Higher Diploma in

Theme Park and
Theatre Creative Technology

  • Offering Campus(es)

    Type of Programme

    Subvented Programmes
    Self-financed Programmes

    Offering Campuses


    (Planned Places)

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

    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.

    Duration of Study

    2 Years

    Mode of Study


    Career Prospects

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

    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.


    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.


    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.


    1. Average result in 2020 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, and one elective subject of admitted students in 2020 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. 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

    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
    • 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

    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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