What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts programme at the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU operates in the interdisciplinary area of artistic practice that lies between media. Recent developments within the visual arts have introduced new processes and situations, which have resulted in an expanded notion of artistic practice beyond the traditional concepts of art and/or design. As a result the professional in visual arts will find a new context for artistic practice that is no longer based upon strictly distinguished disciplines or particular media but is rather a hybrid of many. The Academy considers all creative disciplines as equally valuable outlets for creative ideas and concepts, and prepares its students for this great opportunity.

We believe and practice that there are ideas, concepts and principles common to all creative disciplines. Thus rather than training students to excel in one particular, potentially fairly narrow subject area or a specific set of media, we provide a comprehensive education – in the spirit of the University’s Whole Person Education – that focuses on the development of the creative and intellectual potential of our students,encouraging them to build their own personal profile based on their specific interests and abilities, thus ultimately enabling them to aspire careers throughout the whole spectrum of the creative and cultural sector.

Concentrations:

  • Studio and Media Arts (SMA)
  • Craft and Design (CD)

Which department am I in?

Academy of Visual Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 18,060) per year
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold successful completion of one year's study in a full-time AD programme at a recognised US university/ community college, provided that the duration of the programme should be at least two years in full-time mode. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

Applicants who are applying for admission on the basis of qualifications other than Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) results of the current year. Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Professional Diploma/ Diploma final year students or graduates and Degree holders may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 (senior year) entry through Non-JUPAS Admission. Non-JUPAS application usually closes by the end of the year at December preceding the entry year.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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