Programme Introduction

Explore the Arts and create your own course

Begin this four-year undergraduate degree with a year of exploration. Pursue topics that inspire you and choose from a wide variety of introductory Arts courses to discover new areas of interest. The programme’s flexible curriculum and enticing dual degree options give you the space to develop a study path that’s perfect for you.

Choose your path

Create your curriculum to develop a course that works for you.

  • Diverse Choices – Pick different courses and discover your interests
  • Focused Pathway – where you could focus on

Dual-degree options

Spend two years of your undergraduate studies in France or in the United States.

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What You’ll Study

During your first year, you will select your own combination of disciplines from a broad spectrum of introductory arts and humanities courses. The programme’s flexible curriculum will enable you to have the option to combine an arts major with a variety of other arts and non-arts courses, or concentrate on the major(s) that you intend to declare and study. The Faculty also offers two dual-degree programmes in collaboration with Sciences Po in France and the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. Split your time between HKU and another university overseas to earn two degrees in four years.

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Exciting Opportunities

Through experiential learning, our Arts students are provided with the opportunity to apply, test and deepen their acquired professional knowledge outside the classroom. Our students are offered many diverse opportunities of experiential learning globally, e.g. student exchange, field trips, internships and short-term study abroad programmes. A number of Arts programmes incorporate experiential learning in their credit-bearing courses and some organise non-credit-bearing experiential activities.

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Career Prospects

Exit the programme with a foundation of knowledge and advanced analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. The general degree is an ideal starting block to pursue a wide variety of satisfying careers. Popular fields include business sector, community service and government, work in the media and advertising industry, or continue to pursue postgraduate level education. The Faculty also offers career preparation workshops to equip you with the necessary skills in the job market.


If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.


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