Digital Television and Broadcasting
Digital Television and Broadcasting
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Television and Broadcasting
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

The major aims to train students to be professionals in the digital television and broadcasting industry. It puts students on the forefront of broadcasting technology and enables them to learn a broad range of digital media skills, concepts, content, forms, trends and terminologies. It develops and extends students’ creative potential and nurtures their entrepreneurial expertise in such a way that encourages them to explore, discover and present unique peculiarities of social realities. It prepares graduates to take up the artistic, innovative, technological and management role in the ever changing media sector such as television and broadcasting carried through various channels, such as terrestrial airwaves, satellite, cable, CCTV, the Internet, and mobile platforms.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:

  1. Explain and describe digital television and broadcasting attributes, characteristics, trends and cultural aspects
  2. Collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team to perform effective programming, design and production for digital television and broadcasting
  3. Create new ideas and solutions to live studio and field digital broadcasting production that discovers and presents unique peculiarities of social realities
  4. Adopt and exploit emerging IT and digital broadcasting technologies, and engage in life-long learning
  5. Communicate effectively, deliver and perform critical analysis of programming and content for various digital television and broadcasting applications
  6. Apply mass communication theories and principles for digital televisions and broadcasting in such a way that new discoveries in both content and forms are incorporated
  7. Reflect on the legal, ethical and social responsibilities of a digital television and broadcasting professional in a global society
  8. Describe and analyze business and entrepreneurial aspects for digital televisions and broadcasting applications
  9. Effectively use digital television and broadcasting in marketing, communication and advertisement
  10. Apply specialized knowledge in selected area(s) of digital television and broadcasting that demonstrate new discoveries in both content and presentation

Degree Requirements

 Category Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education 30 credits 21 credits 12 credits
College requirements 15 credits 9 credits 0 credit
Major 54 credits 54 credits 54 credits
Minor Optional Optional Optional
Free electives Remainder to fulfill the credit requirement for graduation, if any
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 Credits 90 Credits 66 Credits
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 Credits 114 Credits 84 Credits
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.

Additional Information

No sharing of courses between major and minor requirements is allowed.

Sharing of courses either between College and major requirements or between College and minor requirements is allowed. The credit units would count only once towards the total credits on graduation for the student.