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About Us

A performing artist draws inspiration from parallel worlds: The society, political economy, community, culture and international affairs, literature and science, to name but a few.  How one understands and integrates such seemingly loose threads into his / her own practice essentially forms the foundation of his / her artistic vision.


The General Education Unit aims to broaden the students’ exposure in multiple academic areas, which, when combined with the skills and knowledge gained their major areas of studies, lay the foundation for developing all-rounded performing artists.


To fulfil this mission, we offer 3 major programmes.  The first is a set of mandatory courses for Bachelor’s degree students.  Year 1 students will take 2 semesters of 21st Century Artists.  Year 2 students will take 2 semesters of Major Cultural Issues. The second set of programmes consists of Academy Elective courses in 5 major areas including Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Science, Portfolio Career and Interdisciplinary Studies.  There is also a newly developed Approaching Performing Arts course for Foundation Diploma students. To learn more about these courses, please visit the Course Catalogue.  We encourage students to select their electives from as many categories as they can to seek out and cultivate their best interests.