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Visual Studies (Hons)

Lingnan University

48 months
17926 USD/year
5390 USD/year
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In keeping with the Liberal Arts mission of Lingnan University, Visual Studies (Hons) emphasizes transferable skills and a whole-person approach to education. We adopt a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, aesthetics, and visual expression and its appreciation. 


Experiential learning is an integral part of the curriculum and central to the studio, internship, and service-learning courses. A well-established Artist-in-Residence programme, the Visual Studies (Hons) degree from Lingnan University provides ample opportunities for active engagement with the art world.


  • To provide students with a grounding in art history, philosophical aesthetics, film studies and museum studies, and to develop students’ capacity to make cross-disciplinary connections amongst these areas through an issues-oriented approach;
  • To engage students in research expression through art practice; and
  • To foster values that result in lifelong engagement with creativity, art and community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation
  • The Making of Hong Kong
  • Practical Chinese
  • English for Communication
  • Western Art from Romanticism to Modernism
  • Philosophy of Visual Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a degree or a sub-degree awarded by a recognised post-secondary institution;
  • Grade E or above in both Advanced Supplementary (AS) Level Use of English (UE) and Chinese Language and Culture (CLC); PLUS Grade E or above in two Advanced Level (AL) subjects OR Grade E or above in one AL subject and in two AS Level subjects other than UE and CLC in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE); or
  • other acceptable non-local qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17926 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5390 USD per year during 48 months.
  • International: HK$140,000
  • Local: HK$42,100

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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