Year 1 Subjects
Year 2 Subjects
Year 3 Subjects
Year 4 Subjects
Specialization Subjects
Elective Subjects
       

Year 1 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
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Complete 2 subjects from elective group A  

4
60 hrs
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ENGL1101 
English I  

This course develops students basic conversational English, encompassing daily and professional-related topics through reading and writing using correct grammar and a functional vocabulary.
2
30 hrs
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ENGL1102 
English II  

On the basis of English I, this course is designed to strengthen students’ conversational English in relation to daily topics and professional-related topics through reading and writing, developing the student’s correct use of grammar and vocabulary.
2
30 hrs
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VART1101 
History of Chinese Art  

This course provides students with an understanding of the evolution of Chinese artistic activities, different artistic achievements and styles in various art eras, thus enhancing the students’ cultural foundations in artistic creation. The content of this course covers the history of Chinese art, painting, sculpture, ceramics, bronzes, architecture, ancient artistic achievements, as well as the relationship between the arts and social development, and exchanges between Chinese and foreign art.
2
30 hrs
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VART1102 
History of Western Art  

The course provides students with a systematic understanding of historical developments in Western art, from prehistoric to contemporary art. In addition to analyzing specific artworks, students explore the influence of other cultural factors on arts development, such as religion, philosophy, social environment, technological standards, etc. Students will also briefly survey developments of different types of art in India, Japan and Africa.
2
30 hrs
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VART1103 
Calligraphy  

This course develops students’ general knowledge of the history of traditional Chinese calligraphy, through traditional basic training, such as imitating masterpieces, to enable students to master the basic techniques of Chinese calligraphy and enhance their cognition of various styles of calligraphy and writing skills.
2
30 hrs
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VART1104 
Line Drawing  

The objective of this course is for students to study the forms of Chinese and Western line drawing: thickness, length, speed, strength, square and round, density and change for shaping. Through life sketching with gypsum, still lifes and portraits, and outdoor sketching, students learn observation methods and the performance of correct line drawing, enhancing their basic knowledge and skills in line drawing.
3
45 hrs
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VART1105 
Introduction to Art and Aesthetics Theory  

This course covers the origins of art, general properties of art, classifications in art, art creation, art appreciation and art criticism. After completing this course, the student’s ability to appreciate art will be enhanced, thus fostering confidence in the creation of their own artistic works.
2
30 hrs
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VART1111 
Basic Chinese Painting I  

Through imitation and sketching practices of Chinese linear drawings, students master the skills of brushwork, ink and composition, and further develop their understanding of theories of Chinese painting.
2
30 hrs
---
VART1121 
Basic Oil Painting I  

This course introduces oil painting materials, direct painting techniques, still life and landscapes sketching, to enable students to master the usage of different materials and useful techniques in oil painting.
2
30 hrs
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VART1131 
Basic Printmaking I  

This course introduces various types of Chinese and Western printmaking, including basic materials and printmaking techniques used. The content of this course includes the history of printmaking, principles of gravure and relief printing, and basic techniques for relief printing and engraving.
2
30 hrs
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VART1141 
Basic Sculpture I  

The objective of this course is for students to understand the characteristics and relationships of graphic and 3-D modeling, to acquire basic skills in modeling and the use of different media. Through training utilizing clay, plaster modeling and model reproduction, students master production methods using plaster and silicone molds, and the initial stages of producing a sculpture.
2
30 hrs
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VART1151 
Basic Ceramics I  

The course looks at the creation of pottery, including the characteristics of clay and processing skills. The course looks at the history of ceramics, soil properties and bonding techniques and practices.
2
30 hrs
---
VART1181 
Colours I  

This course covers the theory of color in relation to still life sketches etc, so that students gain an understanding of colors through observation and analysis of color relationships between scenery and characters.
3
45 hrs
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VART1182 
Colours II  

This course covers theory of color in relation to character sketches, etc. Students thus gain further knowledge of colors through observation and analysis and their relationship between characters, and acquire the means to use them effectively.
3
45 hrs
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VART1191 
Drawing I  

This course provides students with the basic theory of drawing, through sketching plaster geometric figures, people and objects, for students to grasp observation methods and drawing techniques to enhance their ability in realistic drawing.
4
60 hrs
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VART1192 
Drawing II  

This course provides students with the basic theory of drawing through sketching practices with plaster head portraits, models’ facial features and heads, for students to grasp observation methods and drawing techniques to enhance their ability in realistic drawing.
3
45 hrs
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Year 2 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
--- 
Complete 1 subjects from elective group A  

2
30 hrs
---
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Complete 2 subjects from elective group C1 to C5 on selected specialization  

4
60 hrs
---
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Complete 3 or 4 subjects from the selected Specialization Subjects  

9
135 hrs
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ENGL2101 
English III  

This subject strengthens students’ English abilities in listening, speaking, reading comprehension and writing, using correct grammar to express their opinions and ideas.
2
30 hrs
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ENGL2102 
English IV  

From the base founded in English III, this subject strengthens students’ English ability of listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing, and the use of correct grammar to express their opinions and ideas.
2
30 hrs
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VART2101 
Art Anatomy and Perspective  

The basic structure and proportions of the human body are covered, including the relationships between the head, facial features, body trunk and limbs. In order to enhance drawing skills in relation to the characteristics of the human body, this course enables students to understand the basic structure and shapes of the human body, to grasp the basic characteristics of the human skeleton and muscles, and the dynamic relationships between the two. Combined with drawing exercises, students are able to understand and apply the general rules and principles of this perspective.
2
30 hrs
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VART2112 
Basic Chinese Painting II  

Through imitation and the sketching practices of Chinese heavy color painting and “boneless” impressionistic painting, students master the principles and skills of these two kinds of Chinese painting styles, and further understand the colour concept of Chinese painting and the colouring theories behind its national characteristics. (Pedagogy of Chinese painting is included)
2
30 hrs
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VART2122 
Basic Oil Painting II  

This course introduces oil painting media; direct painting techniques, head portrait and bust sketching (Pedagogy of oil painting is included), to enable students to master the usage of different materials and basic techniques used in figure painting.
2
30 hrs
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VART2132 
Basic Printmaking II  

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge and practices in relation to printmaking techniques, and a deeper understanding of the principles of gravure and relief printing, basic techniques for relief printing, line-etching and the production of plaster prints. This course also teaches the production methods for various single prints, and guides students as to how printmaking can fit in with art lessons in primary and secondary schooling. (Printmaking pedagogy is included)
2
30 hrs
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VART2142 
Basic Sculpture II  

Students learn how to use simple materials to facilitate their instruction in future sculpture exercises. 3-D modeling methods are introduced, these including high-density Styrofoam sculpture, plasticine and paper clay modeling. (Pedagogy of sculpture is included)
2
30 hrs
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VART2152 
Basic Ceramics II  

This course enables students to control the structural modeling of soil, to master the techniques of surface decoration, glazing, etc. (Ceramics pedagogy is included)
2
30 hrs
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VART2181 
Photography and Digital Image Processing I  

Students master the fundamentals of digital photography, such as aperture settings, shutter speed, and composition. Outdoor practice allows the student to appreciate the difference between film and digital photography, including the special application of slide in artwork appreciation. Digital image processing software such as Photoshop and its application to art is introduced.
2
30 hrs
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VART2191 
Outdoor Sketching I  

This course provides students with well-planned drawing and photo-taking activities in either a natural environment setting or a location outside of Macao, under the guidance of lecturers. Through exposure to nature and drawing expressions from a better understanding of the features of different regions’ folk customs, students are able to use brush and camera to capture the continually changing colors and images of nature.
2
30 hrs
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VART2193 
Drawing III  

Course content is gypsum sketching exercises of the human body. This includes localized and whole body sketching exercises that enable students to learn the basic structure and shapes of the human body, to accurately grasp body dynamics and structural proportions.
3
45 hrs
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VART2194 
Drawing IV  

Through the whole-term assignments sketching the human body and body structures, students gain an understanding of the basic structures and shapes of the human body, and observe and express the target subject in depth, providing a deeper understanding of human dynamics and structural proportions.
4
60 hrs
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Year 3 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
--- 
Complete 1 subjects from elective group A  

2
30 hrs
---
--- 
Complete 2 subjects from elective group C1 to C5 on selected specialization  

4
60 hrs
---
--- 
Complete 2 or 4 subjects from the selected Specialization Subjects  

14
210 hrs
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ENGL3101 
English V  

This subject enables students to speak fluent English, to master reading comprehension and discussion in all subjects ranging from professional areas to personal interests, and to write utilizing correct grammar, vocabulary and a well-constructed composition.
2
30 hrs
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ENGL3102 
English VI  

Building upon the foundations established in English V, this course strengthens the students’ abilities in fluent English conversation, through reading comprehensions and discussions in all subjects ranging from professional areas to personal interests, and to write utilizing correct grammar, vocabulary and a well-constructed composition.
2
30 hrs
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VART3101 
Chinese Folk Art  

Through the study of the rules of folk art design and color, students are able comprehend the images and characteristics of Chinese traditional styles, their specific expression in time and space, and to appreciate fine folk art. In the imitation group training, students are provided with guidance to create artworks fusing sketching materials and traditional painting elements.
2
30 hrs
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VART3102 
Introduction to Visual Culture  

This course introduces concepts in the area of visual culture, the relationship between visual culture and visual art, and the theoretical underpinnings of the teaching of visual culture in visual arts education. The foci of study cover the following topics: the various characteristics of popular visual cultures, visual culture and postmodernism in art, the methods of viewing, the role of media and visual communicative technology, the interplay between images, texts and meaning, consumerism and the globalized popular visual culture, visual cultures and identity formation, local cultures/traditional cultures vs. popular visual cultures and other related cultural issues.
2
30 hrs
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VART3103 
Seal Carving  

This course provides students with general knowledge about one of traditional Chinese culture’s specialties, the art of seal cutting, including its origins. Students are able to understand the expressive techniques and master the basic skills of traditional Chinese seal cutting.
2
30 hrs
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VART3104 
Sociology of Art  

This course provides students with knowledge about research in the sociology of art and literature in the new era, especially explanations of the interaction between art and society, social production, communication and the consumption of art. The aim is for students to understand the relationship between art and modern society, and the significance of artworks.
2
30 hrs
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VART3171 
Workshop On Special Topic I  

Through special topics seminars and professional workshops such as Mosaic art, this course is for students wishing to learn specific courses or a wide variety of exceptional artistic forms of expression and creative techniques, to strengthen their understanding and practice of contemporary arts, and to gain more means of expression in contemporary art.
1
15 hrs
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VART3182 
Photography and Digital Image Processing II  

This course provides students guidance to apply color processing and image blending to drawings of varied specialized creations. Meanwhile, there is further study using Photoshop as a type of digital image processing method and familiarization of students with software operation.
2
30 hrs
---
VART3195 
Drawing V  

Teaching content includes different expressive techniques for modern drawing, human body sketching and indoor landscape sketching. This course enhances the skills of expressive drawing, to exhibit students’ artistic personality in meeting the need for professional artwork creations.
4
60 hrs
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VART3196 
Drawing VI  

Teaching content includes different expressive techniques for modern drawing, human body sketching and indoor landscape sketching. This course enhances the skills of expressive drawing, to exhibit students’ artistic personality in meeting the needs for professional artwork creations.
3
45 hrs
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Year 4 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
--- 
Complete 2 subjects from the selected Specialization Subjects  

8
120 hrs
---
--- 
Complete 2 subjects from elective group C1 to C5 on selected specialization  

14
210 hrs
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VART4101 
Special Topic On Contemporary Arts Learning I  

In this course visiting professors from the Central Academy of Fine Arts are invited to conduct lectures and workshops in professionalism, different styles of art creation and other multi-artistic fields. The object is to inspire students and to empower their understanding and practices in contemporary arts through these lectures and workshops. Also, a wider vision for students is fostered about developments in contemporary arts.
2
30 hrs
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VART4102 
Special Topic On Contemporary Arts Learning II  

In this course visiting professors from the Central Academy of Fine Arts are invited to conduct lectures and workshops in professionalism, different styles of art creation and other multi-artistic fields. The object is to inspire students and to empower their understanding and practices in contemporary arts through these lectures and workshops. Also, a wider vision for students is fostered about developments in contemporary arts.
2
30 hrs
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VART4103 
Eastern Arts Appreciation and Critique  

This course introduces the evolution of Eastern art, from its beginnings up to contemporary times. The topics covered in the introduction allow a systematic analysis of different forms of art, their form of expression and languages, and the effects of ideological trends and criticisms. This provides a clear understanding of arts’ contemporary formats in the modern world, from the melding and blending of styles to the evolution and conflicts that art has encountered. Illustrations of specific cases are presented, where the student may draw conclusions from the characteristics and evolutionary tracks of Eastern and Western arts. This will enhance the student’s aesthetic vision of art by gaining a comprehensive understanding of art and the development of corresponding theories.
2
30 hrs
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VART4104 
Western Arts Appreciation and Critique  

This course introduces the evolution of Western art from its beginnings up to contemporary times. The topics covered in the introduction allow a systematic analysis of different forms of art, their form of expression and languages, the effects of ideological trends and criticisms. This provides a clear understanding of art’s contemporary formats in the modern world, from the melding and blending of styles to the evolution and conflicts that art has encountered. Illustrations of specific cases are presented, where the student may draw conclusions from the characteristics and evolutionary tracks of Eastern and Western arts. This will enhance the student’s aesthetic vision of art by gaining a comprehensive understanding of art and the development of corresponding theories.
2
30 hrs
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VART4105 
Thesis Writing Skills  

Through teaching and practice, students will have a basic understanding of choosing topics, materials, argumentation, structure, vocabulary and the style required in writing reports. With this preliminary knowledge in research methods and critical analysis, students will learn to structure their professional thesis, by building up basic skills in thesis writing.
2
30 hrs
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VART4192 
Outdoor Sketching II  

This course provides students with well-planned drawing and photo-taking activities out of Macao under the supervision of lecturers. Through experiences in different civilizations and folk custom styles, and the understanding of the artistic features of the architectures, costumes and natural landscapes, students are able to collect varied artistic elements and inspiration for their graduation project.
3
45 hrs
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Specialization Subjects : ART EDUCATION
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VAED2101
Introduction to Art Education

This introductory course focuses on the study of the development of art education in conjunction with fundamental educational theories. The first part covers the dimensions of educational philosophy, educational psychology, policy and the development of educational systems in art education. This section also explores the definition of "education" as well as its aims in diverse social, cultural and political contexts. The second part briefly deals with the impact of the administration of education, the concept of curriculum and its application, teaching methodologies, and education evaluation and assessment in art education. 
3
45 hrs
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VAED2102
Psychology in Education

This course gives a brief introduction to Psychology and Educational Psychology in two parts. Learning programmes are designed in accordance with the theory of human cognitive development, and the definition of study, information processing and skills learning. 
3
45 hrs
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VAED2103
Pedagogy of Visual Art

This course examines the value(s) and objectives of art education, and covers the theses of aesthetic growth, multiple intelligences as well as the constructionist perception of learning. Through contextual learning and application and based on the practice of learning-community, students learn to master different teaching methods and teaching skills, such as, critical and reflective approaches, the situational approach, creative teaching methods, questioning techniques and learning from activities. 
3
45 hrs
VAED2101, VAED2102
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Specialization Subjects : FINE ARTS
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VAFA2101
Composition and Shape I

This course provides students with basic theory and training in composition and shape, and is designed to enable students to master the basic laws of shape and composition (also known as configuration and formation in the West); this includes shape and composition of plane surfaces, and the relationship between three-dimensional form and space. Students can combine creative ideas with a mastering of theory and training in composition and shape, through exercise and practice, enhancing their abilities in relation to composition and shape. 
2
30 hrs
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VAFA2102
Composition and Shape II

On the basis of the basic theory and training of composition and shape, this subject enables students to master the basic law of shape and composition; to understand shape and composition of plane surface, and the relationship between three-dimensional form and space. Students can combine their creative ideas with a mastering of theory and training of composition and shape, strengthened through exercise and practice, for further improvements to the students' compositions creativity. 
2
30 hrs
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VAFA2103
World Art History

This course provides students with a clear picture of the historical development of art in different parts of the world, so as to broaden students’ artistic horizons and their knowledge of different cultures. The content of this course includes the development of modern art in Europe, and is assisted with the development of different types of art in India, Japan, Africa, Egypt and Latin America. 
3
45 hrs
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VAFA2201
Fine Art Specialized Training I

In accordance to the students’ enrollment in one of the subjects of Chinese painting, oil painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, this course provides students a comprehensive professional training to enhance their professional skills. 
2
30 hrs
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Specialization Subjects : ART EDUCATION
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VAED3101
Teaching Scheme Design

The first part of this course looks at recognizing different forms and structures of the art curriculum, applying various teaching theories, understanding the learner, establishing the goals of teaching, and planning an appropriate teaching scheme and forms of assessment. The second part focuses on the practical work of writing a theme-based curriculum, the design of related teaching activities (lesson plan) and teaching aids. The finished pre-designed curriculum is required for the teaching internship in the following semester. 
2
30 hrs
VAED2103
VAED3201
Teaching Internship

This course enables students to apply what they have learned in an actual educational setting. Under the guidance of course instructors, students are able to instruct a 90 hours teaching practice in a primary or secondary school, where they apply various educational theories and skills integrated into their practice, culminating in the writing of a teaching practice report. 
12
180 hrs
VAED2103
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Specialization Subjects : FINE ARTS
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VAFA3101
Social Artistic Practice

The objective of this course is to link students’ creative works and social environment together, to develop their abilities of practicing art in the community. Combined with urban architecture, public space, transportation landscape, students create Chinese and Western painting works, which includes the design and training of graphic and three-dimensional creations. 
6
90 hrs
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VAFA3102
Creative Drawing

Creative Drawing supplements the basics taught in life sketching and modeling. This course trains students’ imagination and creative ability, applying a combination of objectivity, imagination, image formation, and the rendering of these shapes on paper. 
3
45 hrs
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VAFA3172
Workshop On Special Topic II

Through these workshops, students are able to further study contemporary ‘state-of-the-art’ creative methods of professional artistic media, to practice varied creative skills such as papermaking, and to learn a variety of specialized subjects and techniques of art creation in other aspects, strengthening their understanding and practice of contemporary artistic expression. 
1
15 hrs
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VAFA3202
Fine Art Specialized Training II

Dependent upon the students’ specialization in Chinese painting, oil painting, printmaking, sculpture or ceramics, this course provides students with an in-depth artistic training, with guidance to explore their personal style and further develop their professional skills. 
4
60 hrs
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Specialization Subjects : ART EDUCATION
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VAED4100
Graduation Report (Art Education)

Based on the foundation of ‘Gradation Report Writing Skills’, this course aims to assist students to choose suitable thesis topics and provides customized writing practices according to individual student’s situation and needs. The ultimate aim is to enable students to finish their thesis up to the standard required in a bachelor degree in their respective field of specialism. The final result is determined by the collective assessment of involved lectures and approved external commentators. 
6
90 hrs
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VAED4101
Seminar On Arts Education

These seminars invite specialist art educationalists to share their academic expertise on specific topics such as contemporary visual arts education and cultural preservation/regeneration, creative development and ethical concerns. Interactive group discussion is the chief activity throughout the lectures. 
2
30 hrs
VAED3101, VAED3201
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Specialization Subjects : FINE ARTS
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VAFA4100
Graduation Report (Fine Arts)

Based on the foundation of ‘Gradation Report Writing Skills’, this course aims to assist students to choose suitable thesis topics and provides customized writing practices according to individual student’s situation and needs. The ultimate aim is to enable students to finish their thesis up to the standard required in a bachelor degree in their respective field of specialism. The final result is determined by the collective assessment of involved lectures and approved external commentators. 
6
90 hrs
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VAFA4101
Art Management

This course looks at Arts Management which includes the history of Chinese-foreign culture and arts management, management of the cultural industry, arts marketing, arts administration, laws for art, organization for exhibition, artworks agency, administration of and art gallery, artworks auctions, etc., including theory, analyses through case studies and research in cultural policies and regulations. The course aims to cultivate professionals to acquire wide vision and cultural originality. 
2
30 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group A
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
ASTR0105
Astronomy

This ancient science studies the celestial part of nature. The basic knowledge imparted via this course is our understanding of stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies, their movement and rotation impact and interaction with earth’s atmosphere and the phenomena caused by them. The course will help students develop an interest in astronomy and new perspectives on the world around them.
2
30 hrs
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BUSS0112
Business Study

Students will be learn about basic economic theory, such as the Labor Theory of Value, Surplus Value, Game Theory, Marginal Utility, Economic Equilibrium, Supply and Demand, Rational Expectation and Modern Monetarism. A sound understanding of these economic principles will give students a much better understanding of the market and how to maximize its potential.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN0101
College Chinese I

This course develops students’ capacity to comprehend and appreciate Chinese literature. Students will gain an understanding of the basic theory and practice of writing, thus developing both their writing skills and analytical abilities. Through the reading, analysis and appreciation of texts, the course aims to foster students’ aesthetic judgment and to cultivate their capacity for logical thinking and critical reasoning.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN0103
Introduction to Chinese Culture

The course takes a comprehensive look at traditional Chinese culture (social life, arts and craft, festivals etc). As wider Chinese traditions are reviewed the course provides a useful platform for students who wish to further explore this field of study.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN0117
Chinese Classical Poetry Appreciation

The course enables students to appreciate classical poetry and to understand the connotation and artistic features of traditional poetry, such as the Book of Poetries(詩經), Yue Fu(樂府), Tang Poetry(唐詩), Song Poetry(宋詞) and Yuan Songs(元曲). It also looks at the styles of writing in classical poetry.
2
30 hrs
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COMP0113
Computer Basic

This course looks at the uses of design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, AutoCAD, Maya and Final Cut Pro.
2
30 hrs
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COMP0114
Information Technology Fundamentals

The course introduces students to fundamental ideas about the contemporary roles of computers. Equipped with computer knowledge, students learn how to face the challenges of rapidly changing information technology in the workplace. The aim of this course is to enable students to understand how computers are integrated into our social and working environments. Emphasis is placed on how to utilise computers.
2
30 hrs
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COMP0115
Advanced Computer Applications

Base on a study of information technology, this course provides students with the opportunity to learn many practical applications as well as enhancing their theoretical knowledge. Subjects include word processing (Office-Word), spreadsheet (Office-Excel), presentation (Office-Power point), and advanced web browser applications.
2
30 hrs
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DSGN0116
Basic Design

The course introduces the basics of graphic design and application, including construction of layouts, visual elements, typography and colour theory, as well as symbol, logo, book, poster and packaging design.
2
30 hrs
---
GEOG0107
Geography

This course takes a broad perspective of different geographical and cultural issues. Students look at human activities in their geographical environments and the relationship between them. Students thus develop their understanding of different geographical zones and how a well-balanced human and environmental relationship might be constructed.
2
30 hrs
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HIST0104
Macao History and Culture

This course introduces Macao’s history from the last years of the Ming Dynasty to it’s becoming a Portuguese administered territory. As well as discussing the modern history of China, subsequent reunification with China in 1999, new challenges and artistic society and culture in Macao, the course illustrates and discusses works of art in their original contexts (from the last years of the Ming Dynasty to the era of being a Portuguese administered territory) and the development of conservation and urban life, from an Art and Design perspective.
2
30 hrs
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HIST0106
World Cultural and Natural Heritage

The course covers world heritage from ruins to historic architecture, stone carving, murals, modern historical archaeology, and important objects from the arts and literature such as manuscripts, books and reference materials; historical cities are analyzed through their unique architectural styles which blend well with the environment. The course widens students perspectives regarding world cultures and heritage。
2
30 hrs
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MRKT0111
Consumption Study

Through the theory of consumption and case studies, this course gives an insight into different views of consumption in relation to the effects of Advertising, Graphic Design, Media, Branding etc, thus enabling students to think more deeply about the nature of consumption both socially and culturally.
2
30 hrs
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MUS0109
Music and Film Appreciation

This course introduces related theories of Chinese and Western music and the art of film. It aims to nurture in students aesthetic appreciation of music and film from the perspectives of feeling, understanding, creation, expression and analysis. Students will have the opportunity to see and study some internationally outstanding films, the course aiming to enrich students’ audio-visual sense of beauty, and to establish good habits in the culture of music and film.
2
30 hrs
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PEDU0102
University Sports

This course aims to help students appreciate the necessity of physical activity, to learn how to improve their physical condition, and to help students pick the sports and activities that best suit their needs and abilities so that they can become a lifelong interest. Besides recreational sports, subject to MPI’s facilities, courses that are popular and of interest to students will also be taught. The lessons will provide basic knowledge and skills for participation. Students will also be taught essential information concerning health and well being.
2
30 hrs
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PHIL0110
Philosophy Study

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts, looking at general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. It is distinguished from other methods of addressing fundamental questions by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance upon rational argument. The course is designed to arouse and guide the student’s appetite for independent critical thinking and problem-solving.
2
30 hrs
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SCIE0108
Environmental Science

This course looks at how we might take better care of our environment, through developing our understanding of the global environmental situation and its changing patterns, and human economic activities and their effects. The control of waste and pollution, environmental management and engineering, and how this can help build a sustainable strategy for the protection of our surroundings and habitat, are discussed.
2
30 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group C1
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VART2113
Chinese Painting I

Through imitation and sketching practices, students master the principles and skills of the Chinese impressionistic wash painting style. In order to enhance their abilities in life sketching in ink, students study techniques of using brushwork, ink, programmes and composition in painting orchids, bamboo, plum flowers and pine in ink, as well as sketching techniques for painting bamboo, palm and banana trees in ink.
2
30 hrs
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VART2114
Chinese Painting II

Through imitation and sketching practices, students are able to master the principles and skills of Chinese impressionistic wash painting style. In order to enhance their abilities in life sketching in ink, students study the technique of copying traditional landscape paintings in ink, and also the sketching of landscapes in ink.
2
30 hrs
VART2113
VART3115
Chinese Painting III

Through imitation and sketching practices, students master the principles and skills of Chinese heavy colour painting. This course covers a range of styles, from the imitative practice of Chinese traditional painting in heavy colour, to life sketching of flowers, birds, landscapes and figures in heavy colour.
2
30 hrs
VART2114
VART3116
Chinese Painting IV

Through imitation and sketching practices, students master the principles and skills of the Chinese impressionistic wash painting style. The course covers the imitative practice of traditional landscape painting in ink and figures sketching; using the brushwork and ink of painting trees, mountains and landscapes to apply to flowers and birds, landscapes and figures painting in ink.
2
30 hrs
VART3115
VAGP4110
Graduation Project (Chinese Painting)

This course provides guidance for students in expressing their creative ideas, observations and life experiences in Chinese Painting, utilising suitable styles, composition, skills and moods. Students are required to master the techniques of brushstroke and ink to produce their graduation artwork. Final assessment will be based on the collective grading of instructors, and evaluations from external reviewers. The artworks will be part of a public exhibition after grading.
8
120 hrs
VART4117
VART4117
Chinese Painting Creative Thinking and Practice

This subject provides students guidance to express their creative ideas and contents in Chinese Painting using suitable styles, composition, skills and moods. Problem discussion and technical guidance will be provided in exercises of masterpiece imitation, sketching and creative practices. Assessment will require the students to submit drafts, sketches and creative presentations and artworks.
6
90 hrs
VART3116
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Elective Subjects - Group C2
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VART2123
Oil Painting I

Teaching content: the discussion and research of painting techniques related to Impressionism (direct painting), as well as the practices of (direct painting) techniques. The objective of this course is for students to understand the inheritance of and changes in materials and techniques during the evolutionary process of Western painting from Classicism to Impressionism, and to master the basic skills of “direct painting”.
2
30 hrs
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VART2124
Oil Painting II

Teaching content: discussion and research into the painting techniques of Impressionism and Expressionism (direct painting), as well as the practices of (direct painting) techniques. The objective of this course is for students to understand the inheritance of and changes in materials and techniques during the evolutionary process of Western painting from Classicism through Impressionism and then Expressionism, and to master the basic skills of “direct painting”.
2
30 hrs
VART2123
VART3125
Oil Painting III

Teaching content: further formation on traditional-style oil painting, enhancing skills and techniques in the practice of indirect painting (transparent drawing), and the usage of traditional oil painting materials. By learning about the painting of masterpieces, this course strengthens the students’ understanding and practical use of materials and techniques in traditional style paintings, as well as establishing a good foundation for their graduation work.
2
30 hrs
VART2124
VART3126
Oil Painting IV

Teaching content: introduction to a variety of styles of contemporary oil painting, the skills and techniques used in oil painting (direct painting), and the usage of modern painting materials. By learning about the painting of masterpieces, this course strengthens students’ understanding and practical ability concerning the materials and techniques for their own painting styles, as well as establishing a good foundation for their graduation work.
2
30 hrs
VART3125
VAGP4120
Graduation Project (Oil Painting)

Under guidance from lecturers the students will complete subject-specific paintings innovative in ideas, with an image and composition that reveal the students’ own style of painting. Final assessment will be based on the collective grading of instructors, and evaluations from external reviewers. The artworks will be part of a public exhibition after grading.
8
120 hrs
VART4127
VART4127
Oil Painting Creative Thinking and Practice

An analysis of the creative styles of ancient and modern paintings assists the student in a creative transformation of realistic images into paintings. This is performed through creative analysis of student’s progressive sketches done through the duration of the course. Further analysis of famous works assists students in understanding the processes and methods of painting, learning how to sketch a drawing to achieve their own themes and ideas, and determine the creative forms of their graduation painting.
6
90 hrs
VART3126
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Elective Subjects - Group C3
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Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VART2133
Printmaking I

This subject is for students to strengthen their production methods in relief printing, to study the methods of stone etching and more techniques for metal printmaking, such as etching, aquatint, multi-print and printing.
2
30 hrs
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VART2134
Printmaking II

This subject is for students who wish to study printmaking methods in resin printmaking, which covers film drawing, film developing for prints and other innovative techniques, as well as the effect of using the same print for relief printing and engraving, integrated multi-printing, etc.
2
30 hrs
VART2133
VART3135
Printmaking III

This course adopts a practical approach for students to practice the production theory and printing techniques of serigraphy (silkscreen prints), including composition, a plate multi-colored and multi-color serigraphy such creative methods, as well as photographic serigraphy and image silkscreen.
2
30 hrs
VART2134
VART3136
Printmaking IV

From the foundation established in Printmaking III (silkscreen prints) last semester, this course is a further study of a variety of silkscreen printing and the different expressions of modern printmaking. Students are able to master techniques of multi-colour serigraphy and 3-D printmaking.
2
30 hrs
VART3135
VAGP4130
Graduation Project (Printmaking)

This subject emphasizes the exploration of integrated printmaking media and guides students to finish their graduation project. First drawing their compositions with ideas sourced from their life observations and personal experiences, students then apply their expressions to a suitably chosen media, such as woodblock, copper etching, silkscreen or integrated media, to complete their graduation project. Final assessment will be based on the collective grading of instructors, and evaluations from external reviewers. The artworks will be part of a public exhibition after grading.
8
120 hrs
VART4137
VART4137
Printmaking Creative Thinking and Practice

This course provides further creative pathways for the students to develop their graduation artwork. It includes topic discussion and data collection. In terms of skill development with printing equipment, students are allowed to innovate with the media, to explore and experiment with such techniques as plate: lithographs, integrated media and other print techniques. Students will be guided to explore personal experiences and tap from their creativity in order to practice a variety of overlapping fabric printing techniques and creative presentations. Assessment in this subject is performed from drafts, a visual diary of the student’s creative ideas and expression, and the visual effects of their masterpieces.
6
90 hrs
VART3136
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Elective Subjects - Group C4
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VART2143
Sculpture I

This course enables students to learn traditional clay modeling, reproduction techniques in plaster or fiberglass head portraits, and statue colouring. With the theme of portraits sketching and realism, students are able to master techniques of clay modeling. The assessment includes assignments and final work.
2
30 hrs
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VART2144
Sculpture II

This course enables students to use copper and to understand the production process in making larger sculptures. The content of this course covers sculpture modeling, the theory and process of casting copper, and the techniques of polishing and chemical colouring. The assessment includes assignments and final work.
2
30 hrs
VART2143
VART3145
Sculpture III

Using a hard medium (wood) for sculpture, this course enables students to learn “subtraction”, which is the most important part in sculpture. This course includes basic woodcarving skills and knowledge of woodcarving tools and their usage, as well as creative woodcarving.
2
30 hrs
VART2144
VART3146
Sculpture IV

Using a hard medium (stone) for sculpture, this course enables students to learn “subtraction”, which is the most important part in sculpture. This course includes basic stone carving skills and knowledge of stone carving tools and their usage as well as creative stone carving.
2
30 hrs
VART3145
VAGP4140
Graduation Project (Sculpture)

This course guides students starting their three-dimensional sculpture as their graduation project, choosing the three-dimensional sculpture medium (such as plaster, stone carving, woodcarving casting copper, soldering metal etc) and its effect on the work. This guides students to use the medium chosen and the surface decoration (such as coloring through casting and coloring through colors as well). Methods of exhibiting their work are also a major concern of this course. Final assessment will be based on the collective grading of instructors, and evaluations from external reviewers. The artworks will be part of a public exhibition after grading.
8
120 hrs
VART4147
VART4147
Sculpture Creative Thinking and Practice

This subject enables students to independently understand and create the conditions necessary for successful production of three-dimensional art works. Students are guided on how to approach and select appropriate media of contemporary moulding and production technologies for three-dimensional art creations.
6
90 hrs
VART3146
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Elective Subjects - Group C5
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
VART2153
Ceramics I

This course enables students to master several creative methods using basic ceramic materials. Teaching content includes thinking practices, artwork appreciation, exploration of sketches and clay drafts, and semester creative works.
2
30 hrs
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VART2154
Ceramics II

This course enables students to create three-dimensional models. Teaching content includes analysis of creative topics, technical practices such as throwing, moulding and slip casting, mould-making and semester creative works.
2
30 hrs
VART2153
VART3155
Ceramics III

This course aims to enhance students’ ability in manipulating ceramic materials, and to master the principles of glazes as the basis of modern ceramic creation. Teaching content includes the analysis of modern ceramic styles, glazing materials and features, glaze types and ingredients, glaze mixing experiments and the creation of semester work.
2
30 hrs
VART2154
VART3156
Ceramics IV

This course aims to enhance students’ ability in firing ceramic materials and covers the basic theory and methods of firing ceramics, the structure and basic operation of electric kilns, composing glazes with raw materials and firing experiments, and the creation of semester work.
2
30 hrs
VART3155
VAGP4150
Graduation Project (Ceramics)

Guidance is provided for students to complete their graduation project in ceramics. This subject includes topic discussion, gathering relevant information, compilation of progress, and a visual diary of the students’ work of art in demonstrating their mastery of the ceramic medium as part of their graduation project. Final assessment will be based on the collective grading of instructors, and evaluations from external reviewers. The artworks will be part of a public exhibition after grading.
8
120 hrs
VART4157
VART4157
Ceramics Creative Thinking and Practice

This course provides students with further creative development in order to contribute towards the student’s graduation work. It includes topic research, data collection and topic discussions that translate to a progress of the student’s portfolio. Skill development will be through the practice and performance of the pottery kiln, composing glazes and experiments through small quick pottery firing, fast firing black pottery and glazed pottery, and semester works creation.
6
90 hrs
VART3156
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Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art (4LVEDC)