Certificate in Foundation Art and Design - HKU SPACE: Western Art, Design courses
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Certificate in Foundation Art and Design
藝術及設計基礎證書

Course Code
AT002A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Spring 2020
Duration
1.5 years to 3 years
Language
English or Cantonese. Normally all modules are available in both languages.
Course Fee
1. Supervision Fee: HK$4,500 (One-off payment; payable at the time of registration)
2. Module Fee: See individual course description (Payable at the time of individual course enrolment)
3. Fees paid are not refundable
Application Code for First-time Registration:
1735-1537AW (Autumn 2019)

Application Code for Individual Course Enrolment:
See timetable below for specific application codes

This programme provides a basic understanding of art and design for beginners and those who have some knowledge of art to develop their artistic skills and creative ability.   Students are to choose 6 modules from our regular programme and complete special assignments.

Programme Structure
Students are to choose 6 modules comprising 3 compulsory and 3 elective modules from our regular programme and complete special assignments.
 
3 Compulsory Modules:
  1. Drawing I or Drawing II
  2. Painting I or Painting II
  3. History of Western Art: The Renaissance to Realism or History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism
Any 3 Elective Modules:
  1. Figure Drawing I or Figure Drawing II
  2. Basic Watercolour Painting or Intermediate Watercolour Painting
  3. Introduction to Graphic Design
  4. Introduction to Interior Design
  5. Basic Photography
Award of Certificate
Students will be awarded a Certificate in Foundation Art and Design issued by HKU SPACE within the HKU system, provided that they:
  • complete 3 compulsory and 3 elective modules in 3 years from the date of registration;
  • attend at least 80% of the classes in each module; and
  • obtain a passing grade for all assignments and assessments.
Duration
  • Students can study at their own pace, according to the availability of courses, but have to complete 6 modules in 3 years from the date of registration. The normal duration of study is 1.5 years.
Venue

United Learning Centre - Art and Design Studio United Learning Centre - Art and Design Studio United Learning Centre - Art and Design Studio

Module Selection

  • Students are only allowed to take a maximum of 6 modules comprising 3 compulsory and 3 elective modules.  
  • Beginners are advised to take Drawing I before other studio courses.
  • Students shall choose either  History of Western Art: The Renaissance to Realism or History of Western Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism according to their interest.
  • Students according to their artistic skills and knowledge, are to choose either  an introductory module or an intermediate module of the same subject (e.g. Drawing I or Drawing II; Basic Watercolour Painting or Intermediate Watercolour Painting).
  • Students once receiving a pass in a module will not be permitted to repeat that module.
  • As special assignments count towards the award of the Certificate, no exemption will be granted to students who have previously taken any of these modules.
Information in this webpage is the most up-to-date version and supersedes the printed Prospectus, wherever applicable.
 
Academic Year 2019-2020
Autumn 2019 Timetable
MOI:C = Conducted in Cantonese; MOI:E = Conducted in English
AC = Application Code
 
Click on the links for module details
Module Title /
Module Code
Jul 2019
Aug 2019
Sep 2019
Oct 2019
Nov 2019

Drawing I

ARTW2001

Tue and Fri,
2:30-
5:30pm starting 16 Jul 2019
MOI:C
AC:1735-1622AW
CANCELLED
 
Tue,  6:45-
9:45pm starting 3 Sep 2019
MOI:C
AC:1745-3520AW
Thu, 6:45-9:45pm starting  10 Oct 2019
MOI:E
AC:1750-2717AW
 

Drawing II

ARTW2002

 

Thu, 6:45-9:45pm starting 8 Aug 2019

MOI:E
AC:1740-1702AW
 
 

Painting I

ARTW2003

 
 
Wed, 6:45-9:45pm starting 11 Sep 2019
MOI:E
AC:1745-3529AW
Start Date postponed from 4 Sep 2019 to 11 Sep 2019
Mon, 6:45-9:45pm starting 14 Oct 2019
MOI:C
AC:1750-2723AW
 

Painting II

ARTW2004

 
Mon, 6:45-9:45pm starting 12 Aug 2019
MOI:C
AC:1740-1714AW
CANCELLED
 
 
Wed, 6:45-9:45pm starting 13 Nov 2019
MOI:E
AC:1755-1523AW
CANCELLED  

HWA: The Renaissance to Realism

ARTW2005

 
 
   
Start date postponed to 16 Nov 2019 from 2 Nov 2019.

HWA: Impressionism to Post-Modernism

ARTW2006

   
Mon, 8:00-10:00pm starting 16 Sep 2019
MOI:C
AC:1745-3535AW
 
 

Figure Drawing I

ARTW2007

   
Fri, 6:45-9:45pm starting 6 Sep 2019
MOI:C
AC:1745-3541AW
 

Basic Watercolour Painting

ARTW2009

 
 
Thu, 6:45-9:45pm starting 12 Sep 2019
MOI:E
AC:1745-3547AW
CANCELLED
 

Intro to Graphic Design

ARTW2011

Wed, 8:00-10:00pm starting  3 Jul 2019

MOI:C

AC:1735-1136AW

Full

 
 
Wed, 8:00-10:00pm starting 16 Oct 2019
MOI:E
AC:1750-2729AW
 

Intro to Interior Design

ARTW2012

 
Mon, 8:00-10:00pm starting 26 Aug 2019
MOI:C
AC:1740-1768AW
 
Thu, 8:00-10:00pm starting 3 Oct 2019
MOI:C
AC:1750-2735AW
CANCELLED
 

Basic Photography

ARTW2013

   
Mon, 8:00-10:00pm starting  23 Sep 2019
MOI:E
AC:1745-3550AW
 

 

Tue, 8:00-10:00pm starting 5 Nov 2019

MOI:C
AC:1755-1547AW

Applicants shall have basic spoken and written skills in either Chinese or English.

Course Fee
  • 1. Supervision Fee: HK$4,500 (One-off payment; payable at the time of registration)
    2. Module Fee: See individual course description (Payable at the time of individual course enrolment)
    3. Fees paid are not refundable

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
First-time Registration
  • New students shall register for the programme before enrolling on the individual modules.  Complete the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) using the application code (1735-1537AW) for registration and pay the non-refundable one-off supervision fee of HK$4,500.
  • Applicants will be asked to present their HKID card/passport for identity verification if applying in person at enrolment centres or to attach a copy of their HKID card/passport to the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26)  if applying by post.
 
Individual Course Enrolment
  • Registered students enrol on individual modules by completing the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) and using application codes specific to students of the Certificate in Foundation Art and Design.
  •   If Certificate students fail to use the right application code, the course will not be counted towards the award of the Certificate. 
 
Payment Method
>Fees can be paid at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres by:
  • Cash/EPS
  • Cheque (payable to HKU SPACE)
  • VISA/MasterCard
"Online Enrolment and Payment Service" is not available to Certificate Students.  Please complete the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) and bring or post the completed form together with the appropriate fee(s) to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres
 
Fees paid are not refundable.
 
 
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