HKAPA Annual Report 2008-2009 - page 77

Graduate Education at the Academy continued to grow
in 2008/2009. The new Master of Fine Arts in Theatre
and Entertainment Arts (MFA in TEA) was initiated and,
in the Master of Fine Arts in Drama, the first cohorts of
students were admitted to two new major study areas,
Acting and Drama and Theatre Education. MFA in TEA
admissions were in the major study areas of Arts and Event
Management and Entertainment Design and Technology.
In the latter major, students were admitted in Lighting
Design or Technical Direction specialisations.
Together with intakes in the MFA in Dance and Master
of Music degree programmes, admissions to the new
programmes were excellent. New students in the MFA in
TEAhave solidmanagement and design backgrounds from
a diverse range of industry leaders such as the Leisure and
Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Arts Festival,
Hong Kong Ballet, City Contemporary Dance Company,
and Hong Kong Disneyland. Acting major students have
impressive credentials with the major professional drama
companies and institutions. Drama and Theatre Education
majors are either in-service teachers of drama or have
substantial professional experience in the theatre.
For the MFA in Dance and MMus programmes, enrolment
from international institutions continues to be strong.
Incoming students have undergraduate degrees from
major conservatories and universities in the USA, UK,
Southeast Asia, and the Mainland. Enrolments in dance
and music are 48% and 47% non-local and 52% and
53% local, respectively. Enrolment for the five Master’s
degree programmes grew to 50 new and 23 continuing
students. Altogether there were 49 full-time and 24 part-
time students, double the 2007/2008 enrolment.
MFA and MMus Graduates
(photo by Herman Chan)
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