The Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET) in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design offers the relevant, up to date degree that students need to compete in today’s digital media marketplace. The programme operates in close consultation with our industry partners. As a unique accelerated programme, students are assured that what they learn on day one is still highly desired by industry the day they graduate.
The 2011-2012 programme features streams that are aligned with the latest advances in both research and industry. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest video game development, management, and marketing techniques in our Game Development stream. Fast track their career by specializing in the latest content technologies in our Social, Mobile, and Internet stream. Become a highly valued and respected member of any multi-media design team (games, social media, etc.) by learning how to use the latest psychological advances to maximize commercial success and value, and literally change the world with our Applied Design Psychology stream.
Focused on Your Success
As a MScMET student you’ll not only learn from a first class faculty that has been recruited from all over the world, you’ll also get invaluable exposure to leading industry experts (both inside and outside the classroom). We help you to start building the connections you’ll need to take your career to the next level right away. As a polytechnic university our focus is on partnering with industry. Our teaching and research places a priority on commercial success. We are Hong Kong’s largest university and are in a unique position to partner with leading organizations across Hong Kong, Asia, and the world. The programme is part of PolyU’s School of Design, which is rated as one of the world’s top design schools by Business Week. The programme maintains academic ties with other leading institutions such as: New York University, the MIT Media Lab, the University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
As a 10 year old programme, our graduates are spread throughout the multimedia industry and form a powerful professional network for you to draw upon. They are creative directors, directors/executives, scholars, and even VJ’s at leading organizations across Asia. From the Jockey Club to Channel [V] to Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore), our distinguished graduates are leading the way and waiting for you to join them in pushing the industry to new heights.
New digital entertainment opportunities emerge with each generation of technology. In the six years since the MScMET started, the digital world has completely changed. Six years ago were you on Facebook? Twitter? What video games were you playing? How were you consuming media? Can you imagine a world without your iPhone or Android smartphone? If you go back another five or ten years, you’ll see the same is true. Why do you need to upgrade your phone or laptop? For e-mail? Word-processing? Since the mid-90’s, consumer entertainment has driven digital innovation. The reality is that this is an incredibly exciting, constantly transforming industry…and this continual change means endless new opportunities. The possibilities don’t stop here, however. The types of technologies covered in the programme extend deep into virtually every industry. Consider the number of ‘very traditional’ companies that have transformed how they interact with customers by using mobile applications and social media. Or, the revolution that is occurring in the education space through the advent of ‘serious games.’ The latest interactive technologies are revolutionizing human engagement and design processes. An MScMET from PolyU can open up any of these doors and countless more for you.
With the MScMET you can pursue a traditional position or forge your own path by starting your own organization. We have faculty and resources that are dedicated to support whatever direction you want to go, including an in house group with a strong business development background and focus.
We also collabrate with a 10,000+ square foot commercialization and research laboratory at Lai Chi Kok. Here we create new commercial opportunities that relate to the MScMET programme tracks. The lab assists students with obtaining funding for early prototyping and research, incubates startup companies, offers consultancy services, and works to create networking opportunities that give our companies and affiliates every chance to succeed.
Even if you are seeking a traditional position and not looking to start your own company, the lab is an invaluable resource for you. It allows you to explore and get experience in many of the commercial aspects of the industry that are generally not accessible to students. The lab enjoys a constant flow of leading innovators from around the world, giving you unprecedented access to both emerging technologies and local, regional, and global networking opportunities.