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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Arts Technology

Programme code DE114201

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 30
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 16
Score Range : 14 - 17
Programme Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas:
  • Higher Diploma in Arts Technology (Show and Performance)
  • Higher Diploma in Arts Technology (Virtual 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
The integration of arts and technology has become a new trend in arts development. In the 2020 policy address, Arts Tech has been one of the strategic initiatives that HKSAR government will invest resources to support and promote its development.
In response to the foreseen manpower demand for arts tech talents in the arts and creative industries, the programme aims to equip students with artistic sensibility as well as production competence to apply technology (such as augmented reality, extended reality, real-time animation, etc.) expanding the possibilities of artistic creation, interactive engagement and immersive experience.
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 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), the Hong Kong Extended Reality Association (HKXRA) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Hong Kong Section).
  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.