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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

BA (Honors) in Visual Studies (from 2019-20 intake onwards)


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 5 15
Chinese Language 2 6
English Language 4 12
Free Electives 9 27
Sub-total 24 72
Total 40 120




FIRST YEAR


First Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
Group A students*
VIS2101

Introduction to Chinese Art

3
LUE1001

University English I

3
CCC8011

Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation

3
Group B students*
VIS2101

Introduction to Chinese Art

3
LUE1002

University English II

3
CCC8011

Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation

3

ELE Elective #1

3
Second Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
Group A students*
VIS2105

Introduction to Film

3
LUE1002

University English II

3
CCC8012

The Making of Hong Kong

3

ELE Elective #1

3
Group B students*
VIS2105

Introduction to Film

3
CCC8012

The Making of Hong Kong

3
First/ Second Term
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
Group A students*
LCC1010

Chinese Communication I

3

Cluster Course #1
3

Cluster Course #2
3
Group B students*
LCC1010

Chinese Communication I

3

Cluster Course #1
3

Cluster Course #2
3

ELE Elective #2
3
Total number of credits in the first year: 30

* Under the revamped English Language Enhancement (ELE) programme, students will be grouped under two streams. Please refer the Registry website for more details of English Language Enhancement (ELE) Curriculum.



SECOND YEAR


First Term (15 Credits)
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
VIS2104

Western Art from Romanticism to Modernism

3
CCC8013

The Process of Science

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

Philosophy of Visual Arts

3
CCC8014

China in World History

3
First/ Second Term
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits
LCC2010

Chinese Communication II

3

Cluster Course #3
3

Cluster Course #4
3

Free Elective #1
3

Free Elective #2
3

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

Programme Elective #5
3

Programme Elective #6
3

First/ Second Term
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits

Cluster Course #5
3

Free Elective #4
3

Free Elective #5
3

Discipline-related ELE Course
3
Total number of credits in the thrid year: 30

FOURTH YEAR


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

Programme Elective #7
3

Programme Elective #8
3
VIS4301

Directed Research Project / Programme Elective

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

Programme Elective #9 3

Programme Elective #10
3
VIS4301

Directed Research Project / Programme Elective

3

First/ Second Term
Course Code
Course Title
Number of Credits

Free Elective #6
3

Free Elective #7
3

Free Elective #8
3

Free Elective #9
3
Total number of credits in the fourth year: 30
Total number of credits for the degree: 120