Master of Arts in Visual ArtsAdmission

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution, or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants should have relevant experience in respective studio practice. A portfolio of past works (5-10 images of original artworks in digital format or photographs) has to be submitted with the application.

Applicants have to declare their intended concentration (Studio & Media Arts or Craft & Design) as well as to submit a study proposal for the SMA/CD Studio Project in the admission exercise.

Interview may be arranged for applicants to assess their background knowledge, experience, commitment as well as their capability and suitability for the programme.

Applicants are expected to be able to communicate in English at an advanced level, meeting one or more of the following qualifications:
(a) A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification earned from an English-medium institution; or
(b) A band score of 6.5 or above in IELTS (Academic); or
(c) TOEFL scores of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based); or
(d) CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.


Application Method

On-line application:


Application Deadline:

MA in Visual Arts (Full-time/Part-time):
15 Jun 2019 (Non-Local)
8 Aug 2019 (Local)

Admission Documents

At the time of application, applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents along with their application:
– HKID card (for local applicants); Passport or other identity documents of home country (for non-local applicants);
– Degree certificate(s)/graduation diploma(s) if graduated;
– Transcript(s) for academic qualification(s);
– Two reference letters;
– English proficiency test results* (i.e. IELTS/TOFEL/CET- 6)
– A portfolio of past works (5-10 images of original artworks in digital format or photographs)
– A study proposal for the Studio & Media Arts or Craft & Design Project.
The study proposal includes:
1. Tentative title of the project
2. Description of the project idea
3. Choice of media/art form(s)
4. Intended project outcomes
5. Work schedule
6. Bibliography and references
Click here for Study Proposal Form

Click here for Other Supporting Documents

* The English test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter.


Information For Non-local Students

Student Visa
1. Full-time Non-local Students
The Hong Kong Immigration Department requires all full-time non-local students (from overseas, Macao, Taiwan or Mainland China) to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong.

2. Part-time Non-local Students
Part-time non-local students should possess appropriate and valid visa to prove their eligibility to stay and study in Hong Kong.

Click here for Information for Non-local Applicants



Students are eligible to apply for on-campus student residences and BU-managed off-campus housing. Limited Rooms will be assigned by university on a first-come, first-served basis according to the admission criteria. Enquiries or applications for accommodation should be directed to the Student Accommodation Section of the Office of Student Affairs with contact details as below:

Office of Student Affairs: Student Accommodation Section

Telephone: (852) 3411-2037 or (852)3411-2036
Fax No. : (852)2794-2011
Email Address:

Apart from the accommodations provided by the University, students are advised to know more about other off-campus housing alternatives in Hong Kong.