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Lingnan University


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Studies 視覺研究(榮譽)文學士

BA (Hons) Visual Studies

Short Description

The revamped curriculum of Visual Studies adopts a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the historical and theoretical study of visual arts, focusing on two concentrations—art history and film art—and complementing with courses on interdisciplinary subjects, art practice and curating. The programme structure consists of survey and advanced courses which address specific topics, periods, cultures, media and issues to create a progressive learning model. Experiential learning is an integral part of the curriculum and central to practice-based courses, including studio practice, curating, internship and service-learning. A well-established Artist-in-Residence programme also provides ample opportunities for active engagement with local and overseas artists and film directors in the art world. Capstone experience is introduced to encourage integrated learning, enabling students to develop a research, art or curatorial project under supervision in the final year of their study.



  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:

Note1: For applicants who have studied Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; or those who have learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, which adopts an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not otherwise  applicable to the majority of students in local schools, the University will accept the following as an alternative to the HKDSE Chinese Language:

(i)    Grade E or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE A-Level/AS-Level; or
(ii)   Grade C or 4 or above in the alternative Chinese Language qualifications of GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE; or
(iii)  “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese.


  1. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  2. Applied Learning subjects in Category B will be used as additional supporting information.
  3. Other Language subjects in Category C will be recognised as unspecified elective subjects.  The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Note2: For Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science, the Minimum Level for Mathematics Compulsory Part is 3.

Note3: For Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science, the Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is counted as an Elective Subject.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Passes in HKDSE subjects can be obtained at one or more sittings. The best grade for a subject will be used in the calculation of the score in case of multiple attempts.  There is no penalty or mark deduction for repeated sittings of a subject.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Applicable to local students only and is subject to annual review by the HKSAR Government.


Registry (Undergraduate Admissions Team)


Tel: 2616 8750


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 227 317 455 522 349 1870
2021 300 367 452 460 391 1970
2020 270 371 432 421 328 1822
2019 250 398 513 545 443 2149
2018 370 481 612 631 483 2577
2017 444 552 622 705 525 2848
2016 250 444 657 684 507 2542

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 8 2 3 1 0 14
2021 32 8 0 1 0 41
2020 26 0 2 0 0 28
2019 35 0 0 0 0 35
2018 9 14 6 2 2 33
2017 15 6 4 1 0 26
2016 26 0 0 0 0 26