The programme aims to provide advanced training for students to develop a career in studio art through studio and art theory courses.
Fields of specialization include painting, sculpture, mixed media, Chinese painting, calligraphy, and seal carving.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 units of lecture courses for graduation, normally within two years. All students admitted are probationary candidates and will be reviewed for advancement at the end of their first year of study.
1. Seminar (12 units)
2. Special Topics in Hong Kong Art (3 units)
3. Professional Practice (3 units)
4. Elective Courses (6 units)
In addition to the lecture courses listed above, students are required to register for Thesis Research and Art Creation courses each term within normative period.
– Submitting a written thesis, in relation to the student’s work of art, supported by the reproductions of his/her original art work.
– Holding a graduation exhibition in his/her area of study.
– Passing in both the creative project and written thesis.
– Passing an oral examination.
FAAS 5101 3 Units
Methodology in Art-historical Research
FAAS 5102 3 Units
Post-graduate Seminar: Special Topics in Chinese Art
FAAS 5103 3 Units
Theories of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
FAAS 5104 3 Units
FAAS 5105 3 Units
Study of Later Chinese Ceramics
FAAS 5106 3 Units
Schools of Model-calligraphy and Stele Studies
FAAS 5107 3 Units
Art in Europe and North America After WWII
FAAS 5108 3 Units
Daoist Art and Relics
FAAS 5109 3 Units
Special Topics in Art History
FAAS 5110 3 Units
History of Chinese Literati Painting
FAAS 5111 3 Units
Comparative Analysis of 17th and 18th Century Painting
FAAS 5112 3 Units
Art Theory in Europe and North America From Antiquity to the Present
FAAS 5201 3 Units
FAAS 5202 3 Units
FAAS 5203 3 Units
FAAS 5204 3 Units
FAAS 5205 3 Units
Special Topics in Hong Kong Art
FAAS 5206 3 Units
FAAS 5207 3 Units
FAAS 5208 3 Units
Special Topics in Studio Art
FAAS 8161 3 Units
FAAS 8121 6 Units
FAAS 8125 3 Units
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should have majored in Fine Arts. Consideration will also be given to applicants who have minored in Fine Arts and those who have majored in related fields. Applicant should:
– submit a written statement (no less than 1000 words, written in English / Chinese) explaining the purpose of their application and the focus of their academic / artistic interest.
– submit a portfolio of 10-15 original art works (in a SINGLE pdf file with file size not exceeding 5MB).
– attend an interview if shortlisted.
1. Submit Online Application Form (https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions/programme/arts#master-of-fine-arts) and upload the following documents:
i. Copies of degree certificates
ii. Copies of transcripts (with grading scheme)
iii. Documents showing the applicant has fulfilled the Graduate School’s English Language Proficiency Requirement
iv. Copies of Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate issued by the CHESICC*
v. Copies of identity card or passport
vi. Confidential Recommendations from TWOreferees (Applicants are required to invite the referees to complete the Confidential Recommendations Report through the Online Application System)
2. Upload the following additional application materials to the Division’s application materials collection platform. The applicants will be contacted individually for the submission details by email before the application deadline.
i. A written statement
ii. A portfolio of 10-15 original art works
3. Arrange the following officialdocuments to be sent directly by the university or the test organization to the office of Division of Fine Arts before the application deadline. (Please write the application number, the name of programme applied and name of applicant on the envelope.)
i. Official Transcripts from the university attended by applicants
ii. Original copy of English proficiency proof# (if needed)
*Applicants who obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide an Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表) issued by the CHESICC (學信網) together with other supporting documents. Please refer to the official website of the CHESICC on the sample of the Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate at https://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgys.jsp.
# For TOFEL / IELTS, only the original valid official score report sent directly from the respective test organization to the Office of the Division of Fine Arts will be accepted. Original examinee’s score report will not be accepted.
HK$42,100 (per year).
Postgraduate Studentships (PGS) are available in most Graduate Division for full-time students registered for research degree programmes. Students awarded studentships will receive stipends in return for assisting in the teaching and research work of the Graduate Division. The provisional monthly stipend for Postgraduate Studentship is around $15,000-$15,526 for 2015-16. For more details about PGS, please refer to the Graduate School website.
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