College General Education Course

The College introduced a new college general education course named “Appreciating Cantonese Opera” in 2016/17 academic year. This course gives an introduction to students on how to appreciate Cantonese opera. Learning to appreciate and understand the Cantonese opera and the relationship with its contexts may enhance students’ understanding of the Chinese culture and aesthetics, as well as improve students’ personal morality. Both lectures and field visits will be arranged to describe the workplace requirements and demonstrate positive value, professional attitude and work ethics through Cantonese opera activities. Students will be taught the aesthetics and practices of this art form and encouraged to participate in performance, creation and research of Cantonese opera. Starting from 2022, with the generous support of Ms. Fong Yim-fun, a scholarship is specifically set up for this college general education course to further promote art sustainability amongst students.