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Admission & Audition

Admission for Postgraduate Programmes

The Academy selects applicants for admission on the basis of the general admission requirements for the Master’s Degree programmes, the programme specific requirements and applicants’ talents, attainments and relevant training, in the chosen disciplines.

Applicants may be asked to attend an audition and/or an interview or to submit a portfolio or to sit an entry test or a combination of these as deemed necessary by the schools which offer the respective programmes.

Details of audition, interview and selection requirements please refer to the School sections.

 

Auditions, Interviews, and Tests

For MFA programmes, selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview and/or take the Academny tests. For MMus programmes, selected applicants will be invited to attend a preliminary audition as well as a final audition, interview, and diagnostic assessment test, if further short-listed. 

MFA in Dance

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview. At the interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss in English:

  1. their planned study timeline, i.e. full-time or part-time, daytime or evening, etc.;
  2. their focus areas; and
  3. their expectations of the captioned programme.

MFA in Drama

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview. At the Interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss in English:

  1. ​their planned study timeline, i.e. full-time or part-time, daytime or evening, etc.;
  2. their focus areas;
  3. their expectation of studying the captioned programme; and
  4. their background and portfolio.

MFA in Cinema Production 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview. At the interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss in English:

  1. a short film screened before the interview for interview discussion;
  2. their focus areas;
  3. their motivation for and expectation of studying the captioned programme; 
  4. their prior education in film, related work experience and portfolio works​; and
  5. their understanding towards the captioned programme.

MFA in Theatre and Entertainment Arts

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview. At the Interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss in English:

  1. ​their planned study timeline, i.e. full-time or part-time, daytime or evening, etc.;
  2. their focus areas;
  3. their expectation of studying the captioned programme; and
  4. their background and portfolio.

Master of Music

Please click the following links for audition requirements and sample papers for diagnostic assessment.

Audition Requirements

Diagnostic Assessment Sample Paper - Western Music Theory and Analysis

Diagnostic Assessment Sample Paper - Western Music History

Diagnostic Assessment Sample Paper - Chinese Music Analysis

Diagnostic Assessment Sample Paper - Chinese Music History