CTV Course List

CTV4183 Advanced Directing


This course will help advance the student’s understanding and appreciation for the craft of acting as a director. First, the course will focus on examining the history and theory behind various acting methods. Then, students will focus on learning the fundamental skills and concepts related to one of those methods. They will work through a series of exercises – as actors - culminating in the performance of scenes and/or monologues. In the last part of the course, students will refine their skills in directing actors. Topics covered will include casting, script analysis, actor communication, rehearsal strategies and techniques, and working in different genres. This will culminate in the presentation of short, directed scenes.

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CTV3053 Advanced Film Sound and Music Recording and Mixing


This course will build upon basic sound recording and editing skills previously taught. Students will learn about major film composers and matching music to emotional content, while listening skills will be sharpened in order to recognize and analyse the techniques used in sound design both in relation to visual images and to the psychological and metaphorical uses of sound. Skills and techniques required for successful recording of dialog, Foley, effects, and backgrounds will be taught, while students discover the critical importance of dialog editing, and creation of sound design elements for film. Students will be encouraged to think critically and creatively as they appreciate the crucial importance of good sound for all films, TV, and media.

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CTV4103 Advanced Scriptwriting


This course builds upon the concepts and methods presented in CTV2023 (Scriptwriting), as students will explore the challenging process of writing an original feature length film and TV series. Advanced techniques for creating full-length drama scripts for movie and television will be introduced and practised, and they will better prepare students for future scriptwriting for the Final Year Project, TV and Film Internships, and the transition to professional work. Apart from expanding on the process of individual creative writing, we will also explore several other common professional collaborative writing scenarios, such as writing for another director, a producer, or team writing for TV.

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CTV2003 Aesthetics of Film


This course aims to introduce the differing perspectives on the cinema through a consideration of the concept of aesthetics. The specific objective of the course is to survey the aesthetic elements of moving image production and to demonstrate how these elements link together to create differing aesthetic forms. Furthermore, the course aims to: enhance student interest in and knowledge about the development and production processes of the cinema; offers multiple ways to situate, enlarge, and enrich knowledge and experience of film; develops critical thinking as students learn about film theory and become more visually literate.

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GCVM1033 Applied Ethics in Culture and Creativity


This course is to nurture a greater awareness of ethical concerns as they pertain to a variety of creative practices within a global spectrum of societies and cultures, and to develop an acute sense of social responsibility in the process of generating one’s own creative products.

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CTV3033 Art Direction and Production Design


This course aims to investigate the essential roles of the Art Director and Production Designer on a film or television production. Students will gain a foundation in aesthetics and techniques of the Art Department and how the design of the sets, locations, costumes, and properties all contribute to narrative world-building. Alongside the theoretical lessons and surveys of the industry, they will apply this new knowledge and skill-set as first-time production designers for a common short film project. Please note that most assignments will require both visual and written materials. While not required, some proficiency in studio arts and/or knowledge of creative software will be an asset.

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GCCH1013 Chinese Thought through the Ages


(1) introduce important thought that have produced extremely important and significant impact on Chinese social development from past to present; (2) make a connection with contemporary social status by selecting a number of philosophical issues such as harmony, homogeneity/heterogeneity, conflict and unity, diversity and sustainability etc.; (3) analyse how ‘the past affects the present’, and how Chinese traditional thought has influenced the development and evolvement of contemporary Chinese society; and (4) help the students to have a better understanding of Chinese thought through different historical periods and to strengthen their sense of identity.

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CTV3043 Cinema and Television Internship


Objectives of the internship are to provide a direct link between the Programme’s core values and the disciplines and methods of practice; to enable students to experience aspects of practice and provide the opportunity for them to work in areas of the field outside their specific expertise; to enable students to observe, analyse, and comment on the interaction between theoretical and practical issues of their programme as it is practised; and to establish connections between practice and the development of relevant directions. The internship is intended to provide the opportunity for students to work in various situations in their Programme’s area. The internship is also intends for students to use the opportunities of their placement to broaden their own experience beyond the limitations of their chosen discipline.

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CTV2033 Communication Research Methods


This course introduces the student to the issues and processes involved in designing, conducting, and interpreting communication research. It will focus on a range of communication research techniques commonly used in the Humanities and Social Sciences to gather, analyse, and interpret data relating to film, television and new media. The class is designed to help the student understand the benefits and limitations of research. This includes the proper use and interpretation of research results. The goal of the course is to educate the student in the benefits and limitations of research used by professionals in the mass media with an emphasis on the film, television, and new media industries. This should allow the student to accurately and appropriately use research to further develop his or her career.

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CTV4053 Digital Animation


This course introduces the history, language, principles, aesthetics and digital tools used in the creation of animation within the context of art and design. The class will focus on understanding the development of animation, the mechanism of animation, and the techniques of animation sufficient to produce projects of merit. Through different styles of animation, the class will explore the foundations of animation history and its characteristics. In addition, through the use of the 3D software Maya, this course will teach students how to complete basic digital animation.

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CTV4163 Digital Special Effects Workshop


This course introduces the basic principles behind each process among the spectrum of special effects that are being practised in the film and video industry. Hands-on experience is provided in workshops in order to assist students in expanding their visual vocabularies.

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CTV3013 Documentary Film Production


The aims and objectives of this course are: 1) To examine the development of non-fiction filmmaking by comparing current documentaries with those made earlier. 2) To illustrate how the art has responded to social, political, and economic realities and to changes in technology and systems of distribution. 3) To familiarise students with the whole process of making a documentary film. 4) To help students gain documentary production experience working individually and in groups.

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CTV4193 Electronic Media Management


This course explores management and business operations of television and radio stations at the local, national and global levels. Electronic Media Management provides theories and cases of how television stations operate successfully within the new information environment. Emphasis is placed on management theories, broadcast policy and regulations, organisational structure, and financial and personnel management. The course will also cover strategic management, marketing and distribution, human resource management of television and radio stations, and cable systems. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of electronic media management. The intersections of broadcasting, cable television, and the internet will be examined. The issues of across different regions, media, and industries operations will be analysed in the course.

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GCLA1903 English I

大学英文 I

The course involves instruction of English as both an academic subject and a foreign/second language. The course focuses on fundamental language skills that are related to reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is also designed to enable students to study their major courses more effectively by focusing on the basic language and thinking skills of academic reading and writing.

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GCLA1913 English II

大学英文 II

Course objectives are aimed at further developing and improving the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to a level appropriate for university study. This course builds on the skills taught in English I by taking the sentence writing skills from that course and developing them into academic style paragraphs using different patterns of organisation. The course will broaden student awareness of reading for academic purpose by instructing how to interpret different textual styles.

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