AFTEC x HKU SPACE x HKADC”Certificate in Arts Criticism”

Curated and led by AFTEC in associaton with HKU SPACE, this first ever Certificate programme attracted 26 adult professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds. 

Instructor included:

Introduction to Arts Criticism (Core Module): Perry Lam, Jan Wong, Lynn Yau (Programme Director)

Cantonese Opera: Cheung Man Wai, Chow Ka Yee Annie, *Yuen Siu Fai

Dance: *Anna Chan, Chung Ching, Natasha Rogai, Daniel Yeung

Drama: Dr Damian Cheng, *Dr Vicki Ooi

Film: *Shu Kei, Ka Ming

Music: *Prof Chan Wing Wah, Dr Oliver Chou Kwong Chun, Li Wai Chung

Visual Arts: Li Zi Yuan,*Dr Ting Wing Yan Vivian

*Course Co-ordinators

“I had the distinct impression that it was run by some real experts who had been actively involved in their forms of art. They gave us breadth, depth and insight in the subjects. Although I had firsthand experience in the fields before joining the course, at the end I felt I had a much better command of the entire specialties. I learned to write critiques that should give the readers new insights into a show or performance. No wonder some course-mates opted for more subjects to learn despite having to pay extra. 

The course was highly educational and of great value for money.”

Lam Kui-chun, Certificate in Arts Criticism Student

“The Arts Criticism programme is absolutely fantastic.  In one programme, I have access to the best teachers in six arts disciplines, their passion for the arts as admirable as their scholarship.  I enjoy the company of my classmates because we are there for the same reason. The small-size class allows for excellent communication among teachers and students which is ideal for learning.  Considering the importance of the arts for the sustainable growth of Hong Kong and the dire need for arts critics, it stands to reason that the programme be offered as a signature arts programme with articulation to more advanced levels for each discipline.

I am grateful to AFTEC for offering Hong Kong’s first ever Arts Criticism programme.”

Helen Hung, Certificate in Arts Criticism Student

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