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TEA Graduate Exhibition 2021 – Spotlight on Backstage

12 Jul 2021

TEA Graduate Exhibition


The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts (TEA) of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) will organise its annual Graduate Exhibition on Jul 17 – 24 and Aug 2 - 9 to display students' creative works, including the set, props, costume, lighting and sound effects that were created for the Academy's major productions in collaboration with the Schools of Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, and Music.


Interdisciplinary learning is at the core of the Academy’s education. It has been a tradition at the Academy that students of the School of TEA take charge of all the theatre arts and stage effects of its major productions, which are original responses to a range of artistic, technical and craft challenges. “All theatre is a collaborative process and the School of TEA puts collaboration at the heart of all we do. Before reaching the stage every element of what audiences see at the performances has been planned in detail for many months,” says Ben Sumner, Dean of TEA.


In addition to allowing visitors to take a close look at the exhibits to understand the design concepts and features, the Exhibition also serves as a platform to connect the graduands with industry professionals and members of the public, showcasing their artistry and craftsmanship to potential employers as they prepare to embark on their career.


This year, the Exhibition will have two sessions to cover the School's three Departments: the first session (Jul 17 – 24) is for the Theatre Design Department, and the second session (Aug 2 – 9) is for the Media Design & Technology Department and the Technical Production & Management Department.



Jul 17 - 24 2021  Theatre Design Department session

Aug 2 – 9 2021   Media Design & Technology Department and Technical Production & Management Department session

Time: 12nn to 9pm

Venue: Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Free admission


Remarks: The Academy is implementing special precautionary measures and admission with quotas to help ensure public safety.



The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (

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 2021, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.