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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Illustration

Programme code DE524112

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2021. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2022/23 will be announced in Mid May 2022.
Modules (Credit)
Semester 1 :
  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction (6)
  • MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (6)
  • Information Technology Essential – Smart Living (6)
  • Creative and Design Thinking (10)
  • Communication Design in Context: Illustration (3)
  • Digital Illustration (7)
  • Illustration Appreciation (7)
Semester 2 :
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence (6)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports (6)
  • Cultural Studies (15)
  • Studio: Editorial Illustration (19)
  • Workshop: Visual Language (10)
Semester 3 :
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations (9)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics (11)
  • Communication Design Studio: Illustration (6)
  • Enrichment Module (6)
Semester 4 :
  • English and Communication: Reports (9)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing (9)
  • Communication Design Futures: Illustration (3)
  • Studio: Narrative Illustration (15)
  • Workshop: Print (6)
Semester 5 :
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials (10)
  • Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1) (3)
  • Studio: Contemporary Illustration (23)
  • Workshop: Media Art (6)
Semester 6 :
  • Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2) (3)
  • Professional Practice: Illustration (3)
  • Studio: Concept Illustration (15)
  • Workshop: Life Drawing (9)
Semester 7 :
  • Lettering and Typography (10)
  • Independent Study: Research (21)
  • Portfolio Development (23)
Semester 8 :
  • Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace (3)
  • Independent Study: Proposal (11)
  • Graduation Project (30)
Module Across Semesters :
  •  Industrial Attachment^ (10)
^ Applicant may apply for exemption of this module if he / she has at least two-year full-time work experience (from the date of attaining the qualifications that can meet the entry requirements of Higher Diploma Programme) in relevant trade.
* All students have to complete one enrichment module before graduation.

[Required No. of Credits for Graduation: 345]
Note:
All students will be required to take and pass all of the Whole Person Development modules before graduation. Students possessing at least two-year full-time work experience (from the date of attaining the qualifications that can meet the entry requirements of Higher Diploma Programme) can apply for module exemption subject to passing the related assessment. Please click here for details.