Abbreviation FT / PT

The Master of Fine Arts in the field of Creative Writing in English (MFA) is the only programme of its kind in Hong Kong. The MFA at HKU offers a unique experience dedicated to the contemporary creative writer of Hong Kong. Emerging and experienced writers are welcome. The programme offers intensive study in a dedicated space of the HKU Black Box Studio. Each week, students join and forge a lively community of writers.

The MFA at HKU offers both depth and specialisation, including literary foundations, research, and contemporary practices. Innovative classes for creative writers in Hong Kong encourage experimentation across languages and across genres: including fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting or poetry.

A unique and customised combination of coursework, workshops and individual supervision in the MFA provides each writer with global contexts and advanced practices toward writing an original and major Creative Thesis, ready by the end of the programme for circulation and potential publication.

The MFA in Creative Writing is the internationally recognised and terminal degree in the academic field, a model programme of global postgraduate study in Creative Writing. Workshops and lectures in the MFA at HKU are led by top local and visiting writers. The MFA offers historical and fresh perspectives for each writer in the programme.

Mode of Attendance

Part Time (two years, with classes on weekends)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

1. A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or equivalent qualifications, and a sample of creative writing in English.

2. Applicants majoring in the following fields are encouraged, while all fields are welcomed: literarature, language and communication studies; journalism; drama; media and cultural studies; music; fine arts; and law.

3. Applicants are required to submit a sample of original creative writing in English for evaluation. The sample may be a short story, a chapter from a novel, a selection of poems, scenes from a play, or excerpts from a memoir or another type of creative nonfiction. The sample is expected to have 10-12 pages, printed on one side of A4 paper. Finalists will be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Programme Admissions Advisor
Dr PK Richards
Fax: 2559 7139

Tel: 3917 5145