Students study fine art courses in Hong Kong

Study fine art in Hong Kong

  • Study with #1 QS ranked university in the Asia-Pacific for Art and Design (2017)
  • Gain a globally recognised Australian fine art degree in Hong Kong
  • A program structure that gives you flexibility around your study, family and work commitments.
  • Studio practice based learning

Study fine art in Hong Kong

  • Study with #1 QS ranked university in the Asia-Pacific for Art and Design (2017)
  • Gain a globally recognised Australian fine art degree in Hong Kong
  • A program structure that gives you flexibility around your study, family and work commitments.
  • Studio practice based learning

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme seminar (Nov 7)

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme, co-presented by the School and the RMIT University, are now open for enrolment for the 2018 cohort. As two of the most well-acclaimed Fine Art bachelor in Hong Kong, these programmes have helped nurture hundreds of art talents over the years. Quite a large number of graduates from these programmes have turned active art practitioners in the field nowadays.

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Gain a globally recognised fine art degree

RMIT and Hong Kong Art School (HKAS, a division of Hong Kong Arts Centre)play a pivotal role in the art eco-system in Hong Kong, with award-winning graduates recognised as driving industry and, pushing creative boundaries.

The HKAS, who co-presents these programs, and RMIT offers ahub for emerging artists and practitioners to engage incultivate contemporary art practice and gain exposure through local and international exhibitions.

Our Fine Art programs allow you to explore your unique talents and develop your artistic skills withpractice-based projects that will lead you to a successful career as an artist or management professional in the art world.

Art is the tool for innovation that can create real-life impact, and is essential to the new creative economy.

Learn from the best

Gain eastern and western perspectives in one of the world’s great cultural crossroads for art, learning from highly experienced and qualified artists and academics working from the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS) and RMIT University.

Get real experience

Our courses connect you with a network of artists, curators, galleries, both local and international, to support your studies. You’ll enter a community of artists and form lasting connections that you will carry for the rest of your professional life.

International opportunities

As a result of RMIT’s international connections, students have access to study tours to New York and Europe, and international academics and artists feature as guest lecturers and artists-in-residence throughout the year.

Choose the right program for you

The RMIT and Hong Kong Art School (HKAS) programs are designed to help you think differently and promote new perspectives and ideas in roles that include professional artist, arts manager, technician, gallery director and curator. The classes of the co-presented programs are held at the HKAS campus in Hong Kong.

Browse our programs below to find the right course for you.

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There’s no better way to learn about art than by making it.

In this Bachelor of Fine arts degree, you’ll learn the value of technique and technology. This degree will provide you with the capacity, the confidence and the tools to understand and interpret the world around you through art.

You’ll be immersed in your art practice in studios, where you’ll learn to use your skills to open new ways of thinking, new approaches and new conversations in art and the global community.

While you will have the opportunity to choose a major to study, you’ll have the opportunity and be encouraged to supplement your studio practice learning by using other art mediums allowing you to grow and thrive.

Studio courses are taught by high-profile practising artists who exhibit locally and internationally, so you can connect with what’s happening in the art world. Practical work is also complemented by studies in the history and theory of art, and in the professional skills you’ll need to succeed in the arts and creative industries.

Program structure

The programme is structured into the following studio areas:

  • Painting (Expanded Studio Practice)
  • Ceramics (Object Based Practice)
  • Photography (Print Imaging Practice)
  • 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.

Entry requirements:

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 academic entry requirements maybe 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.

IELTS: 6.5 (single no less than 6.0) or equivalent. 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.

Key details:

  • 2017 Tuition: HKD86,700 per annum (subject to review)
  • Campus: Hong Kong Art School
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Admission time: January 2018
  • Programme Code: 18FA 5011AP
  • Programme Language Delivery: English

Any questions?

Click below to access the Hong Kong Art School website and learn more about this program.

Take your art practice to the next level.

Build your professional practice and exhibit locally and globally as a professional practising artist with a body of artwork that demonstrates technical and conceptual excellence.

Enhance your creativity and innovation in a studio environment where experimentation is encourage and where supportive educators know the value of art in communities and cultures.

You will be mentored and challenged by academic staff who are professional artists, writers, historians and curators to explore multiple media, conceptual tools and techniques, and critically focus on what you want to say as an artist.

Program structure

The Master of Fine Art (MFA) by coursework is centered on your individual art practice and is designed to assist you in attaining a professional level of excellence. The program provides a stimulating and supportive environment for rigorous postgraduate study. It is pluralist in outlook, balancing the conceptual with the practical. Many students work in a cross disciplinary context. These approaches are encouraged and exist alongside art practices that are discipline specific.

Entry requirements:

A Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) or equivalent degree from an approved institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major discipline (or recognised equivalent); or A tertiary qualification together with considerable studio practice in an appropriate discipline which demonstrates an ability to undertake the program Any other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience will be assessed by RMIT University on a case-by-case basis.

IELTS: 6.5 (single no less than 6.0) or equivalent. Successful completion of at least the equivalent of a two year tertiary program of at least AQF Level 5 within the past five years, where English is the language of teaching and assessment.

Key details:

  • 2017 Tuition:HKD$82,308 per annum (subject to review).
  • Campus:Hong Kong Art School
  • Duration:2 years
  • Admission time:July 2017, January 2018
  • Programme Code: MC078HK
  • Programme Language Delivery:English

Any questions?

Click below to access the Hong Kong Art School website and learn more about this program.

"The Master of Fine Art is structured in a way that allows ample room for experimentation, which is important to fine art practice. You are narrowing your focus down to the condensed core of what you want to say."

-Tull Suwannakit, RMIT Master of Fine Art graduate.

Flexible learning

Hong Kong Art School offers a range of short courses and programs to build your knowledge around art including theHigher Diploma of Fine Art, which provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Fine Art degree.

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RMIT's global reputation

As Australia's leading destination for students of art and design, RMIT is proudto offer fine arts programs with HKAS that produce world-class artists and designers equipped to shape the world around us.

Top 20 Globally

RMIT is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world for Art and Design, and its creative arts programs enjoy a strong industry reputation for producing world-class artists and designers.

#1 Australia and Asia

Ranked as the top university in Australia for Art and Design in the 2016 QS Star rankings, RMIT has thousands of award-winning graduates spread across the creative industries.

5-Star University

With a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education, RMIT is one of Australia’s premier learning institutions.