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Bachelor of Fine Arts(Honors)

Four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Drama  

Launched in 2012, the new four-year BFA (Honours) Degree in Drama programme is structured to produce professional practitioners with a vision of the arts in society, and a concern for their importance, relevance and development. To a rigorous regimen of practical craft-skills work are added conceptual knowledge of the development of drama, as well as of theatre practice, both historical and contemporary, western and Asian. This is complemented with courses that offer a wider appreciation of the performing arts, liberal arts, humanities and languages.

The craft of directing is taught by extensive experience in directing workshops, assistant to director and dramaturgical work, and where possible, with internships in local professional companies. Contemporary and classic texts are explored and performance contexts from the mainstream to devising and site specific are investigated. A high level of aesthetic sophistication will be developed as well as excellence in communication skills. The course is intensive and as it is taught in Cantonese, Putonghua and English, students are expected to be biliterate and trilingual.

Specialist pathways and major study areas are currently Acting and Directing. The School welcomes applications for these disciplines. A suite of new courses have also been developed for the four-year degree in Screen Acting, Drama and Theatre Education, Physical Theatre, Devising Theatre, Dramaturgy and Aesthetics.