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Ling U

Ling U

BA (Honours) in Film and Visual Arts (from 2024-25 intake onwards)

The curriculum of Film and Visual Arts adopts a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the historical and theoretical study of visual arts, focusing on film art and art history. The programme structure encompasses survey and advanced courses addressing specialized topics, periods, cultures, and issues to create a progressive learning model. Historical awareness and analytical skill are integral to the curriculum, accompanied by practice-based courses, including computer art, studio practice, film production, curating, and internships. The fourth-year capstone project synthesizes the programmes’ analytical and practical components, enabling students to develop a research, creative or curatorial project under supervision in the final year of their study.


  1. To provide students with a grounding in the study and appreciation of film and visual arts;
  2. To develop students’ capacity to make cross-disciplinary connections amongst visual art-related subjects, including film and art history, film and art analyses, museum studies, and digital arts, through an issues-oriented approach;
  3. To develop students’ skills in research methods and creative practices;
  4. To foster values that result in lifelong engagement with creativity, art, and media.


Category No. of Courses No. of Credits
FVA Major Curriculum
Required Courses 7
Programme Electives 9
Sub-total 16 48
University-required Courses
Common Core 4 12
Cluster Courses 5 15
Chinese Language/ Putonghua 2 6
English Language 4 12
Free Electives 9 27
Sub-total 24 72
Total 40 120


For details of the programme structure and courses offered by the FVA Programme in a 4-year curriculum, please download the file below:


For details on the capstone project, please download the handbook below:


For the descriptions of FVA courses and information about course prerequisites and restrictions, please visit the Registry's website here.


To facilitate your course registration from Year 1 to Year 4, students are highly recommended to follow the course curriculum. You should also discuss your study plan with the academic advisor.


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