Professional Diploma in Graphic Design



This two years programme provides a fast route to pursue a UK honors degree in graphic design.


This programme offers a flexible part-time learning route to those who pursue for vocational and professional learning opportunities in graphic design. Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for the final year of BA (Hons) Graphic Design Top-up (Reg. No.: 251629)* awarded by University of Sunderland in collaboration with Hong Kong College of Technology. 
* It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. 




Programme Details
Mode of Study

Part Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face (Classes may need to conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students’ safety)

Commencement of Study

Every September, January and May


Entry Year

Year 1


2 Years

Entry Requirements

Year 1 Entry Requirement(s):

  • Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Holder of Diploma with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Student aged 21 or above with 3 years of relevant working experience; or
  • Equivalent Qualifications

Year 2 Entry Requirement(s):

  • Holder of Higher National Certificate in related area with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Holder of Higher Certificate in related area with 1 year of relevant working experience; or
  • Holder of Advanced/Professional/Higher Diploma or Associate Degree of other disciplines with 2 years of relevant working experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis; or
  • Equivalent Qualifications

Note: All applicants must pass an admission interview.


Year 1 

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design 
  • Typographic Skills 
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design 
  • Animation Techniques for Interactivity in Art and Design 
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design 
  • Photographic Techniques 

Year 2 

  • Critical Study in Art and Design 
  • Editorial Design 
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design 
  • Interactive Media Web Authoring 
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation 
  • Corporate Identity in Graphic Design 

+ Course content is subject to review and changes without prior notice. 


Total $45,000 (in 6 installments)

HKCT Alumni Fee Reduction

  • HKCT former student who has completed a one year programme or above is eligible.
  • 5% of total tuition fee reduction (max $1,000) will be made in the last instalment of tuition fee payment.


Tel: 2276 8514 / 2926 1222


Tuition fees will be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.
Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.