The 3rd meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Division of Culture and Creativity (DCC) was held on 15 May, where experts and scholars gathered to provide suggestions for the improvement of the Division.

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External advisors counsel DCC for its future development

The meeting was chaired by Head of the Department of Music and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Prof Johnny Poon.

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Head of the Department of Music and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Prof Johnny Poon, presides over the meeting

The external members attending the conference included former member of the Hong Kong Film Development Council Prof Pak Tong Cheuk; Visiting Professor at Kun Shan University and founder of the Research Institute for Media, Technology and Creative Industries in Taiwan Prof Tain-Dow Lee; Convention and Exhibition Consultant of Guangzhou Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd in Zhuhai Mr Louis Cheng; and Head of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at the Education University of Hong Kong Prof Leung Bo-Wah.

UIC President Prof Tang Tao attended the meeting and expressed his gratitude to members of the Advisory Committee for their support of DCC’s development.

President Tang said: “As a liberal arts College, culture and arts are indispensable to UIC. So DCC is a special Division at our College, and the Advisory Committee is crucial to its development.”

Other attendees of the meeting were the Dean of DCC Prof Brian Clarke; Assistant Dean Dr Jiang Wei; Programme Director of Culture, Creativity and Management Dr Purrie Ng; Programme Director of Cinema and Television Prof Evelyn Mai; Acting Programme Director of Media Arts and Design Dr Rochelle Yang; as well as Acting Programme Director of Musical Arts Dr Kris Ho.

Prof Brian Clarke briefly introduced DCC’s development as well as students’ achievements last year. Programme Directors introduced four Major Programmes and two Minor Programmes from teaching goals, evaluation system, extracurricular activities, facilities as well as plans for improvement.

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 Prof Brian Clarke introduces DCC’s development and students’ achievements

Aiming to provide more opportunities for students to pursue their interest in tourism and event industry, DCC established the Minor Programme in Tourism and Event Management (TEM), and will welcome its first batch of students in the first of semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Members at the meeting gave their own viewpoints. Prof Tain-Dow Lee advised that by doing more academic research, DCC could increase its visibility in international academy.

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Prof Tain-Dow Lee advises DCC faculty members to do more research

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 Convention and Exhibition Consultant of Guangzhou Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd in Zhuhai Mr Louis Cheng gives advice on management courses

Prof Leung Bo-Wah encouraged DCC to provide more opportunities for students to study abroad as a way to broaden their views. Prof Pak Tong Cheuk proposed to introduce more professional faculty members.

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 Prof Leung Bo-Wah says that the experience of studying abroad could help students broaden their horizons

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 Prof Pak Tong Cheuk suggests DCC introduce more professional faculty members

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 Members of the Advisory Committee enjoy student performances and visit state-of-the-art facilities during a campus tour

Reporter/Photographer: Aria Wu
Editors: Deen He, Samuel Burgess, Marissa Furney
(from MPRO)