PhD of Management in Film Industry

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of PhD of Management in Film Industry program is 3 years. The maximum study period is 6 years. (Students admitted in or before academic year 2018/2019, please refer to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the intake academic year study plan).

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Course Structure

This program includes four compulsory core courses and three elective courses, academic activities and a doctoral dissertation.

Table 1: Core Courses (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Remark

DAMZ01

Special Topics in Film Management and Practice

3

All core courses must be completed during the first two semesters.

DAMZ02

Special Topics in Research Methods

3

DAMZ03

Special Topics in Film Culture and Criticism

3

DAMZ04

Special Topics in Film Marketing

3

Table 2: Elective Courses (9 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Remark

DAME01

Special Topics in Film Finance

3

Students must earn 9 credits selected from the elective courses and complete during the first two semesters.

DAME02

Special Topics in Human Resource Management in Film

3

DAME03

Film and Other Arts

3

DAME04

European Film History

3

DAME05

American Film History

3

DAME06

Classical Film Theory

3

DAME07

Contemporary Film Theory

3

DAME08

Culture, Media and Society

3

DAME09

Cinema Chain Management

3

Table 3: Academic Activities (4 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Remark

DAMZ05

Field Study

4

Students are required to investigate at least two companies and finish two study reports during the second or third year of study

Table 4: Dissertation (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAMZ06

Dissertation

12

V. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete four core courses from Table 1 and three elective courses from Table 2 during the first 2 semesters to gain 21 credits. After finishing each course, students have to pass the examination or finish a study report. The students’ grades of each course are given based on the overall assessment of their in-class discussion, grades of examination and reports, etc.
  2. Students are required to complete the field study during the second or third year of study and submit study reports.
  3. Students can only submit his/her dissertation title for confirmation upon the completion of the aforementioned 21 credits under Table 1 and 2. The overall process should follow the dissertation composition flow established by the faculty. 
  4. Students have to publish at least one academic paper in the approbatory academic journal. Then, they can attain the arrangement to carry on the oral defense.
  5. The dissertation should pass the assessment and be defended successfully.

VI. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration of dissertation composition is 24 months. Classes are normally scheduled on weekdays (Monday to Saturday) in day time and evening.

VII. Graduation Requirements
Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

※In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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