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(The classes of this programme are mostly held at IVE (Morrison Hill).)
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Through collaboration and innovation with the arts sector, the programme creates a lively environment where interdisciplinary arts projects flourish. Graduates are also nurtured to become professional arts practitioners.
From the conceptual to the practical, the two-year programme provides a dynamic and vibrant environment that inspires students to experiment with ideas and develop their own artistic language so as to encourage originalities in art creation. Graduates are cultivated to steer and support their art concepts based on theoretical insights, practical skills and understanding of culture. With faculty mentoring, such concepts can be developed as professional fine art works as well as basis for entrepreneurial ideas.
Integration with the arts community is promoted through collaborative work with visiting fellows or artists-in-residence, museum or gallery visits, exhibitions and internships. Such synergy not only enhances their passion for creative engagement, but also enriches their practical know-how. The latitude of experience deepens their understanding in the fields of visual arts, culture, curatorial projects and arts management.
This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Programme Highlights :
The HD in Visual Arts and Culture is developing professionals in response to the rapid growing need of manpower in visual arts related fields in Hong Kong and Asia.
Apart from professional artists, graduates will have full potential to take up other career opportunities. These include graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, exhibition designer, visual merchandisers, etc. They can also be art administrators at the assistant level in art centres, gallery or cultural organisation to run cultural programmes or art exhibitions. The graduates are capable to be future entrepreneurs who can turn concepts into art entrepreneurial ideas or they can be curators, critics, educators, cultural programme administrators in the future.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas.
They are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programmes offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) :
Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. Some examples are:
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.