The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design

mission statement

Vision:
To establish the School of Design as a top tier international design school, applying Asian innovation to global opportunities.

Mission:
- To sustain excellence in design education, practice and research
- To harness the legacy and dynamism of Asian cultures in creating solutions for human needs
- To create strategic models for products brands and systems in local and global markets.

Core Values:
- Humanistic Design
- Mastery of making
- Strategic thinking
- Creative and critical engagement
- Envisaging design as processes
- Sustainability
- Sensitivity to history and culture
- Cross-disciplinary collaboration
- Clarity and conviction in communication

international role

We are open to collaboration with universities all over the world and appreciate our current partners.

national role

We are open to collaboration with universities all over the world and appreciate our current partners.

faculties and departments

Multimedia Innovation Centre

bachelor level programs

1. BA (Hons) in Design
Normal Duration: 3 years (full time)
2. BA (Hons) in Art and Design Education
Normal Duration: 3 years (part time)

master level programs

1. Master of Design Scheme:
- Design Practices
- Interaction Design
- Design Strategies
Normal Duration: 1 year to 2 years (depends on specialism and mode of study chosen)
2. MSc in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology
Normal Duration: 1 year to 3 years (depends on mode of study chosen)
3. MPhil programme
Normal Duration: 2 years for full time mode and 4 years for part time mode

doctorate level programs

PhD programme
Normal Duration:
Full time mode: 3 years (or 4 years for students admitted with a bachelor degree)
Part time mode: 6 years (or 8 years for students admitted with a bachelor degree)

subject areas for exchange students

BA (Hons) in Design
a) Advertising Design
b) Environment and Interior Design
c) Industrial and Product Design
d) Visual Communication Design

application deadlines

First Semester: 15 April
Second Semester: 1 October
Summer: 1 March

teaching languages

English

semester dates

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - June
Semester 3: June - August

cost of living per month (studying and living)

Estimated Living Expenses per Month: US$665
Tuition Fee: Exchange students do not pay any fees if they are from a partner university
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