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 Diploma of Foundation Studies

Diploma of Foundation Studies - Design

Programme code FS113002D

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.
Duration of Study
1 Year
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Kwun Tong)
IVE (Morrison Hill)
Youth College (Yeo Chei Man)
Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure) OR Equivalent.
Programme Aims
This Programme aims to provide students with design fundamentals, language and generic skills for further studies. Through a "think and do" interactive approach, the design modules emphasise the conceptual and practical skills, design technology, the creative process, and the key aspects of the design industry. Students also learn presentation, communication and interpersonal skills necessary for the study of design.
Career Prospects
This Programme equips students with skills required for employment in the design and creative industries and also prepares them for further studies.
Graduates of Diploma of Foundation Studies are eligible to apply for VTC’s Higher Diploma programmes, which normally require five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language.
Professional Recognition
Students who are studying Diploma of Foundation Studies - Design are eligible to apply for the following student membership:
  1. Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
  2. Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong Limited (IDSHK)
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.