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Diploma in Interior Design

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Jun 2018
12 months
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
Payable in 2 instalments:
1st Instalment: HK$25,200 (Upon admission)
2nd Instalment: HK$10,800 (Oct 2017)
How to Apply
Deadline on 10 Jun 2017 (Sat)
3762 0087
2151 0720

This programme focuses on conceptual analysis and creative problem solving and aims to:

  • provide students with an understanding of interior design in its historical and contemporary contexts;
  • develop and refine students’ aesthetic sensitivity and creativity;
  • enhance students’ awareness of the responsibilities and potential liabilities of interior designers; and
  • enable students to formulate and communicate their ideas, by both verbal and visual means.

Target Participants
  • Those who wish to enter the interior design field.
  • Practitioners in interior design or related fields who wish to obtain a formal qualification for career advancement.

Programme Structure

There are seven modules:

Module Contact Hour
1. History of Interior Design 10
2. Drawing, Drafting and Rendering 30
3. Materials and Detailing 20
4. Computer Aided Design for Interiors 30
5. Design Project 1 30
6. Interior Building Systems and Lighting 20
7. Design Project 2 60
Total 200


Students are continuously assessed on the progress and quality of their projects or written assignments.

Students will be awarded a Diploma in Interior Design issued by HKU SPACE within the HKU system, provided that they:

  • attend at least 80% of the classes in each module; and
  • obtain a passing grade for all modules.
Days / Time
  • Tuesday / 7:00 - 10:00pm or 8:00 - 10:00pm; and
  • Saturday / 2:30 - 4:30pm or 2:30 - 5:30pm
  • 12 months

Applicants shall:

(a)   (i)   have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects including Chinese Language and English Language; or

       (ii)   have gained in the HKCEE Grade E in 3 subjects, and Level 2 in Chinese Language and English Language; or

       (iii)  hold a Certificate in Foundation Art and Design awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or

       (iv)  be aged at least 21 with 2 years of relevant work experience; and

(b)   have an aptitude for art.

Applicants may be required to attend an admissions interview with a presentation of their artwork portfolio as appropriate. Applicants holding qualification (a) (iii) or (a) (iv) above shall be proficient in both Chinese (Cantonese) and English.

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$36,000
    Payable in 2 instalments:
    1st Instalment: HK$25,200 (Upon admission)
    2nd Instalment: HK$10,800 (Oct 2017)
Enrolment Method

Applicants shall use the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26) to apply for the Programme. Bring  the completed form, together with the application fee of HK$200 and the following to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres by 10 June 2017:

  • a hard copy of HKID card/passport; and
  • proof of qualifications
Applicants are required to present their HKID card/passport and originals of academic credentials for verification at the time of application/interview.
Payment Method
Online payment is not applicable. Application fee can be paid at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres by:
  • Cash/EPS
  • Cheque (payable to HKU SPACE)
  • VISA/MasterCard
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