Higher Diploma in Games and Animation

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

Program Description

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :

  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games)
  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation)

The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the stream in the 2nd semester (provisional), subject to their choice, academic performance and availability of places in specific streams. To cope with rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become professionals for design and development of computer game, computer animation, and visual effects. This is also a unique programme in which students will be able to access cutting-edge computer systems and software to realize their creative ideas for the production of digital entertainment products. The computer game stream designed with modules to develop the competency of graduates in applying computer graphics programming techniques in developing interactive game and training simulation applications. The computer animation stream with modules to enable graduates to become professional computer animators to serve the growing market of computer animated feature film, television and visual effects productions. This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Curriculum

Semester 1:

  • English & Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development : Self-efficacy Enhancement
  • Mathematics and Problem Solving Techniques
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Digital Video and Photography Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Game Design

Semester 2:

  • Whole Person Development : Global Vision
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Mathematics for Multimedia Studies
  • Information Technology Essentials – Media
  • Network Fundamentals
  • 3D Computer Visualization
  • Interactive Media and Games

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Game Programming

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Computer Animation Pre-production

Semester 3:

  • Whole Person Development : SMART in Action
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Whole Person Development : Integrated Career Development

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Advanced C++ and Graphics Programming

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Character Design and Animation

Semester 4 :

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Final Year Project
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Digital Audio Production

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Interactive Game Development Project
  • Game Engine Programming

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Computer Animation Project
  • Digital Visual Effects

Semester 5:

  • IT Professionalism
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Final Year Project
  • Enrichment Module

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Mobile Game Development
  • Game Optimization

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Real-Time Simulation & Visualization
  • Digital Compositing and Rendering Techniques

Career Prospects

Graduates may be employed as computer animators, computer game designers and developers, special effect designers, interactive media programmers, 3D modelers / visualizers, web and game programmers.

Entrance Requirements

Please refer to General Entrance Requirements


VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant. There might be changes in the course details.

Miscellaneous

Late August: Students arrive in Hong Kong and attend registration and orientation activities

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 27, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
106,800 HKD
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Locations
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2018
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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