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Arts, Design & Culture Western Art

Certificate in Foundation Art and Design
藝術及設計基礎證書

Course Code
AT002A
Application Code
2035-3034AW

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
01 Dec 2022 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
Spring 2023
Duration
1.5 years to 3 years
Language
English or Cantonese
Course Fee
Fees paid are not refundable
1. Supervision Fee: HK$4,500 (One-off payment; payable at the time of registration)
2. Module Fee: See individual course description (Payable at the time of individual course enrolment)
Enquiries
3762 0087
2151 0720
How to Apply
1) HKU SPACE follows HKU policy which aligns with the Government’s Vaccine Pass policy. Anyone wishing to enter HKU SPACE premises must fulfil the vaccination requirements of Vaccine Pass and use the LeaveHomeSafe (LHS) mobile application to scan the venue QR code.

2) Given the COVID-19 situation might still be fluid, please note that the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary. The Programme Team will contact students concerned with details of such arrangements before the class starts or during the classes as necessary.

3) Application Code for First-time Registration: 2035-3034AW (Autumn 2022)

This programme aims to provide a basic understanding of art and design for beginners and those who have some knowledge of art to develop their artistic skills and creative ability. Students are to choose 5 modules from our regular programme and complete special assignments.

Programme Structure
Students are to choose 5 modules comprising 3 compulsory and 2 elective modules from our regular programme and complete special assignments.
 
3 Compulsory Modules:
  1. Drawing I or Drawing II
  2. Painting I or Painting II
  3. History of Western Art: The Renaissance to Realism or History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism
Any 2 Elective Modules:
  1. Figure Drawing I or Figure Drawing II
  2. Basic Watercolour Painting or Intermediate Watercolour Painting
  3. Introduction to Graphic Design
  4. Introduction to Interior Design
  5. Basic Photography
Award of Certificate
Students will be awarded a Certificate in Foundation Art and Design issued by HKU SPACE within the HKU system, provided that they:
  • complete 3 compulsory and 2 elective modules in 3 years from the date of registration;
  • attend at least 80% of the classes in each module; and
  • obtain a passing grade for all assignments and assessments.
Duration
  • Students can study at their own pace, according to the availability of courses, but have to complete 5 modules in 3 years from the date of registration. The normal duration of study is 1.5 years.
Venue
Module Selection
  • Students are only allowed to take a maximum of 5 modules comprising 3 compulsory and 2 elective modules.  
  • Beginners are advised to take Drawing I before other studio courses.
  • Students shall choose either History of Western Art: The Renaissance to Realism or History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism according to their interest.
  • Students according to their artistic skills and knowledge, are to choose either an introductory module or an intermediate module of the same subject (e.g. Drawing I or Drawing II; Basic Watercolour Painting or Intermediate Watercolour Painting).
  • Students once receiving a pass in a module will not be permitted to repeat that module.
  • As special assignments count towards the award of the Certificate, no exemption will be granted to students who have previously taken any of these modules.
Information in this webpage is the most up-to-date version and supersedes the printed Prospectus, wherever applicable.
 
Academic Year 2022-2023
Autumn 2022 Timetable
Month Module Title (Medium of Instruction)
Sep 2022

Basic Watercolour Painting (English)

► Drawing I (Cantonese) FULL

Figure Drawing I (Cantonese) FULL

► History of Western Art: The Renaissance to Realism (Cantonese)

Painting I (English)

Oct 2022

[CANCELLED] History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism (English)

► Introduction to Interior Design (Cantonese) FULL

Nov 2022   

Figure Drawing I (English)

Dec 2022

Basic Photography (Cantonese) FULL

Drawing I (English)

Drawing II (Cantonese)

Intermediate Watercolour Painting (Cantonese)

Introduction to Graphic Design (Cantonese)

Painting II (English)

 

Applicants shall have basic spoken and written skills in either Chinese or English.

Course Fee
  • Fees paid are not refundable
    1. Supervision Fee: HK$4,500 (One-off payment; payable at the time of registration)
    2. Module Fee: See individual course description (Payable at the time of individual course enrolment)

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
 
First-time Registration
  • New students shall register for the programme before enrolling on the individual modules. Complete the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) using the application code 2035-3034AW for registration and pay the non-refundable one-off supervision fee of HK$4,500.
  • Applicants will be asked to present their HKID card/passport for identity verification if applying in person at enrolment centres or to attach a copy of their HKID card/passport to the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) if applying by post.
Individual Course Enrolment
  • Registered students enrol on individual modules by completing the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) and using application codes specific to students of the Certificate in Foundation Art and Design.
  • If Certificate students fail to use the right application code, the course will not be counted towards the award of the Certificate. 
Payment Method
 
Fees can be paid at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres by:
  • Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay
  • Cheque or Bank Draft (payable to HKU SPACE)
  • VISA/MasterCard
"Online Enrolment and Payment Service" is not available to Certificate Students. Please complete the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) and bring or post the completed form together with the appropriate fee(s) to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres
 
Fees paid are not refundable.
 
 
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