Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Drama Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Launched in 2012, the four-year BFA (Honours) Degree in Drama programme is structured to produce professional practitioners with a vision of the arts in society and a concern for their importance, relevance and development. To a rigorous regimen of practical craft-skills work are added conceptual knowledge of the development of theatre practice, both historical and contemporary, Western and Asian. This is complemented with courses that offer a wider appreciation of the performing arts, liberal arts, humanities and languages.
The BFA acting major provides professional and systematic training in acting through formal classes, which are then honed, developed and explored in contemporary and classical drama performances. The programme addresses the growing complexity of student needs in the current Hong Kong and greater China market, thereby giving its graduates a better competitive advantage. In line with most drama schools of international standing, the programme is progressively more industry-focused, providing a plethora of opportunities for the practical application of their training in productions, touring, industry showcase and other related acting work. Towards their final year, students will acquire higher skills levels and greater interdisciplinary dexterity in musical theatre, physical theatre, devising theatre and applied theatre.