Higher Diploma in Creative Design and Media (Moving Image)

Introduction
HKCT Higher Diploma in Creative Design and Media (Moving Image)
This programme nurtures video producers who are able to develop a media project from concept, to master the video production and monitor the quality of production.
 
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). HKCT offers the lowest tuition fee after deduction of SSSDP maximum subsidy when comparing with other institutions’ higher diploma programmes in the same discipline.
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Contents

Programme Contents
Higher Diploma in Creative Design and Media (Moving Image) features both theory and practice of moving image production and broadcasting; focus on nurturing video producers who are able to develop a media project from concept, master video production to monitor the quality of product; strengthen students' critical thinking and team work. Students learn from practicum, which will lay a good foundation for their future careers. In particular, creative thinking, aesthetic sense, filming and editing are essential skills for professional moving image producers who are required to possess all-round practical skills to tackle all kinds of challenges and difficulties during productions.

Programme Features

  • Professional Equipment: HKCT provides professional moving-image filming and post-production equipment such as high definition production studio, audio booth, outside broadcasting facilities, aerial filming drone quadcopter and 3 axis gimbals stabilizer.
  • Industry Networking: Professional talks and seminars by experienced practitioners in the industry will be arranged.
  • Diverse Opportunities: Students can enhance their practical skills and accumulate production experiences through practical exercises and experiential learning activities
  • Software at Industrial Level: The programme includes different professional software such as Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Animate, Dreamweaver, etc.
  • No Written Assessment: Students are assessed by professional practice and project assignments.
  • Career Oriented: The programme is career-oriented which emphasizes practical and applied learning, students could have more opportunities to use professional equipment and software. 
  • Small Class Teaching: Lectures are conducted in small class size, students could receive more individual attention.
  • Membership Recognition: Students are eligible to apply for student membership of Hong Kong Design Association (HKDA)

Featured Modules

  • Innovation and Information Technology in Society
  • Creative Thinking
  • Digital Media and Design Appreciation
  • Storyboarding
  • Introduction to Audio Visual Imaging
  • Animation
  • Introduction to Post-Production
  • Project Development and Presentation
  • Sound Editing and Mixing
  • Post-Production
  • Studio and Outside Broadcasting
  • Final Project (Moving Image)

Star Teacher

Mr Kenny Chung
Founder and Director of Digipost Production
Experienced Digital Media Producer
Instructor of "Canon Institute of Creative Imaging"

Articulation and Career Pathway
  • Graduates can articulate to bachelor degree programmes related to the design discipline. (The bachelor degree programmes can be completed within a year.)
  • Graduates can take up various positions such as assistant producer, producer, production assistant, cameraman, video editor, post-production operator, duty director, AV support technician, and media-related administrative staff / coordinator.
  • 2023 Graduation Progression
    40% Articulated to related local Bachelor's Degree Programmes
    60% Employment

Articulation Agreement with: 

University of Sunderland

 

Our students have articulated to the below degree programmes in recent years:

BA (Hons) Media, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Writing and Film Arts, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Internship

Over 15 organisations provide internship opportunities to students. Students may be arranged for internship in 4As advertising company/student enterprise/related overseas organization to obtain practical work experience. 

Programme Details
Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2024

Duration

2 Years

Location
Entry Requirements
  1. Attained Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects#, including Chinese and English [each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects at “Attained” level as equivalent to Level 2 in the application]^; or
  2. Pass in 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Level subjects in HKALE; and 5 passes in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; or 
  3. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin/ Diploma of Applied Education; or
  4. Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or 
  5. Holder of Pre-Associate Degree; or 
  6. Holder of Diploma and 
    - the qualification should be awarded by one of the local or overseas recognised tertiary institutions / post-secondary colleges; and 
    - the length of study is at least 450 teaching hours; or 
  7. Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or 
  8. Equivalent qualifications; 
    AND 
  9. Pass the admission interview. 

#If one of the five HKDSE subjects considered is “Citizenship and Social Development”, the general admission requirement shall be “Attained” instead of “Level 2”. 
^Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is in general accepted as Chinese Language qualification, but it is not considered as an elective subject. 

TSEI Ming Cho
Articulated to Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Creative Writing and Film Arts, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

"During my study at HKCT, teachers provided many opportunities to enrich my learning experience. I participated in different types of creative competitions and won various awards. The programme allowed me to practice the media production knowledge and professional shooting skills that I have learnt. With the help of teachers, I have been admitted to bachelor degree programme (senior year entry)."

Year 1: $56,808 Year 2: $62,454

The tuition fee above is under 2024/25 Cohort.
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2024/25 academic year, a subsidy of up to $39,890 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $16,918. HKCT offers the lowest tuition fee after deduction of SSSDP maximum subsidy when comparing with other institutions’ higher diploma programmes in the same discipline. 

QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:21/000168/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2021 to 31/8/2024

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement may apply for a 1-year Diploma/ Diploma of Applied Education (listed below) and articulate to this higher diploma programme.

Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.
This programme is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2024/2025 academic year, a subsidy of up to $39,890 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student admitted to this laboratory-based programme. The first-year tuition fee after subsidy is $16,918. Only local students are eligible for the subsidy under SSSDP.