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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Visual Design for Journalism

Programme code DE114701

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 30
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
13
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Applicants are not required to show portfolio in the interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide students with industrial techniques of audio-visual, storytelling skills, reporting and editing, art and culture knowledge and ethical judgment in journalism aspect, together with IT, interpersonal and design related skills for employment and further study. The programme offers both practical and theoretical journalism knowledge to the students through media workshops, real case studies, competitions, master classes, industrial collaborative projects and workplace attachments. Students will be equipped with the competence of media application and critical thinking in visual journalism.
 
This programme also covers generic, language and communication skills training, whole-person development and workplace experience, in order to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as video journalist, photographer, video producer, video editor, copywriter, editor, reporter, graphic designers, media coordinator and publication designer in the following areas: press media, online media, media broadcast, television production, film, multimedia, magazine, publication, digital production.
Articulation
This programme is developing articulation to top-up degree programmes offered by universities overseas.
 
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students can apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. 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.