History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism - HKU SPACE: Western Art courses
Class arrangement during COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation may still be fluid and constantly affect class arrangements in the coming months. The health and safety of our students will always be our top priority. To ensure that students’ academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if necessary in the event that face to-face classes cannot be held. Our respective Programme Teams will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary. For more details on the class arrangement during COVID-19, please refer to the special announcement on the School homepage.

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Arts, Design & Culture Western Art

History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism
西洋美術史導論: 印象主義至後現代主義

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Autumn 2022
12 meetings, approx 3 months
Course Fee
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.

[Updated on 20 Oct 2021] Course start date postponed from 23 Oct 2021 (Sat) to 20 Nov 2021 (Sat)

[Updated on 20 Oct 2021] Application Code for enrolment:
- General Students: 1955-3334NW
- Students of Certificate in Foundation Art and Design: 1955-3338AW

Online payment service is only available to general students paying full course fee.

The latter part of the 19th century was a revolutionary period which marked the beginning of the modern age. This course explores the characteristics of modern art through an in-depth study of various styles and trends such as Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.       

Notes to Students of Certificate in Foundation Art and Design
  • Use Application Code specific to Certificate Students to enrol on this course (Course Code: ARTW2006).  If Certificate Students fail to use the specific application code, this course will not be counted towards the award of the Certificate.
  • "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 course fee to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.
Application Code Specific to Students of Certificate in Foundation Art and Design:
Application Code 1955-3338AW

Start Date

20 Nov 2021 (Sat)
For General Students, apply online by clicking "Apply Online Now" below:
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Start Date 20 Nov 2021 (Sat)
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • 12 meeting(s)
Venue Tutor
  • Dr Camellia Ni-Na Ng, BA LU; MPhil LU; MA Leic; PhD CUHK
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$2,640 (A 20% fee discount is offered for general students aged 60 or above (Quota: 5). Applicants must apply in person and present their HKID card/Passport for age verification at the time of their course enrolment. The special discount is not applicable to Certificate students.)

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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