The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Desgin
PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964. The School is ranked one of the best in Asia in the area of art and design of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. Academic programmes are offered at higher diploma, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels, in highly diverse design expertise including Product Design, Communication Design, Advertising Design, Digital Media, Interior Design, Environment Design, Social Design, Urban Design, International Design and Business Management, Design Management, Design Strategy and Interaction Design.
Famous designers who graduated from PolyU Design include Raman Hui (Animation), Freeman Lau (Branding and Art), Vivienne Tam (Fashion), Eric Chan (Product), Anthony Lo (Automotive), Yip Kam-tim (Film), Dennis Chan (Jewelry), among others.
The School provides a high level, well equipped teaching and learning environment in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, a landmark building designed by the late legendary architect Zaha Hadid.
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 and attain degree qualifications within one or two years.