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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Creative Media

Programme code DE114102

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2021. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2022/23 will be announced later.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
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 / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; 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. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
  • Higher Diploma in Creative Media (Interactive Media)
  • Higher Diploma in Creative Media (Mobile App and Web)
The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the streams in the 2nd semester, subject to their stream choice, academic performance and study place availability in specific streams.
Programme Aims
In response to the advancement of digital media and new technology, this programme provides cutting-edge creative applications for students to experience the new technology, equips students with digital literacy and technical competency in working with interactive media, mobile applications and website design technics to reconfigure our relationship with the world towards smart cities and new lifestyle.
This programme also covers generic, language and communication skills training, whole-person development and workplace experience, in order to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may work from entry level to become :
Art director, graphic designer, interactive exhibition designer, interactive media designer, mobile app designer, smart media designer, user experience designer, user interface designer, and web designer, etc.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas.

This programme is developing articulation to top-up degree programmes  offered by universities overseas, of which the potential partnering programme include :
  • Coventry University, UK: BA (Hons) Media#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education : 252720)
# 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 Multimedia Technology and Innovation
  • BA (Hons) in Advertising

Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. Some examples are :
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University :
    1. BA (Hons) Scheme in Design
    2. BA (Hons) Digital Media
    3. BA (Hons) Interactive Media
    4. BA (Hons) Applied and Media Arts
    5. BA (Hons) Communication Design
  • City University of Hong Kong :
    1. BA Creative Media
    2. BSc Creative Media
    3. BAS New Media
  • Hong Kong Baptist University :
    1. BA (Hons) in Visual Arts
    2. BCOMM (Hons) - Film Major (Animation and Media Arts Concentration)
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong :
    1. Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media)

Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Hong Kong Section) ; and affiliate membership of Hong Kong Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals (AMP4).
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.