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Certificate in Theatre and Entertainment Arts (Fast Track Vocational)

The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts offers an one-year full-time Certificate in Theatre and Entertainment Arts (Fast Track Vocational) programme, structured to provide practical experience in the production disciplines of theatre, entertainment and performing arts. Students will be offered core studies within the disciplines listed below, as well as production practice, industray placement and other supporting studies in the school. A student who has successfully completed the programme should have the ability to enter the entertainment industry at junior level.

Major Study Areas
Costume Making
Lighting Technology
Property Making/Scenic Painting
Sound Technology
Technical Theatre and Stage Management

 

Deadline of application for admission in the 2019-20 academic year : 14 May 2019

Date of interview: June 2019

Programme commencement: 2 September 2019

Entrance Requirements 

  • Applicants should have completed secondary school education.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can also show a genuine passion, interest and desire to pursue a career in the theatre and the entertainment arts industry, preferably in one of the specialist areas offered.
  • Acceptance is based upon an interview and review of portfolio work where applicable.

Selection Requirements

Preliminary Selection

  • Selection is based upon review of school records, HKCEE / HKDSE scores, previous experience in performing arts, portfolio review, letters of reference and a written statement of personal goals.

Interview

  • Candidates who pass the first screening will be invited to attend one or more personal interviews or recruitment exercises.
  • Admission will be based primarily on personal interviews, portfolio review and/or practical tests.

Information required for interview includes

  • Resume of relevant experience
  • Statement of personal goals (reasons for applying for this programme, goals and aspiration of the student)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (teachers, designers, managers and directors

Applicants for the following major study areas are required to submit portfolios

When submitting the application form, applicants applying for any specialisations within the programme should submit 3 copies of their Portfolio. These Portfolios must be in A4 size with NO MORE THAN 20 pages (40 sides). It could be hardcopy, PDF in portable storage or online portfolio (QR code or web link). The Portfolio should contain SELECTED works that represent your creative talents as applicable to the area you applied for. Photocopies of research material are NOT necessary. Do NOT hand in Disc (CD or DVD) for the Portfolio. All submitted Portfolios will NOT be returned. 

Technical Theatre and Stage Management
Portfolio examples: Production files, record, budget, schedule, running lists, photographs or other supporting documents for theatre presentations, community projects or other performing arts for which applicants have acted in Stage or Event Management capacity. 

Lighting Technology, Sound Technology
Portfolio examples: video, photos, technical drawings, paper works or renderings, critics, recording, or other supporting documents for theatre presentations, community projects, other performing arts, any productions or projects which applicants have been involved with.

Costume Making, Property Making/Scenic Painting
Portfolio examples: copies of original works such as sketches, drawings, renderings, paintings, technical drawings, visual diaries etc.; photographs of 3D works such as costumes, props, sculptures, models etc.  

Major Study Areas

Costume Making
Curriculum
Major Studies
Costume I
Costume II
Costume Techniques I (Dyeing)
Costume Techniques II (Millinery)
Introduction to Costume Making
Introduction to Property Making Techniques
Introduction to Scenic Painting Techniques
Introduction to Design
Fundamentals of Stage Make Up
Scenic Painting

Required Courses 
Health & Safety
First Aid
Practical Skills for Theatre
Communication for Theatre
Introduction to Production Practice and Industry Placement
Electives/Independent Studies/Projects

 

Lighting Technology
Curriculum
Major Studies
Lighting Technology I
Lighting Technology II
Basic Electrical Practice for Theatre
Basic Lighting Operation
Stage Technology I
Introduction to Computer-aided Graphics
Introduction of Lighting Design

Required Courses 
Health & Safety
First Aid
Practical Skills for Theatre
Communication for Theatre
Introduction to Production Practice and Industry Placement
Electives/Independent Studies/Projects

 

Property Making / Scenic Painting
Curriculum
Major Studies
Introduction to Property Making Techniques
Introduction to Scenic Painting Techniques
Scenic & Props Techniques
Property Making
Scenic Painting
Introduction to Computer-aided Graphics
Introduction to Scenic Construction
Introduction to Costume Making
Introduction to Design

Required Courses 
Health & Safety
First Aid
Practical Skills for Theatre
Communication for Theatre
Introduction to Production Practice and Industry Placement
Electives/Independent Studies/Projects

 

Sound Technology
Curriculum
Major Studies
Fundamentals of Sound Operation I
Fundamentals of Sound Operation II
Sound Technology I
Sound Technology II
Basic Electrical Practice for Theatre
Introduction to Sound Recording

Required Courses 
Health & Safety
First Aid
Practical Skills for Theatre
Communication for Theatre
Introduction to Production Practice and Industry Placement
Electives/Independent Studies/Projects

 

Technical Theatre and Stage Management
Curriculum
Major Studies
Stage Management I
Stage Management II
Technical Seminar
Introduction to Event Management
Stage Technology I
Basic Theatre Customer Services
Introduction to Scenic Construction
Introduction to Computer-aided Graphics 

Required Courses 
Health & Safety
First Aid
Practical Skills for Theatre
Communication for Theatre
Introduction to Production Practice and Industry Placement
Electives/Independent Studies/Projects

Tuition Fee

HK$31,575 (tuition fee for 2019/20 as reference only)
Tuition fees for an academic year are payable in two equal installments before the start of each semester, i.e. before September for Semester One and before February for Semester Two. Any fees paid are not refundable. 

 

For Enquiry
Tel: (852) 2584 8330 / (852) 2584 8981 / (852) 2584 8993
Fax: (852) 2584 8722 / (852) 2584 8984
Website: www.hkapa.edu
Email: aso@hkapa.edu / tea@hkapa.edu

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Application Guide

Application Form

• The information is correct at the time of posting (Oct 2018) but is subject to continuous revision. The Academy reserves the right to alter or not to offer any or parts of the academic programmes described in this publication without prior notice.