Questions & Answers

We welcome students from different cultural and educational background. Local students apply on the strength of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) should submit application via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) at http://www.jupas.edu.hk/en/.

Non-JUPAS applicants please apply direct to the University via the Direct (Non-JUPAS) Admissions Scheme. Please visit the website of Academic Registry of the Hong Kong Baptist University at http://ar.hkbu.edu.hk/pros/ for details.

Apart from University’s admission requirements, all applicants are also required to participate in AVA’s Admission Exercise with an aim to assess their suitability to the BA (Hons) in Visual Arts programme. Candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review. Based on the submitted portfolios, candidates will be shortlisted for a practical test and an interview.

Applicants are requested to submit a portfolio of 5 visual arts-related projects, including 4 documentations of outcomes of their personal creative practice and 1 written text from the areas of art history, art theory, or art criticism/appreciation.

Applicants will be assessed according to their creativity and breadth of ideas, capability to develop and realize complex creative solutions, ability to present personal artistic ideas, and personal dedication and commitment to Visual Arts.

You will be interviewed by an interview panel in English.

B.A. (Hons) in Visual Arts programme is a 4-year programme. Students must complete at least 128 units for graduation. During the final year of study, students are required to carry out an Honours Project independently to prove his/her capability of critical thinking and problem solving in the field of Visual Arts.

Our programme is a comprehensive study programme in Visual Arts that incorporates subjects across the scopes of fine arts, design, craft and art theory. A total of around 70 visual arts courses are on offer under 12 clusters in three concentrations:

(i) Studio and Media Arts

  • Drawing & Painting
  • Chinese Arts
  • Lens-based Media
  • Sculpture
  • Body as Interface

(ii) Craft and Design

  • Graphic Book
  • Experimental Imaging
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Wearables
  • Objects & Environment

(iii) Visual Arts Studies

  • Art History & Theory
  • Visual & Material Culture

A complete list of courses could be found at http://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/150929_cluster_RollingStand_1200x2000mm.jpg

We recommend all of our students to undertake an internship during their study. An internship links classroom theory to professional practice, and provides students with learning experience beyond the academic programme. Internships are offered as independent study courses that will usually be taken during term-break.

We have established exchange collaborations with both local and overseas institutions. For local exchange, our students could enroll courses offered by the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the School of Media of The City University Hong Kong. For overseas exchange, our students could choose to study in one of the foreign countries such as Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA and Australia for a semester or a full academic year.

We offer an array of co-/extra-curricular activities to enrich students’ educational experience. Students will have the opportunity to participate in local and overseas fieldtrips, artwork exhibitions, artist talks and demonstrations, as well as visits to creative industries.

The faculty-student ratio is 1:14. The average class size is 17 for practical courses.

The majority of graduates from the programme are full-time employed. They actively engage in the creative industry and pursue a career as practicing artists and designers, visual art teachers, or art writers; others enter related fields in curating, gallery management, graphics, advertising, media, photography, exhibition/event-design and web-design. Meanwhile, some graduate will pursue further study overseas after graduation.