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Undergraduate and Post-secondary Programmes

General Questions

What kind of person is suitable for studying at the Academy of Performing Arts?

The academy welcomes those who are interested in performing arts, theatre and entertainment arts, or film and television, as well as individuals who are talented or have received relevant training.

What major studies are available for Undergraduate and Post-Secondary levels for 2020/21 Academic Year?

School

Programmes

QF Level

Duration

Major Study Areas

Chinese Opera

Bachelor's Degree

QF Level 5

4 years

  • Cantonese Opera Music
  • Cantonese Opera Performance

Advanced Diploma

QF Level 4

2 years

1-Year Diploma*

QF Level 4

1 year

  N/A

Dance

Bachelor's Degree

QF Level 5

4 years

  • Ballet
  • Chinese dance
  • Contemporary dance

1-Year Diploma

QF Level 4

1 year

     N/A

Drama

Bachelor's Degree

QF Level 5

4 years

  • Acting
  • Directing

1-Year Diploma

QF Level 4

1 year

     N/A

Film & Television

Bachelor's Degree

QF Level 5

4 years

  • Production Administration
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Sound

Music

Bachelor's Degree

QF Level 5

4 years

  • Western Music
  • Chinese Music
  • Composition and Electronic Music

1-Year Diploma

QF Level 4

1 year

     N/A

Theatre and Entertainment Arts

Bachelor's Degree

QF Level 5

4 years

Media Design and Technology​

  • Lighting Design / Lighting Technology
  • Sound Design / Sound System Design / Music Production

Technical Production and Management

  • Stage and Event Management
  • Technical Direction

Theatre Design

  • Set & Costume Design
  • Costume Technology
  • Property Making
  • Scenic Art

1-Year Diploma

QF Level 4

1 year

     N/A

Certificate

QF Level 3

1 year

  • Costume Making
  • Lighting Technology
  • Property Making / Scenic Painting
  • Sound Technology
  • Technical Theatre and Stage Management

* Offer of the Diploma in Chinese Opera Foundations is subject to approval by the Academic Board of the Academy upon successful accreditation by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Are students given hostel accommodation?

At present the Academy has no hostel facilities. Non-local students take the initiative to organise their own private accommodation either on an individual or a sharing basis. Assistance will be provided by the Student Affairs Office in student accommodation matters as and when requested by students.

Can students join any performance or study tours?

The Academy is often invited by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to arrange student performances to feature in official ceremonial and promotional events locally and overseas. In particular, Dance and Music students have performed overseas in promotional activities of the HKSAR Government which help to build the image of Hong Kong.

Are students provided with internship or training opportunities?

Opportunities for internships with local dance companies, theatre groups, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and other professional organisations are available for Academy students to receive training in a professional environment working with experienced artists.

Application Procedures

How can I apply for programmes at the Academy of Performing Arts?

Application should be submitted via Online Application System. Each applicant should submit only one application. Prospectus for 2020/21 Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes can be downloaded here.

Can I apply for admission if my examination results have not yet been released before the application deadline?

Applicants with 2020 HKDSE or public examination results that are pending can still apply for admission but are required to submit photocopies of school results obtained within two years from the date of application and/or results of any other public examination most recently taken.

What are the Basis of Assessment?

Admission is based on academic qualifications, talents, attainments, and relevant training in the chosen arts discipline. Applicants may be required to attend auditions, interviews and/or tests. The Academy will not provide individual written assessments or enter into any correspondence with unsuccessful applicants.

The admission criteria for different programmes vary. Applicants must therefore ensure that they satisfy or will be able to satisfy the specified entry requirements of the programmes for which they wish to apply before completing the application. Please refer to the 2020/21 Academy Prospectus for entry requirements of different programmes.

It is possible to request for changes after submitting the application form?

Requests for changes in personal particulars, such as names, addresses and telephone numbers should be made to the Registry immediately by email.

Requests for changes in choices of School, Programme, Major Study Area or Specialisation should be submitted to the Registry in writing by email no later than the end of the Application Period.

Changes in Personal Statement in the application will not be entertained.

Can I submit more than one application?

Each applicant should submit only one application.