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In a city renowned for its international outlook and connectivity, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy’s six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, including some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners. The Academy is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.

The Academy employs leading practitioner-teacher-scholars in a wide range of artistic and academic disciplines.  Part-time faculty positions for high-quality applicants may be available for specified periods during the academic year.  First Semester and Winter Term of Academic Year 2022/2023 will cover October 2022 to January 2023;  Second Semester and Summer Term, from February 2023 to July 2023.  The Academy welcomes talented and inspiring faculty as possible part-time opportunities occur in the following:   


Foundation Work / Performance Technique / Stage Movement / Cantonese Opera Vocal Training / Musical Instrument Training / Chinese Opera Repertoire / Practical Performance / Cantonese Opera Script Writing / Introduction to Chinese Traditional Theatre / Analysis of Cantonese Operatic Music / History of Cantonese Opera / Chinese Literary Studies/ Introduction to Chinese Music / Theory and Practice of Accompaniment/ Notations in Cantonese Opera / Melody Writing / Music Theory and Aural Perception / Script Analysis for Chinese Traditional Theatre

Ballet / Chinese Dance / Contemporary Dance / Improvisation / Contact Improvisation / 身韻 (Shenyun) / Choreography / Aesthetics and Criticism / Music for Dance / Anatomy & Dance Science / Dance History / Dance Education / Body Work / Dancer Wellness / Dance & Technology / Screendance

Master’s Programme
Contemporary Dance Practice / Arts Practice / 20th Century Dance History (Chinese and Western) / Dance Education / Dance Pedagogy / Somatic / Choreography / Screendance /Aesthetic and Criticism / Dance & Technology

Acting / Movement / Tai Chi / History of Theatre / Directing / Media Application

Master’s Programme
Professional Practice (Drama and Theatre Education) / Theatre and Technology / Dramaturgy

Production Administration / Screen Studies / Screenwriting / Directing / Cinematography / Sound Design and Recording / Editing / Post-Production / Production Design / Digital Screen Design / Motion Capture / Animation

Master’s Programme
Creative Producing / Production Design / Screen Studies / Screenwriting / Editing / Sound Design and Recording / Cinematography / Directing / Documentary Production


Western and Chinese Instrumental Music Performance / Western Vocal Studies / Composition and Electronic Music / Conducting / Contextual Studies in Music / Choir / Western and Chinese Orchestration

Master’s Programme
Western and Chinese Instrumental Music Performance / Western Vocal Studies / Composition and Electronic Music / Conducting

Set and Costume Design / Model-making / Drafting / Drawing / Costume Technology / Property Making / Scenic Art / Lighting Design / Electrical Engineering / Project Management / Event Management / Sound Design / Music Recording / Sound System Design / Electronics /  Photography / Music Appreciation / Music Technology / Stage Technology / Technical Management / Production Management / Sound Operation / Health and Safety for Theatre / Theatre Make-up / Period Styles / Recording Engineering / Audio Mastering / Motion Graphics / Video System Engineering /  VR & AR / Mobile App Programming / Interaction Design / UX Design / Media Server Programming / Video Art / Visualisation for Lighting Design / Moving Light Programming/ Prosthetic / Script Analysis / Stage Management / Performance Venue Operations / Arts Marketing / Scenic Construction / Environmental Sustainability

Master’s Programme
Motion Graphics / Video System Engineering /  VR & AR / Mobile App Programming / Interaction Design / UX Design / Media Server Programming / Fundraising and Sponsorship / Creative Industries / Arts Management Policy and Practice / Performance Theory and Practice / Scenography / Spatial Design/Costume Design / Costume Technology & Construction / Costume Management / Arts Marketing and Audience Development / Event Management / Arts Facility Management / Arts and the Law / Artistic Representation / Studies in Cantonese Opera (Costume Design & Scenic Design)

- General Education 
Arts & Aesthetics / Creativity & Storytelling / Cultural Studies / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship & Business Administration / Innovation & Evolution / Humanities / Leadership / Language & Literature / Philosophy / Psychology / Religious Studies

-  Language
English / Chinese (Cantonese / Putonghua)

- Applied Learning
Dance / Drama / Theatre Production

Master’s Programme
Process Writing / Contemporary Hong Kong Arts Practice / Decoding Performance


Applicants are expected to be degree holders in a relevant discipline, or demonstrate the highest-level professional training to an equivalent level; plus relevant high-level professional and international experience together with the ability to teach in English or Chinese.  Prospective language faculty should be professionally qualified as teachers.  Interested parties applying to teach Master’s Degree programmes are expected to hold a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, together with a track record of high-level professional practice.  For some areas of study, current professional practitioners are preferred whilst for others, university-level teaching experience would be necessary.  Qualified and interested persons are invited to apply by completing a prescribed application form which will be kept on file under subject discipline until such a time when a vacancy may arise.  When a specific post becomes available, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.  To apply, please complete an Application Form (click here) and submit together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email ( Application remains open throughout the year.  Applications received will be kept on file for consideration by the Academy for one academic year only.



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