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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Event and Exhibition Design

To study this programme, applicant should apply for "Higher Diploma in Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance (Subject Group) [Programme Code: DE110514]", please click here for more information.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
Hong Kong is one of the most popular places in the world for international companies to showcase their products and services on exhibitions and conferences. As a result, there is a high demand for specialist graduates to design, produce and manage various promotional events every year.

The Higher Diploma programme will give students the knowledge and skills to work as both a designer and a manager in the event and exhibition industry. Students will learn basic design methodology and techniques including cultural context and spatial layouts, and also creative production skills for event and exhibition design, animation, lighting and interactive presentations. Students will also learn about marketing, trade promotions, corporate image design and event management in international events and exhibitions.
Career Prospects
The careers for graduates are extensive. Graduates may be employed as designers for events, exhibitions, conferences, multimedia presentations, museums, and shopping malls displays. In addition, there are opportunities for careers in event promotion, coordination and organisation.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas.
They are eligible to apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)# :
  • University of Lincoln, UK: BA(Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 252461)
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE.

Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. An example is :
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on an individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students can apply to be student members of Hong Kong Designers Association.
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.