Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy (Academy of Visual Arts)
Study Mode Full-time / Part-time
Tuition Fee HK$42,100/year / HK$84,200/year
Cut Off Date 15 Apr 2024
Year of Entry 2024 September
Tuition FeeHK$42,100/year (UGC-funded)
HK$84,200/year (Full-time Self-funded)
HK$42,100/year (Part-time Self-funded)
Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
We invite candidates from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities to apply for full-time PhD study under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). HKPFS is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with an aim to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. Applicants for admission to our PhD programmes via HKPFS will concurrently be considered for our regular research postgraduate programmes.
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Important Application Dates for Academic Year 2024/25
|Regular Research Postgraduate Programmes||Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme|
|Application Start Date||1 September 2023||1 September 2023|
|Regular Round Deadline||1 December 2023||1 December 2023|
|Clearing Round Deadline||15 April 2024||-|
Since the admission offers are highly competitive and subject to quota availability, applicants are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the application details at the following links and make applications as early as possible.
|Regular Research Postgraduate Programmes||https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/research-postgraduate-programmes/application|
|Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme||https://gs.hkbu.edu.hk/admission/hong-kong-phd-fellowship-scheme/application|
Our research postgraduate programme is based on identifying, understanding and developing creative practice as a specialized field of knowledge production. It is particularly focused on practice-led research strategies and methodologies in the visual arts with the intention of supporting the development of the individual creative arts practitioners’ works and research. The programme is studio-based, enabling the production of new bodies of work within a structure of tutorials, seminars, and lectures that requires research candidates to evaluate and reflect on a range of conceptual, philosophical, material and theoretical frameworks, and demonstrate their understanding of contemporary critical thinking and visual art practice.
Practice-led Research is concerned with the nature of practice and leads to new knowledge that has operational significances for that practice. The focus of the research is to develop knowledge about practice, or to advance knowledge within practice. The output of practice-led research will accumulate as a written thesis, which may also include a creative outcome. By comparison, Practice-based Research is an original investigation undertaken to gain the knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of the practice.
Current areas of research expertise include but are not limited to: Body Aesthetics and Performance Art, Chinese Arts (practical and theoretical), Contemporary and Modern art, Design, Hong Kong Art and Culture, Interactive Media, Time-based Media, Material Culture, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Public Art and Community, and Visual Culture Studies.