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Director's Message

Acting Director of School of Arts

Professor Lai Ming Hoi, Victor

Phone (853) 8893 6903
Fax (853) 2872 7646
Email vlai@ipm.edu.mo
Office Room P201, 2nd Floor, Pearl Jubilee Building

Welcome to the School of Arts at the Macao Polytechnic Institute.

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is celebrating its 40th anniversary recently.  We will continue to adhere to the policy of “rooted in Macao and backed up by the motherland while facing the world and striving for excellence” right after Macao’s return to China, adopting the motto of “knowledge, expertise, and global vision”, and upholding the idea of “student-oriented, quality-based school”.  In recent years, the School of Arts has been able to comply with the direction of Macao SAR Government’s higher education policy; and follow the Macao Polytechnic Institute’s overall policy and development plan (2021-2025) to actively enhance the research capabilities of teachers and students in the School. We will keep on improving and strengthening the creativity and application in the aspects of arts and media technology.  We will also stick with the principle of fit-for-purpose for the management in the higher education sector.  Besides, with the strong foundation of the three bachelor degree programmes, namely BA in Music, and BA in Visual Arts, and BA in Design which have been successfully accredited by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) in the past few years, we continuously optimized and leaded forward to our future development.

MPI position itself as an institution of higher learning with a focus on a number of applied disciplines and fields. MPI aims at delivering excellent performance in the teaching of all the disciplines and in the key research areas on a par with international standards. The School will respond with the implementation of “Practice-led” teaching and learning approach, which emphasizes “student-centred” learning, and will construct knowledge, skills and experiences in research or teaching according to real social or life contexts. The interaction between the learning and pursuit of knowledge and the real world will become an important component of contextual learning and research focus. The two form a “communities of practice”. The process consists of cognition, experimentation, cooperation, reflection, guidance, practice execution, intellectual narration and expression.  It will encourage sharing, publication and / or performance. Based on this, the School will review the existing programmes and modules with “outcome-based” teaching and learning approach; we will actively expand diversified modules and teaching content in responding to the needs of the society, and to promote marketable education, and increase student participation in the School development. Moreover, we will cultivate the pursuit of professional excellence and broaden academic partnerships to connect with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; and to exchange and cooperate with mainland and overseas institutions and universities to achieve the internationalization policy.

The School of Arts has experienced more than 28 years of development and has the reputation of “the cradle of the new generation of creative talents in Macao”.  Nearly 70% of our full-time faculty in the School have a doctoral degree. The team is composed of academic staff from United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Australia, as well as from the Chinese Mainland, Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other renowned universities, and invited internationally well-known musicians, artists and designers to conduct lectures, workshops or performances on site. Besides, we have close ties with relevant industries around the world.  Together with the existing professional classrooms, music rooms, distinctive media studios and professional equipment and facilities in our Macao main campus and Taipa campus, we will be more confident to face challenges and move forward for a beautiful new arts field with innovation and creativity, so as to give back to Macao society and contribute to the development of our country.

You are welcome to join our big family at MPI, to work or to study with us for a bright future.

Lai Ming Hoi, Victor
Professor and Acting Director of School of Arts

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