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Higher Diploma in Creative Design and Digital Applications (2 years)

Higher Diploma in Creative Design and Digital Applications (2 years)

This 2-year program is suitable for graduates of the Diploma in Creative Design and Digital Applications (1 year) program, or those who wish to pursue a career in the design industry. Graduates of this programme can articulate to the Degree in Creative Design and Digital Applications (3 years) program.

Students will develop their creative skills in graphic design through a variety of courses. Among other things, the program will focus on ways to use art for effective visual communication and explore appropriate technical tools to accomplish design goals. In order to develop students' individual styles, students will be provided with design and art culture-related learning opportunities to explore and develop their talents.


Core Assessment

Each subject will have in-class assignments and at least two assignments to assess whether student work demonstrates an understanding of the skills, techniques and processes learned in class. In addition, students are required to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned to complete their final projects individually and in small groups. The assessment will include visual expression, technique and creative ability, creativity and imagination, and overall performance.

This 2-year program aims to provide students with opportunities to develop their knowledge, attitude and skills in producing creative media and appreciate the emergence of digital economy core technology. Besides, students are able to learn relevant knowledge by exploring different open-source software and tools

Students will attend modules to improve their creative skills in digital graphic design. In particular, there will be a focus on effective visual communication through art, and on the exploration of suitable technical tools to accomplish design purposes. For the purpose of developing students' personal styles, lessons on design and culture will be given for students to explore and develop their talents.

GIMP, Inkscape, Penpot, Krita, Blender, web development tools



Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledgeable and skillful in producing creative media and appreciative of digital economy core technology
2. Explore different creative styles, techniques and tools, and develop your own personal style in the process
3. Learn different creative digital tools to handle different tasks
4. Be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills to creative work
5. Be eligible to apply for top-up degree programmes in computer science, information technology and related fields in a number of local and overseas institutions
6. Become a multi-faceted, lifelong learner


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