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Programme Information

Certificate in Professional Development Programme in Visual Arts Education

Programme Code: CWP011

Programme Code: CWP011
Mode of Study: Part-time
Duration: 10 days (on weekdays and weekends)
Venue: Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Wong So Lan
Programme Enquiries: 2948 8750 (Dr Wong So Lan) or 2948 7098 (Miss Jennifer Mak)

Programme Aims

The programme aims to develop participants’ pedagogical knowledge and competence in teaching primary school Visual Arts through enhancing practical skills and designing school-based Visual Arts curriculum. Participants will also be provided with opportunities to engage in skills development portfolio and exchange ideas through group discussions during the programme, and they are encouraged to select a topic from the school-based Visual Arts curriculum plan and use the concept of constructivist and experiential learning to design a learning and teaching kit.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following two core courses of 3 credit points each:

Advanced Visual Arts Skills

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to raise their existing Visual Arts skill set to a higher level. The course includes learning how to enhance specific practical skills (creative techniques and processes), and creative project development skills. Working within their chosen area of Visual Arts, participants, within the guidance of a specialised tutor-led peer group, will conceive and pursue a personal skills development project. They will work within a critical framework and task oriented schedule to explore their creative ideas through their selected medium, from concept, through to the production of completed, resolved artworks.

School-based Curriculum Design in Visual Arts

This course aims to develop and deepen Visual Arts teachers’ understanding of school-based curriculum and assessment design. Curriculum and instruction design needs to engage participants in exploring creative ideas and making creative artworks. Designing informative assessments could provide evidence of desired understanding and learning results.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese.

Programme Duration

The 10-full day programme is offered once a year as follow:

8 April 2020 (Wednesday)
9 April 2020 (Thursday)
18 April 2020 (Saturday)
25 April 2020 (Saturday)
18 May 2020 (Monday)
19 May 2020 (Tuesday)
20 May 2020 (Wednesday)
21 May 2020 (Thursday)
22 May 2020 (Friday)
23 May 2020 (Saturday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service primary school Visual Arts teachers; and
  2. recommended by school principals.

Remarks: Priority of admission will be given to applicants who are Panel Chairpersons, Curriculum Leaders, or teachers responsible for the development of school-based Visual Arts curriculum.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme.