The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design institution under the VTC Group. It provides high-quality education to cultivate knowledge and professionalism and produces emerging talents who underpin the creative industries in Hong Kong.


A Dynamic Learning Environment

HKDI’s award-winning campus is dedicated to providing the most dynamic learning environment for quality design education.


Quality Programmes

With years of experience in design education, HKDI brings together the strengths of four design departments – Architecture, Interior and Product Design, Communication Design and Digital Media, Design Foundation Studies and Fashion and Image Design – to offer 20 design programmes. Highly flexible in articulation and advanced education, HKDI offer students a three-year university degree pathway from a Higher Diploma to Bachelor degrees offered by reputable universities in the UK. 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.


Creativity in Action

HKDI adopts a “think-and-do” approach through its contemporary curriculum and active collaborations with local and international academic and industry partners. Students are given opportunities to acquire hands-on experience and participate in global exchange programmes to expand their horizons while enhancing their creative thinking and social sensitivity.


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.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

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Hong Kong Design Institute

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the backgr ... [+]

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, two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, building principles and overseas field trips for the students to practice or to continue with further study in architecture. Students can design projects with various scales gradually such as a house, entertainment centre, exhibition complex or urban space. The design scope can range from the unique external form to the atmospheric internal space. This programme also places emphasis on the chance for students to realize their designs and to join overseas exchange activities.... [-]

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Hong Kong is an international fashion business centre. Many international fashion enterprises have regional offices in Hong Kong. Renowned international fashion brands ha ... [+]

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 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.... [-]

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This programme is designed to enable students to work in the fashion design and product development field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, l ... [+]

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Hong Kong is one of the key fashion centres in the world. The fashion industry is extensive and includes fashion clothing and accessory design, research and development, merchandising, retailing, brand promotion and management.

This programme is designed to enable students to work in the fashion design and product development field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, learning through fashion shows, live projects, design competitions, international exchange program, working with visiting practitioners and organisations from fashion and related industries. Students will be expected to acquire the techniques in design concept generation, pattern making and sewing fashion products. The Knitwear Design and Accessories Design streams will further provide students with a more comprehensive learning scope as needed in the market.... [-]

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Fashion Image Design has emerged as a new profession specializing in make-up, hair styling, fashion styling and fashion photography to create the best and most appropriat ... [+]

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Fashion Image Design has emerged as a new profession specializing in make-up, hair styling, fashion styling and fashion photography to create the best and most appropriate image and styling for an individual, brand and corporate. The programme seeks to enable students to master the most up-to-date communication strategies, knowledge and skills of image creative sector for fashion.

The programme offers students opportunities to work with industries professionals and exposure of the newest trends by industries guest seminars. Students of this programme will be taught with systematic and professional training in enhancing the abilities of both individual and collaborative practice. By the time of programme completion, graduates are ready to contribute in various roles of creative talents in fashion communication, advertising, film, TV and media, and art direction, etc.... [-]

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The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, ana ... [+]

Programme Aims

Hong Kong aspires to develop into a design hub regionally while China is a major manufacturer globally, and product design in Hong Kong has become more important. The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse product and market trend, master technology and produce a concept to rejuvenate or enhance products. The programme will provide individual or group projects in collaboration with industries, through which students will acquire communication, presentation skills and professional practice required by industries. Graduates will be confident, technically competent, creative and culturally sensitive, ready to embark on a career as a product designer.... [-]

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This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Throu ... [+]

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 artworks as well as the basis for entrepreneurial ideas.... [-]

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Hong Kong Design Institute
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O,
New Territories

Hong Kong, HK