Professor Johnny Poon Professor Johnny Poon

1 July 2022 marks a new chapter of development at Hong Kong Baptist University with the establishment of the School of Creative Arts (SCA). SCA is the academic home of three such well-established units as the Academy of Film, Academy of Music (formerly the Department of Music), and Academy of Visual Arts. These academies are joined by two new transdisciplinary programmes in the areas of Art & Technology, and Global Entertainment Business.  Rooted in liberal arts ethos and transdisciplinary inquiries, the new school leverages the rich genealogy of each discipline to continue to interrogate the infinite acts of human creativity, reassess the roles of arts in our time, and invent new artistic opportunities for the future.

SCA attaches great importance to transdisciplinary teaching and learning to nurture future-ready talent for Hong Kong and beyond. Our integrated talent pool comprises experts from different arts disciplines, who can facilitate broader collaboration with local and overseas universities, research institutions, government departments, professional bodies and industries.

I invite you to explore this website, and experience the richness of creativity that makes this school so special.  I look forward to seeing you on our campus.


Johnny M Poon DMA, FHKAH
Founding Dean, School of Creative Arts
Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research)
Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Endowed Professor in Music
Hong Kong Baptist University

Important dates

School of Creative Arts is established


Department of Cinema and Television was renamed Academy of Film


Academy of Visual Arts was established
(Department of Music and Fine Arts renamed Department of Music)


Department of Cinema and Television was established


Department of Music and Fine Arts was established


HKBU offered Hong Kong’s first film and video production course and cinema studies classes