Study Plan for Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Ph.D. in Fine Arts program is 3 years. The maximum study period is 6 years. (Student enrolled in the academic year of 2018/2019 or before should refer to the study plan of their enrollment year for details.)

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Major

  1. Painting Theory and Practice
  2. History and Theory of Fine Arts

V. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (9 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAZ01

Advanced Research Methods in Fine Arts

3

DAAZ02

Aesthetic Theory

3

DAAZ03

Contemporary Artistic Creation and Research

3

Table 2: Major courses* (3 credits)

Painting Theory and Practice

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAE03

Painting Theory and Creative Works

3

History and Theory of Fine Arts

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAE02

Classic Literatures in the History of Fine Arts

3

* The University has the ultimate right to decide which course or whether the course will be opened for all Major subjects.

Table 3: Elective Courses (3 credits)

Painting Theory and Practice (Complete 1 course from below)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAE01

Special Topics in Chinese and Foreign Cultures

3

DAAE02

Classic Literatures in the History of Fine Arts

3

History and Theory of Fine Arts (Complete 1 course from below)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAE01

Special Topics in Chinese and Foreign Cultures

3

DAAE03

Painting Theory and Creative Works

3

Table 4: Others (1 credit)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

DAAZ04

Academic Activities

1

Table 5: Graduation Project and Dissertation (12 credits)

Painting Theory and Practice

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAZ05

Graduation Project

3

DAAZ00

Dissertation

9

History and Theory of Fine Arts

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DAAZ10

Dissertation

12

VI. Teaching Requirements

1. Painting Theory and Practice

1.1 Students are required to complete three core courses in Table 1, one major course in Table 2, one elective course in Table 3, academic activities (ten times of attendance) in Table 4, Graduation Project in Table 5 to gain 19 credits.

1.2 After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty.

1.3 Students who complete all the required courses must attend the qualification exam. Student who fails to pass the qualification exam in the first time is required to take the make-up exam within 3 months. If he/she fails in the make-up exam, his/her Ph.D. study will be terminated. For those who pass the qualification examination and get the dissertation title approved will be allowed to start writing the dissertation, beside the dissertation, they are also required to start the Graduation Project. During the period of dissertation writing, students must implement their dissertation proposals and pass dissertation proposal oral defence.

1.4 Students are required to publish at least one first-level academic work/art work, OR two second-level academic works/art works. The work will be evaluated and approved by the Faculty of Humanities and Arts at Macau University of Science and Technology. Please refer to A Guidance for Publication Assessment for the Doctoral Students of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts for details.

1.5 Students are required to complete an original research Ph.D.’s dissertation in no less than 60,000 words and pass the dissertation oral defense.

2. History and Theory of Fine Arts

2.1 Students are required to complete three core courses in Table 1, one major course in Table 2, one elective course in Table 3, academic activities (ten times of attendance) in Table 4 to gain 16 credits.

2.2 After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty.

2.3 Students who complete all the required courses must attend the qualification exam. Student who fails to pass the qualification exam in the first time is required to take the make-up exam within 3 months. If he/she fails in the make-up exam, his/her Ph.D. study will be terminated. For those who pass the qualification examination and get the dissertation title approved will be allowed to start writing the dissertation. During the period of dissertation writing, students must implement their dissertation proposals and pass dissertation proposal oral defence.

2.4 Students are required to publish at least one first-level academic work OR two second-level academic works. The work will be evaluated and approved by the Faculty of Humanities and Arts at Macau University of Science and Technology. Please refer to A Guidance for Publication Assessment for the Doctoral Students of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts for details.

2.5 Students are required to complete an original research Ph.D.’s dissertation in no less than 80,000 words and pass the dissertation oral defense.

VII. Study Time

  1. The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for dissertation composition is 24 months.
  2. Classes will generally be scheduled at nights in weekdays or weekend.

VIII. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

※In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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