Higher Diploma / BA / MFA
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Ceramics / Painting / Photography / Sculpture)

Artwork by WONG Hoi Lam
(Graduate, Ceramics major)
Artwork by Lau Sze Yin, Vicky
(Graduate, Painting major)
Artwork by Cheung Yick Kan
(Graduate, Photography major)
Artwork by Chan Sin Hangy
(Graduate, Painting major)
Artwork by Yuen Kam Wa
(Graduate, Photography major)
Artwork by Li Ning Yan, Lilien
(Graduate, Painting major)

Study with #1 in Australia and Asia Pacific and #12 in the world for Art and Design (2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject)

Gain a globally recognised Australian fine art degree in Hong Kong


For DSE candidates, School leavers, Working adults and Art & Design practitioners who hope to further develop

your art learning with a focus on major studio practice (Painting / Photography / Ceramics / Sculpture)

Programme Introduction

Programme Code: 20FA5011AP  

This programme is co-presented by Hong Kong Art School & RMIT University. Degree awarded by RMIT University.
Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance Registration No.: 210109

Commencement Date: January 2020

Programme Duration: 3 years

Tuition Fee(HK$):

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Total
94,610 94,610 94,610 283,830

- The tuition fee shown is at the fee level of 2019/20 only. The fees for the subsequent years (after 2019/20) will be subject to annual increment capped at the Composite Consumer       Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government.

- Tuition Fee level subject to annual review

Fee to be settled by 6 installments, 2 installments per year (Tuition Fee Deposit which forms part of the 1st installment may be applied).


Aims & Objectives
The RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (the programme) aims to develop students' individual creative growth and establish strong perceptual, analytical and conceptual awareness within the context of contemporary fine art practice. It enables students to achieve a high level of confidence and personal integrity associated with the best artistic practice, and to realise his or her potential as a professional artist. Graduates are multi-skilled and may pursue careers as independent professional artists or within the diverse industries and cultures associated with the fine arts. The three-year programme is jointly presented by RMIT University and the Hong Kong Art School, enabling students to benefit from international and local perspectives. 


Programme Features

  • An established fine art programme celebrating its 20th Anniversary of development in Hong Kong, with approving and unparalleled impact on the ongoing development of local art ecology  
  • A dynamic fine art programme that crosses the boundaries of cultures and ages, leading to immense diversity in the learning atmosphere and opening up endless possibilities for students
  • With a study schedule that is suitable for both school leavers and working adults, and a study mode that advocates work-life balance
  • Combining intensively studio-based and practical learning with stimulating theoretical and academic discourse in contemporary art 
  • Benefiting students with international and local perspectives, bringing in regular, direct and face-to-face learning opportunities with Australian artists-lecturers and local lecturers who are also practicing artists


Programme Articulation

Graduates from Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme may choose to continue their study in the Master of Fine Art programme [programme jointly presented with RMIT University, Australia]


How will it be delivered?

  • Studio or workshop-based classes with emphasis on individual progress and development through visual and academic research related to both conceptual and technical development
  • Face to face and online lectures
  • Reflection and analysis of art work through individual tutorials and group critiques
  • Local field trips, and visits to workshops, museums, galleries and art studios.
  • Extra-curricular overseas field trips may also be available



Download Programme Booklet >
Download Application Form >


* Applications from overseas students would also be considered.
* This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications for a period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020.
*Programme terminology is in accordance with partner university. 
*This programme is of high quality and has international recognition. However, it is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize the qualification to which this programme may lead. 




Programme Structure

The programme, with a duration of three years, is structured in four studio areas namely Painting (Expanded Studio Practice), Ceramics (Object Based Practice), Photography (Print Imaging Practice) and Sculpture (Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice). Applicants choose one of the studios in which to work, with supplementary studio studies in Programme Courses and academic studies in Art History and Theory and University Elective. The academic year consists of 2 semesters. Each semester includes 1-2  intensive week(s)  conducted by lecturers of RMIT University and 14 regular weeks conducted by lecturers of Hong Kong Art School. It consists of 288 credit points with approximately 1,728 learning hours* for the 3-year programme. 
*Learning hours include Taught hours and Learners Directed hours 


Day Class Painting (Expanded Studio Practice)
Evening Class Ceramics (Object Based Practice).
Painting (Expanded Studio Practice)/
Photography (Print Imaging Practice)/
Sculpture (Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice)


Year 1 Course
Semester 1 
Studio Specialization
Studio Technologies
Perception & Practice
Art History & Theory 1
Semester 2
Studio Specialization
Studio Technologies
Fine Art Concept Development 
Art History & Theory 2


Year 2 Course
Semester 1 
Studio Specialization
Studio Technologies
Perception & Practice
University Elective
Semester 2
Studio Specialization
Studio Technologies
Fine Art Concept Development 
Art History & Theory 3


Year 3 Course
Semester 1 
Studio Specialization
Advanced Studio Technologies
Perception & Practice
Art History & Theory 4
Semester 2
Studio Specialization
Advanced Studio Technologies
Fine Art Concept Development
University Elective


Programme Plan

There are four plans in the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art). These are: Expanded Studio Practices, Object Based Practice, Print Imaging Practice, Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice.

Studio Courses:
Studio Specialization/ Studio Technologies
In Hong Kong within each of the above four plans the following Major studios are offered: Painting (Expanded Studio Practice), Ceramics (Object Based Practice), Photography (Print Imaging Practice), Sculpture (Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice).
Supplementary Studies Perception and Practice, Fine Art Concept Development
Art History & Theory  Studies in historical and contemporary art and theory
University Elective  Lecture-based subjects related to cultural and contemporary issues




Consideration for entry into the program is based on submission of a portfolio assessment, successful interview, and meeting the following minimum entry requirements:

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 points from best 5 subjects including 3 core subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) (points calculated on level achieved, with a minimum Level 2 for all subjects); or

  • Minimum of 'D' grade average for best 3 subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE); or

  • Equivalent senior high school results recognized by the RMIT University; or

  • Diploma in Fine Art or Higher Diploma in Fine Art from Hong Kong Art School

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the program as a mature-age applicant, provided they have successfully met the portfolio and interview requirements. The definition of a mature-aged student to entry into the degree is someone twenty-one years of age or over on 1st January in the year in which he/she proposed to commence the program.

English Language Entry Requirements:

Applicants are required to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5, no band lower than 6.0; or
  • TOEFL (Paper based test) score of 580 (TWE 4.5); or
  • TOEFL (IBT) Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in all sections; or
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; or
  • HKDSE score of 4 or more in English Language; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE(A)) 58 (no communication band less than 50);or
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE) (up to 2014): 58 with no less than ‘borderline’ in each skill; or
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE) 2015 onwards: 176 with no less than 169 in any component; or
  • Successful completion of at least the equivalent of a two-year tertiary program of at least Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 5 within the past five years, where English is the language of teaching and assessment; or
  • Successful completion within the past 12 months of the final two years of secondary studies in an approved secondary school where English is the language of teaching and assessment, and an approved final-year English subject score equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education English study score set by RMIT University for entry to Bachelor degrees.

Programme terminology is in accordance with partner university. 


Programme Enquiry

Enquiry: (+852) 2922 2822
Email: enroledu@hkac.org.hk
Programme Consultation >

Upcoming Event

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Programme seminar
18/05 (Sat) 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Details & Registration


Media Coverage


Sept 18 Apple Daily – The interview of our BAFA student – Dr. Lee Boon Ying (Chinese version only)
Sept 7  HKEJ –The interview of our BAFA student – Dr. Lee Boon Ying (Chinese version only)
March 28  Wen Wei Po_Processing
November 18 South China Morning Post - Hong Kong high school dropout, 70, on course for master's degree in fine arts >
September 21 arts-news - Joint exhibition by CHAN Kin Yip, FUNG Ka Fai, YUEN Chun Tai and WONG Suk Yin >
August 15  Hong Kong Economic Journal - Interview with Clint Ho >
August 7  am730 - Hong Kong Art School's Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme >
July 28 STANDNEWS - Interview with Clint Ho & Alex Heung >
July 27 STANDNEWS - Interview with Clint Ho >
July 11  am730 - "Reverie", Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2017 >
July 6  Sing Tao Daily - "Reverie", Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2017 >
June 16  Wen Wei Po - Interview with Wendy Chan >
March 29  Wen Wei Po - "Art for Space, Space for Art", Hong Kong Art School Alumni Exhibition 2017 >
March 28  Hong Kong Economic Journal - "Art for Space, Space for Art", Hong Kong Art School Alumni Exhibition 2017 >
March 17  Wen Wei Po - Ceramics Exhibition "Delightful Happenstance" by Josephine Tsui >
March 9  Sing Tao Daily - Ceramics Exhibition "Delightful Happenstance" by Josephine Tsui >
February 23  metro Pop - Exhibition "I found myself insignificant in every single love affair" by Pat Chong >
February 18  Oriental Daily - Interview with Scott Chan >
February 16  Milk Magazine - Interview with Scott Chan >
February 14  Recruit.com.hk - Interview with Tak'in Siy >
October 21  Hong Kong 01 Media - Interview with Yiu Chun Wa >
October 15  Sing Pao Daily News - Interview with Yiu Chun Wa >
August 30  Hong Kong Economic Journal - Ceramics exhibition "House" by Ida Yu Pui Wah >
August 27  Sing Pao Daily News - Ceramics exhibition "House" by Ida Yu Pui Wah >
August 18  Sing Tao Daily - Urban Serenity >
June 24  Ming Pao JUMP - Introduction to Hong Kong Art School programmes >
May 15  Arts News - Interview with Rachel Cheung > 
May 08  Sing Tao Daily - Interview with Rachel Cheung >
April 15  Ming Pao - Interview with Rachel Cheung and Anniek Verholt >
February 16  Stand News - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2016 >
February 01  Face Magazine - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2016 >
January 27  Ta Kung Pao - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2016 >
Jaunary 15  U Magazine - Interview with Lily Leung >
Jaunary 15  Instagram of Hinge Magazine - Work by Wong Chung Yiu >




  • RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.
  • One of Australia’s original educational institutions dating back to 1887
  • Among the top 15 universities in Australia (QS World University Rankings)
  • Five-star QS ranking for excellence in higher education
  • Among the top 20 universities in the world for Art and Design and the highest ranked in Australia*
  • *QS World University Rankings by Subject.




Overseas students are encouraged to apply.  
(For details of Application & Enrolment Procedures for Overseas Students, please click here.)

  1. Please make sure you meet the application requirements of the programme you are applying for. 
  2. Applicants who do not have evidence of English as outlined under English Language Entry Requirements but have extensive professional experience in English speaking organisations, may be considered for entry on a case by case basis.
  3. A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 will be levied. 
  4. Please submit the completed Award-bearing Programme Application form (Form No. HKAS002(BAFA)) together with relevant supporting documents, and application fee via one of the following ways: 
  • In person to the Enrolment Office of Hong Kong Art School.
    Address: Hong Kong Art School Chai Wan Campus (Rm 819, 8/F Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan) 
    Opening Hours:
    Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm
    Saturday 10am - 6pm
    Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
  • By post to the Enrolment Office of Hong Kong Art School (address as above) 
    (Please DO NOT mail the CASH)


  • For application to the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme, you will be requested to indicate your major area of study on the Application Form.
  • You will be expected to submit a Folio, in the form of a CD rom, together with your application. The Folio should reflect your competency / attainment in the major area of your choice. For details of the Folio content, please refer to Section F of the Application Form.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an admission interview in approximately 2 weeks after the submission of application.  ​

Financial Assistance

Students at different study levels and in different study modes may apply for different types of financial assistance scheme provided by the HKSAR Government, including:
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS), Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP), Student Travel Subsidy for Tertiary or Post-secondary Students (STS), Deduction of Tax for Training.   For details, please contact the School's Enrolment Office.



Scholarships opportunities are available.
For more information >


Exemption Policy

Students may apply for exemption from subject(s) in which they have prior training.  Each application for exemption is considered on its merits and in accordance with RMIT University's policies on Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer.