Programmes

Architecture, Interior & Product Design

The Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design (AIP) offers vibrant, creative programmes in the fields of Build Environment Design, Product and Jewellery Design, Design for Event and Performance. Working closely with the creative industries, we have developed niche programmes such as Retail & Exhibition Design. You will learn, under the guidance of experienced staff, to develop ideas, acquire technological skills, plan projects and confidently present your own creative design work.

Admission

01 ArchitecturalDesign

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110512

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical practicality for students who intend to pursue the architectural profession, providing the background training in visual communication, two and three dimensional designs, architectural theory and history, building principles and overseas field trips for the students to practice or to continue with further study in architecture. Students can design projects with various scales gradually such as house, entertainment centre, exhibition complex or urban space. The design scope can range from the unique external form to the atmospheric internal space. This programme also places emphasis on the chance for students to realise their designs and to join overseas exchange activities.

It will equip students with the technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal faculty, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a para-professional level, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue careers in the profession of architecture. It also aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional concerns leading to graduates capable of independent decision-making.

Remarks: The classes of this programme are mostly held at IVE (Kwun Tong).

Articulation to

- University of Lincoln, UK: BA (Hons) Architecture
- The University of Hong Kong: BA in Architectural Studies
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong: BSSc (Architectural Studies)
- City University of Hong Kong: BSc in Architectural Studies
- Chu Hai College: BSc (Hons) in Architecture

Career prospect

Architectural designer, architectural assistant, assistant architect designer

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02 InteriorDesign

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110512

Interior designers work to create harmonious, practical and aesthetically pleasing environments and spaces we live in. Students learn to achieve this by understanding how historical, social, cultural, economic and technical considerations help to make good designs. Students will learn how to research, develop and present creative ideas and concepts. Students will be equipped with professional and technical design skills through individual and team projects. The programme provides internship opportunities, industrial projects and seminars by renowned design professionals, through which students will understand industry requirements and acquire valuable and practical experience. Graduates will possess confidence, technical competence, presentation skills and project management skills to work in a professional design studio.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA (Hons) Interior Design
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design

Career prospect

Interior designer, furniture designer, lighting designer, interior decorator, interior design consultant

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03 LandscapeArchitecture

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110512

This programme provides a rich learning experience for students with a passion for the environment and people, who aspire to become landscape architecture profession. It lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students who intend to pursue the landscape architecture profession, providing the background training in landscape planning and spatial design skills, planting design, landscape architecture theory and history, landscape technology, and visual communication, for the students to practice or to advance to further studies in landscape architecture. It equips students with technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal and managerial knowledge, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a para-professional level, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue careers in the profession of landscape architecture. It also aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional concerns leading to graduates capable of independent decision-making.

It prepares students for articulation to further education in landscape architecture so as to advance their careers as landscape architects and project managers in landscape architecture. Graduates can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by overseas partner university, Birmingham City University; and degree programme offered by THEi. They can hence continue to further their studies in relevant Master’s degree programmes, sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organizations, and be qualified as Registered Landscape Architect.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA(Hons) in Landscape Architecture
- Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design
- The University of Hong Kong: BA in Landscape Studies

Career prospect

Landscape architectural assistants, project assistants and technical officers in landscape architectural firms, contractors, developers, and governmental sectors

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04 Event and ExhibitionDesign

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance(Subject Group).
Programme code DE110514

Hong Kong is one of the most popular places in the world for international companies to showcase their products and services on exhibitions and conferences. As a result, there is a high demand for specialist graduates to design, produce and manage various promotional events every year.

The Higher Diploma programme will give students the knowledge and skills to work as both a designer and a manager in the event and exhibition industry. Students will learn basic design methodology and techniques including cultural context and spatial layouts, and also creative production skills for event and exhibition design, animation, lighting and interactive presentations. Students will also learn about marketing, trade promotions, corporate image design and event management in international events and exhibitions.

Articulation to

University of Lincoln, UK : BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design

Career Prospect

Exhibition designer, project coordinator, user interface designer, visual merchandiser, retail designer

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05 Stage and SetDesign

This programme is one of the specialised programme under the Higher Diploma in Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance(Subject Group).
Programme code DE110514

Facing the globalisation of Chinese film market, the growing number of cable and network TV channels, and the more common cases of mainland-Hong Kong funded film and TV projects, the demand for creative professionals in media and entertainment surely will be making new heights. This programme outlines the big picture of film, TV and theatre production through the aspiring eye of an Art Director or Stage Designer to-be. It not only introduces students to the essentials of aesthetics and design methods, but also nurish students’ creative thinking, technique, ability and vision, by integrating diverse learning experience with a hands-on cirriculum.

This programme is 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.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK: BA (Hons) Interior Design
- The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts: BFA (Hons) Degree in Theatre and Entertainment Arts

Career prospect

Production designer, assistant art director, props maker, props designer, assistant set designer in film productions, assistant theatre set designer, assistant theatre lighting designer, computer visualiser / draftsman, as well as assistant technical director and technician

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06 Furniture andLifestyle Product Design

This programme is one of the specialised programmes underr the Higher Diploma in Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110513

The programme is purposely developed and designed to focus on furniture and lifestyle product design. Students will be guided to explore the masterpieces by modern masters and the worldwide trend of furniture and lifestyle products, from the past to present era. Design projects will be emphasised on integration of living style, furniture and lifestyle design objects so as to achieve a total design outcome.
 
Students will be equipped with all necessary professional knowledge of furniture production through design projects, workshop practices and factory visits. Elegance of detailing and knowledge of new materials and technology are the key objectives. The programme also provides internship opportunities, industrial projects and seminars by renowned design brands and professionals. Graduates will possess confidence, and technical competence, presentation skills and project management skills to work in a professional design studio.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA (Hons) in Product Design
- Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Product Design
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Product Design

Career Prospect

Furniture Designer, lighting designer, product designer, interior design advisor

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07 Jewellery Designand Technology

This programme is one of the specialised programmes underr the Higher Diploma in Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110513

The programme covers jewellery design, technology and management. The programme provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to the fields of jewellery design, CAD / CAM technology, gemmology, marketing and retailing, etc. The programme enables students to develop students' potential in the modern principles of jewellery design, craftsmanship, manufacturing technology, and gemmology. It equips graduates with comprehensive skills for their future careers in the jewellery industry. The programme also aims to enhance the students' abilities in languages in order that they can communicate in English and Putonghua with confidence to capitalise on the growth in business relationships in the mainland and around the world.

Articulation to

- Sheffield Hallam University : BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork
- Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Product Design
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Product Design

Career prospect

Jewellery designer-makers, quality controllers, merchandisers, jewellery supervisors, jewellery marketing executives

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08 ProductDesign

This programme is one of the specialised programmes underr the Higher Diploma in Product, Furniture and Jewellery Design (Subject Group).
Programme code DE110513

Hong Kong aspires to develop into a design hub regionally while China is a major manufacturer globally, and product design in Hong Kong has become more important. The programme will allow students to study culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse product and market trend, master technology and produce concept to rejuvenate or enhance products. The programme will provide individual or group projects in collaboration with industries, through which students will acquire communication, presentation skills and professional practice required by industries. Graduates will be confident, technically competent, creative and culturally sensitive, ready to embark on a career as a product designer.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA(Hons) in Product Design
- Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong: BA(Hons) in Product Design
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA(Hons) in Product Design

Career Prospect

Product Designer, product developer, UX designer, industrial designer

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Department News

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Student Award | 10 May 2019

HKDI Interior Design students won awards in Saint-Etienne Design Award 2019

HKDI News | 28 April 2019

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HKDI News | 25 February 2019

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