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Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

None, Hong Kong
Setting Urban
Living cost Information not available
Student population Medium
International students 1%
Institution type Public

About Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a member institution of the VTC group. 

As a leading provider of design education in the region, the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is committed to providing quality education to cultivate knowledge, professionalism and new talents for the evolving creative industries. HKDI adopts a “Think and Do” approach through contemporary curriculum and active collaborations with industry. Our curriculum is designed with input from industry leaders to ensure its relevance and responsiveness to industry developments. HKDI programmes are quality assured by the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. With many years of experience in design education, HKDI offers programmes spanning across Design Foundation Studies, Communication Design and Digital Media, Fashion and Image Design, and Product and Interior Design.

Following a philosophy of encouraging creativity in action, the state-of-the-art campus of HKDI was designed to provide an open and dynamic environment conducive to creative learning and innovative exploration. It blends an open outlook with teaching and learning spaces that encourage interaction, cross-fertilisation of ideas and responsiveness to the community and the wider world.

Our students and alumni are provided with career development advisory and support services. Through articulation arrangements with renowned overseas universities, HKDI Higher Diploma graduates can pursue Top-up Degree courses locally and attain degree qualifications within one or two years.

Campus information

The campus is fully equipped with essential state-of-the-art facilities to prepare students for a well-rounded campus life. Each campus was purpose-built with specialized facilities for students of different disciplines to gain know-how and practical skills in their chosen areas. Facilities include:

  • DESIGN BOULEVARD: Design Boulevard offers access to the auditorium, exhibition spaces and common facilities.  Designed as a “breathing space” for the campus, it evokes a feeling of pantry culture, with space for student activities and the interaction of creative minds.
  • VTC AUDITORIUM: The VTC Auditorium accommodates over 700 people, with specially designed acoustics to enhance performances, conferences and other gatherings.  Available for hire, this venue is a focal point of the HKDI’s interaction with the community.
  • EXHIBITION SPACE: The HKDI Gallery and d-mart provide a combined exhibition space for over 1,600 square metres.  Open to the public and intended to showcase the breadth of design generated in or related to the HKDI, the two spaces host exhibitions, trade and industry related events, and display of student works.
  • LEARNING RESOURCES CENTRE: Far more than just a library, the Learning Resources Centre is a place for reflection and interaction, where students are encouraged to openly discuss what they learn.
  • WORKSHOPS: There are over 100 workshops providing teaching support to areas of Apparel, Audio and Visual, Graphics, Model, Multimedia and Technology, Jewellery and Watches.
  • RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Lifestyle is a source of creativity.  Surrounded by recreational facilities that make the students relax, that is why they are full of inspired ideas.

Accommodation

There are two student dormitories and both offer shared accommodation. The Pok Fu Lam dormitory has 132 bed spaces and is situated on the south side of Hong Kong Island. The Tsing Yi dormitory has 880 bed spaces. The accommodation fee for 2016/17 academic year is HKD2,000 per month and residence period is from September to May of next year.

Why study in Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)?

Unique Learning Experience

HKDI emphasizes the “Think and Do” approach in order to nurture the next generation of thinking designers. We also foster interaction and encourage openness so as to make learning fun.

Promising future

Our graduates are highly valued by businesses and industries for their creativity, professional knowledge, practical skills and workplace competency.

Dynamic Learning Environment

With its innovative design, HKDI encourages a dynamic flow of people & provides a perfect platform for the staff and students to interact.

International Perspective

HKDI collaborates with education institutes and industry partners worldwide giving students the opportunity to directly learn from renowned experts in design industries all over the world and participate in overseas exchange programmes.

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