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HKAPA Ranks 1st in Asia and 10th in the World in the Latest QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2021

04 March 2021 Category : General

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) has remained 1st in Asia for three consecutive years and ranks 10th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings’ Performing Arts category.

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is pleased to see the outcome as a recognition of its achievements. As higher education institutions and the performing arts industry grapple with challenges during the pandemic, the Academy’s continued efforts to adapt to new modes of teaching and practice-based performances in the past year have made promising progress and desirable outcomes. Meanwhile, the Academy has been actively incorporating arts technology in the review of its programmes to align with the major trend of integrating such technologies with the performing arts.

Professor Stephen Chow, Council Chairman, and Professor Gillian Choa, Director of the Academy, thank members of the Academy community including Council members, academic and administrative staff, alumni, as well as the Home Affairs Bureau and other major stakeholders for their staunch support to the Academy. Dedicated to its educational and cultural missions, the Academy continues to strive for excellence in nurturing performing artists and maintains its strong commitment to further strengthen cultural developments both locally and regionally.

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning. The Academy awards master's degree, bachelor honours degree, advanced diploma, diploma and certificate programmes that are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006.