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BA (Honors) in Visual Studies (from 2020-21 intake onwards)


The revamped curriculum of Visual Studies adopts a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the historical and theoretical study of visual arts, focusing on two concentrations—art history and film art—and complementing with courses on interdisciplinary subjects, art practice and curating. The programme structure consists of survey and advanced courses which address specific topics, periods, cultures, media and issues to create a progressive learning model. Experiential learning is an integral part of the curriculum and central to practice-based courses, including studio practice, curating, internship and service-learning. A well-established Artist-in-Residence programme also provides ample opportunities for active engagement with local and overseas artists and film directors in the art world. Capstone experience is introduced to encourage integrated learning, enabling students to develop a research, art or curatorial project under supervision in the final year of their study.


AIMS


  1. To provide students with a grounding in the study of visual arts, visual expression and its appreciation;
  2. To develop students’ capacity to make cross-disciplinary connections amongst art-related subjects, such as art history, film art, philosophical aesthetics, museum studies, creative arts and well-being, through an issues-oriented approach;
  3. To engage students in research, art and curatorial practice through experiential learning activities and capstone projects; and
  4. To foster values that result in lifelong engagement with creativity, art and community.


GENERAL FRAMEWORK

Category No. of Courses No. of Credits
VS Major Curriculum
Required Courses 6 18
Programme Electives 10 30
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

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


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




COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


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



CLASSIFICATION OF PROGRAMME ELECTIVES


The revamped curriculum of BA (Honors) in Visual Studies adopts a progressive, discipline-focused learning model. The levels of difficulty and different subjects of programme electives are shown here. Students should make reference to this guideline when selecting your preferred concentration and courses under different categories.



RECOMMENDED STUDY PLAN


To facilitate your course registration from Year 1 to Year 4, students are highly recommended to follow this study plan and pay attention to important deadlines. You should also discuss your study plan with the academic advisor.