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Executive Series

Arts, Media and Culture

Fashion, Styles, Faces and Places (Oct)

Course Code: DPAM9052 | CE 68-043-35/61 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

Life on the streets offers the modern digital photographer an exciting world of colours, faces, places and scenes just waiting to be captured. People, Places & Faces aims to equip students with the skills they need to make the most of the outside world, inspire them through studies of London’s dynamic street style scene, and challenge them with real life tasks documenting the exciting streets and faces of Hong Kong.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1

The day will start with an introduction of Street Fashion, photography, and how the two disciplines work together. Examining established street photographers and bloggers, there will be an overview on how the street fashion phenomenon is now a vital engine for driving design forward. The lecture will be followed with a practical workshop on camera basics, focusing on the skills and techniques which will help elevate your street photography. This includes learning how to use cameras in manual mode, using ISO, shutter speed and aperture. The day will end with a practical exercise taking street portraits, focusing on depth, composition and use of backgrounds. Students will be given a homework assignment and asked to print their photographs for the Saturday crit.

Day 2

Discussion with students on how they can show their work, and receive feedback from their peers and tutor. Strengths and weaknesses analysis. Discussion on the London ‘Cool’ vibe - looking at designers, London street style and the East London aesthetic. In the afternoon, Photography skills, shooting real people in two projects, on Shanghai Street and Granville Road in Kowloon. The focus will be on ‘cool hunting’, looking for strong fashion statements and dynamic backdrops.

Day 3

The day will start with a group critique, followed by a workshop on photographing street scenes, architecture, and bringing this all together with fashion for spectacular street fashion photographs. To finish the course, a photoshoot on the dynamic markets of Kowloon, the Flower market, Goldfish market and the Cheung Sha Wan Road.

Students will leave the course with:

  • An increased awareness of the work of various social and documentary photographers from around the world.
  • Exercised photography skills in camera use, street photography techniques and tips, street scene, portrait and architecture photography skills, and advice on presentation of their photography both in traditional and digital settings.
  • Feedback on their work from the course through the structured crit sessions.
  • ‘Cool hunting’ skills, looking for interesting people, settings and faces to photograph, and an increase confidence in approaching strangers for street portraits.

Recommended equipment:

  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Memory Cards
  • Spare batteries if needed
  • Notepad and Pen

Suitable for: 

Professionals working in fashion-related business for examples fashion photographers, online fashion business, publishing and advertising, stylists, illustrators, art directors, fashion show producers, film/TV producers, bloggers and social networkers and online-marketers etc., or for those who are interested in knowing how to put their “work” forward for production for and realise its commercial value.

Lecturer from Central Saint Martins

Anthony Webb (Tentative)

Leigh Keily

Leigh is an Australian celebrity portrait and fashion photographer based in London. He studied at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion.  He has become increasingly sought after to photograph celebrities, with recent work including James Van Der Beek and Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Liam Payne from One Direction, David Gandy, The Scissor Sisters, Dan Stevens, Jim Chapman, Michael Pitt and Iwan Rheon. Commercially Leigh has shot for large brands including MTV, River Island, John Freida and Tesco, and smaller niche mens brands like Vanwolff, Rufskin and WP Menswear.  

Leigh is also the co-founder and editor of quarterly specialist men’s magazine JÓN, which is available worldwide featuring Leigh’s interviews and photographs of celebrities including Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte, Game of Thrones’ Joe Dempsie, Russell Tovey, as well as cast members of Downton Abbey. He teaches photography at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, and at fashion colleges in Malaysia. Leigh has just completed his first book, Photographing Fashion, published by Crowood Press and available on Amazon.

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 (3 days)

Standard rate: HK$15,500 (covering tuition, course materials and light refreshment), or

Special rate: HK$13,000 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. An administration charge of HK$30 for each additional copy applies. 
  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.