Hong Kong will have a visual arts academy and a cultural TV channel to boost the city's creative industry, under Home Affairs Bureau plans. A Legislative Council panel will discuss the ideas on Friday. The proposed visual arts academy would cover disciplines such as media arts, film studies, animation, design and advertising. The bureau believes such a college will help nurture creative talents for the development of Hong Kong. The bureau and the Education and Manpower Bureau will form a team to examine how to boost arts education in Hong Kong. This would be achieved not only by spending more but by strengthening the position of the visual arts in school curriculums and offering more teaching support. The bureau is also exploring the feasibility of setting up a television channel devoted to culture and the arts, which would become a platform for creative talents to showcase their products. The government believes it could have a significant role to play in developing society's interest in arts and culture. The government is also considering further developing the Cattle Depot Art Village in To Kwa Wan, which houses artists and the studios in which they work. With more support, it could become an attraction for residents and tourists, the bureau believes.