Faculty of Arts
Global Creative Industries
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://gcip.hku.hk/programme.html https://gcip.hku.hk/programme.html
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? The Global Creative Industries Major provides an interdisciplinary framework for the study of the complex relations and interactions between commerce and culture. It examines and analyzes the intertwined cultural, economic, social and political forces behind the commercialization of creativity and the culturalization of commerce at an industry-level. Through its global and comparative emphasis, the programme aims primarily to engage students in examining different perspectives on culture and to reflect critically on its changing roles, forms and contents in today's society in which culture and commerce increasingly overlap with each other. This programme establishes an East-West global framework for the comparative study of the creative industries in Asia and the West. It provides students with a panoramic view of the emergence, development and future prospect of the creative industries at global, regional, national as well as local levels. It aims to examine some broad issues of creative industries in (I) digital media and entertainment, (II) intellectual property rights and ethical issues, (III) branding, marketing and advertising, (IV) cultural policy, governance, and politics, (V) management in creative industries, and (VI) experiential learning in creative industries.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Two introductory courses from any Arts programmes totaling 12 credits


For details, please check with SMLC.
Career opportunities For further information, please check with SMLC, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information http://www.gcip.hku.hk/
Contact T: 3917 2000
E: smlc@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.