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Visual Studies Timeline


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  • The BA, MPhil and PhD in Visual Studies programmes, focusing on Art History, Film Studies and Philosophical Aesthetics, were launched and primarily housed in the Department of Philosophy.
  • Two faculty members with expertise in Film Studies and the History of Chinese Art were hired to develop the Visual Studies programmes.
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  • The Artist-in-Residence programme was launched, bringing both local and non-local artists to teach Studio Practice and create artworks at Lingnan University every year.
  • The Visual Studies Student Society was established.
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  • The third faculty was hired to strengthen the teaching and research on Philosophical Aesthetics.
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  • The fourth faculty with expertise and skills in Western Art was hired to teach Art History and Drawing.
  • The first cohort of Visual Studies students were graduated from Lingnan University.
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  • The Visual Studies programmes were housed in a newly established Department of Visual Studies (VS).
  • A professional artist in Creative Media was hired as the fifth faculty to enrich the course offerings of Studio Practice.
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  • The sixth faculty was hired to teach and supervise projects on Art History and Museum Studies.
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  • Two faculty members were hired to enhance the teaching and research on Curating and Art History and develop an MA programme in relevant disciplines.
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  • The VS Department has undergone significant growth with four faculty members joining us to strengthen and broaden our teaching and research on Art History, Curating as well as Film and Media Studies.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Visual Studies programme was revamped, while the Master of Arts in Curating and Art History (MACAH) programme was launched in March, with Tainan National University of the Arts as our exchange partner.
  • The Centre for Film and Creative Industries (formerly named the Centre for Cinema Studies) has merged with the VS Department as an affiliated research centre.