School of Communication

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Global Acting ^

Programme Code

JS2340


Year of Entry

JUPAS - HKDSE: Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

8

Class Start Date

September 2020

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Programme Requirements

Programme Requirements
HKDSE Core Subject(s) Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE Note1 5
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS Note2 3


Note 1: Applicants who attained Level 4 at HKDSE English Language subject may also be considered if they have shown outstanding talents in their portfolio and during the admission interview and audition. They may be required to take make-up English classes after they are admitted to the University.

Note 2: The two electives can be any of the following subjects:
a) Category A subjects including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
b) Applied Learning subjects with Attained with Distinction (I) or above; 
c) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

Remarks:
1) This programme considers the best 5 HKDSE subjects including English Language subject in Academic Score calculation. 

2) Good results in English language is preferred.

3) High choice banding in JUPAS application is preferred.

4) Applicants are required to submit portfolio related to the discipline for the application. They can refer to the website: http://af.hkbu.edu.hk/en/prog-bfa for further details.

5) Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend audition and interview.

6) The programme requirement is subject to the University's final approval.




Programme Description

This programme is a unique, interdisciplinary "state-of-the-art" Bachelor of Fine Arts programme in acting, which combines acting training and performance studies, technology understanding and contemporary cultural reflection in its curriculum. It aims to be the most competitive undergraduate programme in acting performance, with cross-cultural and global enrichments that meet the needs of stage acting, acting with media technology and acting for screen in film industries for both local and non-local students. The curriculum includes internship at professional performance bodies and overseas training and learning. Students may conduct their graduation projects in any languages. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview with casting experts and audition.

Unique Features

Graduates are all rounded acting professionals. They shall be well equipped in acting performance and highly competent with storytelling formats, be it linear and nonlinear, long form and flashy clips, and therefore will be able to perform on various media from traditional stage performance to acting with technology.

Student Learning Experiences

Film Festival Tours

The Academy of Film organises Film Festival Tours, overseas film exchange and workshops to enhance students' competitive edge and their international/ global exposure such as Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Busan International Film Festival (Korea), Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Toronto), Far East Film Festival (Udine, Italy), Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan), etc.

Internship and Workshops

Students are required to attend internship, performing practicum via casting and/or field work placement at overseas or local professional performing companies, media or film projects. There will also be workshops conducted by celebrated international and local drama and performing institutions.

Career Opportunities

The programme has very close network with theater, film and media professionals, festival juries, casting experts, film directors and performing practitioners who will be the advisory committee members of the Programme to attend audition, admission interview and graduation performance. They are potential employers of the graduates. The required internship in curriculum also provides golden career opportunities to our students. 

 

^ Subject to the University's final approval, this new programme will be launched in September 2020.

The Programme will consider Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or 2) as unspecified elective subject in meeting the entrance requirements and as a whole subject in score calculation.

The Programme will consider Applied Learning subjects at Attained with Distinction (I) or above as unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Applied Learning subjects (Category B) are converted as follows:

Attained with Distinction II=4, Attained with Distinction I=3, Attained=2

The Programme will consider Other Language subjects at Grade E or above as unspecified elective subject.

In general, the scores for the Other Language subjects (Category C) are converted as follows:

A=5**, B=5*, C=5, D=4, E=3

  1. Upon score calculation and compilation of interview results (if any), eligible applicants will be given a rank in the Merit Order List to the JUPAS Office. The Merit Order List will be generated according to the priority given to the list of Tie-breakers. During the admissions process, the following are the most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University.
     
    The most commonly used tie-breakers by the programmes offered by the University
    Tie-breakers Remarks
    HKDSE Academic Score (plus interview score, if any) Derived from the score formula of individual programme
    (This programme will consider the best 5 HKDSE subjects including English Language subject in Academic Score calculation.)
    Interview Performance Applicable to School Principal's nominees / applicants with a disability / OEA applicants / regular applicants with interview
    Band Band A applicants will be ranked first then Band B, and so on.
    A (Prog. Choice 1 - 3) >
    B (Prog. Choice 4 - 6) >
    C (Prog. Choice 7 - 10) >
    D (Prog. Choice 11 - 15) >
    E (Prog. Choice 16 - 20)
    HKDSE English Score Take the best score of HKDSE English Language Result
     
  2. If a programme ranks the tie-breakers as: '1' to 'HKDSE Academic Score', '2' to 'Band', '3' to 'HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score', applicants with highest HKDSE Academic Score will be ranked first. If there are two applicants having the same HKDSE Academic Score, the one who places the programme in a higher band choice will be ranked higher. If the two applicants are the same on the first 2 tie-breakers, their HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be compared, the one with higher HKDSE Standard + 1 best X Subject Score will be given a higher rank, and so on.

 

 

Note:

As programmes select students not only on the basis of the HKDSE results, the actual results of the students admitted to each programme may vary from year to year (depending on the overall results achieved by applicants in a particular year, the number of applicants applying to the programme, changes in selection criteria, etc.). Please be reminded that information listed above is for reference ONLY and is subject to change, and should NOT be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme.