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Mr CHAN, Ricky

Head of Theatre Design

Theatre and Entertainment Arts





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Chan Chi-kuen, Ricky

Senior Lecturer (Design)

School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts

September 1999

Set & Costume Design, Chinese Opera Design, Advising

Professional experience     

Ricky Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with an honours degree in 1996, majoring in Set and Costume Design. After graduating, he worked extensively in theatre, in the commercial field and interior design. He was the Chief Interior Designer at Uni-Asia (HK) Ltd, from 1996 to 1997 and Sole Proprietor of Artventure Design from 1997 to 1999. He is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Theatre Design Department of the Academy, and was also Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians and Scenographers from 2008 to 2012.

Ricky has designed for over 100 productions and won critical acclaim. His design for Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Dr Faustus won him third best set design at the Hong Kong Drama Awards 2011. Ricky has been active in theatre arts after graduation and has also made a remarkable effort in arts education. His numerous specialties in the arts have nourished his insistent attitude towards life. In order to better himself, Ricky furthered his studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009 and gained a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. He hopes that through education, his passion for the pursuit of design and the arts will reach new heights.

Relevant teaching experience

Senior Lecturer (Design), HKAPA, 2012-present
Lecturer (Set and Costume Design), HKAPA, 1999-2012
Part-time Lecturer in Model Making, HKAPA, 1997-1999
Tutor of Set and Costume Design, Prospect Theatre, 1997-1998

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