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Higher Diploma in Film, Television and Photography

Programme code DE114111

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 210
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 Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
  • Higher Diploma in Film, Television and Photography (Cinematography)
  • Higher Diploma in Film, Television and Photography (Directing and Scriptwriting)
  • Higher Diploma in Film, Television and Photography (Photography)
  • Higher Diploma in Film, Television and Photography (Post-Production)
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
This programme aims to equip students with necessary skills and production knowledge for film, television and photography industry with an approach to hands-on, practical learning on pre-production, production and post-production skills.
 
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 may be employed as cinematographer, photographer, director, producer, film / video editor, scriptwriter, production manager, lighting director, art director, creative director, television technical director, digital imaging technician, visual effects producer, etc.
Articulation
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 City University of Hong Kong: BA Digital Television and Broadcasting / BA Creative Media / BA Media and Communication
  • The Hong Kong Baptist University: BCOMM (Hons) - Film Major / BA (Hons) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media
  • The Hong Kong Metropolitan University: BFA (Hons) in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art
  • The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts: BFA (Hons) in Film and Television
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in 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 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).
Notes
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.