February – June). It may be to your advantage to apply as early as possible, as the window may close earlier when all spots are filled.
* If the English score submitted did not meet the minimum English requirement (i.e. TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5), the application will not be processed/reviewed until an updated English result which meets the minimum requirement is submitted.
If short-listed, applicants may be interviewed by the School of Communication
HK$145,000 (per year for one-year full time student)
HK$60,000 (per year for two-year part time student) (local Hong Kong students only)
1. Is this programme a production programme?
No. While there will be some content related to film production, the programme is mainly focused on non-production aspects of the industry.
2. Does this programme require prior knowledge in film production?
3. Do you offer scholarships?
Merit-based scholarships will be awarded in the second semester to students with outstanding academic performance in the first semester. Awarded students receive between HK$10,000 and $20,000.
4. Do I need to speak Chinese to enrol in your programme?
5. Is a dissertation required?
No. We recommend disserations only for students interested in pursuing further studies.
6. Can I live on campus?
The student halls are not available to post-graduate students, but there is a private on-campus dorm called the NTT International House that some students like to stay in. Most students find private housing off campus.
7. What is Hong Kong like?
Hong Kong is a dynamic, international 24-hour city that is full of people, cultural events and food from all over the world. Cantonese is the main language but English is also widely used. Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, is an excellent travel hub for exploring the rest of Asia and has a large variety of outdoor activities and tourist attractions. People love living in the city for its vibrancy and endless list of things to do.
8. Can I work in Hong Kong on a student visa?
Students can work on campus up to 20 hours per week and are allowed to have short-term internships while studying. Students may also work in the summer and the Hong Kong government allows students to spend one year working in Hong Kong after graduation without a work visa. See government regulations here.
9. Does tuition include health insurance?
Yes. We have committed a substantial subsidy for all students of the progamme to enjoy the same privileges and services as those of UGC-funded programmes at the University Health Clinic.