School of Communication and Film

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Acting for Global Screen

Programme Code

JS2340


Year of Entry

Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classroom teaching (in all forms) at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2022

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$140,000 (non-local) (Subject to the University's annual review)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Acting for Global Screen is a unique, international, 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 acting for screen, stage acting, acting with media technology in the 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 English or any languages of their choice. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend audition/interview with casting experts.

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.

Remarks

  • 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.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend audition and interview.