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TEA Recruitment Day


On Friday 22nd July 2022 the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts will hold a Recruitment Day.  Open interviews will be conducted and successful candidates will be offered places on Diploma in Theatre and Entertainment Arts Foundations.  The application fee will be waived.


If you meet the admission requirements of the Bachelor’s Degree programme and well perform in the interview, you may be considered by the School for the Bachelor’s Degree programme, subject to the availability of the vacancies.  


Period of Time: 10am – 6pm

Venue: Classroom 2, 1/F, HKAPA


Deadline for registration: 21 July 2022 (Thu) noon

Walk-in applicants are welcome from 10 am to 3 pm on 22nd July.


Admission will be based on personal interviews, portfolio review and fulfilment of the general admission requirements.


Book your interview slot (to be announced in due course).


Required documents.

All applicants should bring along ORIGINAL documents to show HKCEE / HKAL / HKDSE scores and a portfolio of their work. 


General Admission Requirements


Diploma in Theatre and Entertainment Arts Foundations

Completion of senior secondary schooling with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination:

(a) Level 2 or above in English Language and Chinese Language; and

(b) Level 2 or above in any other three subjects (Attained in one Applied Learning subject can be counted towards fulfilling one HKDSE subject requirement)


Other acceptable qualifications

Diploma Yijin


Selection Requirements for Undergraduate Programme


Preliminary Selection

Selection is based upon review of school records, HKCEE / HKAL / HKDSE scores, previous experience in performing arts, portfolio review, letters of reference, and a written statement of personal goals.


Applicants for the following major study areas are required to submit portfolios:

  • Theatre Design Department - All Specialisations

When submitting the application form, applicant should enclose 3 copies of their Portfolio. These Portfolios must be in A4 size with NO MORE THAN 20 pages (40 sides).

The portfolio should contain SELECTED works that represent your creative talents as applicable to the area you applied for. For example, copies of original works such as sketches, drawings, renderings, paintings, technical drawings, visual diaries etc.; photographs of 3D works such as: costumes, props, sculptures, models etc. Photocopies of research material are NOT necessary.

These portfolios will NOT be returned.

  • Technical Production and Management Department - Stage & Event Management, and Technical Direction Specialisations

For Stage Management:

Samples of production files, prompt book, budget, schedule, running lists, slides, photographs or other supporting documents for theatre presentations, community projects or other performing arts for which applicants have acted in a Stage Management capacity.

For Technical Direction:

Samples of artwork, models, technical drawings, paper work, renderings, photos, or videos of any productions or projects applicants have been involved with.

  •  Media Design and Technology Department - Media Scenography and Audio Arts Specialisations 

Samples of artwork, models, technical drawings, paper work, renderings, photos, sound tapes or videos of any productions or projects applicants have been involved with.



Candidates who pass the first screening will be invited to attend one or more personal interviews or recruitment exercises. Admission will be based primarily on personal interviews, portfolio review and/or practical tests.


Postgraduate Degree Programme

For information on MFA admissions, please browse HERE.