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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Culture

Programme code DE114105

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

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):
  • UWE Bristol, UK: BA (Hons) Fine Arts#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253254)
# 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 universities:
  • The Hong Kong Baptist University: BA (Hons) in Visual Arts
  • Lingnan University: BA (Hons) in Visual Studies
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong: BA in Fine Arts
  • The Education University of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Creative Arts and Culture (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
Apart from professional artists, graduates will have full potential to take up other career opportunities. These include graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, exhibition designers, visual merchandisers, etc. They can also be art administrators at the assistant level in art centres, gallery, cultural and educational organisation to run cultural programmes or art exhibitions. The graduates are capable to be future entrepreneurs who can turn concepts into art entrepreneurial ideas or they can be curators, critics, educators, cultural programme administrators in the future.