Background

IT114206

Higher Diploma in

Games and Animation

  • Offering Campus(es)

    Type of Programme

    SV
    Subvented Programmes
    SF
    Self-financed Programmes

    Offering Campuses

    CW
    CHAI WAN
    ST
    SHATIN
    LW
    LEE WAI LEE
    TY
    TSING YI
    MH
    MORRISON HILL
    TM
    TUEN MUN

    (Planned Places)

    • cw
    • lw
    • st
    • ty
    • tm
    • mh

    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 games, animated feature films, 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.

    Duration of Study

    2 Years

    Mode of Study

    Full-time

    Career Prospects

    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.

    Programme Stream

    Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas:
    1. Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games)
    2. Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (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.

    Entrance Requirements

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

     

    Remarks:

    1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.

    2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) 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. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).

    4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.

    Articulation

    Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes:

    1. Local degree programmes offered by VTC's member institution:    
      • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
    2. Degree programmes 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
    3. Articulation degree programmes in overseas universities (conducted at IVE campus):
    4. Other Universities in the UK and Australia

     

    For more details concerning the articulation arrangements, please visit here​​​​​​​.

    Professional Recognition

    The programme is recognised by the Hong Kong Computer Society as satisfying the academic requirements for its Associate membership.

    Notes

    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.

  • Total Semester

    5
    Semester 1
    • English & Communication: Workplace Interaction
    • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
    • Mathematics and Problem Solving Techniques
    • Introduction to Visual Communication
    • Game Design
    • Digital Video and Photography Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Introduction to Computer Graphics
    Semester 2
    • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)
    • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
    • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
    • Mathematics for Multimedia Studies
    • Information Technology Essentials – Media
    • Network Fundamentals
    • 3D Computer Visualization
    • Interactive Media and Games

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

    • Game Programming

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

    • Computer Animation Pre-production
    Semester 3
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Network Fundamentals
    • Discrete Mathematics and Statistics
    • Operating Systems Fundamentals
    • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
    • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
    • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

    • Advanced C++ and Graphics Programming

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

    • Character Design and Animation
    Semester 4
    • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
    • Final Year Project
    • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentations
    • Digital Audio Production

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

    • Game Engine Programming
    • Interactive Game Development Project

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

    • Computer Animation Project
    • Digital Visual Effects
    Semester 5
    • IT Professionalism
    • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
    • Final Year Project
    • Enrichment Module

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Games):

    • Mobile Game Development
    • Game Optimization

    Higher Diploma in Games and Animation (Animation):

    • Real-Time Simulation & Visualization
    • Digital Compositing and Rendering Techniques

     

     

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