Outstanding Teaching Award 2021 (Faculty of Arts) 香港中文大學文學院傑出教學獎 2021
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Outstanding Teaching Award 2018 (Faculty of Arts) 香港中文大學文學院傑出教學獎 2018
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Outstanding Research Practice Project, China Arts Management Society 優秀研究實踐項目
Project: ‘Creation, Play: The Joint Exhibition of Xiqu Posters’, with Hu Na.
CUMT1001 Introduction to Cultural Management
This course aims to develop students’ understanding of the basic cultural management concepts and strategies, with the breadth of the discipline. Cultural management is frequently perceived as a new terrain both for the acknowledgement of the role of culture in driving economic and social development, and for the dissemination of managerial thought to arrange and plan cultural entities, facilities and services. This course first aims to facilitate students' understanding of the rising discipline of cultural management, which is embedded in the transformative understanding of culture and the on-going global movement that highlights culture-led development. Second, it introduces the managerial approach to cultural assets, initiates students' understanding of the relationship between arts management and the market system and government policies, and imparts the preliminary knowledge for the management of the arts. Third, it displays a spectrum of major issues in cultural management, such as cultural policy, cultural organizations and institutions, venue management and event programming, heritage, conservation and cultural creative industries.
CUMT2010 Music, Culture, and Outreach
It is of crucial significance for arts practitioners and managers to develop a solid foundation and capability in understanding music for the sake of advocating, marketing, coordinating and managing various music programmes. Through exploring a wide range of music literature, the course focuses on three main perspectives: The first perspective focuses on listening and examining the major masterpieces in the history of music. The second perspective is identified by the relationship of music to culture. The third perspective focuses on experiencing and examining the approaches of music education in advocating music in the society.
CUMT3002 Performing Arts Management
This course discusses the missions, administrations, and strategies of performing art organizations. This course covers various significant topics on performing arts management, such as fundraising, education in performing arts, audience development, as well as marketing for both branding and social benefits.
CUMT3008 Curating and Organizing Arts Festival
With global growing interests in organizing grand scale arts and cultural activities to attract local and overseas audience, arts festivals have become popular urban cultural events for cultural development and for building the reputation of a city. Curating and managing cultural festival is subsequently an important area of studies in cultural management. Curating and organizing arts festival is a complex process that requires creative programming, skillful execution and careful financial control. This course not only studies the mode of operations of various types of cultural festivals, but also introduces students to the basic skills and knowledge of curating and organizing arts festivals, with references to local and overseas examples.
To nurture a generation of insightful cultural practitioners, we are providing opportunities for students to get exposure to current cultural institutions. Students participating in this internship programme will have the opportunities to gain actual working experience, learn from in-field practitioners, understand how cultural institutions operate and try to survive. They are also provided with experiences to reflect upon the application theory to practice and to build network for future career development. Guidance will be given by both the organizations and the programme instructor.
CUMT4001 Integrated Studies in Cultural Management
This course introduces principles, theories and concepts of cultural management, aiming to equip students with a better understanding of both theoretical and operational approaches to issues in the field of cultural management. Structured thematically with topics and cases studies related to cultural management, the course looks at the evolving concept of cultural heritage and focuses on key issues, such as history and identity, tangible and intangible heritage, community engagement, code of ethics etc. Throughout the course, students will work on group projects to plan, develop, execute and evaluate a cultural activity. By the end of the course students will be able to: explain the interdisciplinary nature of the field; explain the different aspects of cultural management theory and practice; evaluate the definitions of cultural heritage, and to revisit the concept from a local yet global perspective; identify the role of cultural professionals in resolving conflicts between the management and meaning of culture; investigate the value chain of cultural industries; debate on current issues related to cultural management; and understand the processes and parameters of the production of cultural events.