Abbreviation FT / PT
MA FT

The Master of Arts in the field of Art History provides advanced training in research and writing for students and specialists pursuing further academic study in art history or professional careers in museums and other art-related fields. With dual expertise in both Asian and western art history, the department offers a unique programme enabling students to conduct in-depth study in Asian art, western art, and intercultural aspects of art.  One required core course introduces advanced academic skills in art historical methodology, research, with a second required core course introducing advanced curatorial skills in techniques and materials, connoisseurship, and aspects of museum work. The thesis writing workshop trains students in the fundamentals of critical thinking, scholarly writing and research methods, and prepares them for their dissertation. Students choose three elective courses, which change year to year and provide the flexibility to shape a curriculum suitable to their individual needs and interests. The MA dissertation is completed during the summer months under the supervision of an expert supervisor from inside or outside the department. Scholarship assistance may be available for students demonstrating financial need.  For details, please visit our website.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, with classes on weekdays only, 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

A good Bachelor's degree with a major in art history; or a Bachelor's degree in another subject and substantial art-related experience.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Dr. Susanna McFadden
Email: maah@hku.hk

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