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FYP pre-requisites & group sizes

EFFECTIVE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING FYP IN AY2016/2017

PRE-REQUISITES
·         Each student must complete at least 90AUs
·         Additional pre-requisites vary by project type ​​​
·         The requirement for pre-requisites will be strictly enforced
Students not taking all pre-requisites for their project type will need to file a pre-requisite waiver form, with the following information:
a)    their plans to take the pre-requisites as co-requisites in Year 4 Semester 1; and/or
b)    how they plan to take other similar courses as substitutes for the listed pre-requisites 
Note:
·         Pre-requisite waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis
·         Students may be batch registered in Year 4 Semester 1 for pre-requisites for their project type which they have not yet taken. This is to help ensure that students get priority for the courses they must take. 

FYP CAMPAIGN – The group size is four students

All students must take:  
1.     One relevant writing course:
·         CS4028 Public Relations Writing or
·         CS4029 Advertising Creativity & Copywriting; and 

2.     One campaigns course:
·         CS4032 Communication Campaigns (Pre-req: CS2058 Integrated Marketing Communication) or
·         CS4131 Risk Communication or
·         CS4150 Health Communication or
·         CS4311 Promoting Sustainability; and

3.     One research methods course beyond the introductory CS2008 Fundamentals of Research:
·         CS2405 Data Mining (Pre-req: CS2400 Foundations of Information Analytics) or
·         CS4037 Audience Research Methods (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research) or
·         CS4042 Advanced Research Methods (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research) or
·         CS4075 Selected Topics in PR: Evaluating & Producing Campaign Results (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
·        ONLY for students admitted before AY2016/2017, when CS2400 became a core course and CS2008 became an elective: CS2400 Foundations of Information Analytics may fulfil the requirement of a research course beyond CS2008. This is to incentivise more students to gain the necessary quantitative skills for these projects in the batches in which students were not all required to take CS2400. 
 
​​Though it's not ideal, if you fall behind in fulfilling your pre-requisites, some of these courses may be taken as co-requisites rather than pre-requisites. 

FYP FEATURE WRITING – The group size is up to four students
1.     All students must have completed:
·         CS2021 News Reporting and Writing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing)
 
FYP ILLUSTRATED FEATURE – The group size is up to four students
All students must have completed:
·         CS2021 News Reporting and Writing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) and
·         The team must include at least one student who has completed CS2044 Photojournalism
 
FYP PHOTOJOURNALISM – The group size is up to two students
All students must have completed:
·         CS2021 News Reporting and Writing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) and
·         CS2044 Photojournalism (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
 
FYP DOCUMENTARY – The group size is four students
All students must have taken at least two relevant production-related courses. They are:
·         CS2025 Image & Sound Production (Co-req: CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication and their Applications) or
·         CS2027 Genre and Narrative Strategies or
·         CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production) or
·         CS2030 Audio in Media or
·         CS4024 Writing for Cinema and TV or
·         CS4026 Documentary Film and TV: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production or CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications)
 
FYP DRAMA – The group size is four students
All students must have taken at least two relevant production-related courses. They are:
·         CS2025 Image & Sound Production (Co-req: CS2006 Theories of Visual Communication and their Applications) or
·         CS2027 Genre and Narrative Strategies or
·         CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production) or
·         CS2030 Audio in Media or
·         CS4024 Writing for Cinema and TV or
·         CS4027 Narrative Film and TV: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production)
 
FYP RESEARCH – The group size is up to four students
All students must have taken a research methods course beyond the introductory, CS2008 Fundamentals of Research.
 
Courses that meet this requirement are:
·         CS2405 Data Mining (Pre-req: CS2400 Foundations of Information Analytics) or
·         CS4037 Audience Research Methods (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research) or
·         CS4042 Advanced Research Methods (Pre-req: CS2008 Fundamentals of Research)
·        ​ONLY for students admitted before AY2016/2017, when CS2400 became a core course and CS2008 became an elective: CS2400 Foundations of Information Analytics may fulfil the requirement of a research course beyond CS2008. This is to incentivise more students to gain the necessary quantitative skills for these projects in the batches in which students were not all required to take CS2400. ​