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1 BA in Visual Studies Visual Studies

2 Why VS? 1.Because you are interested in the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, video,…) 2.Because you want to find a job and make a living after graduation. Visual Studies

3 Because you are interested For example, you enjoy going to exhibitions drawing, taking photographs,… reading about the work and life of famous artists discussing movies you’ve watched thinking about the difference between good art and bad art … Visual Studies

4 Because you are interested (cont’d) Botticelli, VenusMcCarthy, Complex Pile Visual Studies

5 Because you want to make a living 1.Both the mean and the median monthly income of VS graduates have increased steadily during the past five years, adding up to a 23.4% and 17.3% increase respectively. In the same period, both the mean and the median monthly income of Lingnan graduates have remained roughly the same. 2.In 2012, the mean income of VS graduates was higher than the mean income of Arts, Lingnan and BBA graduates. Visual Studies

6 …want to make a living (cont’d) 3. The number of Visual Studies graduates having found full-time employment after graduation in 2012 was the highest among all Lingnan programs (only a couple of streams in Business do better). No one was seeking employment at the time of the employment survey. Visual Studies

7 …want to make a living (cont’d) Some plausible explanations are: increased recognition of what Visual Studies stands for a growing visual arts sector (art fairs, auctions, galleries, museums,…). Consequently, 44% of full-time employed graduates found work in the same or a related area upon graduation. Visual Studies

8 …want to make a living (cont’d) Between % of graduates pursue further studies; for example, at Hong Kong University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design (London), the University of Kent at Canterbury, Birkbeck College, London, and so on. Visual Studies

9 Who is VS? Permanent staff Prof Mette Hjort, Chair Professor Prof Rafael De Clercq, Associate Professor Prof Sophia Law, Associate Professor Prof Carol Archer, Assistant Professor Prof Michelle Huang, Assistant Professor Ms Zoie So, Teaching Fellow Visual Studies

10 Who is VS? (cont’d) Each year, VS invites two artists—one local, one non-local—to teach additional studio courses. Visual Studies

11 Who is VS? (cont’d) Visual Studies studies

12 What is VS? In one sentence, the aim of the program is to enhance your understanding of the visual arts The emphasis is on theoretical understanding (art history, film studies, philosophical aesthetics) There is also plenty of opportunity to improve your practical understanding (service-learning, internships, studio courses) Visual Studies

13 What is VS? (cont’d) Visual Studies

14 What is VS? (cont’d) Visual Studies

15 What is VS? (cont’d) CoursesCreditsRemarks Foundation courses: Philosophy of Visual Arts Introduction to Chinese Art Western Art from Romanticism to Modernism Introduction to Film Studies 12 3 Philosophical aesthetics Chinese art history Western art history Film studies Program electives: Categories 1 & 2 Categories 3 & 4 36 min. 24 between 3-12 Theoretical and historical courses Studio courses and internship Visual Studies

16 What is VS? (cont’d) Examples of program electives From categories 1 & 2: Introduction to Museum Studies, Non-Fiction Film, Philosophy of Architecture, Visual Culture and the Digital Media, Art and Well-Being,… From categories 3 & 4: Understanding Drawing, Video Art, Digital Imaging, Light Art,… Visual Studies

17 What is VS? (cont’d) Around 40% of our students go on exchange. In addition to the exchange opportunities offered to all Lingnan students, VS has special agreements with the University of Copenhagen (Department of Media, Cognition and Communication) and the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries (University of South Wales). Visual Studies

18 How to get into VS? Criteria: HKDSE results 1 st term GPA These criteria are equally weighted. Art portfolio is not counted. Visual Studies

19 Thank you Visual Studies


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