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Associate in Design (Visual Communication)
Programme Code: 8C113-VC
Programme Leader: SUN, Vera Nim-yan 申念茵
Assistant Programme Leader: N/A

Admission Score for this programme (2016/17 Cohort): 12-21
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What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Well-equipped learning facilities: design studios, IT laboratories, metal and wood workshop, ...

Graduate sharing

Looking back to the setback in the public examination, I believe that taking a hard road may be more suitable for me. ...

Why this programme?

  • Well-equipped learning facilities: design studios, IT laboratories, metal and wood workshop, multi-purpose studios, critique area
  • Opportunities to participate in design projects for clients
  • Guest lectures, seminars, international design forums, exhibitions, field trips, workplace and factory visits
  • Annual exhibition and publication of students' final year projects

 

Providing you with training in Publication Design, Interactive Media Design, Digital Video Production, Logo Design and Visual Identity, Visual Literacy, Communication Theory, etc, this programme will equip you with the professional knowledge and technical skills required for further development in visual communication. After graduation, you will be able to pursue further studies in related disciplines or a career in a design discipline. In 2016, the articulation rate for this programme was nearly 77%.

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 18 - 20 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 40 local and overseas bachelor's degree ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

You are required to take, in two years, 18 - 20 subjects in total, comprising 12 - 14 General Education Subjects and 6 Discipline-specific Subjects.

 

General Education Subjects

 

8 - 9 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • Creative and Design Thinking
  • English for Academic Studies (Design) I
  • English for Academic Studies (Design) II
  • Fundamental Visualisation Skills
  • Introduction to Visual Studies 
  • Mathematics in Design Context
  • Multimedia Fundamentals
  • Practical English for College Students^

 

@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE English are exempted from taking this subject.

 

4 - 5 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

*Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take four General Education elective subjects.

 

For the full list of more than 50 General Education subjects, please click here.

 

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

4 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Client Project
  • Final Project in Visual Communication
  • Introduction to Design I
  • Introduction to Design II

 

2 Elective Subjects# (from the following subjects)

 

  • Applied Photography
  • Digital Illustration and Hand Drawing
  • Editorial Design and Publication Technology
  • Interactive Digital Design

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.

 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.
 

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates

 

More than 40 local and overseas bachelor's degree programmes have admitted graduates from HKCC's Associate Degree Scheme in Design. For the articulation track record of graduates, please click here.

 

Career Prospects

 

  • Advertising Visualiser
  • Artist/Designer in Graphic Design
  • Art Instructor
  • Assistant Art Director
  • Illustrator
  • Photographic Production Assistant
  • Pre-Press Production Assistant
  • Promotion Designer
  • Publication Artist/Designer
  • Media Production Assistant