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Bringing the New: Joint Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition of Year 3, Visual Programme, MPI

The opening ceremony of the "Joint Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition of Visual Arts Programme, Macao Polytechnic Institute", themed "GYBE", was held by the Visual Arts Programme of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI). The exhibition comprises 20 pieces of modern and contemporary art works with various art forms, created by junior (year 3) students of Macao Polytechnic Institute, including installations, immersive art, conceptual art as well as graphic works. This is a new milestone for our institute.

“Joint Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition of Year 3, Visual Art Programme, Macao Polytechnic Institute” opens on Friday

To enrich students' practical experience in modern and contemporary art creation, Macao Polytechnic Institute has organised the “Joint Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition of Year 3, Visual Art Programme, Macao Polytechnic Institute”, with the theme of “Gybe”. The Opening Ceremony will be held on April 30, at 5.30pm in the Macao Polytechnic Institute Gallery, Taipa Campus. Interested parties are welcome to visit.

Renowned painting and calligraphy artist Cui Ruzhuo visited MPI

On 26 February 2021, the renowned painting and calligraphy artist Cui Ruzhuo visited the School of Arts of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and was warmly welcomed by MPI President Im Sio Kei. The artist, as well as other guests of honour, discussed cordially and interacted with teachers and students in a lively atmosphere.

Professor Ma Quan of Tsinghua University Lectured on “The Boundaries of Visual Arts” at MPI

Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) recently invited Professor Ma Quan from Visual Communication Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University to give an academic lecture on “The Boundaries of Visual Arts”, through which it carried out so as to effectuate dialogue and exchange with teachers and students from the School of Arts of MPI as well as broadened their new horizons in interdisciplinary arts research.

Macao Orchestra Held its First University Concert at MPI, Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birthday

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Macao Orchestra held its first university concert of this season at the Macao Polytechnic Institute. The Macao Orchestra played the masterpieces of Beethoven and attracted over a hundred teachers and students to attend the concert. Mr. Kan Pak Kin conducted the concert and guided teachers and students to appreciate the music. Students were benefited a lot by deepening their understanding of classical music and learning about Beethoven’s legendary life.

Fine arts exhibitions “Watercolour Symphony” and “Printmaking Collection” by MPI’s Visual Arts teachers and students

The opening ceremony of the fine arts exhibitions “Watercolour Symphony” and “Exhibition of Printmaking Collection” presented jointly by teachers and students from the Visual Arts Programme of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), will take place at the Art Gallery – Floor G, the Research and Development Building on the MPI Campus in Taipa, at 17:00 on 30 September 2020. All interested parties are welcome to visit.

MPI’s Virtual Art Seminar Offering Fresh Insights into Musical Learning

The Macao Polytechnic Institute organised a virtual art seminar on “Benefits of Learning Music” by Professor Dai Baisheng on 2 July. The seminar attracted more than 100 registrations.

Opening of “Three Rings and Five Links” joint exhibition by MPI students

The “Three Rings and Five Links” joint exhibition by MPI students was opened at the Pavilion of Exhibitions and Artistic Shows for Young People, showcasing their artwork mainly in traditional Chinese painting, pottery and sculpture. The exhibition is jointly exhibited by five students from MPI: CHAN WAI SAN, CHEONG WAN I, CHIO WENG CHONG, LAU WAI MAN and CHAN WENG CHENG.

Online Joint Graduation Exhibition of the Design and Visual Art Programmes of Macao Polytechnic Institute will be launched on May 29th

The Joint Graduation Exhibition 2020 – “Revolving” held by the School of Arts of Macao Polytechnic Institute will be launched online starting from May 29th, 2020 on the online platforms of Facebook and Behance. Graduation works from over 80 graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Design and the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art will be shown. With various media and creative forms, the exhibition will demonstrate their outstanding creative achievements throughout the four years of effort and exploration, as well as their enthusiasm and pursuit of art.

MPI Student Film BLACKBEARS Wins Awards in Italy and US

With the “Daring, Innovative, Persistent” spirit in perusing dreams, the MPI student documentary BLACKBEARS receives the Best Student Film of New York Movie Awards in the U.S. and the Grand Jury Award of Best Sport Film of Oniros Film Awards in Italy. Initiated as a class project, MPI students HO Ka Wai, LONG Weng Si, SIO Seng Tak and LI Wei have gone the distance and brought this Macao local story to the world stage, conglomerating theory and practice, learning and experience, and academia and techniques fostered by MPI’s distinctive programme of Bachelor of Arts in Design.

MPI Students Win 5 International Film Awards

MPI students of its Design Programme have received 5 recognitions from 3 international film awards, namely the American Golden Picture International Film Festival, Oniros Films Awards and New York Movie Awards, for their documentary short films BLACKBEARS and TAKE A RISK.

MPI Students of the Design Programme for Achieving Outstanding Results in the "5th Macao Brand Packaging Design Competition"

MPI Student LUO ZIXIN Winning the Gold Medal and the Special Prize at the 22nd Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies “Archimedes”

MPI Student Xiong Xiaotong for Winning the Championship in the Drawing Competition (Tertiary Category) Organised by the Public Security Police Force

MPI student, Chan Chon Kei, Achieving Excellent Results at the 7th Macao (Global) Interschool Piano Competition

MPI Students Achieve Splendid Results in the 3rd “Lotus Cup” Macao Youth Piano Competition

The combination of culture, creativity and communities, MPI Mid-Summer Arts Camp Opens

“The MPI Mid-Summer Arts Camp Activities 2018” hosted by the Cultural and Creative Industries Teaching and Research Centre, Macao Polytechnic Institute opened at MPI at 9:30 am on 9th July (Monday). The activity aims to enable secondary school students to utilize their creative talents and hopes to enhance their appreciation of Macao's cultural and creative industry and their artistic abilities. The summer camp activities are popular among the high school students of Macao. Participants said that they have benefited a lot from the activities and they hope to contribute to the Macao cultural and creative industry in the future.

MPI Students Become the Champion and 1st Runner-up in The 5th Multimedia Design Skills Competition for Macao Students

Student Yang YeJing Achieves the 1st Prize (Youth Group-China Region) and the 1st Runner-up in the 8th Hong Kong International Violin Competition Final

Student Xie Xin Achieves the Golden Prize (Professional Youth Group) in the 2018 Macao Piano Competition

Students Lio Kuong Chon and Lei Kuan Teng Become the Champion and 1st Runner-up in The 4th Multimedia Design Skills Competition for Macao Students

MPI’s Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art Programme Successfully Accredited by HEEACT

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art programme of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has successfully passed a programme validation exercise by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT), the second bachelor’s degree programme of arts in Macao to be academically accredited after the Institute’s Music programme in 2015. HEEACT, a renowned academic accreditation institution in Asia, announced the review report of this exercise on its website, providing very positive comments on the programme and acknowledging its contribution to the Macao SAR Government’s strategy of developing the city’s cultural and creative industries. HEEACT’s report also commended the programme for its excellent contents, educational resources, support for teaching and learning, as well as quality assurance and enhancement.

MPI Students Achieve Splendid Results in the Brand Packaging Design Competition, Student Wu Jun Wins the Champion Prize

MPI organises Music programme’s graduation concert to exhibit the blossoming of talents

MPI’s Bachelor of Arts in Music programme hosted a graduation concert featuring its class of 2017 students on the evening of 12 May. This concert showcases the talents and achievements of the programme’s graduating students and demonstrates the Institute’s outstanding quality of music teaching. Over 40 students and their teachers performed that evening, staging a superb concert for over 200 enthusiastic music lovers who responded with repeated rounds of applause.

MPI’s Associate Professor Dai Baisheng attends the Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macao Forum on Music Education in Schools

The Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macao Forum on Music Education in Schools opened on 8 May at the South China Normal University (SCNU). Over a hundred scholars and teachers specialising in music education gathered in Guangzhou to participate in various activities including exchanges, workshops and roundtable discussions to explore the linkage between tertiary music education in training music teachers and its relevance to basic education.

Student Liao GuoDong Becomes the Dance World Cup Macao Qualifying Match and Asian Cup 2017 Gold Winner

Student Xie Xin Achieves 1st Prize in the 21st Japan Hamamatsu PIARA Piano Competition (Macao)

MPI Student’s Artworks have been Selected by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition for Three Consecutive Years

After receiving “The John Purcell Paper Prize” (Awarded artwork “Mario Night”) in 2015 and “The Leathersellers’ Award” (Awarded artwork “Working Alone”) in 2016, MPI student Filipe Miguel das Dores (Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Year 4) has two artworks “Which Payphone is Ringing?” and “Which Mirror Reflects the Ringing Payphone?” selected by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition. Standing out from nearly 2000 artworks, this is the third consecutive year for Filipe to have artworks selected by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition. Filipe has shown the high learning standard of Macao Polytechnic Institute, and does credit to Macao.

Macao Cultural & Creative Forum

The Community Characteristics of Creative Industry

Cultural & Creative Salon 2016/2017

Renowned Singer Shen Yang to host ‘Vocal Masterclass’ at MPI

Renowned Singer Shen Yang to host ‘Vocal Masterclass’ at MPI

MPI Student and Alumni have been awarded the Special Prize in the "Asian Cup A Cappella Competition"

Student Cheung Kuok Pan Wins the Bronze Medal in the "2016 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship"

MPI Students for Achieving Splendid Results in the “CTM 35th Anniversary Logo Contest”

Student Danilo Jose dos Santos Paiva Wins "The Most Stylish Singer" Award in the Macao Inter-Universities Singing Contest

MPI Student Filipe Miguel das Dores is awarded “The Leathersellers’ Award ” by the RI of Painters in Water Colours

Filipe Miguel das Dores (Year 3 student of the Visual Arts Programme) has two artworks selected by the RI of Painters in Water Colours 204th Exhibition, and one of the artworks “Working Alone” has been awarded “The Leathersellers’ Award”. The two artworks are displayed at the Mall Galleries, London between 6th to 16th April, 2016. Warm Congratulations!

MPI Launches Cultural and Creative Industries Teaching and Research Centre

The Macao Polytechnic Institute held the Opening Ceremony of the Cultural and Creative Industries Teaching and Research Centre on the Gomes campus on the morning of 1 April. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Alexis Tam, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Deputy Director Pu Hailong of the Department of Education and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao, Director Sou Chio Fai of the Tertiary Education Services Office, Chairman Leong Heng Teng of the Executive Committee of the Foundation of Cultural Industries, Vice-President Chan Peng Fai of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and Professor Lei Heong Iok, President of MPI. The attendees included scholars, experts and practitioners in cultural and creative industries from the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

Lawerence Cheng Encourages Young People to Observe More and have a Bold Attempt

Invited by Macao Polytechnic Institute's School of Arts, Lawrence Cheng, one of Hong Kong's major media personalities, chaired a cross-media seminar entitled “Inventor, Creative” on November 4th. He commented that he believed that inspiration comes from our living surroundings, and he advised young people to be observant and grasp what is happening in the world, applying what they see by being bold in their attempts to convert their experiences into creative endeavours.

“A Little While” Exhibition

Organised by the School of Arts, 23 Year 4 students of the digital media design programme are hosting a student exhibition with the theme “A Little While”, which features more than 20 pieces of original works in 3D animation, motion graphics and interactive design. The exhibition is an opportunity for students to showcase the fruits of their 4 years of learning before graduation, allowing them to interact with each other and to improve their aesthetic sense and creativity, thus preparing them for professional contributions in the arts and cultural arena.

Warm Congratulations to MPI Student and Alumni for being awarded the “Macao Talent Awards 2015” of Macao Foundation

MPI Student and Alumni awarded the “Macao Talent Awards 2015” of Macao Foundation.

Joint Solo Exhibition in New York by MPI Professors: Hsu Hsiu Chu & Chen Chiu Jhin

Rooted in Macao and facing the world Dr. Hsu Hsiu Chu and Professor Chen Chiu Jhin, Director and Professor of the School of Arts, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) respectively, held a joint solo exhibition in the Gallery of Amerasia Bank, New York from June 19th to 30th.. The exhibition was officially opened after a press conference at 2pm on June 19th, New York time, followed by an opening ceremony at 5pm. Many art lovers and artists attended the exhibition, and apart from rating the exhibits highly they also strongly supported the MPI professors being invited to exhibit in New York.

MPI Music Programme Organises Joint Concerts in Beijing

From 20th to 25th May a group of fifteen students and teaching staff from the Bachelor of Arts in Music, School of Arts, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), led by Dr. Hsu Hsiu-Chu and Associate Professor Dai Baisheng, Director of the School of Arts and Music Programme Coordinator respectively, visited three colleges in Beijing, holding joint concerts, first with the Music College of Capital Normal University (CNU) and then with the Central Conservatory Of Music (CCOM).

MPI Music Programme Successfully Accredited by HEEACT
Macao’s First Accredited HEI Programme in Creativity

The Bachelor of Arts programme in Music, offered by Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), has successfully passed a programme validation exercise by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) as announced on the HEEACT website on 31 March 2015. The programme validation exercise acknowledged the quality of the programme and reported significant recognition in areas such as provision of educational resources, support for teaching and learning, international exchange and cooperation, and quality assurance and enhancement.

Cheong Wai Hang of School of Arts Won 2014 ACA World Championship

Cheong Wai Hang, a student from the Bachelor of Arts in Design Programme, School of Arts, won the championship of the 2014 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship in California, U.S.A. Cheong stood out in the competition with 32 others representing 16 countries and brought home the top prize and became the world champion of the competition. His honour did credit to Macao, as well as to MPI. Cheong mentioned in the interview that, he had acquired good knowledge in Adobe since he enrolled in the Design Programme in the institute, which was the key to his success. In the coming year, he will try his best to learn more and participate in different international competitions related to his discipline.

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