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Higher Diploma in Digital Music and Media

Programme code DE114104

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 120
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR 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 Aims
This programme aims to educate students the music production and related technology for composing, creating, recording and manipulating digital music and sound, and video production, multimedia production and theater production, etc., in order to provide a new breed of music, sound and audio talents/designers and production specialists for cross-sector activities in media and entertainment industry.
This is a unique programme in Hong Kong that integrates education and training in both music production and audio technology for media production. Adopting "student-centered" pedagogy to enable students to acquire knowledge through participation in various practices and learning activities, this programme provides a creative, experimental and technically orientated learning experience to students in building up their professionalism.
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 be employed in music production as music composer, arranger, sound designer, film & TV music scoring and sound designer, production sound and live sound recording engineer, administrator in stage & arts management, and music related entertainment industry.
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 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 can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities:
  • The Hong Kong Baptist University: BA (Hons) in Music / BMus (Hons) in Creative Industries
  • The Education University of Hong Kong: Bachelor in Music Education / BA (Hons) in Creative Arts and Culture (Music) / BA (Hons) in Creative Arts and Culture (Music) and BEd (Hons) (Music) Co-terminal Double Degree Programme

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 can become "associate writer member" of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) after assessment. Students are eligible to apply for student or affiliate membership of the Hong Kong Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals (AMP4), the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Hong Kong Section).
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.