HKAPA EXCEL runs continuing education programmes in performing arts, uses performing arts components as tools to provide corporate training, and organises performance-based productions for custom-made clients.
The concept of life-long learning is a world-wide phenomenon, and has been given impetus by the HKSAR Government. Established in 2001, HKAPA EXCEL, the continuing education arm of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is proud to be making its contribution within the sphere of the performing arts, related technical arts, and film and television.
Partnering with and on behalf of the Academy, EXCEL aspires to be a platform to promote creativity in performing arts, and enhance arts literacy, interest and appreciation through offering high quality life-long learning performing arts education programmes, as well as custom-made professional training for corporate and government clients, and the production of corporate events that require performing arts expressions.
Since 2006, EXCEL has been innovatively using drama techniques to help corporations with staff training and development.
HKAPA School of Music
The School of Music provides comprehensive and performance-focused training for students to become professional performers, composers and teachers of music. Hong Kong has seen a rapid and continued expansion of the performing arts scene in recent years, with a corresponding increase in job opportunities. The School of Music offers an ideal training environment which prepares its students for the demands likely to be placed on them when they enter the music profession.
Courses in Chinese and western music run side-by-side. Students may choose to major in a Chinese instrument, a western instrument, voice, or composition and electronic music.