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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

BA (Honors) in Visual Studies (for 2017-18 intake)


In keeping with the Liberal Arts mission of Lingnan, Visual Studies emphasises transferable skills and a whole-person approach to education. Visual Studies adopts a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, aesthetics, and visual expression and its appreciation. The conceptual focus is on such core sub-disciplines as art history, cognitive film studies, philosophical aesthetics (including everyday aesthetics and environmental aesthetics), museum studies, and art and well-being. 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, involving local as well as non-local artists, provides ample opportunities for active engagement with the art world.


AIMS

1. To provide students with a grounding in art history, philosophical aesthetics, cognitive 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 provide students with opportunities to engage in research expression, understood as the exploration of research questions through art practice;

3. To foster values that result in lifelong engagement with creativity, art and community.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Visual Studies majors complete 4 Foundation courses and 12 Programme Elective courses, in addition to the University-required courses. The Foundation courses aim to provide students with a grounding in the Visual Studies disciplines of analytic aesthetics, art history, and cognitive film studies. The Programme Elective courses will be chosen from a pool of more than 30 courses that offer students a choice in pursuing particular interests within any of the programmes core areas. The following description specifies the programme curriculum for students who pursue the programme on a full-time, four-year basis. Flexibility is allowed for completing the programme within a longer or shorter period in accordance with the stipulations in the Regulations Governing Undergraduate Studies available from the Registry webpage.


PROGRAMME INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (PILOs)

Upon completion of the programme, students are expected to:

  • understand the developments in the Western visual arts from Antiquity through to the twentieth century and the contemporary period;
  • have an understanding of a full spectrum of visual arts in China;
  • have an understanding of the development and specificity of Hong Kong visual arts and cultures;
  • have acquired the ability to analyse various types of visual culture;
  • have acquired the ability to design and execute an artistic project;
  • be able to grasp and articulate the contributions that art makes to society and the well-being of its members; and
  • understand the sociological and institutional dimensions of the art world.




FIRST YEAR


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

Introduction to Chinese Art

3
LCE1010

English for Communication I

3
Second Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
VIS2105

Introduction to Film Studies

3
LCE1020

English for Communication II

3
First/ Second Term
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
CCC8001

Logic and Critical Thinking

3
CCC8012

The Making of Hong Kong

3
LCC1010

Practical Chinese I

3

Cluster Course #1
3

Cluster Course #2
3

Free Elective #1
3
Total number of credits in first year: 30


SECOND YEAR


First Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
CCC8003

Understanding Morality

3
LCE2010

English for Communication III

3
LCC2010

Practical Chinese II

3

Cluster Course #3
3

Free Elective #2
3
Second Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
VIS2104

Western Art from Romanticism to Modernism

3
VIS2202

Philosophy of Visual Arts

3
CCC8004

World History and Civilisation

3
ENG2020

Varieties of English

3

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