Year 1 – Term 1 (Sep – Nov)
- +Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving
- Creativity would not be feasible without critical thinking; creative ideas can’t be realized without problem solving skills. This subject aims at providing students with intermediate advanced skills of critical thinking and creative problem solving which enhance students to further build up perceptual, analytical, critical and conceptual abilities and prepares them to be independent and self motivated learners throughout the programme.
- +Visual Culture
- This module focuses on the study of visual culture. Students will explore the impacts of digital media on contemporary thinking, human expression and behaviour in the modern world, as well as the manipulation of formal elements in terms of cultural expression. Topics include the advent of pop culture, film and photography, cultural consumption and identity, and gender and culture.
- +Drawing I
- This module focuses on strengthening students’ observational skills through different traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing figure, still life, and other subjects. Advanced drawing tools and various materials will be introduced and different vocabularies of drawing such as line, shape, value, proportion, form and space will be studied. Students are required to keep sketchbook and visual journal to explore personal vision and accumulate resources for progression. This module provides students with the opportunity to polish the making of drawing either as an art form or as a preliminary form of other artwork.
- +Creative Chinese Writing
- This module leads students to explore the potentiality of using the Chinese language as a medium of creation and expression. Students would learn to relate Chinese language and writing to their everyday life, and students would be able to examine the role of Chinese writing as a means of articulating thoughts in artistic context. By getting familiarized with selected genres and styles of Chinese writing, students would become more aware of the basic logic and the structure behind Chinese writing, as well as the beauty and the rich creative potentials embedded in it. This module encourages students to build up habits of appreciating Chinese writing, using it to express feelings and thoughts, as well as experimenting with a variety of styles in their own writing. Students can also practice creative writing on a regular basis by keeping an online diary or a creative idea handbook.
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