Programme Announcement

Programme Announcement

[New Course Info] CUMT4004 Archaeology and Modern Applications — Term 2, 2019-20

Archaeology is an intriguing topic. In CUMT3009 “Interpreting Chinese Antiquities,” students are taught the essential contents and arguments in each Chinese archaeological period. At this advanced level, students are led to analyze the presentation of Chinese archaeological materials in different modern forms, which are namely, movies, novels, documentary films, museum displays, auction houses, and antique shops. Each class picks up a representative topic and a form of modern expression for discussions. Students of this course are required to have knowledge in Chinese archaeology, because the discussions are carried out in seminar forms, in which their inputs are required. The course gets students to apply the designs and innovations of ancient China to areas, which they may find interests that will eventually get in touch with the wide public.

Time : Thur 12:30 – 15:15
Venue : Yasumoto International Academic Park 201
Course Instructor : Prof. Peng PENG
Language of Instruction : Putonghua and English

[New Course Info] CUMT2003 (3-Unit) | CUMT2013/GENA2372 (2-Unit) Art Institutions in Twentieth-Century China — Term 2, 2019-20

The course examines the correlation between art and institutions in twentieth-century China, aiming to encourage students to think about modern Chinese art through the theory of the artworld. The course looks at the history of modern Chinese art and the formation of different art institutions in the sociocultural and economic context of modern China. Weekly topics are structured thematically, which cover a wide range of themes, including art schools, art societies, museums, exhibitions, and art market. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the course offers students multi-perspectives to understand the transformation of modern Chinese art and the interactions between artistic practices and society in modern China.

Time : CUMT2003 – Tue 12:30 – 15:15
           CUMT2013/GENA2372 – Tue 12:30 – 14:15
Venue : Institute of Chin Studies L1
Course Instructor : Prof. Pedith CHAN
Language of Instruction : Cantonese

[New Course Info] CUMT2010 Music, Culture & Outreach — Term 2, 2019-20

It is of crucial significance for arts practitioners and managers to develop a solid foundation and capability in understanding music for the sake of managing various music programmes. Through exploring a wide range of musical works throughout the history, the course focuses on three main perspectives:

  1. The first perspective focuses on listening and examining the major masterpieces in the history of music. By the end of the course, students should be able to develop the competency in appraising and analyzing the major elements of a wide range of musical works.
  2. The second perspective is identified by the relationship of music to culture, with topics including the parallel movements in literature, visual arts and music, political issues in music (e.g. censorship of operas), the inspiration of literature, bible and myths on music, and national influences on music.
  3. The third perspective examines the approaches of outreach and education programmes in advocating music. Current practices and trends in school-based and community-based music education will be discussed in the course.

Teaching and Learning Activities include music listening, review of musical works and performance creatively and critically, guest sharing, attendance of live performance/rehearsal, workshops on current approaches in creative music teaching, etc.

Time : Thur 15:30 – 18:15
Venue : Lady Shaw Bldg C4
Course Instructor : Prof. Fanny CHUNG
Language of Instruction : Cantonese and English

[Course Info] CUMT2001 Chinese Archaeology and Food Culture — Term 2, 2019-20

Archaeology reveals many interesting findings about ancient social lives. Food has always been an essential category in human culture. The amount of food surplus determines the strength and social bonding of a society; and rituals are usually revolved around food preparation, presentation, and distribution. In China, a large number of archaeological sites contained remains of food, and occasionally drink. This course picks the representative sites to illustrate what food meant to a society that can be summarized in categories listed below:

1. Consumption of staple food: rice and noodles;

2. Perception of tastes: sweetness and bitterness;

3. Cooking methods: steaming and roasting;

4. Exotic food: what had been imported to China and when?

5. Drinks: tea and wine;

6. Rituals that involved food.


Time : Tue 09:30 – 12:15
Venue : Tsang Shiu Tim Bldg 103
Course Instructor : Prof. PENG Peng
Language of Instruction : Putonghua and English

[Course Info] CUMT4101 Special Topics in Cultural Management (Film appreciation and film curatorship) — Term 2, 2019-20

The BA Programme in Cultural Management are going to offer CUMT4101 “Special Topics in Cultural Management” with the focus on “Film appreciation and film curatorship” in 2nd term 2019-20.

Since the programme will be offering the course CUMT4101 with different focus from time to time, students are therefore eligible to take this course for at most 2 times throughout their study period in CUHK so as to be granted with more opportunities to explore different special topics in cultural management.

Film appreciation and film curatorship (2019-20 Term 2)

This course is an introduction to the elements of film language and aesthetics as well as an examination of film as a powerful art form and cultural phenomenon. It also offers a historical, intellectual and conceptual understanding of film festival and curatorial practice. The students will learn about the various film festivals and events in Hong Kong.  Through the lectures, screenings, combination of individual and group work you will learn how to integrate theoretical knowledge and critical thinking with professional skills, such as creative collaboration, funding, programming, establishing industry links, sourcing films, promotion and communicating with diverse audiences.

About Mr. Vincent CHUI

Graduated from Communications Arts Department of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Started his career in Hong Kong Broadcast Television Company. He’s been working in the independent field since 1993. Founded Ying E Chi, a Hong Kong Independent film Collective, with the fellow independent filmmakers to promote and distribute their films in the 1997. Now the artistic director of the above organization and has been curating the Hong Kong independent film festival since 2011. Made his first feature Leaving in Sorrow in 2001.  The second feature Fear of Intimacy was selected in competition category in Moscow International Film Festival, 2004. The most recent film was Fig(2013). In recent years, he has produced two documentary films Yellowingand Lost in the Fumes.

Time : Wed 15:30 – 18:15
Venue : Leung Kau Kui Bldg 101
Course Instructor : Mr. Vincent CHUI
Language of Instruction : Cantonese

[Course Info] CUMT4101 Special Topics in Cultural Management (Western Theatre in Contemporary Hong Kong Performances) — Term 1, 2019-20

The BA Programme in Cultural Management are going to offer CUMT4101 “Special Topics in Cultural Management” with the focus on “Western Theatre in Contemporary Hong Kong Performances” in 1st term.

Since the programme will be offering the course CUMT4101 with different focus from time to time, students are therefore eligible to take this course for at most 2 times throughout their study period in CUHK so as to be granted with more opportunities to explore different special topics in cultural management.

Western Theatre in Contemporary Hong Kong Performances (2019-20 Term 1)

The reception of different theatre styles of the West plays a crucial role in the development of Chinese drama and theatre. Various paradigms of Western theatre from the late 19th to the 20th  century introduced in this course are exemplified in contemporary Hong Kong performances. The course focuses on three areas of theatre. The first part is identified by the modes of perception from realism, symbolism of the theatre of the absurd to anti-expressionism of epic and documentary theatre. The second area illustrates performative types, centering on actors, audience-participation or culture, as physical, political, and intercultural theatre respectively. The last part is classified according to the ideologies related and shown by the prefix “post”, i.e. post-modern, post-colonial and post-dramatic theatre. The concepts, histories, characteristics of different Western theatre paradigms and their reception on the contemporary Hong Kong theatre scene will be discussed. The course helps students appreciate different theatre aesthetics, analyze its paradigms, think critically the ideologies involved as well as learn creatively its relation to the reality.

About Dr. Miu Lan LAW

Dr. Miu Lan LAW is a theatre scholar (teaching, practice and research). Before joining the BA Programme of Cultural Management at CUHK in 2016, she had taught courses on theatre in the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the Freie Universität Berlin. Furthermore, she had researched teaching methods in the Teaching Development Unit of the Faculty of Education at CUHK. Since the 1990s, she has participated in over 20 drama productions and other types of performances, practising acting and performing, devising and dramaturge, directing and coordinating, translation and interpreting, producing and organizing, mentoring and supervising, education and research development etc. for various societies, companies, institutions, as well as festivals in Hong Kong, the USA and Germany. She has been invited to hold lectures and present papers in various international symposia, conferences and seminars held by different university departments, research institutions and theatre companies in Amsterdam, Baku, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Leipzig, London, Mannheim and Stockholm. Her theatre critiques and research essays are published in academic journals, cultural and art review magazines and online in Germany, China and Hong Kong.

Time : Tue 15:30 – 18:15
Venue : Y.C. Liang Hall 106
Course Instructor : Dr. LAW Miu Lan
Language of Instruction : Cantonese and English

[New Course Info] CUMT4007 Museum Studies & CUMT4008 Advanced Museum Studies — Term 1 & 2, 2019-20

CUMT4007 Museum Studies (2019-20 Term 1)

What is a museum? What is the changing role of museums in society? How do museums look after and present objects? How do museums connect people to the past, present and future?

The course takes a critical approach to the study of museum and the practices of museum profession. It covers a wide range of topics, including the history and the changing role of museum, ethics, collection, exhibition, audience and current issues related to museum management. To allow students to observe and evaluate critically museum practices, museum visits will be arranged.

Time : Tue 12:30 – 15:15
Venue : Y.C. Liang Hall G04
Course Instructor : Prof. Pedith CHAN
Language of Instruction : Cantonese and English


CUMT4008 Advanced Museum Studies (2019-20 Term 2)

This course builds upon professional practices examined in CUMT 4007 Museum Studies, and focuses on museum curation. It provides critical study of curatorial practices, reviewing its limitations and possibilities for promoting cultural development.

In view of the recent reflections of the museum sector, this course aims to explore:

  • How would a curator conceive new ideas and embrace his/her civic responsibilities?
  • How would new technology be integrated in presenting exhibits?
  • How would exhibition making be relevant to contemporary society and advocate ideas, such as equality and cultural tolerance?

Time : Mon 15:30 – 18:15
Venue : Mong Man Wai Bldg 705
Course Instructor : Dr. Vivian TING
Language of Instruction : Cantonese

[New Course Info] CUMT2007 Curation in Arts and Culture — Term 1, 2019-20

“Curating,” a word that was once only used in museums, now has applications in everything in our lives, ranging from radio station DJs to almost all types of social media content. The popularity of the word reflects the growing importance of assembling, managing and presenting data and collection, a process of gathering information that brings maximum value relevant to different audiences. 

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about both historical and contemporary examples of how culture is understood through exhibition design and curating. By covering various forms of curatorial traditions, disruptive ideas, and emergent digital practices in the ever-expanding field of curation, this course critically examines how knowledge is created inside and outside of art institutions and how curation could potentially become public knowledge.

Time : Thur 15:30 – 18:15
Venue : Li Dak Sum Bldg 214
Course Instructor : Prof. Isaac LEUNG
Language of Instruction : Cantonese and English

Time: 星期四 15:30 – 18:15
Venue: 李達三樓 214室

課程講師 : 粱學彬教授
授課語言 : 廣東話及英語

Career Talk

Career Talk – Alumni Sharing of Experiences

For the starting of new semester, we are glad to inform you the CUMT Career Talk 2018-19 will be held on 9 Jan 2019 (Wed).

We are appreciated to have alumni of CUMT to share their study and working experience, as well as the current career environment of the fields in CUMT. You could also seek for advice on studying, internship and further learning experiences which might contribute to career in future.

Date: 9 January 2019 (Wed)
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Venue: CYT214 (Cheng Yu Tung Bulding)

All are welcome!

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact us.