Mission and vision

The art of HKU: new practices, new solutions. Read what this means in our mission and vision.

Our mission

We are a public institution for higher art education. Our aim is to provide the best possible education for talented students in autonomous, performing and applied art and media disciplines, as well as in the related fields of teaching, technology and economics.

We want to contribute to the development of established, new and innovative professional practices in the arts and on the fringes of the arts. We do so by training our students to become independent, enterprising and innovative young professionals and by initiating and conducting research.

Our vision

Students who obtain a HKU certificate are qualified to start work at graduate or postgraduate level. They can take on an existing or new professional role in the cultural sector, media and education, and/or other professional areas in the creative industry. On our courses, students combine their artistic and professional competencies with active engagement in interdisciplinary options and in innovative and multidisciplinary practical projects.

Our focus is on the future and innovation. And we believe in the importance of forging links between artistic and creative processes and other areas of work, disciplines and hybrid professional practices. We want to offer our students and staff a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment. An essential part of this, in our view, is gaining research and entrepreneurial experience in challenging practical situations.

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