Candidates are required to complete the Premier qualification to be eligible for this exam. This exam is recommended for people hoping to be or are in the art industry.
On the foundation of Level 7, candidates should present an in-depth detailed understanding and analyses of artists and artworks from different periods.
Candidates are required to have a Premier certificate to be eligible for the Professional or Teacher Exam
Both Professional and Teacher Certificates are equivalent qualified.
Artists or people in the art industry are recommended to apply for Professional as this exam allows candidates to explore their style.
Art educators are encouraged to apply for the Teacher Certificate as this exam emphasise on candidate’s ability to guide and instruct students.
The examination is divided into three components: Writing Exam, Painting Exam and Art Portfolio
Candidates are required to submit a piece of Art analysis essay. (Topic will be announced after the application deadline)
Candidates will be given a 390 x 270mm sheet of white paper. Candidates are required to draw specific objects according to the questions within time limits.
Candidates are allowed to bring any paints and tools to the examination. No paint tool will be provided to candidates except for water.
If there are any disputes regarding candidates’ paints and tools, the exam board's decision shall be final.
Advanced I，Advanced II，Premier，Professional，Teacher Certificate
In addition to painting, candidates are required to write essays on art criticism. Answer could be in English or Chinese.
After applying, candidates must take photos of their work and upload them onto the examination website before the designated date.
All works must be produced by the candidates themselves. Plagiarism and painting or modification by others are forbidden.
If the above violation occurs, the exam board has the right to deduct marks. In case of serious violations, candidates may be penalised by cancelling their examination results for the relevant subject or all subjects.
If there are any disputes, the exam board's decision shall be final.
Artwork includes the following categories：
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Relief Sculpture, Photography, Sculpture, Pottery, Comic, Comic Strips, Illustrations and Animations,3D Design, Installations, Chinese Calligraphy, Western Calligraphy, Fashion Design, Interior Design,Publication Design, Product Design, Digital Drawing, Mix Media
If necessary, candidates are allowed to take photos of different angles of their 3D work and combine them into one image
Candidate’s portfolio will be assessed on: