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Professional Diploma in Creative Multimedia Illustration

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
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Programme Code
Subject Area
Art & Design
Programme Type
Professional Diploma
Offering Institution
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Contact Hours
270 Hour(s)
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Programme Fee
Special Offer
Early Bird HKD$46,980.00 only (2023.10.31 - 2024.07.12)
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks Class Status
DE424129D-09-202404 2024.09.14 Hong Kong Design Institute
English supplemented with Cantonese

Creating illustrations can be an art and an enjoyable hobby. If this is your love, here is a training course to turn your personal interest into career opportunities, with a recognised qualification. The Professional Diploma in Creative Multimedia Illustration equips learners with the knowledge and techniques to master illustration across traditional and new media platforms, hence the readiness to communicate ideas and tell stories through visuals for yourself and your clients across businesses.

The programme is organised around nine modules (30 hours each) to cultivate creative illustration skills progressively: 


  • Illustration Studies: beginning with the study of fundamental drawing and visualisation theories and techniques in a studio setting, you will learn to transform concepts into visual expressions; techniques attained will be applied on human figure drawing to deepen understanding of visualisation in narrative, editorial, documentary and commercial contexts; you will also learn to appreciate works by illustration masters from past to present to obtain insights and inspiration for developing personal illustration styles
  • New Media Illustration: from idea communication to storytelling, from 2D to 3D, you will commence with creating illustration, animation and vector art through mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, progressing to 3D digital art and animation with modelling techniques, and eventually develop a storyboard in motion graphics using After Effects; the learning will be rounded up with industry sharing to broaden understanding of professional animation production techniques and trends
  • Applied Illustration: a step-by-step guide to start up your own illustration business, from business model, funding and grants application, self-promotion, client communication to personal style development; you will also acquire skills of character design and sculpting, as well as visual narrative techniques with practices on book design and character imagery


Upon completion of the programme, learners should be able to emerge as illustrators capable of narrating ideas and stories across media and abreast of illustration trends, broadening career prospects in graphic design. 


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Vplus Creative Industries Subsidy (reimbursement up to 60% of the tuition fee paid)


This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).


  1. Press the “Apply Online” button at the right-top corner of this page
  2. Complete the Online Application Form
  3. Upload the supporting documents required (e.g. for academic qualifications and work experiences)
  4. Settle the tuition fee (by bill payment via online banking or ATM; or by a crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council”)
  5. Submit the cheque or proof of the bill payment.
    • Bill Payment proof: ATM receipt or online payment confirmation (PDF or screencap; should include the bank name, payment status, transaction date, paid amount, and bill account code); can be submitted by email.
    • Cheque: write down your full name and the programme title on the back

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Notes for Applicants:

  1. It is necessary for applicants to supply their personal data and to provide all the information required in the application documents, as otherwise, the Institute may be unable to process and consider their applications.
  2. To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong for employment or as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to an HKDI programme/workshop does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes.
  3. Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  4. Early Bird Discount will be counted on the postmark date (for cheque) or the transaction date (for bill payment).
  5. Commencement of classes depends on enrollment or other unexpected circumstances. The Institute reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, programme content, mode of teaching, and other advertised programme information. The Institute also reserves the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient number of enrollments.
  6. The information provided in the form will be used by VTC for admission, academic and programme administration, research, statistical, and marketing (including direct marketing) purposes.
  7. Assignments and works of students (in any formats, e.g. photos, videos, printouts, etc; including activities in and outside the classroom) may be used for teaching and marketing (including direct marketing) purposes.


Tel: 3928 2777 Email: peec.hkdi@vtc.edu.hk

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