Bachelor Degree

(Ceramics / Painting / Photography / Sculpture)

For DSE candidates, School leavers, Working adults, Art & Design practitioners and Retirees who hope to further develop your art learning with an in-depth focus on major studio practice (Ceramics / Painting / Photography / Sculpture)

For programme details and application enquiries, enquirers are always welcome to contact us via our Enrolment hotline: 2922-2822 or email us at:


This programme is co-presented by Hong Kong Art School
& Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University).

Degree awarded by RMIT University.
Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation)
Ordinance Registration No.: 210109

January 2021

3 Years

TUITION FEE (HK$) (2020/2021)

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Total
96,880 96,880 96,880 290,640

The fees for the subsequent years (after 2020/21) 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).


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.


  • 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


    • 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

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].


  • The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications for a period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2024.

  • 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.

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 12-14 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

*Classes are generally arranged during weekday evenings and weekends

Studio Specializations 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
Art History & Theory 1
Semester 2
Studio Specialization
Studio Technologies
Fine Art Concept Development
Art History & Theory 2
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
  • RMIT is ranked #1 in Australia and #12 in the world for Art and Design (2018 QS Rankings) placing the School of Art in the top echelon of the world’s art educational institutions
  • RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise
  • One of Australia’s original educational institutions dating back to 1887
  • Five-star QS ranking for excellence in higher education

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

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.


  • Please make sure you meet the application requirements of the programme you are applying for.
  • 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.
  • A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 will be levied.
  • 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:
    1. 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
    2. By post to the Enrolment Office of Hong Kong Art School (address as above)(Please DO NOT mail the CASH by post)
    3. By Bank Account Transfer
      Please transfer the payment to the following bank account, and email the remittance advice with your name and programme code (“FA501” for Bachelor programme) quoted to
      Bank Name: HSBC
      Account No.: 022-009575-001
      Account Name: Hong Kong Arts Centre
      *Please be reminded that all bank charges incurred (if applicable) would be absorbed by the applicant/payment sender


  • 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.

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), Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS), Deduction of Tax for Training.   For details, please contact the School’s Enrolment Office.

Scholarships opportunities are available.

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.

AU Hoi Lam

CHAN Kiu Hong Joe

CHAN See Kwong Ray

CHAN Sheung Shing Dunet

CHENG Halley

CHENG Yee Man Gum

CHEUNG Wai Sze Rachel

Dr. CHOW Pui Ha Carol


HEUNG Kin Fung Alex

KEUNG Chi Ming Jimmy

Dr. LAI Kin Keung Edwin

LAM Laam Jaffa

LAU Tak Ming Rorce

LEE Pik Wai Louise

Dr. LEE Sai Chong Jack

LEUNG Chin Fung Jeff

LEUNG Koon Ming Jakie

LEUNG Man Ho Steven

LO Ho Yee Connie

LO Man Him Virginia

MA King Chu Ivy*

PAK Sheung Chuen Tozer

SIN Long Yee Stephanie

TSANG Chui Mei

Wen Yau

WONG Hoi Lam Karen

WONG Lai Ching Fiona

YU Yeuk Mui Cally

* Programme Coordinator

Enquiry: (+852) 2922 2822