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04 Jul 2011

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies in Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, Theatre and Entertainment Arts, and Chinese Traditional Theatre. Its education philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.

Academic programmes are offered, from post-secondary Diploma level up to Bachelor Honours Degree level. The Academy was granted degree awarding status in 1992 following an accreditation by the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation. The Degree programmes of the Academy are externally validated by that Council.

The Academy in its fine site on the Wanchai waterfront, houses a complex of performance venues which are considered to be amongst the best in the world for their design and up-to-date equipment. The performance venues of the Academy are managed by a Venues Division which provides in-house technical, customer services and box office support for the Academy's own productions as well as for external hirers such as professional companies. Academy student performances are open to the public.