Studying Art History at HKU

Prospective Students

The Department is part of the School of Humanities, under the Faculty of Arts. We do not admit students directly, no matter you are a Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) candidate, or a Non-JUPAS candidate. Consult the Registry for general admission requirements and procedures.

If you want to explore and expand your interests, Bachelor of Arts will be a great choice. The Faculty has developed a flexible curriculum structure which enables students to specialize in certain subject areas and to explore a wide range of interests. Make the best out of the first year of exploration. You may find our introductory art history course a life changing one for you!

If you are serious about art history right from the beginning, then you are definitely at the right place!

HKU Students

As a HKU student, you may simply choose our courses during the course selection period. All HKU students are eligible to take our courses, subject only to their own degree requirements, and to individual course prerequisites and enrollment caps.

Taking art history classes is one thing; declaring Fine Arts (Art History) as a major/ minor is another. Find out more to fit your unique case!
I am new to the discipline

and I have no idea what an art history course is like…

I find this subject intriguing

and I want to make Fine Arts (Art History) my major/minor…

Visiting Students

If you do not want to follow a full degree study programme, you may consider applying for admission as a visiting student to attend courses for one semester or one year of study* in a degree, diploma or other curriculum, or to undertake postgraduate research studies or such other studies as may be prescribed by the head of the relevant department. For details, please click here.

*NOT applicable to Mainland Chinese students, and Chinese students from institutions outside China. As stated on the website of Hong Kong Immigration Department, Chinese residents of the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan may apply for entry to take up full-time short-term studies; the cumulative duration of short-term studies taken up by any student should not exceed 180 days within any 12-month period. Please click here for more details.