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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Visual Communication

Programme code DE114106

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; and
  • 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):
  • UWE Bristol, UK: BA (Hons) Graphic Design#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253266)
  • UWE Bristol, UK: BA (Hons) Illustration#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 253265)

# 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 apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities:
  • City University of Hong Kong: BA Creative Media
  • Hong Kong Baptist University: BA (Hons) in Visual Arts
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Advertising Design / BA (Hons) in Communication Design / BA (Hons) in Interactive Media / BA (Hons) in Social 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
Graduates may be employed as graphic designer, information designer, brand consultant, user experience designer, user interface designer, event / promotion art director, packaging designer, book designer, illustrator, storyboard artist and character designer, in areas as diverse as graphic house, design consultant, branding, advertising, magazine and publication media, book design, printing, packaging, digital marketing, event and exhibitions, illustration, environmental and spatial graphic, museum display, art / event promotion and image direction. Graduates frequently work as individual design practitioners and design entrepreneurs setting up their own studios.