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Fine Arts

Programme Code
Study Period
Open for
Programme Code
Study Period
4 Years/ 2 Years (Senior Year Entry)
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Non-JUPAS Senior Year / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Bridging the connections between contemporary Chinese and Western studio and art history

The Department of Fine Arts offers a comprehensive and balanced undergraduate programme for students to prepare them for future careers in the arts, such as artists, art historians, museum curators, and other art-related professions. The programme aims to achieve this objective in the following ways:

  1. Focusing on Chinese Art in the Global Context
    The programme offers a wide range of courses in Chinese art practices and history, alongside Western art history and studio training. Whenever possible, interaction between the fields is stressed. This integrated approach reflects Hong Kong’s special role as an advanced, multicultural city.
  2. Emphasising Both the Practice and History of Art
    The Department puts equal emphasis upon studio and art history courses. As a result, our graduates are well-rounded and well-equipped for professional careers in the arts.
  3. Preparing Students for Careers in the Arts
    The Department constantly revises its existing courses and introduces new courses to meet the trends and needs of the society. It also organizes professional training courses and internship programmes for students to learn practical approaches to future careers as professional artists, art educators, art administrators, etc.

Our programme places dual emphases on studio art and art history, and we are dedicated to exploring contemporary art while promoting traditional Chinese art and culture.

Career Prospects

As the first tertiary institute to offer visual arts education in Hong Kong, CU’s Fine Arts Department has been a strategic base for training artists, art historians and other art professionals in Hong Kong, and has made a significant contribution to the field of art nationally and internationally.

Major Career Fields of 2022 first-degree holders:

  • Administration and Management: 26.7%
  • Art and Design: 26.7%
  • Scientific and Research Work: 13.3%
  • Social Work and Community Work: 6.7%
  • Information Technology: 6.7%
  • Education: 20%

[Figures as of December 2022]

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme.


More Information:

Department of Fine Arts:

Department of Fine Arts, Room 201, 2/F, Cheng Ming Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 7615