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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Master of Arts in Curating and Art History

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW



Medium of Instruction

English is the medium of instruction for most courses. Some courses may be conducted in Cantonese or Putonghua.

Study Mode

  • 1-year Full-time
  • 2-year Part-time

Programme Curriculum

The MACAH programme entails 30 credits of work, including 3 required courses, 4 programme electives, and a capstone project. The teaching pattern is normally a 3-hour seminar per week (except Capstone Project, Internship and Summer School) for each course. The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

Category First Term
(Sept-Dec)
Second Term
(Jan-Apr)
Summer Term
(May-Aug)
No. of Credits
REQUIRED COURSES


9
Critical Perspectives in Art History
3


3
Provenance Research
3


3
Approaches to Curating
3


3
PROGRAMME ELECTIVES*


12
1) Special Topic Courses

9 to 12

  • Connoisseurship of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy




  • Managing Art Collections




  • Learning in Museums




  • Digital Technologies and Museum Experience




    and selected programme electives at an advanced level in the BA (Honours) in Visual Studies programme, e.g.:

    VIS3398B Cultural Transmissions of East Asian Art
    VIS4001 Cross-Cultural Encounters in Chinese Art
    VIS3399O Collecting Chinese Art
    VIS3399W Contemporary Chinese Art
    VIS3399F Art Institutions and Visual Construction
    VIS4257 In Pursuit of Modernity: 20th–Century Chinese Art




2) Integrated Learning and Practical

0 to 3

  • Internship (in second term or summer term)




  • Overseas Summer School (co-organised with a partner institution)




CAPSTONE PROJECT


9
Research Dissertation (independent study) or

9

Curatorial Project (group work)

9

Total credits


30
* Students who have no proven undergraduate background in art history will be required to take at least one elective course on art history.

Exchange Partner

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Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology


Graduation Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Arts in Curating and Art History offered by Lingnan University (LU), students must, where applicable:

  • obtain 30 credits;
  • attain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.67 (equivalent to B-) or above; and
  • fulfil the University exit requirement on English language competency, if applicable; and fulfil all University/programme requirements.