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Design Discipline

Discipline Overview of Design

Hong Kong has emerged as one of the regional creative capitals, where innovation creates global values and opportunities and generates enormous economic value.


In support of the government policy on developing the cultural and creative industries, Design Discipline provides through Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) the quality design education that cultivates knowledge, professionalism and new talents facilitating the prosperity of the creative industries and responding to the growing demand for design innovation of enterprises.



Graduates opting for further studies are eligible to apply for the degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities including:

  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • Lingnan University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Birmingham City University, UK
  • Coventry University, UK
  • Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • University for the Creative Arts, UK
  • University of Lincoln, UK
  • University of Westminster, UK

Career Prospects


Graduates may be employed as graphic, advertising, digital, sound, visual communication, branding, information, illustration, user experience design, multimedia, product, jewellery, timepiece, eyewear, architectural, interior, exhibition, stage, set, furniture, lifestyle product, fashion image, fashion visual merchandising and fashion designers, photographers, artists and art administration assistants, fashion brand management executives, fashion buyers, fashion journalists, hairstylists, animators, TV and film production assistants, audio engineers, and music producers, etc.


Professional Recognition


Many professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas acknowledge the quality of
our programmes, for example:

  • Asia Hair Masters Association (AHMA)
  • Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited (CASH)
  • Design and Art Direction (D&AD), UK
  • Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong (GAAHK)
  • Hong Kong Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals (AMP4) 
  • Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
  • Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA)
  • Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP)
  • Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel (HKITA)
  • Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA)
  • Hong Kong Jewellery Designers Association (HKJDA)
  • Hong Kong Society of Illustrators (HKSI)
  • Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK)
  • Institute of Print-media Professionals (IPP)
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Hong Kong Section (SMPTE-HK)
  • The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong (HK4As)  
  • The Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers (HKATTS)  
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) – Young Landscape Architects' Group (YLAG)
  • The One Club for Creativity, USA