BA Arts, Technology and Entertainment

General

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Program Description

Following XJTLU’s exciting and innovative Syntegrative Educational Model, this programme is an equal collaboration between the University and its industry partner, China Culture and Media Group, at the School of Cultural Technology in XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang).

The BA Arts, Technology and Entertainment is an interdisciplinary programme that combines film, television, photography, digital arts - especially immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) - and Creative Artificial Intelligence (CAI).

Through a series of practical and research-based projects, you will gain industry and technical experience designed to develop your professional skills in art, entertainment, content creation and development, motion capture, and project management.

In addition, through the programmes unique focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, you will acquire the skills and abilities to become an independent practitioner and entrepreneur, capable of anticipating changes and communicating strategically with stakeholders at all levels.

Why Should I Study Arts, Technology and Entertainment at XJLTU Entrepreneur College (Taicang)?

  • Enjoy creative freedom while gaining an understanding of the key academic theories that will underpin your practical approaches and directions;
  • Benefit from mentoring and training by industry professionals;
  • Study in a creative, project-based environment as you explore the relationship between art and technology;
  • Benefit from XJTLU's strategic location in Taicang's High-Tech Development Zone with rapidly expanding technology-driven industries;
  • Learn through practical application, using your knowledge and skills in solving real problems in research and industry settings;
  • Benefit from mentoring and training from industry experts as part of the unique industry-themed school's partnerships with leading businesses;
  • Gain valuable entrepreneur and leadership skills through studying the unique contemporary entrepreneur modules that are part of the degree, giving you a competitive edge in whatever career path you choose;
  • 600 hours of problem-based internship experience as part of the degree programme;
  • Study in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities in XJTLU's new Taicang campus (due to open in 2021);
  • Graduate with world-class qualifications, including two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA Arts, Technology and Entertainment programme, you will have:

  • the ability to plan, design, develop, produce and manage content and content strategy in a range of settings, including media companies, art institutions, design agencies, culture and innovation groups;
  • knowledge and skills in digital application, artistic innovation, space design, interaction design, and aesthetic art literacy;
  • well-developed understanding of both China's and the global entertainment industry;
  • the ability to combine theory, practice and critical thinking to find innovative business solutions;
  • comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship and leadership, project management and innovation concepts and how to apply them in a practical setting;
  • high-level communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills that are transferable across a range of careers and industries.

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Modules

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Major: Compulsory Modules

Major: Optional Modules

Minor: Compulsory Modules

Year Three

Major: Compulsory Modules

Major: Optional Modules

Minor: Compulsory Modules

Year Four

Major: Compulsory Modules

Minor: Compulsory Modules

Careers

Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for roles such as creative producer, art director, interactive designer, or to reach senior in top national and international organisations. Graduates may find employment in industries such as art, entertainment and Virtual Reality (VR). This programme also offers a solid foundation for pursuing further studies in the fields of film, games, heritage and simulation. You will not only have specialised knowledge but also possess a wide range of skills that will place you in a highly prized position in your future work place.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-weekfour-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

"Cultural industries (or "creative industries") are an important source of income and influence in the world today --the UK’s creative industries contribute US$ 100 billion to the economy. The BA Arts, Technology and Entertainment seek to anticipate major changes within the sector"

Dr Luciano Zubillaga
Programme Director

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less