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Information Technology Discipline

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation

Programme code IT114206

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Lee Wai Lee) - 60
IVE (Sha Tin) - 60
IVE (Tuen Mun) - 60
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2021 (Note 1)
13
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 Games and Animation (Games)
  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation)
The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the stream in the 2nd semester (provisional), subject to their choice, academic performance and availability of places in specific streams.
Programme Aims
To cope with rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become professionals for design and development of computer game, computer animation, and visual effects. This is also a unique programme in which students will be able to access cutting-edge computer systems and software to realize their creative ideas for the production of digital entertainment products.
 
The computer game stream is designed with modules to develop the competency of graduates in applying computer graphics programming techniques in developing interactive game and training simulation applications.
 
The computer animation stream is designed with modules to enable graduates to become professional computer animators to serve the growing market of computer games, animated feature films, television and visual effects productions.
 
The animation GBA practice stream in cooperation with Shenzhen Polytechnic allows students to master the necessary knowledge to understand the work environment, latest industry development and recruitment process in the Mainland such as the employment market, work culture and development opportunities.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language 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 computer animators, computer game designers and developers, special effect designers, interactive media programmers, 3D modelers / visualizers, web and game programmers.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
  1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution :
    • The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. Degree programmes in local universities :
    • The Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Hong Kong Metropolitan University
    • The University of Hong Kong
  3. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus):
    • The Coventry University, UK
    • The University of the West of England, UK
  4. Other Universities in the UK and Australia
Professional Recognition
The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2021 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2021 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 content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.