• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The BA Scheme in Design (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University aims to educate innovative and mindful problem-solvers who are sensitive to social needs, and to equip them with the necessary intellectual, technical and managerial skills that will facilitate their development as designers who will shape contemporary culture and invent desirable futures.

About

The BA Scheme in Design (Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers students a design education that is attuned to social trends and is sensitive to change. 

The School encourages students to think critically, learn independently and in teams, and experiment with dynamic, multilayered design processes that encourage them to weave culture and industry strands into appropriate social narratives.

Students applying for the Scheme may choose between four design disciplines:

  • BA(Hons) in Advertising Design;
  • BA(Hons) in Communication Design;
  • BA(Hons) in Environment and Interior Design; and
  • BA(Hons) in Product Design.

Career

  • Graduates of the BA(Hons) in Advertising Design can pursue careers  in the advertising industry as art directors, copywriters, interactive designers, account executives, and marketing executives.
  • Graduates of the BA(Hons) in Communication Design can pursue careers in corporate identity design, publication design, Web design, environmental graphic design, exhibition design, and packaging design, as well as newly emerging areas such as information design, motion graphics for television and film, interaction and user experience design.
  • Graduates of the BA(Hons) in Environment and Interior Design can pursue careers in the interior architecture professions and in related design industries. Graduates gain knowledge of how interior design intersects with other spatial and environmental disciplines in the design of the built environment, providing a gateway to further educational opportunities in landscape design, urban design and architecture. Graduates are allowed to choose from a wide range of career paths in spatial and environmental design.
  • Graduates of the BA(Hons) in Product Design can pursue careers as industrial/ product designers, product stylists, concept innovators, design managers, entrepreneurs, designers for product manufacturers and trading companies or be employed by product design consultancies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early round: 29 November 
    • Main round: 28 February
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The BA(Hons) Scheme in Design is normally undertaken over four years of full-time study.

  • Year One introduces students to their chosen disciplines and enthuses them about their study through subjects such as the Freshman Seminar.
  • Year Two provides students with the opportunity to investigate the characteristics of the discipline they choose and explore interests and develop their strengths.
  • Year Three allows the study path to be consolidated in the Design Studios and enriched by continued Discipline Specific Subjects, and co-operation with other students in multidisciplinary common Compulsory Subjects.
  • Year Four, the final year, develops students’ critical ability in design appreciation, the different perspectives of design thinking, and their own execution processes.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

A High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following:

  • ACT: Composite score of 24
  • AP: Grade 3 in 2 AP subjects
  • Redesigned SAT: Total score of 1190
  • SAT: Combined score of 1650, with a sub-score of 8 in essay writing
  • GCE A-level/International A-level: Passes in 3 AL subjects/2 AL and 2 AS subjects
  • IB: A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

HKD 140,000 per anunum

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Up to a maximum of HKD 190,000/USD 24,000 per annum

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Scheme in Design (Honours)
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