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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

BA (Honors) in Visual Studies (for 2015-17 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.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

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 7 21
Chinese Language 2 6
English Language 4 12
Free Electives 7 21
Sub-total 24 72
Total 40 120



FIRST YEAR


Students take Language courses, Cluster courses and Common Core courses, as required by the University.

Course Code
Course Title (Common Core Courses)
Number of Credits
CCC8001

Logic and Critical Thinking

3
CCC8012

The Making of Hong Kong

3
Course Code
Course Title (Cluster Courses)
Number of Credits

Cluster Course #1
3

Cluster Course #2
3
Course Code
Course Title (Language Proficiency Courses)
Number of Credits
LCC1010

Practical Chinese I

3
LCE1010

English for Communication I

3
LCE1020

English for Communication II

3
Course Code
Course Title (Free Elective Courses)
Number of Credits

Free Elective #1
3

Free Elective #2
3

Free Elective #3
3
Total number of credits in the  first year: 30


SECOND YEAR


First Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
VIS2101

Introduction to Chinese Art

3
VIS2105

Introduction to Film Studies

3
CCC8003

Understanding Morality

3
LCE2010

English for Communication III

3

Cluster Course #3
3
Second Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
VIS2202

Philosophy of Visual Arts

3
VIS2104

Western Art from Romanticism to Modernism

3
CCC8004

World History and Civilisation

3
LCC2010

Practical Chinese II

3
ENG2020

Varieties of English

3
Total number of credits in the second year: 30


THIRD YEAR


First Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits

Programme Elective #1
3

Programme Elective #2
3

Programme Elective #3
3

Programme Elective #4
3

Cluster Course #4
3
Second Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits

Programme Elective #5
3

Programme Elective #6
3

Cluster Course #5
3

Free Elective #4
3

Free Elective #5
3
Total number of credits in the third year: 30


FOURTH YEAR


First Term ( 15 Credits )
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits

Programme Elective #7
3

Programme Elective #9
3
VIS4301

Directed Research Project / Programme Elective

3

Cluster Course #6
3

Free Elective #6
3
Second Term ( 15 Credits )
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits

Programme Elective #8
3

Programme Elective #10
3
VIS4301

Directed Research Project / Programme Elective

3

Cluster Course #7
3

Free Elective #7
3
Total number of credits in the fourth year: 30
Total number of credits for the degree: 120