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In a city renowned for its international outlook and connections, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy's six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which include some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners.

The Academy employs leading practitioner-teacher-scholars in a wide range of artistic and academic disciplines.  Part-time faculty positions for high quality applicants may be available for specified periods during the academic year.  First Semester and Winter Term of Academic Year 2021/2022 will cover  13 September 2021 to 29 January 2022;  Second Semester and Summer Term, from 14 February 2022 to 25 June 2022.  The Academy welcomes talented and inspiring faculty as possible part-time opportunities occur in the following:        

Foundation Work / Performance Movement / Cantonese Opera Performance Conventions and Routine Sets / Cantonese Opera Vocal Training / Percussion Training / Musical Instrument Training / Cantonese Opera Make-up and Costumes / Chinese Opera Repertoire / Practical Performance / Cantonese Opera Script Writing / Introduction to Chinese Theatre / Analysis of Cantonese Opera Singing / History of Cantonese Opera / Readings in Chinese Operatic Literature / Readings in Chinese Drama / Introduction to Chinese Music / Theory of Accompaniment and Analysis / Cantonese Opera Notation / Theory of Chinese Operatic Tunes and Melody Writing / Creative Structuring of Cantonese Operatic Singing and Instrumentation / Music Theory of Cantonese Opera and Aural Training / Cantonese Music Orchestral Training

Ballet / Chinese Dance / Contemporary Dance / Improvisation / Contact Improvisation / 身韻 (Shenyun) / Choreography / Aesthetics and Criticism / Music for Dance / Anatomy & Dance Science / Dance History / Dance Education / Body Work / Dancer Wellness / Dance & Technology / Screendance

Master’s Programme
Contemporary Dance Practice / Arts Practice / 20th Century Dance History (Chinese and Western) / Dance Education / Dance Pedagogy / Somatic / Choreography / Screendance /Aesthetic and Criticism / Dance & Technology

Acting / Movement / Tai Chi / History of Theatre / Directing / Media Application

Master’s Programme
Professional Practice (Drama and Theatre Education) / Physical Approaches to Acting / Theatre and Technology / Dramaturgy

Production Administration / Screen Studies / Screenwriting / Directing / Cinematography / Sound Design and Recording / Editing / Post-Production / Production Design / Digital Screen Design / Motion Capture / Animation

Master’s Programme
Creative Producing / Production Design / Screen Studies / Screenwriting / Editing / Sound Design and Recording / Cinematography / Directing / Documentary Production

Western and Chinese Instrumental Music Performance / Western Vocal Studies / Composition and Electronic Music / Conducting / Contextual Studies in Music / Choir / Western and Chinese Orchestration

Master’s Programme
Western and Chinese Instrumental Music Performance / Western Vocal Studies / Composition and Electronic Music / Conducting

Set and Costume Design / Model-making / Drafting / Drawing / Costume Technology / Property Art / Scenic Art / Lighting Design / Electrical Engineering / Project Management / Event Management / Sound Design / Music Recording / Sound System Design / Electronics /  Photography / Music Appreciation / Music Technology / Stage Technology / Technical Management / Production Management / Sound Operation / Health and Safety for Theatre / Theatre Make-up / Period Styles / Communication Techniques / Recording Engineering / Audio Mastering / Motion Graphics / Video System Engineering /  VR & AR / Mobile App Programming / Interaction Design / UX Design / Media Server Programming / Video Art / Visualisation for Lighting Design / Moving Light Programming

Master’s Programme
Motion Graphics / Video System Engineering /  VR & AR / Mobile App Programming / Interaction Design / UX Design / Media Server Programming / Fundraising and Sponsorship / Creative Industries / Arts Management Policy and Practice / Scenic Design / Performance Theory and Practice / Scenography / Spatial Design/Costume Design / Costume Technology & Construction / Costume Management / Technical Direction / Production Management / Arts Marketing and Audience Development / Event Management / Arts Facility Management / Arts and the Law / Artistic Representation / Studies in Cantonese Opera (Costume Design & Scenic Design)

- General Education 
Arts & Aesthetics / Creativity & Storytelling / Cultural Studies / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship & Business Administration / Innovation & Evolution / Humanities / Leadership / Language & Literature / Philosophy / Psychology / Religious Studies

-  Language
English / Chinese (Cantonese / Putonghua)

- Applied Learning
Dance / Drama / Theatre Production

Master’s Programme
Processing Writing / Contemporary Hong Kong Arts Practice / Decoding Performance / Performing Arts Education and the Reflective Practitioner


Applicants are expected to be degree holders in a relevant discipline, or demonstrate the highest level professional training to an equivalent level; plus relevant high level professional and international experience together with the ability to teach in English or Chinese.  Prospective language faculty should be professionally qualified as teachers.  Interested parties applying to teach Master’s Degree programmes are expected to hold a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, together with a track record of high-level professional practice.  For some areas of study, current professional practitioners are preferred whilst for others, university-level teaching experience would be necessary.  Qualified and interested persons are invited to apply by completing a prescribed application form which will be kept on file under subject discipline until such a time when a vacancy may arise.  When a specific post becomes available, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.  Application forms can be obtained from the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong or by e-mail (  Application remains open throughout the year.  Applications received will be kept on file for consideration by the Academy for one academic year only.

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