Higher Diploma in Games and Animation

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,523

About this course

This programme prepares students for the digital entertainment industry by equipping them with practical knowledge and skills, in addition to generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience. Students will be able to use the latest computer systems and software as part of their learning process, as they work towards becoming professionals in the design and development of computer games, computer animation and visual effects. 

The first semester of the programme is a common semester. After that, students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas:

  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games) - students learn to apply computer graphics programming techniques in developing interactive games and training simulation applications
  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation) - students are trained to become professional computer animators, after which they may enter the growing market for computer games, animated feature films, television and visual effects productions

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent 

Curriculum

Semester 1 :

  • English & Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Mathematics and Problem Solving Techniques
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Game Design
  • Digital Video and Photography Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics

Semester 2 :

  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Mathematics for Multimedia Studies
  • Information Technology Essentials – Media
  • Network Fundamentals
  • 3D Computer Visualization
  • Interactive Media and Games

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Game Programming

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Computer Animation Pre-production

Semester 3 :

  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Advanced C++ and Graphics Programming

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Character Design and Animation

Semester 4 :

  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Final Year Project
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • Digital Audio Production

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Game Engine Programming
  • Interactive Game Development Project

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Computer Animation Project
  • Digital Visual Effects

Semester 5 :

  • IT Professionalism
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Final Year Project
  • Enrichment Module

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

  • Mobile Game Development
  • Game Optimization

Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

  • Real-Time Simulation & Visualization

Digital Compositing and Rendering Techniques

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