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Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication

Programme Code: HD 122 2587 3219 2571 8480
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 13/000237/L4
Registration Validity Period:  02/05/2013 to ongoing

Application Code 報名編號 : HD122

Programme Aims & Features

This programme aims to provide students with an understanding of the underlying concepts of communication as well as practical production with new media including digital photography, sound and video production. Students will also be taught on how to use various post-production softwares which are widely used by the industry. The programme targets to nurture a new generation of producers who do not only possess communication knowledge, but are also versatile in both media planning and new media technology to fulfill the growing market needs of new media production.

Media Production and Internship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to apply for a number of media production project and summer internships on a voluntary basis. These opportunities do not carry any credits but the production experiences with live project and knowledge gained will prove invaluable for students to develop their future careers.

Opportunities for Further Studies 

Local or overseas universities offer Bachelor's degree programmes covering a comprehensive range of knowledge fields in the areas of digital media, new media, communication, broadcasting and journalism.

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 recent years have articulated to*:
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons) Creative Writing for Film, Television & New Media
BComm (Hons) Film Major (Animation & Media Arts)
BComm (Hons) Public Relations & Advertising Major (Advertising and Branding)
BSocSc (Hons) Communication - Film & Media Arts
City University of Hong Kong
BA Creative Media
BA Digital Television and Broadcasting
BAS New Media
BA Media and Communication
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Digital Media
BSc (Hons) Internet & Multimedia Technologies
Lingnan University
BA (Hons) Visual Studies
BBA (Hons)

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to various degree programmes offered by the HKU SPACE International College.
Edinburgh Napier University

University of the Arts London

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of Hull

Middlesex University London


Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme will have direct employment opportunities in the local media production industry, covering areas of media management, marketing and corporate communications. Potential career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Client Servicing Officer / Manager (New Media)
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Content Marketing Officer / Manager
  • Media Producer / Editor
  • Cross-media Designer
  • Social Media Executive / Manager
  • Marketing and Public Relations Manager


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


  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese


  • Media and Communication Project
    Media and Communication Placement

Year 1

  • Visual Storytelling
  • Digital Media for E-marketing and Mobile Marketing
  • Media Communication and Ethical Requirements
  • Motion Graphics for Presentation
  • Web Page Authoring
  • Digital Photography Production
  • Digital Sound Production

Year 2

  • Media Technology Workshop
  • Principles for New Media Copywriting
  • Digital Video Production
  • Advanced Motion Graphics
  • Search Engine Optimisation and Web Analytics

*Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.

Three students from Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication received the 1st runner-up award at the FX Creations Video Competitions. Congratulations to Charles, Harry and Calvin (Calvin was absent at the presentation ceremony)!


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Students' Activities

Visit to Cable TV
Date: 11 April 2016


Visit to Canon Pro Solution Hub
Date: 22 May 2015


Visit to Samsung D'Ling Experience New Media Digital World
Date: 25 May 2016


Visit to KOFIC Namyangju Studios (Korea)
Date: 26 May 2016


Visit to Shanghai Film Museum
Date: 7 Jun 2016


Visit to Shanghai Media Group
Date: 7 June 2016


Visit to YTN (Korea)
Date: 25 May 2016


Screen Capture of Student Assignment in Motion Graphics


Screen Capture of Student Assignment in Storytelling


1st runner up of the FX Creations Advertisement Competition


Mok Hok Man
Mok Hok Man
  • 2020-22 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication



Wong Yan Tung
Wong Yan Tung
  • 2020-22 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2022-23 Student of Hong Kong Baptist University, Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Film (Animation and Media Arts Concentration) (Year 3)

I equipped myself with storytelling skills, software and digital marketing knowledge during the past 2 years. The pandemic has changed our school life, with the support given from lecturers and friends, I am now a university student.

Pang Ka Ho
Pang Ka Ho
  • 2021-22 Student of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, BJC (Hons) (Year 3)
  • 2019-21 Student of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication

假如你在文憑試後感到前路茫茫,我希望你像我一樣找到適合自己就讀的課程。新媒體與傳播是一個廣泛的學科,包括拍攝和剪接短片、網頁設計和市場學等。課程內容豐富,學生容易找到自己喜愛的範疇 ,從而開拓自己的未來。

Lee Kwan Fai, Issac
Lee Kwan Fai, Issac
  • 2017-19 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2020-21 Student of Hong Kong Baptist University, Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Film (Year 3)

Through studying in this program, I have gained a lot of knowledge and practical skills. The programme covers a wide range of courses, such as Visual Storytelling and Digital Photography Production. Before taking the course, I was amazed that photographers could take excellent photos. After taking the photography lectures, we learned something about composition, exposure triangle and so on. I could apply those theories when I took photos. Moreover, the assignments were not just written assignments. We did have other assignment liked motion graphics. We could develop our creativity by using the “After Effect”. It was so fulfilling when you were able to create your own masterpiece. Moreover, we had study trip to broaden our horizons. I did enjoy this programme a lot.

Leung Mei Ching Ada
Leung Mei Ching Ada
  • 2018-20 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2020-21 Student of BA (Hons) in Creative and Professional Writing (Year 3)




Chak Ho Wai
Chak Ho Wai
  • 2017-19 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2019-20 Undergraduate in City University of Hong Kong, BSc in Creative Media (Year 2)

Before knowing about new media, I felt frustrated in study as I would never achieve a satisfying result no matter how much effort I made. Coincidently, I met New Media and Communication. I found it to be interesting for me and gave me fuller motivation to get deeper into it. This course emphasizes practical techniques rather than theories. In these two years, I have become familiar with market analysis, photography, video shooting, softwares such as Premiere, After Effect, Illustrator etc. The most impressive experience was the studying trip in Japan. Visiting Japanese TV studio and media school broaden my knowledge. Overall, New Media and Communication provides comprehensive new media knowledge which gives me a clear future direction and career path.

Lui Lok Marco
Lui Lok Marco
  • 2017-19 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2019-20 Undergraduate in City University of Hong Kong, BSc in Creative Media (Year 2)

在中學時期,我對新媒體相關東西已經有非常濃厚的興趣,但對升學出路卻沒有概念。在公開試後我選擇了入讀HKU SPACE Community College的「新媒體與傳播」高級文憑課程,這個課程令我了解到現今媒體行業的運作,使我對將來發展方向有了大概目標,並提供了一個平台讓我的興趣及創意得到拓展。


此外這個課程啟發了我踏入製作動態圖形(motion graphics)的領域,我在課堂以及功課上找到了製作動態圖形作品的樂趣,課程激發了我在課堂以外也自發鑽研技巧,希望得到進步。


Woo Ka Tsun Anson
Woo Ka Tsun Anson
  • Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication (Year 2)

Two years studying at new media and communication was very fulfilling. Students are acquired with technical skills in media production, such as photo shooting and video making. Assignments are not limited in paper work, some also requires students to get out side, take photos or record videos. When the assignments are done, both the products and the grades are satisfying if you gave your best.

Chan Lok Keung Tony
Chan Lok Keung Tony
  • 2016-18 Student of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2018-19 Student of City University of Hong Kong, BA Digital Television and Broadcasting (Year 2)

雖然在公開試的成績未能符合入讀心儀大學學科的要求,但是在HKU SPACE的兩年時間中,慶幸有老師以及同學的互相幫助,令我有不俗的成績可以繼續修讀關於媒體的科目。我在這兩年間學會使用多種的軟件例如Photoshop、After Effect、Premiere和Illustrator等等,這些軟件幫助我十分多,特別在後期製作的時候。其次,校方亦有提供十分多資源給我們,例如上一年我參加了韓國遊學團,過程中見識到韓國的大型電視台以及電視劇的拍攝場景,都令我感到耳目一新。這些活動除了加深我對媒體的興趣之如,亦都可以累積這寶貴的經驗在日後面試的時候加以發揮,提升入讀大學的機會。

Ho Zannie Hiu Tung
Ho Zannie Hiu Tung
  • 2016-18 Student of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2018-19 Student of City University of Hong Kong, BA Digital Television and Broadcasting (Year 2)

I have learnt so much from the HDNMC programme in the past 2 years. From video editing to digital marketing, this programme provided me with many useful skills. I also learnt how to communicate with others well since we had to work in groups all the time. I have broadened my horizon after studying in this programme. I realized there are much more of media than we see on the surface. It was new and interesting to learn how to write for new media and create a media plan. We get to be creative while learning about the theories of media. Moreover, we went on a Korean Study Tour, from which we got to experience filming and sound production. Overall, this programme was fun. I had a fruitful learning experience. These experiences have prepared me to further my studies and future career.

Wong Cheuk Yin, David
Wong Cheuk Yin, David
  • 2015-17 Student of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2017-18 Student of City University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media (Year 2)

本來是誤打誤撞入讀HKU SPACE CC新媒體與傳播高級文憑課程,然而在兩年的修讀過程中,漸漸令我對原本一竅不通的媒體學產生了濃厚的興趣。



總括而言,HKU SPACE CC的新媒體與傳播課程,絕對是一個令我感到新鮮、有趣而且實用的課程。

Chan Uen Yin, Banana
Chan Uen Yin, Banana
  • 2015-17 Student of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2017-18 Student of City University of Hong Kong, BA in Digital Television and Broadcasting (Year 2)

In these two years studying the New Media and Communication programme, I found my passion and path. Through acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in different aspects such as marketing, media communication planning and video production, we had the chances to explore our talents and interests. I really enjoyed studying in this programme. The projects we did were challenging but fun, which we could make use of our creativity and things we learned. Also, we were provided with many unique opportunities, for example visiting i-Cable, Korea study tour and shooting for aircraft engineering company. All these wonderful experiences are extremely useful to my future study and career.

Tang Shing Fung, Nick
Tang Shing Fung, Nick
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2016 Undergraduate in City University of Hong Kong, BSc in Creative Media


Li Hang Yee, Rachael
Li Hang Yee, Rachael
  • 2015年新媒體與傳播高級文憑畢業生
  • 升讀香港城市大學 Bachelor of Arts in Digital Television and Broadcasting

記得當年放榜後,看到自己沒有任何U Offer,當下腦袋一片空白,完全不知該怎樣做。最後,只得找同學求救,在他們的陪伴下報讀了HKU SPACE。 以前總聽說專上學院的導師並不用心教,總聽說有很多free rider的存在,總聽說只有極少「太空人」能順利降落大學。但這兩年內的經歷,令我覺得我要重新定義HKUSPACE這地方。 我遇到不少有心的導師,總是幫助我。我的組員都很好,該做的事情都會辦妥。我在今年畢業終於能升上大學了。 很多時候,我們總被別人的輿論意見所影響,導致前途茫茫的感覺出現。從今以後,不要再只「聽人講」「啲人話」,要學會自己感受,其實只要努力認真做好每件事,任何東西都阻止不了你進入大學,夢想總會成真。

Au Natalie
Natalie Au
  • 2015年新媒體與傳播高級文憑畢業生
  • 升讀香港城市大學Bachelor of Arts in Digital Television and Broadcasting
  • Other Offer received: 香港城市大學Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media
  • Other Offer received: 香港浸會大學Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication – Media Arts

在香港大學附屬學院修讀新媒體與傳播的兩年間,認識了有關於新媒體不同方面和範疇的知識,原來比想像中多和廣泛,例如市場或媒體概論,影片剪輯與拍攝,網頁設計等。 新媒體其中一個魅力就是於日常生活的運用,從被動的一方變成主動在新媒體製作內容的一方。在學習的同時,能夠同時間在現實中簡單的實踐出來。 課堂所學習到的知識令我可以在新媒體行業的工作上得到平衡及容易適應。此外,融合課內外的知識及經驗,令我更加清楚知道自己未來的職業導向及大學選擇。

Wai Ching Yi
Wai Ching Yi
  • 2015 Graduate of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2016 Undergraduate in City University of Hong Kong, BA in Media and Communication

After studying more than a year in the New Media and Communication (NMC) programme, I think work hard and play hard is the most important part of studying in any tertiary education programme. This programme provides student with a wide range of coverage in different practical skills, such as video editing and shooting and some basic editing skills, media planning skills and different kinds of marketing strategies to promote the company’s products by using different new media tools. The courses included in this programme not only enriched our knowledge in both media and marketing fields but also enlighten our creativity in thinking and accomplishing different creative ideas. For people who have not yet decided which specific area they are interested in the most, NMC would provide you with different opportunities in meeting various learning topics and thus, I believe that after two years of studies, you will definitely be able to find your own path in learning and also in your future job prospects. Therefore if you have dreams, chase them and don’t wait for opportunities to come to you but rather to create them for yourself.

Fok Chun Kit, Kevin
Fok Chun Kit, Kevin
  • 2015 Graduate of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2016 Undergraduate in City University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media

This programme provides me with knowledge in media aspect as well as gear usage. From theoretical appliance of media to actual practices of filming, I really gained a lot of chances to actualize my dream and passion. Not only media knowledge have we learnt, but we also study marketing and corporate communications, which provides us with a wide range of future career choices.

Tang Chiu Tang, Kermit
Tang Chiu Tang, Kermit
  • 2015年新媒體與傳播高級文憑畢業生
  • 升讀香港城市大學Bachelor of Arts and Science in New Media

在過去兩年,新媒體與傳播這個課程不但讓我學習到豐富的媒體知識和傳媒理論,它還讓我獲得不同的專業技巧,例如影片製作,動態圖像設計和網頁設計等等。 更重要的是,透過這個課程網我可以參加不同的活動和比賽。我曾經就參加了流動電影節,紀錄片製作和不同的參觀活動。這些寶貴的經驗讓我大開眼界,對我未來的工作也有一定的幫助。 而課程專有的設備借用服務是我最喜歡的地方,因為我可以在這裡借用到很多專業的影片製作設備。例如有單鏡反光相機,燈光設備和穩定腳架。在課餘時間裡都可以自己嘗試製作影片。 總括而言,新媒體與傳播是一個能學習到專業知識,同時也能獲得實用的技巧的課程。

Chin Ming Fung, Queenie
Chin Ming Fung, Queenie
  • Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication (2014-15)
  • Offer received: BA (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication, Hong Kong Shue Yan University


Liu Kwok Kwan, Calvin
Liu Kwok Kwan, Calvin
  • 2014-16 Student of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication
  • 2016-17 Student of Hong Kong Baptist University, BSSc (Hons) in Communication – Media Arts Major (Year 2)


Chan Wai Ka, Dylan
Chan Wai Ka, Dylan
  • 2016年新媒體與傳播高級文憑畢業生


Leung Wai Kei, Jenny
Leung Wai Kei, Jenny
  • 2016年新媒體與傳播高級文憑畢業生


Lau Hoi Ming, Harry
Lau Hoi Ming, Harry
  • Offer Received: BA (Honours) Media Culture & Practice, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication in 2015

After taking the DSE, I realized that I wanted to pursue working in media. I gained experience from in-class learning, seminars and workshops as well as listening to industry experts’ experience on video editing and shooting. After having fundamental knowledge, students could have opportunities for internship in media related works as well as study tours. Mentored by those experienced and professional experts, they could put words into actions. Those chances definitely gave us a valuable experience. I believe I could have a bright future in media after studying this 2-year course.

Tang Yee Ting, Stephanie
Tang Yee Ting, Stephanie
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in New Media and Communication in 2015
  • Offer received: BA (Honours) Media Culture & Practice, University of the West of England, Bristol

Apart from the academic studies, lecturers in HKU SPACE CC are always willing to give help to students and are very experienced in their fields. Also, the lecturers will use more interesting teaching methods in the lessons, such as if we had a lesson that was related to lighting, we would have some lighting equipment and could try it one by one. I was grateful to experience real-life project in a company through an internship programme and it offered me a chance to learn in a way that in-class learning could not provide. In summer, I joined a study trip to Shanghai and visited different production units and shopping malls with media arts, such as P.O., a TV station and Shanghai K11. After the trip, I knew much more about the development of media technology in China and enhanced my technological skills in different areas. In this programme, I have benefited a lot from the diversity of subjects, such as communications, marketing, media production, new media and IT related subjects. I believe all the learning experiences and knowledge will enhance my competitiveness in the future.