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Undergraduate and Post-secondary Programmes

Bachelor Honours Degree Programmes

The four-year Bachelor Honours Degree programmes provide the opportunity and time for students to develop responsibility for their own learning, as well as to reflect upon and enhance their performance. The aim is that, by limiting workload in major studies, students can engage in reflection and self-directed studies. The number of credits for graduation ranges from 130 minimum to 160 maximum across the Schools of Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree, except for those from the School of Music, who are awarded a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree.

Advanced Diploma Programmes

The two-year Advanced Diploma programmes provide students with a completely integrated training to prepare and to qualify the students for a professional career in their chosen art discipline. These programmes are for those who have a Diploma but will not pursue further studies at Degree level.

Programmes Duration QF Level QF Credit
Advanced Diploma in Cantonese Opera 2 years 4 223#
Advanced Diploma in Dance 2 years 4 218
Advanced Diploma in Music 2 years 4 218

# The number of QF credits for Performance Stream is 231 and the number of QF credits for Music Stream is 223.

Diploma in Foundations Programmes*

(New Programmes starting from 2019/20 Academic Year)

Diploma in Foundations Programmes are structured to impart a broad understanding of and develop skills in the students' chosen performing arts/technical arts field offered by the Academy in preparation for studies in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree programmes.

Programmes Duration QF Level QF Credit
Diploma in Dance Foundations 1 year 4 135
Diploma in Drama Foundations 1 year 4 135
Diploma in Film and Television Foundations^ 1 year 4 135
Diploma in Music Foundations 1 year 4 135
Diploma in Theatre and Entertainment Arts Foundations 1 year 4 135

* Offer of the Diploma in Foundations Programmes is subject to approval by the Academic Board of the Academy.
​^ School of Film and Television does not accept direct applications for the Diploma in Foundations Programme in 2019/20 academic year.

Diploma in Cantonese Opera Programme

This two-year Diploma programme of the Academy is a foundation programme which provides students with intensive training in preparation for further studies of the performing arts at the tertiary level. The programme is designed for Form 6 school leavers who have completed the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE).

Programmes Duration QF Level QF Credit
Diploma in Cantonese Opera 2 years 3 227

Certificate in Theatre and Entertainment Arts (Fast Track Vocational)

This one-year programme is structured to provide students with practical experience in the production disciplines of theatre, entertainment and performing arts. Students will be offered core studies within these disciplines as well as other supporting courses in the School. A student who has successfully completed this programme should have the ability to enter the entertainment industry at junior level.

Programmes Duration QF Level QF Credit
Certificate in Theatre and Entertainment Arts (Fast Track Vocational) 1 year 3 156