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HKAPA welcomes arts and cultural policies in 2022 Policy Address

19 Oct 2022

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) welcomes the decision of the Chief Executive to support the Academy in nurturing arts and cultural talents and leaders for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, establishing an additional campus in the Northern Metropolis and raising the proportion of non-local students. We also thank his support of HKAPA students through providing internship opportunities in arts groups and the West Kowloon Cultural District by launching various arts and cultural internship programmes.


Professor Gillian Choa, Director of the Academy, thanks the government for its strong support and commitment which will allow the Academy to further strengthen its global position as a leading higher education performing arts institute with the highest standards to nurture more young talented artists for the region. It also allows the Academy to be well-positioned at the centre of Hong Kong’s mission as an international hub of arts and cultural exchange.



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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning. Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework. Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006. In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2022, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.