Overview
Milestones

2015
In its 15th year of development and celebrating its 15th Anniversary, the School continued to further refine its academic curriculum in the 4 core academic areas, namely, Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre & Drama Education, which cover academic levels ranging from Higher Diploma, to Professional Diploma, Bachelor Degree and Master Degree.  The School has also been further conducting master classes as well as art tours.  Short courses and outreach projects that run parallel to the core curriculum have continued to bridge art and the community. 
2014
The School enhanced its international connection and development by bringing internationally renowned curator, Mr. Fumio Nanjo, to the School as the School's Art Education International Director.  International exchanges of students and staff of the School in various formats have since then become more substantial and frequent.    The School was also extending its Professional Development programmes to the area of Applied Theater and Drama Education, and the newly accredited Professional Diploma in Applied Theatre and Drama Education programme on QF Level 5 was launched in the same year. 
2013
The School relocated to a new campus at the Youth Square in Chai Wan.  This new School site, serving as a replacement of the previous Shek Kip Mei campus at JCCAC, is an innovatively designed building with a wide-range of facilities. The School at the same time remodeled the PHSI campus  to a campus specializing in object-based 3-D Art-making.  This  campus is also the first of its kind in Hong Kong.
2012
The School enriched its Professional Development programmes by launching the validated Professional Diploma in Fine Art on Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4, as well as further developing master classes and art tours. Riding on the success of the art tours, the School co-produced two exclusive radio programme series on art and culture of Japan with the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) this year. Besides, in this double-cohort year under the 3-3-4 educational reform, the School, together with the RMIT University, had the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme sucessfully validated through the newly available Non-local Programme (NLP) accreditation process. 
2011
On the basis of the School's solid experience for over a decade and in view of the rapid changes in the landscape of art education, the School successfully had the new Higher Diploma in Applied and Media Arts programme validated and launched. Art tours with the theme of art in expereince were brought into life, and Professional Development series including Master Classes were launched to further ignite the community with art and inject artistic enrichment to the practitioners in the field.  
2010
Succeed to the establishment of the Sculpture Studio at the JCCAC in 2008, HKAS further acquired some more studio spaces for the Ceramics, Painting, and Photography streams; and the JCCAC became the School's Shek Kip Mei campus. The Higher Diploma in Fine Art programme was successfully revalidated by the HKCAAVQ with unconditional approval.
2009
With pride and joy, HKAS acquired a new school site in Shau Kei Wan (now the School's Pao Haung Sue Ing [PHSI] campus) as a replacement of its Learning Centre at the Hopewell Centre via the Government’s Land Grant/ Vacant School Premises Scheme. The successful acquisition indicated recognition of HKAS’ contribution to the local art education scene over the years and signified the extension of its presence into local communities.
2008
HKAS launched Hong Kong’s first Sculpture major stream of Bachelor Degree level.  To better accommodate the teaching and the practicing needs for classes of 3-dimensional and sculptural natures, the HKAS Sculpture Studio was expanded and relocated to the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) in Shek Kip Mei.  Converted from an industrial building with a practical history to a hub of art studios, the JCCAC was also the first of its kind in Hong Kong.
2007
With further academic review and consolidation, the Higher Diploma programmes of HKAS were better synchronized and they successfully went through the revalidation exercise hosted by the HKCAAVQ. 
2006
TAS was renamed as Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). In the same year, HKAS launched the first Photography major stream of Bachelor Degree level in town.
2005
Entering its 5th year of development, TAS continued to consolidate its academic development.  It was dedicated to the running of a variety of award-bearing programmes from Certificate, to Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor and Master level, and in the areas of Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Drama Education.  A number of the programmes were  also offered in collaboration with local and overseas universities. 
2004
The Higher Diploma programmes of TAS were formally validated by the HKCAAVQ. To meet its growing operation needs, TAS relocated its Learning Centre to the Hopewell Centre.  With a total area of around 13,000 sq. ft., the new centre was equipped with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and equipment.
2003
TAS successfully went through the academic accreditation conducted by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ, the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation then) and formally became a sub-degree award granting institution recognized by the Hong Kong Government.
2001
To meet its expansion, TAS set up a new 10,000 sq. ft. Learning Centre in East Town Building in Wan Chai. TAS launched its own award-bearing programmes at Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma levels covering the areas of Fine Art, Applied Art and Media Art.
2000
The Education Department of HKAC was formally upgraded to The Art School (TAS) in January 2000 to signify HKAC’s firm commitment to art education.
1998
Hong Kong’s first ever bachelor degree programme in Fine Art with a study mode that could cater the needs of also the working adults was launched by the Education Department of HKAC in collaboration with RMIT University of Australia.
1984
Establishment of the Education Department within the HKAC, which offered innovative courses on arts and culture, including numerous pioneering ones on ceramics and computer arts.
1977
Founding of Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), the first independent and non-profit-making arts organization in Hong Kong, under the Hong Kong Arts Centre Ordinance (Chapter 304).