The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is one of the leading institutes of higher arts education in Asia. It provides professional education, training and research facilities in the performing arts, theatre and entertainment arts, film and television. Its educational policy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions and interdisciplinary complementarity.The Academy has the following Schools/discipline:- School of Dance- School of Drama- School of Film and Television- School of Music- School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts- Chinese Traditional TheatreAcademic programmes are offered by each of the five Schools from post-secondary Diploma level up to Bachelor Honours Degree level. The Academy was granted degree awarding status in 1992 following an accreditation by the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation. The Degree programmes of the Academy are externally validated by that Council.
The heart of training for the performing arts is performance itself, and the Academy is one of Hong Kong's most important performance centres. Student opera, drama, dance productions, concerts and recitals are given throughout the year and are open to the public. In addition, the Academy plays host to visiting musicians, dance and drama companies, local and international.
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