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Higher Diploma in Interior Design

Programme Code: HD 115 3762 0085 2151 0720 hdid@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 66 - 403

In response to the increasing demand for design professionals in Hong Kong, the College offers this programme with an aim to develop both the conceptual thinking and technical capabilities of young people who aspire to become designers.

Programme Aims & Features

This programme aims to develop the conceptual thinking and technical capabilities of young people who aspire to become interior designers. The teaching team comprises professional designers, registered architects and experienced academics. Our programme is well recognized and supported by the industry of Interior design and professional associations. It prepares students for both employment and further degree studies at local or overseas universities by equipping them with professional and practical knowledge.

Professional Recognition

Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA).

Job Placement

Internship Scheme, sponsored by One Plus Partnership Ltd to provide internship opportunities for students to be professional designers.

Achievements

For three consecutive years, students have won the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards organised by the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, Including : Excellence Medal in 2012; Silver Medal and two awards from the Best 10 in 2013; Best 10 award in 2014 from Student Category.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 66%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Environment & Interior Design

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) in Creative Arts & Culture - Visual Arts
BA (Hons) in Creative Arts & Culture & BEd (Hons) - Visual Arts (co-terminal double degree)

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Interior Design)

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the following full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following university:

Middlesex University London, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Graphic Design (For graduates of Higher Diploma in Visual Communication)
Bachelor of Arts (Honour) Interior Architecture (For graduates of Higher Diploma in Interior Design)

Graduates may also apply for admission to Year 2 of a three-year degree programme in the UK or Year 3 of a four-year programme in the USA. The following universities recognise credits earned in our programme:

  • Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Kingston University, UK
  • University of Sunderland, UK
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Career Prospects

Students have excellent career opportunities after graduation. Many graduates were recruited by reputable design firms.

Steve Leung Travelling Scholarship

The Steve Leung Travelling Scholarship, sponsored by Steve Leung Designers Ltd, to be awarded to a student of the Higher Diploma in Interior Design programme for a self-planned summer study tour.

M Moser Interior Design Awards

M Moser Interior Design Awards, sponsored by M. Moser Associates Ltd, to be awarded to the best four final year students of the Higher Diploma in Interior Design.

Admission Interview

Qualified applicants should bring along with you a simple portfolio to the admissions interview. A portfolio can include sketchbook, drawings, photos etc.

 

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

 
GENERIC SKILLS
  • Visual Arts in Contexts
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese
SPECIALISM

Year 1

  • Research Method for Design
  • Lighting
  • History of Art and Interior Design
  • Rendering for Interior Design
  • Concept Exploration
  • Computer Aided Design for Interiors 1 (Drafting)
  • Design Projects 1
  • Graphic Design for Interiors

 

Year 2

  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Design Projects 2
  • Computer Aided Design for Interiors 2 (Modeling)
  • Building and Interior Systems
  • Design Management and Professional Practice
  • Design Projects 3 and Portfolio Preparation
  • Materials and Detailing 

 

Fung Tsz Yan, Codie
Fung Tsz Yan, Codie
  • Graduated from HD in Interior Design in 2014
  • Graduate of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, Middlesex University
  • Asst. Interior Designer in Hands creations Ltd.

All our lecturers are qualified academics or well-experienced practitioners in the industry, and are very responsive to our questions and enthusiastic.

Tsang Yuen Ching, Sarah
Tsang Yuen Ching, Sarah
  • Graduated from HD in Interior Design in 2016
  • Studying in BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, Middlesex University

The lectures always arouse a good deal of passion for the subject among the students and are very helpful.

Lai Oi-Yi, Erica
Lai Oi-Yi, Erica
  • Graduated from HD Interior Design in 2015

The lectures always arouse a good deal of passion for the subject among the students and are very helpful.

Leung Tsz Wa, Connie
Leung Tsz Wa, Connie
  • Graduated from HD Interior Design in 2014
  • Graduate of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, Middlesex University
  • Interior Designer in M. Moser Associates

The course curriculum is pitched at the right level for the students which inspires learning and paves the path for a promising career in interior design.

Cheung Yuk-Shan, Shanny
Cheung Yuk-Shan, Shanny
  • Graduated from HD Interior Design in 2014
  • Asst. Interior Designer in Steve Leung Designers Ltd.

All our lecturers are qualified academics or well-experienced practitioners in the industry, and all are very responsive to our questions and very enthusiastic.