The Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (MScMET), offered by the School of Design (SD) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a world-renowned multimedia programme that explores crossdisciplinary media applications and technologies. Students learn about the multimedia industry, creative processes for developing innovative ideas, the application of emerging technology in media, and entrepreneurial skills to successfully see a project from conception to completion. The programme offers three constantly adapting streams: Game Media; Media Design Psychology; Social, Mobile and Internet Media; and Media Art Technology. In Game Media, students learn the latest in game design techniques, whilst in Media Design Psychology, students gain insight into creative thinking and designing content. In Social, Mobile and Internet Media, students learn about how cutting edge technologies impact digital entertainment. In Media Art Technology, students will learn to explore, define, design, and apply artistic concepts into technologies, also using technologies as an artistic medium for applied design project.
The Three Pillars
The MScMET programme is comprised of three distinctive pillars. The first is the diverse faculty of world-class scholars and industry specialists who bring a wealth of local and international expertise. Students obtain first hand theoretical and applied knowledge across multiple industries. Through faculty connections, students gain opportunities for their studies and career development.
The second pillar is the programme’s commitment to supporting students in becoming balanced, forward-thinking individuals. Through engaging teaching methods, each student is guided towards becoming a creative and critical thinker, in touch with their intuition and capable of pursuing their future with confidence.
The third pillar is the fostering of an entrepreneurial mindset in students. Skills learnt throughout the programme can be applied to personal projects, professional design work, and research. Through our programme, students gain fundamental skills to conceptualise and implement their designs. Optional courses are offered for those who wish to pursue their own start-ups.
Future Success and Opportunities
The future success of students is a key focus of the MScMET programme offered by PolyU Design, which was named as one of the best design schools around the world. In addition, MScMET was founded in 2000, it is one of the longest running multimedia programmes in the world.