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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.





2+1 International Track


Design Discipline Higher Diploma students will be offered an 2+1 International Track which affirms a smooth articulation to a relevant locally accredited, Hong Kong government recognised honours bachelor’s degree programme offered by designated UK universities upon successful completion of their studies and the qualification is equivalent to a local degree programme.


Students pursue their full-time top-up degree programmes offered under this 2+1 International Track scheme will receive a non-means-tested annual subsidy of $33,740# from the Government.


# The amount of subsidy may have adjustment annually



Graduates may progress to the relevant THEi Degree programmes or apply for degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities for further studies.


Career Prospect


Graduates may be employed as graphic, advertising, digital, sound, visual communication, brand, 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 engineer, and music producers, etc.



Professional Recognition


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


  • AHMA Hair Council Limited (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 Extended Reality Association (HKXRA)
  • Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
  • 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 Printing and Publishing Media Industry Workers Union (HKPPMIWU)
  • Hong Kong Publishing Professional Society (HKPPS)
  • Hong Kong Society of Illustrators (HKSI)
  • Hong Kong Visual Merchandising Art Association (HKVMAA)
  • Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK)
  • Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC)
  • 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)
  • The One Club for Creativity, USA