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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Interior Design

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.

To study this programme, applicant should apply for "Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group) [Programme Code: DE110512]", please click here for more information.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
Interior designers work to create harmonious, practical and aesthetically pleasing environments and spaces. During this programme students learn how to achieve this by understanding the relationship between historical, social, cultural, economic, and technical considerations with successful designs.  They also learn how to research and develop and present creative ideas.  Students will be equipped with professional and technical design skills through individual and team projects.  Graduates will possess confidence, technical competence, presentation skills and project management skills to work in a professional design studio.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can work for small or large-scale architectural and interior design firms in corporate, residential, hospitality, retail, food and beverage, and leisure developments, etc. Graduates may also work for industries related to built environment design.
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) Interior Architecture and Design#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253121)
# 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 :
  • The 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 are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and the Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.