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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Illustration

Programme code DE114112

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 210
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 14
Score Range : 10 - 20
Programme Aims
The programme aims to provide students with the creative and practical illustration abilities they need, including concept visualisation, graphic manipulation, critical and analytical thinking, and visual expression. Visual expression, storytelling, concept visualisation, media art, illustration appreciation, lettering and typography, as well as computer graphics are all areas of study. Areas of contextual studies will be conducted in the fields of entrepreneurship, professional practice, and cultural studies. Additionally, the curriculum offers expert-level instruction in observation, investigation of communication techniques, and visual interpretation.

The 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.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA).

Students can become associate member of the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators (HKSI) through its selection process.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.