Programme
As the application of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and other immersive art in various industries becomes increasingly widespread, the demand for art technology talents in the job market is growing. The Higher Diploma in Art Tech Design (HDATD) aims at equipping students with the necessary knowledge of art, culture, and technology, emphasising an innovative approach to art expression. It cultivates a new generation of creative talents by providing both theoretical and practical work-based training of artistic knowledge, art technology application skills, and business thinking to young professionals. Graduates are expected to be job-ready for related fields of art technology and creative industries, such as art curation, business design, and creative media production. They can also articulate to local UGC-funded undergraduate programmes, self-funded undergraduate programmes, or overseas undergraduate programmes.
Brochure
Programme Structure
This is a 2-year full-time programme consisting of 19 courses.
1
st
year
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Writing Academic English
  • Art History and Appreciation
  • Design Thinking for Creativity and Innovation
  • Introduction to Explainer
  • Fiction and Avatar Development
  • Data Visualisation Aesthetic
  • Culture and Style
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Literacy and Problem Solving
  • ART TECH Voyage
2
nd
year
  • English for Business
  • Practical Chinese Writing
  • Gamification Theories and Practice
  • Emerging Technologies
  • User Experience Design (UI/UX)
  • Business Concepts and Entrepreneurship
  • Team Work and Collaboration
  • Final Year Project
Industry Partners
The programme is supported by leading corporations and organisations which offer students a range of activities and workplace experiences such as career mentorships, internships, company visits, workshops, and guest seminars. These initiatives aim to equip students with the necessary technical and soft skills to meet the demands of the future workforce.
Professional Recognition
Hong Kong Designers Association Membership
Student Membership
Students of the Programme are eligible to apply for student membership of HKDA.
*A Student Member may hold his membership for a maximum of five (5) years, depending on the duration of his studies. When the full-time studentship of a student member is completed, his membership shall cease.

Associate Membership
Graduates of the Programme are eligible to apply for Associate membership of HKDA.
Qualification Awarded by HKBU
Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded the Higher Diploma in Art Tech Design by HKBU.
Internship and Mentorship
Students will have opportunities to participate in internships with renowned companies. They will also receive mentoring from experienced art tech professionals who will provide guidance on their professional and personal development.
Focus on Market Development Trend
The curriculum focuses on the latest developments in the art tech market such as XR applications ,gamification practices, and data visualisation aesthetics.
Articulation to Local and Overseas Undergraduate Programmes
Graduates may apply for admission to various undergraduate programmes including local UGC-funded programmes, self-funded programmes or programmes from overseas universities.
The College provides a wide range of facilities and services to enhance students’ learning and personal growth.
Libraries and Learning Commons
HKBU e-Learning Platforms
Medical and Dental Services
Counselling Support
Sports Facilities
Student Societies and Interest Clubs
Career Prospects
Graduates will be able to take up entry-level positions in Art Tech and media design sectors, such as

Junior content curators
Graphic designers
Web designers
Animators
Progression Pathways
Upon completion of the Higher Diploma in Art Tech Design, graduates may choose to enter the job market or articulate to the UGC-funded Senior Year Places (Year 3) through the non-JUPAS scheme to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Graduates can also articulate to the self-funded undergraduate programmes offered by the Division of Communication, HKBU CIE:
Admission Requirements
  1. Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects^ (including Chinese Language* and English Language); or
  2. Relevant and substantial work experience and/or prior qualification(s) obtained in or outside Hong Kong with demonstrated ability to undertake sub-degree education; or
  3. Successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Education or equivalent; or
  4. Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the School/College; or
  5. Applicants aged 21+ with acceptable qualifications to justify admission
^ If one of the five HKDSE subjects is Citizenship and Social Development, the minimum entrance requirement would be “Attained” in this subject and Level 2 in four other HKDSE subjects (including Chinese Language* and English Language). Level 2 in Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2) is recognised as one of the five HKDSE subjects. Applicants can use Applied Learning subjects for admission purposes.
* “Attained” or above in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Scholarships
The College provides a number of scholarships to recognise students with outstanding academic qualifications or other unique achievements.
Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee & Application Fee


Tuition Fee (Academic Year 2024/25)

Tuition Fee per semester: HK$29,925 
One year in total: HK$59,850 

  1. All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  2. Tuition fees are paid annually in two equal instalments, before the commencement of the first and second semesters.
  Students are required to pay full tuition fees during the normal period of study.
  3. For students who complete the graduation requirements within a period which is shorter than the normal study period,
  they are still required to pay their tuition fees for the whole normal study period before they are approved for graduation.


Application Fee

Application Fee: HK$150 (for local applicants) and HK$300 (for non-local applicants).


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Deposit and Payment


2024 HKDSE Applicants

Payment (for 1st semester) Amount Due Date Methods

Tuition fee deposit

HK$5,000 Noon of 22 July 2024 # Please click here to learn more about payment methods
Payment (for 1st semester) Amount Due Date

Tuition fee balance

HK$24,925 

8 August 2024

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Non-2024 DSE Applicants

Admission Offer Issue Date Payment (for 1st semester) Amount Due Date Methods

On or before 10 July 2024

Tuition fee deposit HK$5,000 7 working days from the date of offer Please click here to learn more about payment methods
Tuition fee balance HK$24,925  19 July 2024
Admission Offer Issue Date Payment (for 1st semester) Amount Due Date Methods

From 11 July 2024 onwards

Tuition fee
(No deposit)
HK$29,925  Full pay within 2-7 working days from the date of offer
(depending on the issue date of admission offer)

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# Applicants who apply for the Programme on or after 21 July 2024, please refer to the due date of the tuition fee deposit stated on the debit note.



Refund of Deposit and Balance

If a 2024 HKDSE applicant has accepted an offer from JUPAS for (i) a full-time UGC-funded undergraduate programme (programmes offered by Hong Kong Metropolitan University and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts are not UGC-funded) or (ii) an undergraduate programme subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP), the applicant can apply for refund before the designated deadline.

  • Refund of tuition fee deposit and balance is only applicable to HKDSE candidates of 2024 who:
    1. have accepted an offer from JUPAS for
      1. a full-time UGC-funded undergraduate programme or
      2. an undergraduate programme subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP); and
    2. submit the application form for refund to the College of International Education with the following supporting documents.

  • Please submit the online application form for refund of deposit and balance to the College of International Education with the following supporting documents:
    1. Notice of offer or offer letter of
      1. the full-time UGC-funded undergraduate programme or
      2. the undergraduate programme subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP)
    2. Proof of tuition fee payment of the undergraduate programme
    3. Payment advice / receipt of the tuition fee deposit and/or balance of the Higher Diploma Programme in Art Tech Design offered by CIE
    4. Copy of bank account document (with name of account holder and account number).

  • Please submit the refund application on or before:
    1. 12:00 noon of 9 August 2024 (for applicants with JUPAS main round offer)
    2. 12:00 noon of 26 August 2024 (for applicants with JUPAS offer based on rechecking and remarking results)
    3. 12:00 noon of 29 August 2024 (for applicants with JUPAS clearing round offer)

  • Late applications or applications without the required documents will NOT be processed.

  • An administrative fee of HK$300 for refund application is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The administrative fee will be deducted from the eligible amount.

  • Please submit the online application form for refund of deposit and balance and the supporting documents to the College of International Education before the designated deadline via the link below:

Payment Methods *

* All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Application Fee VISA / Master / UnionPay PPS WeChat Pay

Applicants can pay a NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE application fee of HK$150 (for local applicants) or HK$300 (for non-local applicants) upon submission of your application via the following payment methods

  • Credit card (Visa / Master / China UnionPay)
  • PPS by Internet
  • Mobile Payment [Alipay / AlipayHK / BoC Pay / Faster Payment System (FPS) / UnionPay / WeChat Pay].
Note:
  • Only online credit card payment is available if you use a smartphone or tablet device to submit the application.
  • If using China UnionPay ("CUP"), please ensure that you have signed up your PRC credit or debit card with "CUP" online payment.
  • Applicants may open PPS accounts with ATM cards. Please visit the PPS website for details.


Tuition Fee Balance / Tuition Fee VISA / Master / UnionPay PPS

Applicants can pay the tuition fee via the following payment methods. Tuition fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

  • Internet payment services (Deduct from Savings/Current account)
  • Credit card through bank websites (Visa / Master / China UnionPay)
  • PPS
  • ATM
  • Cash/Cheque payment at Hang Seng Bank Counter
Note:
  • Please refer to the payment instructions attached to the tuition fee debit note
Application Methods
Current Year HKDSE Candidates
Applicants can apply through the Education Bureau’s E-APP system or CIE Online Application System.
Other Applicants
Applicants can apply through the CIE Online Application System.
Application Deadline
Deadline for Main Round Application - 2024/5/20
Deadline for Second Round Application - 2024/7/8
CIE Online Application System
Deadline for Local Applicants - 2024/8/8
Deadline for Non-local Applicants - 2024/6/30