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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

BA (Honors) in Visual Studies (for 2019-20 intake)


In keeping with the Liberal Arts mission of Lingnan University, Visual Studies emphasizes transferable skills and a whole-person approach to education. We adopt a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, aesthetics, and visual expression and its appreciation. Experiential learning is an integral part of the curriculum and central to the studio, internship, and service-learning courses. A well-established Artist-in-Residence programme provides ample opportunities for active engagement with the art world.


AIMS


  1. To provide students with a grounding in art history, philosophical aesthetics, film studies and museum studies, and to develop students’ capacity to make cross-disciplinary connections amongst these areas through an issues-oriented approach;
  2. To engage students in research expression through art practice; and
  3. To foster values that result in lifelong engagement with creativity, art and community.


GENERAL FEAMEWORK

Category No. of Courses No. of Credits
VS Major Curriculum
Foundation Courses 4 12
Programme Electives

- Categories 1 & 2: History of the Visual Arts, Aesthetic & Service-Learning (24-33 credits)

- Categories 3 & 4: Studio Practice & Internship (3-12 credits)

12 36
Sub-total 16 48
University-required Courses
Common Core 4 12
Cluster Courses 5 15
Chinese Language 2 6
English Language 4 12
Free Electives 9 27
Sub-total 24 72
Total 40 120

GENERAL STUDY PLAN

Year Core Curriculum Language BA
Major
Free
Electives
Normal Yearly Credits
Common
Core
Courses
Cluster
Courses
English* Chinese/
Putonghua
Year 1 6 3 9
3 48 27 30
Year 2 6 3 - 3 30
Year 3 - 6 3
- 30
Year 4 - 3 - 30
Total 12 15 12 6 48 27 120

* Under the revamped English Language Enhancement (ELE) programme, students are grouped under two streams (Group A and Group B students) according to their HKDSE results in English language (or equivalent). For more details, please visit the Registry's website here.




PROGRAMME STRUCTURE




COURSE DESCRIPTION


For the course descriptions and information about course prerequisite and restriction, please visit the Registry's website here.