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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design and Technology

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 covers jewellery design, technology and management, which provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to the fields of jewellery design, personal accessories and image product design such as eyewear and timepiece, CAD / CAM technology, gemmology, marketing and retailing. It enables students to develop their potential in the modern principles of jewellery design, craftsmanship, manufacturing technology, and gemmology. Graduates are equipped with comprehensive skills for building their careers in the jewellery, personal accessories and image product design industry.
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
This 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.
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):
  • 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 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 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.
Professional Recognition
This programme is strongly supported by the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association (HKJMA). Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), the Hong Kong Jewellery Designers Association (HKJDA) 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.