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Undergraduate

Bachelor Honours Degree Programmes

General Admission Requirements

Obtained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination

  1. Level 3 or above in English Language; and
  2. Level 3 or above in Chinese Language; and
  3. Level 2 or above in Mathematics; and
  4. Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies

And preferably:

  1. Level 2 or above in one elective subject; or
  2. Attained with Distinction in one Applied Learning subject (subject to the requirements of the respective school)

Other Acceptable Qualifications (for entry into the Bachelor Honours Degree Programmes)

Obtained one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

  Qualification Grade/Score
a Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
  • Grade E or above in two A-Level subjects; or Grade E or above in one A-Level and two AS Level subjects (other than Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture); and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmes
b Mainland China National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE or Gaokao)
  • A satisfactory overall score; and
  • Satisfactory score in English
c General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Examination (GCE A-Level)
  • Grade E or above in two A-Level subjects; or Grade E or above in or one A-Level and two AS Level subjects; and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmes
d International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • An IB Diploma of 24 points or above; and
  • Point 4 in Standard Level English; or Point 3 in Higher Level English
e Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC)
  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or above; and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmes
f Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
  • A score of 1650 or above in the Reasoning Test
g American College Test (ACT)
  • A composite score of 23 or above
h Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Grade 3 or above in two subjects
i Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STMP)
  • Grade D or above in English; and
  • Grade D or above five other subjects
j Sub-degree (e.g. Associate Degree, Diploma or Higher Diploma or Advanced Diploma) from a recognised post-secondary institution
  • Satisfactory completion of a sub-degree at Hong Kong Qualifications Framework Level 4; and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmes
k Bachelor’s degree from a recognised post-secondary institution
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of a bachelor’s degree programme; and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmess
l Diploma programme from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Satisfactory completion of a relevant foundation diploma and/or diploma and/or advanced diploma programme; and
  • Attainment of relevant GPA scores stipulated by the school; and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmes
m Other
  • A level of academic and/or professional achievement in the chosen art discipline which is deemed by the Academy as comparable to he general admission requirements; and
  • Satisfactory grade/score in one of the recognised English Language qualifications for admission to degree programmes

 

English Language Admission Requirements

 

Obtained one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

Examination Grade/Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • 46 in Internet-based Test (iBT); or
  • 450 in Paper-based Test (PBT)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • 5.5
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination in English Language
  • Level 3 or above
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (A-Level) in English Language
  • Grade E or above
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in English Language
  • Level 3 or above (taken after 2007)
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Examination (GCE A-Level) in English
  • Grade E or above

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) in English; or General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in English; or International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (IGCSE) in English

  • Grade C or above

Chinese Language Admission Requirements

Obtained one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

Examination Grade/Score
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondar y Education (HKDSE Examination in Chinese Language)
  • Level 3 or above
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Examination (IGCSE) in Chinese First Language
  • Grade C or above

 

Admission with Advanced Standing

The Academy will consider admission with advanced standing for applicants who have satisfactorily completed relevant studies at an appropriate level at the Academy, or a recognised institution elsewhere, or who are in possession of significant professional experience in a relevant art discipline which in the judgement of the Academy merits exemption from some of the courses within the programmes. The Academy may admit such applicants with advanced standing and grant them credits by exemption for some courses within the programmes, subject to the entry requirements of the respective programmes being met, and to the regulations of the Academy on admission with advanced standing.

Credits by exemption are normally granted for not more than half of the total number of credits required for graduation from the programme concerned. To be considered for graduation, students admitted with advanced standing are required to study at the Academy for a minimum period which is equivalent to half of the normal period of study for the programme and to gain by study at the Academy at least half of the total number of credits required for graduation. A student admitted with advanced standing is required to study on a full-time basis unless special approval for otherwise is granted by the Academy.

There is no provision for application from an uncompleted diploma programme to an advanced diploma/bachelor’s degree programme, or from an uncompleted advanced diploma programme to a bachelor’s degree programme unless under very exceptional circumstances and with special approval of the Academy.

Mature Applicants

Applicants who have reached the age of 25 on or before 1 September of the year in which admission is sought may be admitted on an exceptional basis if they have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. Significant work or professional experience in areas relevant to the chosen art discipline at a level of achievement which is deemed by the Academy as comparable to the general admission requirements; and
  2. A satisfactory pass in the diagnostic test of the school; and
  3. A satisfactory score in one of the recognised alternative English Language qualifications for admission to Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Degree programmes.