HKAPA’s First Ever Virtual Open Day on 9 May 2021
09 April 2021 ‖ Category : General
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ (the Academy) annual Open Day will be held online for the first time on Sunday 9 May this year. Members of the public are cordially invited to explore the Wanchai main campus and Béthanie Landmark Heritage Campus via virtual tours, and enjoy more than 100 activities prepared by the Academy staff and students!
Apart from exploring the two campuses, visitors can also check out free concerts, dance and Chinese opera performances, drama productions highlights and class reveals, short film screenings, and alumni’s sharing sessions online. Backstage activities, including a props workshop, a scenic art workshop, a scenic construction workshop, a costume teaching lab and an integrated Media Studio, as well as the Academy Libraries, which are usually off limits to the public, will be opened for “visits”, in addition to videos with behind-the-scenes stories. Another highlight of the programme is the self-guided audio tour of the Béthanie Landmark Heritage Campus, where participants can learn about its history while “visiting” this magnificent declared monument.
Programme & Registration
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu)
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. Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. 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. In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2021, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.