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Higher Diploma in Theme Park and Theatre Creative Technology

Higher Diploma in Theme Park and Theatre Creative Technology
Programme Aims

The programme equips students with all-rounded knowledge and skills in operating theme parks and theatre-related entertainment performances by integrating aspects of stagecraft, theatre lighting, sound technology and visual effects etc.  It provides opportunities for professional training, industrial attachment and career development, and nurtures a new generation of technical personnel with IT talents.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.


Vocational Professionals Admission Scheme
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Tuen Mun)

Entrance Requirements
Career Prospects

Graduates are competent to be designers, technical managers, operators and technicians in theme parks, professional theatre companies and theatre venues

Graduates may apply for admission to the following programmes:
  1. Degree programmes in local universities:
    • The City University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Baptist University
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Hong Kong Metropolitan University
    • The University of Hong Kong
  2. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus) [Not applicable to Mainland students]:
    • The Coventry University, UK
    • The University of the West of England, UK
  3. Other Universities in the UK and Australia
Professional Recognition
The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.


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.

Semester 1 :

  • CAD Study
  • Entertainment Technologies and Professional Practices
  • Sound Technology in Theme Park and Theatre
  • Lighting Technology in Theme Park and Theatre
  • Digital Video and Photography Fundamentals
  • IT Essentials – Media
  • English & Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness


Semester 2 :

  • Sound Design and Operation
  • Stage Lighting Design and Operation
  • Video Production and Stage Visual Effects
  • Interactive Media Programming
  • Mathematics and Problem Solving Techniques
  • English & Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)


Semester 3 :

  • Entertainment Project Development
  • Live Entertainment Event Broadcasting
  • Enrichment Module B
  • English & Communication: Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)


Semester 4 :

  • Live Event Management and Strategies
  • Integrated Theme park and Theatre Entertainment Study
  • Final Year Project
  • English & Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace


Semester 5 :

  • Audio-Visual Installation and Technical Assembling
  • IT Professionalism
  • Final Year Project
  • English & Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Enrichment Module A


Industrial Attachment:
Students will have opportunity to join internship in Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Theatre venues under Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company and other professional theatre companies.

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