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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 who have not taken all pre-requisites for their project type when the project begins will need to apply to indicate:
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 (e.g., a course offered by another school) as substitutes for the listed pre-requisites 
Note: ​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:
·         CS2101 Public Relations Writing (or its previously-offered equivalent, CS4028) 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)
·        CS4264 Network Perspectives on Information, Communication and Media​​
·        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
All students must have completed:
·         CS2021 News Reporting and Writing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) and 
·         One of these journalism courses:
CS2022 Multimedia Writing in Chinese or
CS2023 Print and Digital Publication (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or 
CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production) or
CS2045 Online Journalism (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or
CS4011 News Copy Editing (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4017 Specialised Journalism: Public Affairs (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4018 Specialised Journalism: Business and Economics (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4020 Magazine Publishing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or
CS4023 Advanced Photojournalism (Pre-req: CS2044 Photojournalism) or
CS4043 Specialised Journalism: Science & Health (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4540 Tech & Startup Reporting Lab (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and 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, and 
·         One of these journalism courses:
CS2022 Multimedia Writing in Chinese or
CS2023 Print and Digital Publication (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or 
CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production) or
CS2045 Online Journalism (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or
CS4011 News Copy Editing (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4017 Specialised Journalism: Public Affairs (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4018 Specialised Journalism: Business and Economics (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4020 Magazine Publishing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or
CS4023 Advanced Photojournalism (Pre-req: CS2044 Photojournalism) or
CS4043 Specialised Journalism: Science & Health (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4540 Tech & Startup Reporting Lab (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing)
 
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) and 
·         One of these journalism courses:
CS2022 Multimedia Writing in Chinese or
CS2023 Print and Digital Publication (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or 
CS2029 Broadcast Journalism: Concepts and Applications (Pre-req: CS2025 Image & Sound Production) or
CS2045 Online Journalism (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or
CS4011 News Copy Editing (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4017 Specialised Journalism: Public Affairs (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4018 Specialised Journalism: Business and Economics (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4020 Magazine Publishing (Pre-req: CS0204 Basic Media Writing) or
CS4023 Advanced Photojournalism (Pre-req: CS2044 Photojournalism) or
CS4043 Specialised Journalism: Science & Health (Pre-req: CS2021 News Reporting and Writing) or
CS4540 Tech & Startup Reporting Lab (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:
·      CS2008 Fundamentals of Research, and 
·         ​Another research methods course.  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) or
·         CS4264 Network Perspectives on Information, Communication and Media​​
·         ​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. 
 
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