Higher Diploma in Games and Animation

Duration of Study 5 semesters (Normally 2 to 3 semesters during one academic year)
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE ( Lee Wai Lee , Sha Tin , Tuen Mun )
Average result of admitted students in 2014 (Note 1)
Entrance Requirements

Holder of S6 (NSS) Qualification:

Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3); OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :

  1. An "Attained" and an "Attained with Distinction" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of DVE award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.

Holder of S7 Qualification:

Click HERE for the entrance requirements

Programme Stream

Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :

  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Computer Game)
  • Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Computer Animation)

The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the stream in the 2nd semester (provisional), subject to their choice, academic performance and availability of places in specific streams.

Programme Aims

To cope with rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become professionals for design and development of computer game, computer animation, and visual effects. This is also a unique programme in which students will be able to access cutting-edge computer systems and software to realize their creative ideas for the production of digital entertainment products.

The computer game stream designed with modules to develop the competency of graduates in applying computer graphics programming techniques in developing interactive game and training simulation applications.

The computer animation stream with modules to enable graduates to become professional computer animators to serve the growing market of computer animated feature film, television and visual effects productions.

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.

  • 3D Computer Visualization
  • Interactive Media and Games
  • Game Programming (Computer Game)
  • Computer Animation Pre-production (Computer Animation)
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Advanced C++ and Graphics Programming (Computer Game)
  • Character Design and Animation (Computer Animation)
  • Interactive Game Development Project (Computer Game)
  • Digital Visual Effects (Computer Animation)
  • Game Optimization (Computer Game)
  • Real-Time Simulation & Visualization (Computer Animation)
  • Final Year Project

Graduates may be employed as computer animators, computer game designers and developers, special effect designers, interactive media programmers, 3D modelers / visualizers, web and game programmers.


Graduates can apply for admission to the following courses :

  1. Degree courses in local universities :
    - City University of Hong Kong
    - Hong Kong Baptist University
    - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    - The Open University of Hong Kong
    - The University of Hong Kong
  2. Articulation degree courses in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus) :
    - Coventry University, UK
    - University of the West of England, UK
  3. Other Universities in UK and Australia
  1. Total score of 5 HKDSE subjects including English Language, Chinese Language and other best 3 subjects in 2012 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme name, content or change the offering campus(es) before class commencement if circumstances so warrant.

There might be changes in the course details.

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