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Executive Series

Arts, Media and Culture

Art and Creative Districts: The New Boom (Sep)

Course Code: DPAM9046 | CE 68-043-29/51 Closed
Ms. Grace Yu - also for corporate enquiries
T: 2910 7626
Ms. Mandy Leung
T: 2910 7629




GAPs Executive Series

Executive and corporate training at GAPs puts together all research and teaching resource base of overseas institutions and HKU SPACE, to identify training gaps and to offer intensive, non-traditional executive development that brings significant and lasting impacts to both individuals and organisations.

Led by experienced academics and practitioners from the UK, our executive courses offer inspiring and stimulating practice-based insights and allow excellent opportunities for meeting with different senior executives from across the region. While our executive courses benefit from being led by a team of international faculties, we are putting an equal emphasis on local relevancy, combining global leading research and practice with local experience which will enable you to add context and perspective when making business decisions.

GAPs Executive Series 2016 includes the following short courses:




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Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of the Arts London


Central Saint Martins was formed from the merger of two historical art and design colleges, St Martin’s School of Art founded in 1854 and Central School of Arts & Crafts founded in 1896.The two colleges merged to become Central Saint Martins, bringing together their internationally renowned traditions into a new dynamic formation.

Today, CSM is one of the world’s premier arts, design and fashion colleges with a reputation based around the achievements of its graduates, current staff and students. CSM students are typically restless in developing beyond the accepted norms of their subject that places the college at the heart of London’s dynamic creative scene.

With its 150 years of history, CSM’s famous alumni include some of the most important British and international artists from famous painters such as Lucien Freud and Frank Auerbach who studied fine art at Saint Martin’s in the middle of the 20th century; to Sir James Dyson, the industrial designer and founder of Dyson Industries; A.S. Byatt, the British author; Colin Firth, the actor and winner of BAFTA’s Best Actor Award and to the latest wave of the world’s celebrated designers including Katharine Hamnett, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

Welcome Message

Nick Wright
Nick Wright
Director of Innovation and Business, CSM

Centre for Global Advanced Practices (GAPs) in collaboration with Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of the Arts London, has been offering a series of one-to-three day executive courses in Hong Kong since 2011. Our executive courses cover a range of niche areas, including fashion, media, design, branding, creativity and innovation. Expert lecturers from CSM are active designers, professional practitioners or brand consultants. They bring valuable experience for Hong Kong students to draw out their individual interests and skills and keep local executives abreast of emerging themes and world design trends. Participants will be able to learn from CSM's world-class expertise in creativity, media and strategic communication.

CSM is delighted to be working with GAPs on this new Executive Series and we look forward to strengthening our relationship and enhancing our contribution to art, design and fashion learning in Hong Kong and the region.

Nick Wright
Director of Innovation and Business
Central Saint Martins

Content and



Course Highlights

  • How can art be used to enhance new types of property and mixed-use developments?
  • How can creative districts be used for cities?
  • Cities from all over the world from Beijing to Singapore are now encouraging and developing art and creative districts in order to attract talented individuals, tourists and high-end property buyers. At the same time, these districts are now becoming more commercial and cosmopolitan.
  • This course will answer the above key questions and offer a strategic overview of the new boom in art districts with global case studies.

Suitable for: 

Professionals working in sectors such as city planning, curating, retail and interpretive design, exhibitions, event management for the creative industries, museum/ visitor centre development, film and TV production, brand development, design for corporate environments, media and communications, or those who are interested in defining a city’s space and identity.

Supported by:


Lecturer from Central Saint Martins

Thomas Sivcik

Thomas Sevcik 

Thomas is visiting lecturer for the MA Creative Practice and Narrative Environment programme at Central Saint Martins. He has extensive global experience in architecture and urban planning in Berlin, Zurich, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Russia and China. Thomas is the co-founder of “Arthesia”, a creative think tank overseeing a number of creative solutions for large companies, organisations and regions in identity and positioning projects. His recent projects include: concept and content development for Volkswagen’s “Autostadt” corporate theme world in Wolfsburg, Germany. 

Award and

Certificate of Attendance

Each participant will be presented with a certificate of attendance issued by Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London at the end of the course, subjected to 80% of the attendance rate.

Fees and

Course Fee (1.5 days)

Standard rate: HK$8,300 (covering tuition, course materials and light refreshment), or

Special rate: HK$7,300 which applies to:

  • early-bird application two weeks before the course commences;
  • corporate or group enrolment with 3 or more registrations from the same organisation; or
  • Executive Series alumni.


When application is open, interested individuals can apply online by clicking here. Parties interested in group/ corporate booking please contact programme staff for further arrangements.


Applicants will be notified of the application result and will receive a letter of acceptance. Applicants will have to present the Payment Notification Form upon payment of course fee at any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

Payment Methods

  1. Cash or EPS, or
  2. Crossed cheque payable to "HKU SPACE"
    (Please specify the programme/course title, applicant's name, and HKU SPACE student card number, if applicable.)

Note: Holders of HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for modules with a tuition fee for a minimum of HK$2,000-HK$40,000, however, the applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

Enrolment Counters

Click here to check out your nearest Enrolment Counters. Only Learning Centres with the icon Enrolment can process payment.

Notes to Applicants

  1. Applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS if the course is to start shortly. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (refer to Note 2 and Note 3), subject to the School’s discretion.
  2. HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a programme/course in cases of insufficient enrolment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the course. In such circumstances, tuition fees would be refundable.
  3. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS or cheque will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.
  4. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant programme brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme staff for details.
  5. Payment and enrolment to a programme/course cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a programme/course, the student is not allowed to switch to another programme/course. When a transfer is approved by International College under special circumstances, a processing fee of 10% of the course fee will be levied on every approved transfer.
  6. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail. For additional copies of receipts, please call +852 2910 7629/7555. 
  7. If a short course is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, including staff illness, flight delay or cancellation, HKU SPACE, and partner university if applicable, will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the class or to make up the schedule in the same week. HKU SPACE apologises for any inconvenience caused if this happens and urges you to ring the office at +852 2910 7629/7555 if you have any concerns.
  8. The Director may, at his discretion, refuse to admit an applicant.
  9. Due to copyright issues, and to allow a free exchange of ideas among participants, the use of audio and/or visual recording is strictly prohibited in class.



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold:

  • A bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised university, preferably with years of relevant management experience; or
  • A recognised tertiary level qualification, with substantial years of experience at executive level.