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DE110512 Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group)
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Programme Stream
Students will choose one of the following specialised programmes so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
  1. Higher Diploma in Architectural Design (HKDI)
  2. Higher Diploma in Interior Design (HKDI)
  3. Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture (HKDI)

* The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the professional programmes in the 2nd semester, subject to their programme choice, academic performance and study place availability in specific programme.
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims The Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design runs a one-semester spatial and environmental based curriculum common to all first-year Higher Diploma students studying in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design. The programme aims primarily at students who have completed their secondary school education and expect to take up specialist spatial and environmental design studies. It is designed to reflect the context of basic design and creative knowledge and skills which serve as an introduction to, and preparation for, the year one students for the next four to five-semester study in their respective professional design programmes.

The spatial and environmental based common curriculum design provides a holistic experience to the year one students and a sound foundation to enable the students to confirm their study programmes within the Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design.
The 1st semester Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group) common foundation studies curriculum :
  • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Essentials
  • Creative Thinking
  • Architectural Visualization: Hand Drawing Technique
  • Design Studio: Spatial Definition
  • History and Theory of Design: Introduction
  • Principles of Building: Structure and Construction
  • Expanded Studies: Local Field Trip
Remark : Students have to complete the Enrichment Module in Semester 3, 4 or 5
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
There might be changes in the course details.