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Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group)

Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group)
Programme Aims

The programme aims primarily at students who have completed their secondary school education and expect to take up specialist spatial and environmental design studies. The Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design runs a one-semester spatial and environmental based curriculum common to all first-year Higher Diploma students studying in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design which reflects the context of basic design and creative knowledge and skills which serve as an introduction to, and preparation for, the year one students for the next four to five-semester study in their respective professional design programmes.

Vocational Professionals Admission Scheme
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

Programme Stream

Students will choose one of the following specialised programmes so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :

*The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the professional programmes in the 2nd semester, subject to their programme choice, academic performance and study place availability in specific programme.

*Only graduates of "Higher Diploma in Architectural Design" and "Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture" are eligible for the Vocational Professionals Admission Scheme (VPAS).

Entrance Requirements

Please refer to General Entrance Requirement page.


Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.


The 1st semester Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group) common foundation studies curriculum :

  • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Essentials - Design
  • Creative and Design Thinking
  • Architectural Visualization: Hand Drawing Technique
  • Design Studio: Spatial Definition
  • History and Theory of Design: Introduction
  • Principles of Building: Structure and Construction
  • Expanded Studies: Local Field Trip

Remark : The curriculum includes two Enrichment Modules.

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