The Department of Visual Studies (VS) at Lingnan University offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on three core disciplines:
- Art History
- Film Studies
- Philosophical Aesthetics
We provide quality education, research supervision and career advice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a collegial and supportive environment.
The VS curriculum emphasizes the history, theory and philosophy of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond, complementing with experiential, object- and skill-based learning through fieldtrips, studio practice, curatorial training and Internships.
Our unique Artist-in-Residence programme brings in both local and overseas artists to offer students studio practice courses in a wide range of media, helping them to understand the art world from the practitioners’ perspective. Students can also benefit from the insights and experiences of invited speakers, visiting scholars, film directors, curators and other art professionals who have involved in our Events.
Project-based learning is also available through courses with research and service-learning components aimed at knowledge transfer and community engagement. In an effort to foster a cosmopolitan mind-set, we send half of our students to overseas partner institutions for a semester-long Study Abroad programme.
We care about student satisfaction and are proud of seeing VS Alumni thrive professionally in many different sectors, including cultural and creative industries, education and business, in Hong Kong and abroad. We welcome new students from any background to join the Department of Visual Studies in search of knowledge, fun, opportunities and positive surprises!
Prof. Michelle Huang
Head of Department