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Master of Arts (MA) in Visual Arts (Approved Programme under UGC's Targeted TPg Programmes Fellowships Scheme)

School of Creative Arts

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$120,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$140,000/programme

Cut Off Date 28 Jun 2024

Year of Entry 2024 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date9 Oct 2023

Application Deadline30 Apr 2024 (non-local)
28 Jun 2024 (local)
(Early closure of application upon quota full)

Programme Director Dr Chung Wai Ching

Programme Office(852) 3411  

Selection Process
  1. Applicants  may be interviewed to assess their background knowledge, experience, commitment as well as their capability and suitability for the programme. 
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
  1. To nurture creative talents with contemporary research methodologies, in-depth professional knowledge and skills as well as cross-cultural and interdisciplinary awareness in diverse visual arts studio practices;
  2. To locate students’ creative and academic practices in global and local socio-cultural contexts;
  3. To enable students to develop their own creative profiles according to their research interests in a specific visual arts discipline (their declared concentration); and
  4. To meet the growing demand for professional practitioners in the cultural and creative sectors in Hong Kong and beyond.


The Master of Arts in Visual Arts programme is offered with two concentrations:

  1. Studio & Media Arts (SMA)
  2. Craft & Design (CD)


Programme Structure

Units Requirement30 units
 Required Courses12 units
Concentration-based Courses18 units
Study CurriculumThe study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook  for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or comparable institution; or
  2. An equivalent qualification.


Language Proficiency RequirementApplicants are expected to communicate in English at an advanced level, meeting one or more of the following qualifications:


  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification earned from an English-medium institution; or
  2. A band score of 6.5 or above in IELTS*; or
  3. TOEFL scores of 79 (internet-based)*; or
  4. CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450*.

*Note: Test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter. TOEFL iBT Home Edition or IELTS Indicator test is not accepted.



Applicants should have relevant experience in respective studio practice. A portfolio of past works (5-10 images of original artworks in digital format or photographs) has to be submitted with the application.

Applicants have to declare their intended concentration (SMA or CD) as well as to submit a study proposal for the SMA/CD Studio Project in the application process. 

Graduate ProspectsGraduates from this programme can move into the professional sphere as visual artists, designers and/or artisans within the wider spectrum of the creative and cultural industries.


Graduates are also able to pursue further studies and research in Master of Philosophy and/or Doctor of Philosophy, at the Academy of Visual Arts.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.