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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design and Technology

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
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design

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):
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK: BA (Hons) Jewellery, Materials and Design#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 252251)
# 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 also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local university:
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: BA (Hons) in Visual Arts
  • 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 individual basis.
Career Prospects
The programme is the only sub-degree level programme in Hong Kong which provides training in the field of jewellery design and manufacturing technology. The jewellery industry in Hong Kong is one of the six largest export industries among all manufacturing industries, and the largest earner in the world in terms of output. Industry demand is so great that the graduate employment is almost guaranteed. They will work as design professionals in the jewellery industry and eventually become fully fledged jewellery designers. Students will also acquire fundamental knowledge on marketing, branding, timepiece, eyewear, personal accessories, etc. Graduates can work in a wide range of industries as jewellery designer-makers, timepiece designer, eyewear designer, quality controllers, merchandisers, supervisor, marketing executives, developing their own brands / products.