Skip to main content
Open/Close Side Menu Open/Close Main Menu
Start of Content
Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Illustration

Programme code DE114112

Graduates may articulate to the degree programmes offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi):
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Advertising
Graduates may pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE):
  • UWE Bristol, UK: BA (Hons) Fine Arts#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253254)
  • UWE Bristol, UK: BA (Hons) Illustration#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253265)

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE.

Graduates may apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities:
  • City University of Hong Kong: BA Creative Media
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: BA (Hons) in Visual Arts
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Advertising Design / BA (Hons) in Communication Design / BA (Hons) in Digital Media / BA (Hons) in Social Design
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as illustrator, concept artist, character designer, mural artist, storyboard artist, comic artist, graphic designer, event and project coordinator, pre-production artist and visual artist in areas as diverse as illustration, mural, spatial illustration, design studio, design consultant, branding, advertising, magazine, storybook design, event and exhibition promotion, film art direction, pre-visualisation for game and animation design, and packaging design. Graduates frequently work as individual illustrator, artist or design entrepreneur and set up their own studios.