• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The BA Communication Design (Hons) programme at 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.

Overview

The BA(Hons) Scheme in Design 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.

The School also encourages the development of creative thinking through independent learning, experimentation with creative and contextual research processes and the questioning of existing design paradigms. 

The programme provides students with opportunities to participate in international collaborative projects and enroll on student exchange programmes. The School’s close relationship with the design industry allows students to engage in real world design projects with input from the industry, as well as summer industrial internships.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BA Communication Design (Hons) programme at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Subjects included:

  • Year One introduces students to their chosen disciplines and enthuses them about their study through subjects such as the Freshman Seminar. The year leads students to learn while providing a broadly based foundation in common design skills and thinking within a design discipline.
  • 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

  • GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT/Advanced Placement Test: A High School (Graduation) Diploma and any one of the following: a total score of 1190 in the SAT Reasoning Test; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 24; AND grade 3 in two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 600 in two SAT Subject Tests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR 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.

HK$140,000

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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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