HKDI in the Spotlight

Higher Diploma in Visual Arts and Culture
Programme code DE114105 – subvented programme
Full Time - Semester-based (Normally to be completed in 2 years)

This interdisciplinary programme offers all-rounded immersion in contemporary visual arts media and engages students actively with the cultural industries at large. Through collaboration and innovation with the arts sector, the programme creates a lively environment where interdisciplinary arts projects flourish. Graduates are also nurtured to become professional arts practitioners.

From the conceptual to the practical, the two-year programme provides a dynamic and vibrant environment that inspires students to experiment with ideas and develop their own artistic language so as to encourage originalities in art creation. Graduates are cultivated to steer and support their art concepts based on theoretical insights, practical skills and understanding of culture. With faculty mentoring, such concepts can be developed as professional fine art works as well as basis for entrepreneurial ideas.

Integration with the arts community is promoted through collaborative work with visiting fellows or artists-in-residence, museum or gallery visits, exhibitions and internships. Such synergy not only enhances their passion for creative engagement, but also enriches their practical know-how. The latitude of experience deepens their understanding in the fields of visual arts, culture, curatorial projects and arts management.

This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication skills training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Remarks: The classes of this programme are mostly held at IVE (Morrison Hill)

Application »