School of Creative Media - City University of Hong Kong

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Level 7, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

School of Creative Media (SCM), the region's first such institution, located in the stunning, one-of-a-kind, building designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, was founded to nurture a new generation of entrepreneurial interdisciplinary artists and creative media professionals, and to be a hub of innovation for the creative industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and abroad.


This year, SCM is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Over the past 25 years, SCM has grown in size, stature and reputation to become the leading School of its kind in Asia. Long before the idea of Art Tech was coined, SCM was a pioneer in the field. Bridging the boundaries between art and technology, and between traditional and new media, SCM has a proud record of curriculum innovation and cutting-edge arts research. Our outstanding international faculty and teaching staff have trained generations of students to excel in creative media art and industry.






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The School of Creative Media supports interdisciplinary research into digital media at the boundaries of art, science, and the humanities. SCM seeks to expand the frontiers of inquiry and creativity in the imaginative and practical uses of digital technologies and digital media. Faculty research human-computer interaction, AR, VR and Immersive Media, the philosophy, culture and social functions of technology, and media forms like film and games, and they are engaged in wide range of new media arts practices in software art, computer animation, physical computing, 3D printing, and film, photography and video installation.


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Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM)

The Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media is the media lab of the School of Creative Media that supports research at the intersection between computation and new technologies. It consists of collaborative research labs that focus on Immersive Interactive Media, Brain Art, Machine Learning Art, Physical Computing, VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, Digital Fabrication, and Experimental Animation.

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Undergraduate Programmes

Our Undergraduate students are trained across disciplines spanning computer science, visual design, digital technologies, and cultural studies in three distinct programmes: 

A media arts degree where students learn film, photography, animation, gaming, or new media     An innovative programme in new media for students who are not afraid to break down the barriers between arts and science   Co-taught with Department of Computer Science. Students learn to code art tech and become creative media professionals
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Postgraduate Programmes

The school also offer two taught postgraduate programmes and research degree programme:

A one-year programme containing two streams: Technofutures:Theory and Culture & Expanded Curation   An elite two-year programme in media art creation   An interdisciplinary programme which emphasizes both traditional scholarship in arts and sciences and arts-based research 
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Our graduates have consistently demonstrated high employability, with over 90% of those who graduated now working as artists and professionals in the creative industries such as film, advertising, web development, publishing, and media production. Many have won prestigious international and local awards for creative and technical innovation.


Works by SCM Students/Alumni

Catgot, an abstract animation, presents to viewers a special audio-visual show that mixed hand-drawn graphics with the song Catgot by the English band ISAN as the background music.

Ho Tsz Wing

BACM graduate, 2019


ALEPH-ONE 1 is a real-time computer programme that contains 36 images rendered from a dynamic system.

¡wénrán zhào!

BAS graduate, 2018


Rotaeno is the world’s first rotation control mobile rhythm game developed by Chris Choi and his partners.

Choi Yan Lok Chris

BScCM student, 2018 Cohort