Subjects

Table I
Code
Modules
Credits
Lecture hours
Pre-requisite
IART6121 
Research Methodology I  

This module concentrates on the study of basic techniques for academic research in the field of arts. The fundamental training on scholarly research, such as effective reading, data retrieval, research mentality, as well as basic concepts of qualitative and quantitative research, organization and ethics are all topics of this study.
3
45 hrs
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IART6122 
Creative Thinking in Interdisciplinary Arts  

This module will explore the context and development of art, culture and social practice. It will apply a series of cross-disciplinary theories and techniques such as mind map, lateral thinking and creativity assessment to explore the inner power of art and creative thinking, and its importance and potential possibility. Students will be able to use these theories to set up design and art creative methodology, and to develop their analytic skills and critical thinking.
3
45 hrs
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IART6123 
Cultural Creativity and Art Management  

This module mainly studies the development of cultural creative industry, including cultural creative characteristics in different regions, and the inter-relationship of strategy, finance and marketing concerns. The module will look back to the case studies and conditions in Macao and explore the effective business and development strategies. Students will also gain knowledge of the sales management and related issues.
3
45 hrs
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IART6124 
Research Methodology II  

Upon the completion of Research Methodology I, the theoretical and practical methods of research about music, design, visual arts and cross-disciplinary studies will be the essence of this module. The study will cover the selection of research topic, research method, revision and finalization of scholarly works, preparation for publication, and all other related matters.
3
45 hrs
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IART6125 
Thoughts on Arts and Humanities  

With the humanistic spirit as the main axis of this module, in the three fields of visual art, design and music, the emphasis is on the analysis and discussion of classic works and cases, and it is expected that the moving and profound power of art comes from the human value.
3
45 hrs
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IART6126 
Research of Performance and Marketing  

This module studies exhibition and performance planning in today’s world. Planning, execution, marketing, extended activities, outreach programs, as well as reviewing and revising of a finished project for better planning and marketing of the next event are all included in the module. Due to the nature of the module, in-class study and onsite training are equally important. Therefore, lecture, case study, onsite practice, real world marketing, and other practical trainings will all be parts of the module in order to develop students’ multiple capabilities.
3
45 hrs
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Table II
Code
Modules
Credits
Lecture hours
Pre-requisite
IART6101 
Artistic Culture of Macao  

This module will review the local art culture and development through history, using broad perspective to view the dynamic art forms of Macao, including painting, architecture, music and design, so as also to reflect on the current trends and development. By understanding the different ethnic groups, cultures, languages and religions, the study will lead to a deep exploration of Macao’s humanistic cultures and art expression.
3
45 hrs
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IART6102 
Analysis and Critique of Musical Styles  

The module is divided into two parts. The first part is an in-depth study of 18th, 19th and 20th century musical styles through analyzing the important elements such as Melody, Harmony, Texture, Structure, etc. The second part includes a comparison of all the compositions with similar styles in order to clearly observe those specifics and characteristics of their musical features. A thorough inspection from different viewpoints on all the elements that cause the similarities and differences of these compositions will be covered. Through analysis, evaluation and critique, students will be able to realize the true value of all these masterworks in these three music periods. This module is especially suitable for students interested in music education and music performance.
3
45 hrs
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IART6103 
Creative Strategy and Practice  

This module introduces creative strategy and related theory, and develops an understanding of the role and creative strategy used in art and cultural integrated marketing, as well as the development and trends of the industry. The module will provide basic understanding, and students will utilize creative strategy to provide branding advice, reports and marketing plan for corporations and service events.
3
45 hrs
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IART6104 
Contemporary Visual Arts  

The expression of contemporary art is extremely extensive. The module will focus on understanding the forms of contemporary visual art and discussing how art is involved in the pluralistic aspects of land, community, gender, environment, religion, and power structure. How the form carries out artistic purposes such as deconstruction, reconstruction, care and criticism will be discussed.
3
45 hrs
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IART6105 
Seminar on Arts of Music  

This module contains three study units, each consisting of 15 hours. Unit 1 - Folklore and Ritual Musical Culture in Macao. Unit 2 - The 16th-Century Classical A Cappella in Europe: Composition and Performance. Unit 3 - Musical Comedies. Based on substantial cases from fieldwork, cultural observations, related technique analysis and interactive discussions, the content of each topic is easy to understand. Both the academic and cultural aspects in a multicultural and cross–disciplinary perspective are synthesized in order to guide students into an inventive state with theories and narrations, as well as with reasons and evidence.
3
45 hrs
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IART6106 
Seminar on Arts of Design  

This module will introduce different research methods and theory, and analyze and discuss cross-disciplinary design procedure. It will also explore how to use researching tools on a research topic, and the writing and formatting of an academic research paper. At last it will combine theory and practice to form students' critical thinking and design research ability.
3
45 hrs
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IART6107 
Seminar on Visual Arts  

This module will focus on topic studies of modern art and contemporary art. In addition to the contextual analysis of art history, the topic will be extended to development strategies, marketing techniques, and artist cross-border cooperation. It will be introduced and discussed in a unitary contemporary art theme, and understanding will be deepened through practice.
3
45 hrs
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IART6108 
Seminar on Art Education  

This module focuses on art education. Through special lectures and video and audio appreciation, it guides classroom discussions, leads students to discuss and think about the relationship between technology and art, and the interrelationship between various arts, and explores ways and methods of interdisciplinary art teaching.
3
45 hrs
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Table III
Code
Modules
Credits
Lecture hours
Pre-requisite
IART6299 
Thesis  

This module mainly focuses on how to select the questions, collect the materials, read and assemble them, properly use the relevant supporting materials, appropriately quote them to support the personal views, and apply them to thesis writing. The study will develop the students' understanding of the process of writing the academic papers. After the end of the thesis writing, the thesis will be reviewed and the students will be required to present and defend their thesis to the college.
12
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Remark:

Students must complete 36 credits to meet the graduation requirements, including: 18 credits in compulsory modules in Table I; 6 credits in elective modules in Table II; 12 credits in Table III and defense of the thesis..

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