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PROGRAMME CODE: HD 125
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Application Code 報名編號 : CC 66 - 406

The last decade has seen a growing awareness of the role design can play in improving the quality of life in Hong Kong. This has led to an increasing demand for design knowledge and skills, especially amongst the younger generation. In response to this demand, the College offers these two programmes which aim to develop both the conceptual thinking and technical capabilities of young people who aspire to become designers.

Programme Aims & Features

This programme aims to provide a both conceptual and technical foundation for students aspiring to work in graphic design. Students will be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a career in the design industry, such as graphic design, branding, packaging design, advertising, editorial design, multi-media design etc. The teaching team comprises professional designers and experienced academics.

Achievements

Former students have won numerous distinguished design awards including Design Student of the Year from the Hong Kong Designers Association in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011, Graphic Design in China Awards 2009 and 2011, Tokyo Type Directors Club Awards in 2011, Youtube Short Film Award in 2008, as well as the Gold and Silver Awards of the Student Typography Competition organized by Tokyo Type Directors Club in 2006.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 57%
   

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Communication Design
   
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons) Visual Arts
   
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Visual Arts
   

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Queensland University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Interactive & Visual Design)

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the following full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

Middlesex University London, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Graphic Design (For graduates of Higher Diploma in Visual Communication)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Interior Architecture (For graduates of Higher Diploma in Interior Design)


Graduates may also apply for admission to Year 2 of a three-year degree programme in the UK or Year 3 of a four-year programme in the USA. The following universities recognise credits earned in our programme:

  • Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Kingston University, UK
  • University of Sunderland, UK
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Career Prospects

Graduates will have excellent career opportunities. Many former students were recruited by reputable design studios.

Admission Interview

Qualified applicants should bring along with you a simple portfolio to the admissions interview. A portfolio can include sketchbook, drawings, photos etc.

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Visual Arts in Contexts
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • General English III
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Parts I and II
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
SPECIALISM

Year 1

  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Publication Design
  • Digital Imaging

Year 2

  • Brand Identity Design
  • Information Graphics
  • Web Design 1
  • Web Design 2
  • Advertising Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Major Project

 

Tam Yim Pui
Tam Yim Pui
  • Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (2013-15)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Graphic Design (2015-17)

This programme provided me a good learning environment that I could explore and understand different aspects of graphic design. I have benefited from flexible and interesting courses very much!

Tang Yui Sze
Tang Yui Sze
  • Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (2014-16)

This programme has inspired me a lot on creative thinking and makes me more interested in graphic design which provides me with an opportunity to explore the importance of designing and delivering important message in an efficient way.

CHENG Ka Ling, Cathy
CHENG Ka Ling, Cathy
  • Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (2012-14)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Graphic Design (2014-16)

This programme aroused my passion and interest in graphic design. It provided me with the opportunity to experience a variety of creative design, and helped me develop my design skills, technique and creative thinking.

YU Lai Ping
YU Lai Ping
  • Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (2013-15)

Exploration and conceptualization are emphasized by this professional programme which helps me communicate in an expressive and apprehensible way through design.

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