Learning at RCHK
- IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
- IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
- IB Diploma Programme (DP)
- IB Career-related Programme
- Learning Enhancement
- Further Education
- RCHK Libraries
- Red Door Centre
Currently, Renaissance College has partnered with four institutes to provide career-related studies for our students in Arts and Design, Musical Theatre, Hospitality and Culinary Art and Digital Skills programme respectively. Each institute is responsible for its own courses and their delivery, and each of them is in control of grading the students according to their own assessment standards. SCAD will also provide the students with a grade point average (GPA), which can provide credits towards SCAD’s higher education courses, or higher education courses at other institutions where applicable.
The outline of the core structure (please note that a number of other course options are available to the students as well) is provided below. The programme is offered online. SCAD is a world leader in the provision of online courses and has a state to the art facilities with lecturers who are leaders in their fields.
DRAW 100 – DRAWING I: FORM AND SPACE
Students learn basic skills and techniques for drawing from direct observation using subjects such as still life, landscape and architecture. The depiction of form, light and spatial depth is emphasized along with accurate proportion and scale. Research tools such as thumbnail sketches, quick studies, sketchbooks and digital resources are used to develop ideas. Analysis of drawings, critiques and classroom discussions build vocabulary and enrich the students’ understanding of drawing.
DRAW 101- DRAWING II: COMPOSITION AND MEDIA
This course reinforces and further develops the skills of direct observation established in Drawing I: Form and Space. Research and experimentation are utilised to refine the handling of black-and-white media, expand skills to include the use of colour media, and develop drawings that integrate content, concept and composition. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 100.
DSGN100 – DESIGN I: ELEMENTS AND ORGANISATION
Students develop an understanding of the organisational methods used in two-dimensional work. They utilize the elements and principles of design while working in black-and-white and colour media. Problem solving processes and research are integrated into the development, refinement and evaluation of images. The work of professionals in a variety of art and design fields is analysed to understand the application of two-dimensional design. The importance of presentation and craftsmanship is emphasized.
DSGN101 – COLOUR: THEORY AND APPLICATION
This course continues the skills developed in Design I, and develops an understanding of colour properties and relationships through formal exercises, research and creative thinking. Students build a vocabulary for analysing and identifying colour and colour phenomena. Concepts of colour theorists and colour use in a variety of fields are examined to understand the application of colour theory. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.
DSGN102 – DESIGN II: 3-D FORM IN SPACE
Students work with a variety of media and complete sculptural and architectural projects to learn how to manipulate 3-D forms and space. Creative problem-solving skills, including research, idea generation, support drawings and maquettes, are used to develop concepts and design plans. The integration of presentation options and craftsmanship with the concept is emphasised. The analysis and critique of three-dimensional work develops vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.
Below are the details of the six musical theatre courses that our IBCP students take at HKAPA. This programme is a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) level 3 subsidiary diploma in Musical Theatre accredited by EXCEL (Extension and Continuing Education for Life). The programme takes place at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts studio at the Bethanie Chapel in Pokfulam on the west side of Hong Kong Island. HKAPA is the foremost institution for providing performing arts-related courses and degree programmes in Hong Kong. Each year they are involved in hosting a number of overseas productions that visit Hong Kong giving their experience and technical expertise. HKAPA ranks 7th in the world in terms of teaching quality (QS University Rankings for Performing Arts).
Module 1 – PERFORMING TO AN AUDIENCE
This unit focuses on the realisation of rehearsed performance work to a live audience. It is the culmination of training, skills development and rehearsal work applied in the relevant performance discipline. Students will focus on their individual strengths in a performance role within the context of a full-scale theatre performance.
Module 2 – JAZZ DANCE
This unit will allow students to develop a good understanding of the style and key features of jazz dance, and develop dance skills working in a jazz style with the emphasis on practical work and performance.
Module 3 – SINGING TECHNIQUES AND PERFORMANCE
This unit encourages the development and maintenance of the voice through regular and sustained practice. Singing at sight is also introduced and developed through the realisation of elementary vocal lines. It is also fundamental in developing the voice in terms of intonation, production and improving confidence.
Module 4 – MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE
This unit enables the students to take part in a performance of musical theatre. Students will rehearse a role (or roles) which require them to use acting, singing and dancing skills in a musical theatre performance.
Module 5 – SINGING SKILLS FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS
This unit enables students whose primary performance discipline is acting or dance to develop their singing skills. Students will be introduced to a range of different styles of singing and will rehearse and sing a number of different songs. Students will share their work with their peers in workshop performances of solo and ensemble pieces, which will take place on a regular basis.
Module 6 – PRINCIPLES OF ACTING
In this unit the students will study key principles of acting using a range of techniques. Students will explore these principles both theoretically and practically and use the skills and techniques to develop characterisation and rehearse material for performance. The unit will also enable students to evaluate their rehearsal and performance processes and to consider the relative success of the different acting styles in communicating with an audience.
Below are the seven modules that are on offer to our IBCP students who take the Hospitality and Culinary Art programme. This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council of Accreditation for Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and recognised under the Qualifications Framework of Hong Kong. The programme takes place at the world-class facilities in Pokfulam that include a teaching hotel and a state-of-the-art culinary facility that includes multiple kitchens for diffident world cuisines, molecular gastronomy etc. The International Culinary Institute and the Hotel Management institute employ an international staff of lecturers and are regularly visited by guest lecturers from chefs at Michelin starred restaurants.
MODULE ONE: HOTEL BASICS
(a) major elements of the hospitality industry
(b) basic principles and structure of the tourism industry
(c) organisation and basic management structure of a hotel
(d) functions of different departments
(e) general guest safety and emergency rules
(f) professional ethics
(g) basic customer service skill.
MODULE TWO: FRONT OFFICE SERVICES
(a) introduce students to the various functions, roles, services and service procedures of the front office department
(b) handle guest registration, enquiries, room reservations, escorting services, sales techniques
(c) experience different types of front office equipment
(d) office automation through a simulated environment
(e) operation basics and services provided in hotel
MODULE THREE: HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
(a) introduce the organisation, functions and purposes of the housekeeping department, service procedures and skill
(b) proper use of the cleaning chemicals and machines
(c) experience the importance of work safety, sanitation
(d) work ethics for room attendants.
MODULE FOUR: FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES
(a) basic concepts of the food and beverage services
(b) basic hotel catering event services
(c) Organisation structure in the catering sectors,
(d) basic restaurant service flow, common dining
(e) service utensils and equipment
(f) basic service rules of food service staff
MODULE FIVE: INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY OPERATIONS AND SAFETY
(a) understand the basic knowledge of kitchen organisation, roles and responsibilities of a chef
(b) kitchen set-up and equipment
(c) basic culinary skills
(d) fundamental knowledge and skills in Western food preparation.
(e) evaluate the reasons of food poisoning (3 hours)
(f) apply the principles of food hygiene and safety during food preparation (3 hours)
MODULE SIX: FOOD FUNDAMENTALS
(a) recognise different food commodities in the market
(b) identify the standard, grading and freshness of food commodities,
(c) acquire the knowledge and skills in food selection and preparation,
(d) examine food products’ features and preservation and storage methods
(e) learn the combination of aromatic and flavouring for menu and recipe design.
MODULE SEVEN: FOOD PREPAREATIONS
(a) acquire the essential skills in European food preparation, including stock, soup and sauce, appetisers, snacks, vegetable dishes as well as entrée preparation.
(b) develop the skills in creative food garnish and plate decoration.
(a) integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in a group project, including dish planning, use of ingredients, nutrition and flavour, budget and cost control, as well as culinary skills.
(b) demonstrate critical thinking, team work as well as learning to learn capabilities.
This programme is designed to give students both digital and soft skills that are relevant to multiple industries through a project-based curriculum. By using a real-world relevant project-based approach, students not only learn and apply digital skills but also develop soft skills through the execution of projects. Students completing the course will be both higher education This course is accredited by the Sustainability Management School in Switzerland and is a level 4 qualification. SUMAS is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and the Swiss Private School Register. The students receive university credit for the courses they complete along with a transcript from SUMAS.
YEAR 1 CORE 1 – INTRODUCTION TO CONNECT2WORK (Taught unit)
This unit will allow students to obtain a basic understanding of the fundamental topics in digital technology. Content will cover introductions to topics of Programming, Design, Digital Marketing and Data.
YEAR 1 COURSE 2 – DESIGN IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY (Taught unit)
Students will dive into the world of functional design by having a deeper understanding of how design decisions are made. They will study User Experience (UX) through various user perspectives and use industry standard tools.
YEAR 1 COURSE 3 – PROGRAMMING AS A TOOL TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Taught unit)
YEAR 1 APPLIED – DIGITAL LEADERSHIP CAMP
Students will join a training session with a professional executive coach to learn the fundamentals of digital leadership. They will then analyse a real company scenario to understand their internal protocols and challenges and develop a solution. Students will present their solutions alongside with their reflection and ongoing development plans.
YEAR 1 APPLIED – USER EXPERIENCE AND AGILE PROJECT
Students will work with a client company to understand their current technology solutions. Using a combination of Programming, Design and Data knowledge gained from previous units, they will propose an improved version of the technology.
YEAR 2 COURSE 4 – THE POWER OF DATA FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE (Taught unit)
Students will harness the power of data by learning how to collect, organise and visualise it. They will use databases to understand how digital products store, access, and manipulate information. They will learn to use various data sets and data visualisation strategies to generate actionable insights.
YEAR 2 COURSE 5 – DIGITAL MARKETING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (Taught unit)
Students will learn the art of how business reach their customers with the use of technologies such as Social Media, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and email. They will understand how to generate revenue for companies mastering content strategy and advertising.
YEAR 2 COURSE 6 – CAPSTONE PROJECT (Taught unit)
In this unit, students will be guided to synthesize their learning from the previous units to showcase their creativity and knowledge. In their final project, students are expected to create a solution to promote sustainable development and include the following: a programming project, a design proposal, a data report and a digital marketing campaign.
YEAR 2 APPLIED*: SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH ADVOCACY
Students will work with a real company to learn about their social cause. Using a combination of Digital Marketing and Data, they will help develop a structured plan to help the social cause gain impact and exposure.
YEAR 2 APPLIED*: E-COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN
Students will work with a company to understand how the ecosystem of a digital commerce works, from the e-commerce platform to the handling of logistics and the supply chain. Using a combination of skills learnt in the programming and design units, students will help present a prototype of a multi-faceted solution to help the company.
* Students select one of these options.
SUMAS was the first university to launch a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainability Management. It has campuses in Switzerland and Italy. The IB CP option in Business and Sustainability is in its 4th year and it continues to run as a face to face course at SUMAS’s campuses in Gland, Switzerland and Milan, Italy. We will be offering the online version with hands-on applied project work here in Hong Kong.
UNIT 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABILITY
This subject will provide students with a solid basic understanding of the main aspects of sustainability and prepare them for the advanced courses. The individual, company and societal perspectives are explored and issues concerning energy, climate and water are covered in more detail to help students reach a deeper understanding, Ethics, policy, culture, population as well as economic and social implications are explored. The topic covered in the course are centred around:
• Key dimensions of sustainability
• The biosphere, cycles and ecosystems
• Climate change
• Impact of daily personal and business decisions on environment
• Tools to quantify energy, climate and water impact
• Pollution, electronic waste and recycling
• Sustainable tourism, best practices in ecotourism and innovative travel destinations
• Environmental Ethics
• Applied statistics for sustainability
• Corporate social responsibility
UNIT 2: TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
This subject provides an introduction to sustainable innovation with deep concern about the resources, water, energy, human conditions, as well as the economic challenges. The subject integrates real cases in material/product innovation and introduces the Cradle-to-Cradle principles and eco design. The individual, company and societal perspectives are explored. Energy, climate and water are covered in more detail. The topics covered in the course include:
• Circular economy
• Performance economy
• Life-cycle analysis
• Cradle-to-Cradle in Sustainable Development
• Product design and innovation
• Material health and material reutilization
• Sustainable Innovation of Energy
• Sustainable Innovation of Materials
• Supply to value chain management
• Sustainable innovation in various industries
UNIT 3: PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP
The purpose of this subject is to introduce the concepts, styles and practices of leadership aimed at leading, influencing and motivating team members in the workplace. It will explore how leadership can directly and indirectly influence human behaviour and organisational efficiency in uncertain environments. Students will be encouraged to develop and improve a range of leadership competencies and methodologies through reviewing and analysing the foremost leadership theories and apply them in real-world situations. The topic will include the following:
• Leadership & Behaviour Traits
• Key elements of leadership
• Contemporary issues in leadership
• Power, authority and conformity
• Group dynamics and high-performance teams
• Contingency Theories
• Effective Leadership Styles
• Cross-cultural competencies
• Change management
UNIT 4: NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (project with international organisations)
The Natural Resources Management will offer the opportunity to explore fundamental values for the preservation of biological diversity. It will give an opportunity to discuss nature conservation theory and related problems both orally or through their e-learning platform. The course will also include guided visits to local protected areas, such as Ramar sites or other important sites around the world. Students will learn the physical and human drivers of environmental change, like biodiversity loss, freshwater depletion and climate change and they will develop critical thinking and creativity through learning effective communication of conservation issues.
UNIT 5: SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP CAMP
The sustainability leadership camp is designed to introduce the concepts, styles and practices of leadership. Students will be encouraged to improve a range of leadership skills as well as to gain knowledge about personal sustainability. Leadership theories will be analysed and applied in real world situations. Students will develop competencies that are essential to becoming responsible managers. Confidence, self-esteem and intercultural skills will be built through role playing activities and team building games. At the end of the camp students will make a presentation on their leadership experience and will elaborate a poster to provide a synthesis of the chosen leadership theories and practices.
This programme is made up of three courses selected and specifically designed from the first-year university degree programme. As such successful completion of the CRS provides a direct pathway to a Bachelor of International Sport Management offered by Federation University and includes credits in the first year of the undergraduate programme. The CRS is delivered online where Federation University provides teaching for each of the CRS.
COURSE 1: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principals and practices of management and organisation of the international sport sector including non-profit and professional sport organisations. The course explores critical issues and concepts in international sport management including the structure and governance of global sport and how this differs across countries, regions and cultures throughout the world. The unique features of international, national and local sport are analysed.
COURSE 2: SPORT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to introduce students to support services and practices required for high-performance sport. The course will identify the nature and contribution of sports science and services that can be provided to athletes and coaches in high-performance environments. The physical and psychological demands placed on elite athletes will be examined, including the development of holistic approaches to support athlete welfare and wellbeing throughout the athlete’s career.
COURSE 3: MANAGING SPORT DEVELOPMENT
This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practical application of the management of sport. Sport development has become a significant part of the international sport landscape from two aspects: Development of Sport (from mass participation to high performance development pathways for professional participation and talent identification); and Sport for Development and Peace (the role that sport can play in contributing to social outcomes and overall community wellbeing). The course examines the different models of sport development and policies from international and national contexts, including the contribution that sport makes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
This programme allows students to pursue advanced undergraduate courses while completing their high school diploma. Credits earned from this programme can be transferred to a range of undergraduate degrees offered by Embry-Riddle, as well as other universities. The programme is delivered online by Embry-Riddle faculty who are experts in their field. Professors share the knowledge they have gained from decades of industry and higher-learning experience, equipping students with in-demand skills.
• Aerospace Fundamentals
• Introduction to Space Flight
• Private Pilot Operations
• Airmen Knowledge/Part 107 Test Prep
• Introduction to Aeronautical Science
• Introduction to Flight Physiology
• Introduction to Aerospace Safety
• General Aeronautics and Applications
• Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory
• Airframe Structures and Applications
• Airframe Systems and Applications
• Reciprocating Engine Theory and Applications
• Turbine Engine Theory and Applications
This programme allows students to study one unit from each of the four musical disciplines: Musicianship, Performance, Music Technology and Music History. The foundation diploma is the direct equivalent of Study Period 1 of the Bachelor of Music degree that is accredited by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and internationally recognised. Australian Guild of Music is the only accredited fully online performance-based degree.
MUSICIANSHIP (15 credit points):
PERFORMANCE (15 credit points):
• Instrumental and Theoretical Performance Study
MODERN MUSIC CREATION (10 credit points):
• Music Technology and Composition
MUSIC AND CULTURE (10 credit points):
• Music History
• Collaborative Music Studies
* Starting from the 2024-24 academic year, this programme will be provided by the ESF West Island School.
** Starting from the 2024-25 academic year, this programme will be seized.