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Interdisciplinary Programmes

Higher Diploma in Arts and Cultural Events Management

Programme code IU114003

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
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. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme prepares students with both arts & cultural knowledge and business sensibilities to plan, operate and promote various arts and cultural venues and events.  It trains students on the use of creativity to design innovative arts and cultural activities for engaging audience to experience the vibrant of these industries.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

This is the first batch of higher diploma programmes adopting dual-track learning approach by going through workplace training and receiving classroom teaching at the same time.
Career Prospects
Graduates can pursue their marketing, events planning and curating, production, operation and education careers in arts and cultural sectors, including various creative & popular cultural events, theatres, galleries, and museums.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) or the overseas university below in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) :
  1. Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BSc (Hons) Events and Leisure Management#
  2. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK : BA (Hons) International Business Management#
  3. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK : BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management#
The Discipline is negotiating with universities and academic establishments to offer graduates top-up degree programmes locally.

# 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 for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
This programme is planning to collaborate with West Kowloon Cultural District. The Interdisciplinary Unit will invite guest speakers from various professions and arrange related workplace attachments for students to enhance their professional knowledge and employability.

Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA).
Notes
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.