Feedback from Students

Lam Yan Yan (Year 3 as in 2016)

Internship Organization: Hong Kong Civic Education Foundation

「…我在兩個月的實習工作中,主要負責完成三個大項目:《Try To Remember》音樂會、《香港夢藝術中心 周年音樂會2016》及《Dreamstar歌唱比賽2016》。資源緊絀是小型非牟利藝術機構所面對的一大難題,不論是資金或人力資源也不多,故此員工需要負責的工作較廣泛,而作為實習員工除了要協助製作音樂會中兒童音樂劇的佈景和道具外,協助音樂劇排練、音樂會綵排,擔任兒童合唱團和幼兒音樂班的助教等,都是我的工作,當然亦包括日常的行政和宣傳工作。或者有人會認為我的實習較一般短期實習繁重,但我認為這家機構使我有更多機會學習不同事務,例如以最少的資源消耗去完成最多的舞台工作,及如何與二十個月至十二歲的小朋友相處,並要適切地教導他們等。…自問比起學術研究,我更擅長知識實踐。很慶幸自己選對了實習機構,在香港夢藝術中心裡實習使我不單能發揮所長,用我的舞台經驗去協助音樂會製作,從中獲得經驗、友誼和成功感外,亦能跟不少前輩學習,令我更了解兒童藝術教育的重要性,是社區教育發展不可或缺的一環。」

Kelvin, Leong Ka Hou (Year 3 as in 2016)

Internship Organization: The Conservancy Centre for Heritage

「如果說四年大學是將來投身社會的基礎,那麼實習就是點燃基礎的那團火…在實習的過程當中,我有幸參與不同類型活動的籌備工作,包括社區文化遺產導賞團、學校教育活動等。從不同活動當中可以學到不同的知識,例如擔任社區文化遺產導賞團的助手,除了能夠帶領參加者遊覽西營盤的文化古蹟,更能參與其中認識導賞演說的技巧,了解如何把歷史與城市議題結合,提升參加者對社會議題的關注。…在這個複雜而且跨學科的項目當中,學系教授的知識讓我能夠順利且完整地完成企劃書。例如如何把文化遺產與表演藝術、新媒體藝術結合,形成新形式的導賞活動、在設計活動的同時需要考慮非牟利機構的行政、以及如何透過文化促進城市發展等,這些考量往往能夠在課程上得到答案,成為我們成功的踏腳石…在參與活動籌備的過程中,我有幸認識到不同界別的人士,例如是非物質文化遺產的師傅、文化機構的負責人等,大大擴大了我的人脈,也增加了我對行業裡不同範疇的認識。…總結而言,透過實習,增加的不只是我對文化管理的認識,更是那個對文化管理的熱忱與決心。兩個月的時間稍縱即逝,但是未完待續的故事或許會更美,但願日後仍能有機會為古蹟、為文化燃起那團真摯、熱血的火。」

Doris, Chan Wai Yan (Year 3 as in 2015)

Internship Organization: Hong Kong Contemporary Dance Company

“I believe that practical experience in cultural management is as important as textbook learning. I was grateful for being an intern in City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) and involved in the show named “365 ways of doing and undoing orientalism”. It gave me an opportunity to put my previous years of learning into real life practice. Beyond my expectation, Marketing Department had to undertake a number of small different tasks in order to promote a contemporary dance programme successfully. This was something that I haven’t learnt from books. Apart from the main performance, we had to organize different additional activities, such as preshow talks, aftershow cocktails and backstage tours to attract more audiences. I was excited to co-organize and manage such a programme as a crewmember of CCDC. Being a layman in contemporary dance and professional stage management, I have learnt and received so much from this internship experience.”

Anthony, Lui Tsz Hing (Year 3 as in 2016)

Anthony, Lui Tsz Hing (middle at the back)

Internship Organization: Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Marketing Department

The two-month internship in Hong Kong Repertory Theatre (HKREP) experience was much fruitful and all-rounded than I expected. This internship offers me many opportunities to take part in both planning and execution of various marketing campaigns. Apart from providing general administrative support to the marketing team, my duties also involve assisting marketing and cooperate events, conducting marketing research and support and attending various production meetings and rehearsals.

Having been an actor for many years, through this internship, I can have the opportunity to understand the preparation work behind the scenes. From photo shooting, production meetings, read-through, final rehearsals, I was given many valuable chances to experience thoroughly how a stage performance is organized, produced and presented.

Practical experience is curial in the studies of Cultural Management. All in all, the internship experience provokes me to reflect on what we have learnt in our studies. More significantly, the internship experience offers us to know –in-depth the unique art ecology in Hong Kong.

Chris, Chu Kai Fung (Year 3 as in 2015)

Internship Organization: Make a Difference Institute

“The Bachelor of Arts Programme in Cultural Management offers internship opportunities for students to put theories into practice and contribute to society. In the 3-month internship, what excited me most was the strong passion and enthusiasm for culture and arts promotion exhibited by my colleagues. They inspired me to think of my own goals and direction. Moreover, this internship programme has widened my social network. This was an interesting and valuable experience to meet people from different walks of life. The internship is significant if I develop my career in creative industry or cultural art.”