Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Art & Design in Education
Careers as culturally sensitive designers and/or art and design educators (teaching up to post-secondary level) who will be able to articulate design as a means for public education at large.
Aims and Objectives
This program is tailored for Working Designers and Art/Design Educators; it engages in-service professionals in developing new practices in a design-driven society. It aims to refine practitioners’ conceptual skill and practical knowledge in relevant disciplines; and to facilitate the development of critical perspectives on issues of design, culture and education in local contexts. It also engages educators and design practitioners in teamwork and developing new learning materials and contents for our knowledge-based society.
The main focus of this program is on the provision of advanced art and design training at the practical and theoretical levels that are suitable to the local culture and its educational context. This program offers opportunities in academic research and school-based educational development, as well as art and design experimentation in the workplace. Classes are on weekday evenings and/or weekends.
The program comprises 6 Subject Areas which are normally taken over 3 years of part-time study; students are required to accumulate 54 credits to qualify for graduation. The Areas include:
Profession Specific Studies (PSS) that allow students to explore critically an array of theories and rationales pertaining to particular scopes of art and design education;
Design, Culture and Theory (DCT ) that introduces a variety of concepts, theories and philosophies that influence the perception and practice of artists, designers, educators and their consumers;
Art / Design Studio (ADS) that allows students to undertake a series of thematic studio projects and create artifacts or design work under a variety of thematic circumstances;
Research Studies (RS) which help students to progressively develop skills in academic writing and research;
Negotiated Studies (NS) which engage students in self-directed studies, undertaking projects and researches which reflect their own interests and career pursuits in consultation with the teaching staff in the final stage of their study; anda choice of Electives offered by PolyU Design or other departments that develops personal interests.