Hong Kong Design Institute

Introduction

About Us

Committed to providing quality education to cultivate knowledge, professionalism and new talents for the evolving creative industries, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) adopts a “Think and Do” approach through contemporary curriculum and active collaborations with industry. With many years of experience in design education, HKDI brings together the strengths of the Design departments to offer programmes spanning across Foundation Studies, Communication Design and Digital Media, Fashion and Image Design, and Product and Interior Design.

Following a philosophy of encouraging creativity in action, the state-of-the-art campus of HKDI was designed to provide an open and dynamic environment conducive to creative learning and innovative exploration. It blends an open outlook with teaching and learning spaces that encourage interaction, cross-fertilisation of ideas and responsiveness to the community and the wider world.

As a leading provider of design education in the region, the HKDI is committed to offering excellent learning opportunities to keep pace with the growing demand of the creative industries.

A Dynamic Learning Environment

The HKDI commenced the 2010/11 academic year in its award-winning new campus in Tiu Keng Leng. The campus is dedicated to providing the most dynamic learning environment for quality design education.

Creativity in Action

The HKDI’s comprehensive design programmes include activities to nurture your creative thinking and decision-making skills, cultural sensitivity and global perspective. The HKDI experience is based on a “think-and-do” approach that will allow you to develop your passion for design while imparting the skills and knowledge needed for success.

Quality Programmes and Student Support

Our curriculum is designed with input from industry leaders to ensure its relevance and responsiveness to industry developments. HKDI programmes are quality assured by the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Our students and alumni are provided with career development advisory and support services. Through articulation arrangements with renowned overseas universities, HKDI Higher Diploma graduates can pursue Top-up Degree courses locally and attain degree qualifications within one or two years.

A Valued Choice to Success

Design can offer you a rewarding and fulfilling career. We look forward to having you as a member of the HKDI family.

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Diploma

Higher Diploma in Architectural Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the background training in visual communication, basic two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, [+]

Programme Aims This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the background training in visual communication, basic two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, and basic building methodology and construction technology for the students to practice or to continue with further study in architecture. It will equip students with the technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal faculty, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a para-professional level, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue careers in the profession of architecture. It also aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional concerns leading to graduates capable of independent decision-making. This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation. Curriculum Semester 1: English and Communication : Workplace Interaction Whole Person Development : Self-efficacy Enhancement Information Technology Essentials - Design Cultural Studies Fundamentals Cultural Studies and Design Expanded Studies 1 : Local Field Trip History and Theory of Design 1 Principles of Building 1 Architectural Visualization 1 Architectural Design 1 Semester 2: English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports Whole Person Development : Integrated Career Development Creative Thinking 1 : Hemisphere Thinking Creative Thinking 2: Strategic Thinking... [-]

Higher Diploma in Fashion Branding and Buying

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an international fashion business centre. Many international fashion enterprises have regional offices in Hong Kong. Renowned international fashion brands have also been developing their markets in Hong Kong and China in recent years. [+]

Programme Aims Hong Kong is an international fashion business centre. Many international fashion enterprises have regional offices in Hong Kong. Renowned international fashion brands have also been developing their markets in Hong Kong and China in recent years. The Fashion Branding and Buying consists of a wide range of activities in the spectrum of the whole supply-demand pipeline, including brand promotion, communication, editorial, product development, sourcing, marketing, retail buying, retail operations , visual merchandising and display design, etc.. This programme is designed to enable students to work in the different areas of Fashion Branding and Buying. Emphasis will also be put on enriching students' international exposure. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, through different learning experiences such as lectures, tutorials, projects, visits, competitions and industrial attachments. Broad knowledge and skills in fashion branding and marketing, trend analysis, global business environment, design, materials and technology form the core components of the programme from which students can select one of the specific study scopes in (1) branding and communication, (2) product development and sourcing, (3) retail buying and management, or (4) visual merchandising. This programme is also designed with an emphasis on training of generic skill, language and communication, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation. Programme Stream Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas : Higher Diploma in Fashion Branding and Buying (Branding and Communication) Higher Diploma... [-]

Higher Diploma in Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The Department of Product and Interior Design runs a one-semester three-dimensional broad-based curricula common to all first year Higher Diploma students studying in Product Design, Interior Design and Exhibition Design. [+]

Programme Aims The Department of Product and Interior Design runs a one-semester three-dimensional broad-based curricula common to all first year Higher Diploma students studying in Product Design, Interior Design and Exhibition Design. The programme is aimed primarily at students who have completed their secondary school education and expect to take up specialist 3-dimensional design studies. It is designed to reflect the context of basic design and creative knowledge and skills which serve as an introduction to and preparation for, the year one students' next four semesters' study in their respective professional design programmes / streams. The three-dimensional broad-based common curriculum design provides a holistic experience to the year one students and a sound foundation for enabling students to confirm their study programmes/streams within the Department of Product and Interior Design. Programme Stream Students will choose one of the following specialised programmes so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas: Higher Diploma in Exhibition Design (HKDI) Higher Diploma in Interior Design (HKDI) Higher Diploma in Product Design The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the professional programmes in the 2nd semester, subject to their choice, academic performance and availability of places in specific programmes/streams. Curriculum The 1st semester Higher Diploma in Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group) common Foundation Studies Curriculum: English and Communication : Workplace Interaction Whole Person Development : Self-efficacy Enhancement Information Technology Essentials - Design Cultural Studies Fundamentals Creative Thinking 1 : Hemisphere Thinking Three Dimensional Design Studies Structure, Material... [-]

Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Culture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Through collaboration and innovation with the arts sector, the programme creates a lively environment where interdisciplinary arts projects flourish. [+]

Programme Aims This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Through collaboration and innovation with the arts sector, the programme creates a lively environment where interdisciplinary arts projects flourish. Graduates are also nurtured to become professional arts practitioners. From the conceptual to the practical, the two-year programme provides a dynamic and vibrant environment that inspires students to experiment with ideas and develop their own artistic language so as to encourage originalities in art creation. Graduates are cultivated to steer and support their art concepts based on theoretical insights, practical skills and understanding of culture. With faculty mentoring, such concepts can be developed as professional fine art works as well as basis for entrepreneurial ideas. Integration with the arts community is promoted through collaborative work with visiting fellows or artists-in-residence, museum or gallery visits, exhibitions and internships. Such synergy not only enhances their passion for creative engagement, but also enriches their practical know-how. The latitude of experience deepens their understanding in the fields of visual arts, culture, curatorial projects and arts management. This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation. Programme Highlights Visual Arts Practice and Making Painting New Genre Media Art History and Theories of Visual Arts Community Project and Cultural Management Curriculum Semester 1: English and Communication : Workplace Interaction Whole Person Development :... [-]

Higher Diploma in Visual Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

This programme aims to develop students' ability to communicate creatively by using creative visual and digital media. The focus of the programme is to equip students with visual communication skills on analytical thinking, visual expression and problem solving, message interpretation, [+]

Programme Aims This programme aims to develop students' ability to communicate creatively by using creative visual and digital media. The focus of the programme is to equip students with visual communication skills on analytical thinking, visual expression and problem solving, message interpretation, manipulation and communication through a wide range of graphic design media including branding and marketing, persuasive strategy, information, interactive design and visual manipulation. We aim at nurturing self-motivated problem-solvers who are observant, curious, passionate and dare to explore new frontiers in visual communication. The programme also provides a broad educational experience with creativity, project management, interpersonal communication and team-building skills which matches industry demands for flexible, articulate graduates who are able to compete in a dynamic, fast paced and ever changing regional creative environment. This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communicaiton training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation. Programme Stream Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas : Higher Diploma in Visual Communication Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Brand Design) Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Information Design) Higher Diploma in Visual Communication (Photography) The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the streams in the 2nd semester, subject to their choice, academic performance and availability of places in specific streams. Curriculum Semester 1 : English and Communication : Workplace Interaction Whole Person Development : Self-efficacy Enhancement Information Technology... [-]

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Hong Kong, HK