Professional Diploma in Graphic Design

Introduction
Professional Diploma in Graphic Design -This programme offers a flexible part-time learning route to those who pursue for vocational and professional learning opportunities in graphic design.
This two years programme provides a fast route to pursue a UK honors degree in graphic design.
Contents
This programme offers a flexible part-time learning route to those who pursue for vocational and professional learning opportunities in graphic design. Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for the final year of BA (Hons) Graphic Design Top-up (Reg. No.: 251629)* awarded by University of Sunderland in collaboration with Hong Kong College of Technology. 
 
* It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. 
Highlights
Lecturer and students of Professional Diploma in Graphic Design took a visit to HK Museum of Art, exploring the latest development and style of contemporary art.
Lecturer and students of Professional Diploma in Graphic Design took a visit to HK Museum of Art, exploring the latest development and style of contemporary art.
Brenda CHIU
2019-20 Graduate 
 

I always believe that it is never too late to chase your dreams. Being a lab technician for five years, I started an unexpected journey in graphic design, an area that I am interested in, but never had enough courage to partake.

From the course, I have gained theoretical and practical knowledge on not only design, but also design thinking, problem-solving, marketing and how to deal with clients from experienced and helpful instructors. After my first year of studies, I got a job as a graphic designer in a branding company. From working and learning at the same time, my skills improved a lot.  All my instructors gave me lots of support and more importantly, encouragement whenever I ran into problems, whether it was a specific problem or a career decision. I was able to apply the knowledge I learnt from school in my daily work and at the same time, gain work experience as an independent graphic designer.

After graduation from the HKCT Professional Diploma in Graphic Design, I resigned from my job in the branding company to become a full-time mum, but I took some freelance jobs, which really made my daily life busy and exciting. I really think that the Professional Diploma will help those who are considering a career path in graphic design or who want a taste or understanding of what graphic design is about. 

Mode of Study

Part Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to be conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students’ safety)

Commencement of Study

Every September, January and May

Entry Year

Year 1

Duration

2 Years

Location
Entry Requirements

Year 1 Entry Requirement(s):

  • Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Holder of Diploma with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Student aged 21 or above with 3 years of relevant working experience; or
  • Equivalent Qualifications

Year 2 Entry Requirement(s):

  • Holder of Higher National Certificate in related area with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Holder of Higher Certificate in related area with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Holder of Advanced/Professional/Higher Diploma or Associate Degree of other disciplines with 2 years of relevant working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis; or
  • Equivalent Qualifications

Note: All applicants must pass an admission interview.

Year 1 

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design 
  • Typographic Skills 
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design 
  • Animation Techniques for Interactivity in Art and Design 
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design 
  • Photographic Techniques 

Year 2 

  • Critical Study in Art and Design 
  • Editorial Design 
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design 
  • Interactive Media Web Authoring 
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation 
  • Corporate Identity in Graphic Design 

+ Course content is subject to review and changes without prior notice. 

Total $46,320 (in 6 installments)

HKCT Alumni Fee Reduction

  • HKCT former student who has completed a one year programme or above is eligible.
  • 5% of total tuition fee reduction (max $1,000) will be made in the last instalment of tuition fee payment.

Tel: 2276 8514 / 2926 1222
Email: cie@hkct.edu.hk

Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.
All tuition fees are to be reviewed and adjusted every year.