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Programme Description

The BA(HE&AM) programme furnishes students with the knowledge, mindset and skills required to meet career demands in the fields of arts, cultural, heritage and museum education. It complements global and local trends of enhancing citizens’ all-round development in formal and non-formal arts and cultural education. Building on the strong partnerships between The Education University of Hong Kong and heritage and arts institutes nationally, regionally and internationally, the programme is interdisciplinary, and focuses on enhancing the work-related competencies of practitioners. The programme contributes to the education process and competitiveness of Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and the region by encouraging the development of citizens who are culturally competent and values-inspired.

Study Mode Normal Period of Study JUPAS Code EdUHK Programme Code
Full-time 4 Years (for Year 1 Entry)
2 Years (for Senior Year Admissions)
JS8687 A4B097
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Programme Leader
Dr Hui King Fai Sammy

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Dr Yip Tak Ping Terry
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Mr Lo Tsun Leung Jasper
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Programme Aims

This BA(HE&AM) programme prepares students with the knowledge, mindset and skills required for careers in arts, cultural, heritage and museum education and management. This meets the global and local trends of enhancing citizens’ all-round development in formal and non-formal arts and cultural education, and the new demand for workers in related careers. Hong Kong as a cosmopolitan city and a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China has long emphasized arts and cultural education, encouraging multiple activities to help students and adults of all ages develop their cultural discernment and psychological maturity. The programme contributes to the education process to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and the region by encouraging citizens to develop cultural competence and humanistic values.

Programme Structure

Domain Credit Points (cps)
(for Year 1 admission) (for Senior Year admission)
Major (including Interdisciplinary Major, Programme Package and Cross-Faculty Core Course) 63 45
Internship 6 6
Final Year Project 6 6
(including Designated Minors)
15 ---
General Education 22 3 Note(3)
Language Enhancement 9 ---
Total: 121 60

(1) Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / North Point Study Centre / Sports Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre as decided by the University.

(2)  Students can take one 3-cp elective course at Master’s level during their studies. After completing the programme, they can transfer the cps to the 1-year Master’s programmes if they choose to enrol in the relevant Master’s programmes. For details of the Master’s programmes offered by EdUHK, please visit the EdUHK website at
(3) University ePortfolio
(4) Students admitted into this programme are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and/or other parts of Mainland China. Programme may also require students to participate in other non-local learning experience for completion of the programme. While the visits are heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute part of the estimated cost of the visits ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the visits for students admitted to the 2024/25 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the visits as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.


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The Interdisciplinary Major, the major element of the programme, provides students with an interdisciplinary and practitioner-based approach to cultural and heritage education, museum education, arts administration and management, and technology-enhanced education. There is a specific focus on integrating learned knowledge, skills and work-related competency in field-study and internship.

Note: Mandatory Greater Bay Area activities/visits in course(s) are required.

Students are required to complete an Internship course at an internship (heritage-/arts-related) agency locally, nationally, regionally or internationally, to apply their learnt knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. This internship enhances students’ capabilities by providing real-world working experience in preparation for future careers in heritage education and arts management industries.

Wholly aware of the importance of internship opportunities, the University is committed to providing sufficient and efficient support for Internship Partners and Student Interns to benefit both parties.

Participating organizations (the Internship Agencies), can take the opportunities to 

  • Help groom young professionals to be creative leaders of tomorrow, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of a sound business ecosystem.
  • Gauge the talents of, and obtain fresh ideas from, the creative and energetic Student Interns. Their young minds are enthusiastic, hungry to gain experience and good at questioning established processes. They can bring new energy and offer new perspectives to the workplace.
  • Promote a good corporate image and gain brand advocates. Internships provide a great way to meet Corporate Social Responsibility targets by engaging with young people and providing them with valuable experience in a professional environment. The Student Interns are also ‘living advertisement’ on the campus and in the social milieu.
  • Identify potential quality employees through observing the Student Interns at work.

The Student Interns will be provided with on-the-job learning opportunities to 

  • Convert their academic knowledge into practical application under mentorship and in a real work setting.
  • Audit and refine their skills, understand their own strengths and weaknesses in the workplace.
  • Gain work experience and transferable skills for personal growth and career development.
  • Cultivate adaptability, creativity, and awareness in a dynamic world.

The Student Interns can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Assisting agency staff in the provision of services in museums/heritage education and/or arts management, such as helping to develop learning materials, engaging with visitors, exhibition setup or related activities
  • Participating in the promotion of community-based museums/heritage education and/or arts management, such as project planning, community relationship, and marketing and related activities.

The Final Year Project is an individual piece of work on a topic of the students’ own choice related to their study. Students can choose either an Honours Project (HP), which focuses on preparation for postgraduate studies, or a Capstone Project (CP), focusing on preparation for future employment. Both HP and CP are divided into two phases. Phase I provides students with training in research methods, and Phase II engages them in a research project (for HP) and project output (for CP) in which they are expected to work closely with a project supervisor.

Students can take up to 15 cps of elective courses. These introduce them to a wide range of subject or education-related areas, providing a comprehensive grounding for their career aspirations. With prior approval, students may also take elective courses from other related programmes (e.g., Methodologies: Sources, Practices and Field Research or Chinese Intellectual History) to expand their knowledge of related areas.

Designated Minors
Students may also undertake 15 cps of the courses for one of the six Designated Minors:

  1. Early Years Education
  2. Inclusive Education
  3. Language and Society
  4. Chinese Religion and Culture
  5. Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
  6. Design of STEM Lessons

The EdUHK’s General Education programme prepares students to be active agents of change by broadening their intellectual horizons and helping them make connections between different areas of knowledge, between their formal studies and life outside the classroom, and by strengthening their capacity for sound thinking and good judgement. It offers a varied but balanced mix of individual courses across a range of subject areas and disciplines, set within an integrated structure of (i) General Education Foundation Course, (ii) Experiential Learning, (iii) General Education Breadth Courses, and (iv) University ePortfolio for a total of 22 cps.

i. General Education Foundation Course (4 cps)

The General Education Foundation Course (GEFC) is a 4-cp course that runs in Semesters 1 and 2, and is taken by all first-year students at EdUHK. Its purpose is to introduce first year students to a range of disciplines and methodologies and enrich them with the insights of senior academics who are experts in their respective fields.

ii. Experiential Learning (6 cps)

Experiential Learning (EL) is composed of a 3-cp Co-curricular Service Learning Course (CSLC) and a 3-cp Experiential Learning Course (ELC) offered by departments under the GE domain. Students must complete each component to fulfill the EL (6 cps) requirement.

The 3-cp CSLC provides students with the opportunity to engage in learning in action and through co-curricular learning activities with direct service elements in a real-life or work-place context while complementing, connecting with, and mirroring the learning experiences derived from the formal curriculum.

The 3-cp ELC encourages students to learn through experimentation, observation, reflection and (re-) conceptualization while undertaking a wide variety of activities, such as creative work, field studies, projects, thematic overseas trips, and outward-bound training. These courses enrich students’ learning experiences and skills through learning, thinking, and reflecting on practice, in practice and for practice, while exposing them to authentic and real-life contexts.

CSLCs will be made available for all undergraduate students starting from Year 1 and must be completed before the final year. Undergraduate students will also take the compulsory Experiential Learning Course (ELC) on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I)” (3 cps) in Year 2 (the study semester will be assigned by GEO) to increase their awareness of entrepreneurship as a process and strengthen their sense of self-efficacy and confidence in completing entrepreneurial tasks. This course also provides them with concrete experience for proposal and reflection in “entrepreneurship models/phases” and/or “innovation as taking a new approach to solving a problem”. It equips them with competencies and experiences that enable them to initiate/participate in entrepreneurial value-creating processes.

iii. General Education Breadth Courses (9 cps)

Under the new curriculum (from 2019/20 onwards), the General Education Breadth Courses (GEBCs) (9 cps) are made up of the General Education Breadth Learning Strands (1-3) (GELS) (Level 1-2), the Positive and Values Education (PAVE) Course and the General Education Interdisciplinary Course (GEIC) (Level 4). Students must take a course from each component to fulfil the GEBCs (9 cps) requirement.

These courses better equip students to study ontological, epistemological and/or methodological issues in a wide variety of disciplines. Side by side with these existing components, a new 3-cp GEIC (Level 4) is offered on a cross-faculty and/ or cross-departmental basis for students from Year 2 Semester 2 to Year 3 Semester 1. This encourages them to appreciate the complexity of issues and problems that transcend disciplinary boundaries, and make sense of them through dialogues across, or integration of, disciplines.

Students can take the GELS and PAVE Course after the completion of the GEFC or concurrently with GEFC in Year 1 Semester 2 if they are interested and their curriculum schedules allow. Students need to complete any course in the GELS or PAVE Course before taking the GEIC from Year 2 Semester 2 and Year 3 Semester 1.

iv. University ePortfolio (3 cps)

Consolidating Undergraduate Learning, the University ePortfolio is a 3-cp “capstone” course that requires students approaching the end of their undergraduate studies to reflect critically on the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their studies, within General Education, in their disciplinary and professional courses, international exchanges, and block practices or internships and in their lives beyond the classroom. It also encourages them to develop an integrated view of how and where they position themselves in relation to their future goals, plans, and aspirations.

Language Enhancement aims to improve students’ language proficiency in Chinese (including Putonghua) and English. It consists of three components:

Chinese Enhancement Programme (3 cps)
The Chinese enhancement programme contains one 3-cp course and two non-credit bearing courses.

English Enhancement Programme (6 cps)
The English enhancement programme contains two 3-cp course and two non-credit bearing courses.

Putonghua Enhancement Programme*
The Putonghua enhancement programme contains one to three non-credit bearing courses.

* Students are strongly recommended to take this non-credit bearing Putonghua Enhancement Programme.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for this Programme is Chinese (supplemented by English and Putonghua). Most of the Major courses will be taught in Cantonese.

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

Graduates of this BA(HE&AM) programme have competence in integrating education, management and technology for careers related to heritage, museums, and the arts. They are prepared for employment in a wide variety of sectors, including education, government and non-government organizations. They have constructive abilities to bring to galleries, arts centres, and cultural organizations as well as private and social enterprises, working in jobs ranging from heritage/ museum/ arts/ project/ event/ stage managers to arts/ cultural/education/ youth services and relations/ digital communications officers. The developments of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) and the Greater Bay Area provide new vistas and new prospects for our graduates. They are well equipped to seize the opportunities that will be presented.

Career Prospects:
Cultural heritage/ Museum/ Arts/ Cultural and educational activities
Museum/ Gallery/ Exhibition venue facilities management
Assistant curator/ Arts consultant work


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable. 

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.