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

Programme code DE114501

This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students who intend to pursue a profession in architecture. It provides background training in visual communication, 2D and 3D design, architectural theory and history, fundamental building methodology and construction technology for students to practise or to continue with further study in architecture. It aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional studies to strengthen graduates’ ability to make independent decisions. The curriculum is supported by design foundation studies, 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 (Kwun Tong).

Articulation to

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

Career prospect

Architectural designer, architectural assistant, assistant architect designer

02 Jewellery and ImageProduct Design

Programme code DE110511
This programme is one of the streams for the Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design (Subject Group).

Hong Kong is the world’s leading exporter of jewellery, timepieces, eyewear and other image products. This programme aims to provide students with a balanced knowledge of design and fabrication technologies and cultural awareness in preparation for a professional career in the jewellery and image product design business. The programme emphasises creative explorations, conceptual development, visualisation, computer 3D design and realisation skills. Students also acquire fundamental knowledge of marketing, branding, jewellery, timepieces, eyewear, personal accessories and leather goods.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA(Hons) Product Design
- Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA(Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University : BA (Hons) in Product Design

Career prospect

Jewellery designer, timepiece designer, eyewear designer, product designer, fashion and trend journalist, retail executive, independent brand/product developer

03 Jewellery Designand Technology

Programme code DE110511
This programme is one of the streams for the Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design (Subject Group).

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 their 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 students’ language abilities so 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.

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

Articulation to

- Sheffield Hallam University : BA(Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Product Design

Career prospect

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

04 LandscapeArchitecture

Programme code DE114502

This programme provides a rich learning experience for students with a passion for the environment and people and who intend to pursue careers in the landscape architecture profession. It lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students, providing the necessary background training in landscape planning, spatial and planting design skills, landscape architecture theory and history, landscape technology and visual communication for students to practise or to advance to further studies in landscape architecture.

It equips students with the necessary technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal and managerial knowledge, professional language, leadership qualities and interpersonal and other generic skills at a para-professional level by blending theoretical knowledge and practical application. This enables students to pursue careers in the landscape architecture profession.

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA(Hons) in Landscape Architecture
- 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

05 ExhibitionDesign

Programme code DE110510
This programme is one of the streams for the Higher Diploma in Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group).

Hong Kong is one of the most popular places in the world for international companies to showcase their products and services at exhibitions and conferences. As a result there is a high demand for expert specialist graduates to design, produce and manage the many promotional events which take place each year.

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

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : BA(Hons) in Interior Design
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

06 Furniture andLifestyle Product Design

Programme code DE110510
This programme is one of the streams for the Higher Diploma in Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group).

This programme is purposely developed and designed to focus on furniture and lifestyle product design. Students are guided to explore masterpieces by modern masters and worldwide trends of furniture and lifestyle products from past to present eras. Design projects that emphasise an integration of living style, furniture and lifestyle design objects are implemented to achieve a total design outcome.

Students are equipped with all necessary professional knowledge of furniture production through design projects, workshop practice and factory visits. Elegant detailing and knowledge of new materials and technology are key objectives. The programme also provides internship opportunities, industry projects and seminars by renowned design professionals and design brands. Graduates will possess the confidence, technical competence, presentation skills and project management skills necessary to work in a professional design studio.

This programme emphasises 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) in Product Design
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Product Design

Career Prospect

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

07 InteriorDesign

Programme code DE110510
This programme is one of the streams for the Higher Diploma in Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group).

Interior designers work to create harmonious, practical and aesthetically pleasing environments and the 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, industry projects and seminars by renowned design professionals, through which students will understand industry requirements and acquire valuable practical experience. Graduates will possess confidence, and 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 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 Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design

Career prospect

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

08 ProductDesign

Programme code DE110510
This programme is one of the streams for the Higher Diploma in Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group).

In view of the fact that the HKSAR government aspires to develop Hong Kong into a design hub in the region, and that a large proportion of the world’s products are manufactured in China, product design is becoming more important. The programme emphasises the study of culture and lifestyle and how these factors influence the design of a product. Students will also learn to conduct research, analyse product and market trends, master technology and create concepts to rejuvenate or enhance a product. Students will acquire communication and presentation skills as well as professional practice required by the industries through individual or group projects. Graduate will be confident, technically competent, creative and culturally sensitive, ready to embark on a career as a product designer.

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

Articulation to

- Birmingham City University, UK : 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

09 Stage and SetDesign

Programme code DE114508

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

Events | 18 August 2018

Product Design Project 2018 showcasing at “What is MUJI?” Exhibition

HKDI News | 7 July 2018

The opening ceremony of “HKDI Jewellery Design Graduation Show at Loupe 2018” exhibition

Student Award | 18 June 2018

HKDI students strike gold with smart design of transformative apartment

HKDI News | 18 April 2018

Opening Ceremony of OPOD Tube Housing Exhibition