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School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964.  Providing design education from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, the School is poised to play a leading role in nurturing new generations of designers and driving design innovation in the region.  PolyU Design is ranked as one of the top design schools in the world by BusinessWeek.


PolyU Design’s specialisms include advertising, environment and interior design, industrial and product design, visual communication, and digital media.  Programs are offered at higher diploma, bachelor, master, and PhD levels. Its Master of Design (Design Strategies) program was rated by the BusinessWeek among the world’s best “design thinking programs”.


Famous designers who graduated from PolyU Design include world-renowned fashion designer Ms Vivienne Tam, Oscar-winner and Supervising Animator for Shrek Mr Raman Hui, automotive designer of Porsche AG Mr Pinky Lai, Vice President of Exterior Design at Renault Mr Anthony Lo, amongst others.

Hong Kong Design Institute
Established in 2007, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design institution in Hong Kong under the VTC Group providing quality education to cultivate knowledge, professionalism and new talents underpinning the creative industries in Hong Kong.

With a rich heritage in design education through the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), HKDI brings together the strengths of the design departments to offer a broad range of programmes from foundation studies, to higher diploma, and on to degree programmes offered in collaborations with reputable overseas universities. Programmes spanning across foundation studies, communication design, digital media, fashion and image design, product and interior design, and architectural and landscape design.

HKDI adopts a “think and do” approach through contemporary curriculum and active collaborations with industry. HKDI emphasizes teaching and learning experiences that provide first-hand knowledge and encourage active participation. The comprehensive design programmes are enriched with activities to nurture strengths with creative thinking skills, cultural sensitivity and global perspectives.

Last Update: November 11, 2011