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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Furniture and Lifestyle Product 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 Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design (Subject Group) [Programme Code: DE110513]", please click here for more information.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
This programme is purposely developed and designed to focus on furniture and lifestyle product design. Students will be guided to explore the masterpieces by modern masters and the worldwide trend of furniture and lifestyle products, from the past to present era. Design projects will be emphasised on integration of living style, furniture and lifestyle design objects to achieve a total design outcome.
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
With the steady growth in property market and economics of Hong Kong recently, there has been a tremendous need for better interior furniture and lifestyle products to suit various urban and modernised living spaces, including household space in residential buildings, working space in commercial buildings and other recreational spaces like trendy restaurants and boutique hotels. The market simply demands for variety in home furniture, office system furniture, designer furniture and other related interior lifestyle products.
In this connection, graduates can work in furniture production companies, lifestyle product design companies, furniture brand shops and other furniture retail business. Alternatively, they may work in interior design firms specialised in living space and furniture design.
Graduates can 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) :
  • The Sheffield Hallam University, UK: BA(Hons) Product Design#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253188)
# 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 are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by:
  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi): BA (Hons) in Product Design
Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programme of local university:
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Product 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 Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK).
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.