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School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
PolyU has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964.  Providing design education from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, the School is ranked as one of the top design schools in the world by BusinessWeek and the first in Asia among the top 25 in the world by Business Insider. In August 2013, the School will reach a major milestone when it moves to Jockey Club Innovation Tower, a purpose-built facility for design designed by award winning architect Zaha Hadid.

Research has been a cornerstone of PolyU Design with topics focusing on pillars including Communication Design, Public and Space, and Design Foundation. It reaches the top in productivity in academic journals in Asia.

PolyU Design’s specialisms include advertising, environment and interior design, product design, communication design, interactive and digital media. Programs are offered at higher diploma, bachelor, master, and PhD levels. Its Master of Design (Design Strategies) program was rated by the BusinessWeek among the world’s best “design thinking programs”.

Famous designers who graduated from PolyU Design include Raman Hui (Animation), Freeman Lau (Branding, Art), Vivienne Tam (Fashion), Anthony Lo, (Automotive), Yip Kam-tim (Film), Dennis Chan (Jewelry), among others.

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
As a leading provider of design education in the region, HKDI is committed to the offering of excellent learning opportunities to keep pace with the growing demand of the creative industries.

The state-of-the-art HKDI campus at Tiu Keng Leng is an international award-winning architecture tailor-made for quality design education.  Designed to encourage a dynamic flow of people and ideas, and equipped with the latest learning facilities and exhibition spaces, it enhances the creative learning experience at HKDI.

Derived from the “think-and-do” approach, our comprehensive design programmes encourage active participation and nurture our students’ creative thinking, cultural sensitivity and global perspective.  Active collaborations with industry such as joint projects and attachment programmes provide our students with first-hand knowledge of the latest industry trends.

HKDI’s curricula are purposely designed to ensure relevance and responsiveness to industry development.  Our wide-ranging programmes are offered by four academic departments – Design Foundation Studies, Communication Design and Digital Media, Fashion and Image Design and Product and Interior Design.  HKDI graduates’ qualifications are highly recognised in the market and have achieved successes in different areas of design.  Our Higher Diploma graduates may choose to pursue Top-up Degree programmes with international collaborators and on Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) to attain degree qualifications within one or two years.


Last Update: June 27, 2014