The Department of Visual Studies encourages undergraduate students to gain experience in academic research by initiating their own projects and/or participating in faculty members' funded projects. Students are welcome to contact individual academic staff for exploring the job opportunity of Research Assistantship. For those who would like to apply for the Innovation and Impact Fund (Student Stream), please refer to the guidelines of Lingnan Innovative Entrepreneurship (LEI) and consult advice from your project advisor.
Ms Kelly GIN
Visual Art and Museum Studies Kelly Gin worked on a research project for examining the creative productions of Lo Ting. She assisted in literature review and data collection regarding the 1998 exhibition Hong Kong Reincarnated: New Lo Ting Archaeological Find and the 2018 film Three Husbands. In addition, she learned how to write a research proposal and collated relevant research materials from academic journals, books, and databases. In the process, she unleashed her passion for art research and developed essential skills that can be used in academic projects.
With Prof. Selina Chui Fun HO (May 2020 – October 2020)
Ms Tracy HU
Aesthetic Legitimacy in Film and Videogames "Neither film nor videogames were originally considered an art form when they first began to entertain audiences, but film is now seen as an art form by all, and videogames are increasingly recognized as an art form that is worthy of study. Tracy Hu worked on a project to analyze film and videogame reviews to understand how these art forms have gained aesthetic legitimacy over time. She identified sources for these reviews, collected and organized them in a database, helped develop a coding scheme to understand their content, and used a tagging system as part of a systematic content analysis. In doing this she developed a broad range of skills that can be used in many types of academic and administrative projects."
With Prof. Jonathan FROME (July 2018 - May 2019)