Sept 2024 Entry


2 years



18 senior year places
  • This new programme was formely known as BA (Hons) in Communication Design.
  • Preference will be given to students with good language skills.


Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this specialism is to help students develop theoretical and practical skills in the presentation of information and to develop critical thinking skills in user experience research. 


Students will practise their designs in an integrated contextual research environment in which information design theory, process and method are given equal emphasis. 


Students not only develop their aesthetics, craft and form-giving skills for a variety of media, they also integrate contextual research, theories, processes and methods in their studio practice. 


Studio learning is centred on twofold: designing for wellbeing and designing for experiences. Students are encouraged to think creatively, critically, as well as practically, when facilitating the effective delivery of complex information to the audiences. 


Graduates are equipped with the professional skills necessary to meet the expanding demands of the profession and to provide rich immersive experiences for the users engaged with data, with the ability to think systematically about functional, aesthetic and highly produced complex documents, interfaces and interactive environments, and develop critical thinking that questions the social and cultural role of information design in local, regional and global contexts.




Is Information Design for you? 

This is NOT a programme that only focuses on graphic design. Instead, the learning and studio projects are centred around designing purposefully for specific people and situations. 


You should be someone who is interested in observation, particularly in human behaviour and the interaction of people with activities, environments, information, objects and users or people in general. In addition, you should have a passion for experimenting with data in all its forms. Design


You may be challenged to present complex data stories and insights in an easy-to-understand format, in a way that is engaging, explanatory, easy to absorb and accurately described. 


You are likely to be a conceptual thinker who has a strong desire to communicate with clarity and conviction via visual, verbal and written means. In addition, you also enjoy analysing problems and organising information. 


Last but not least, having good command of spoken and written languages would definitely make you a stronger candidate for the information design specialism.

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Design (Information Design) may embark on careers in corporate identity design, publication design, web design, environmental graphic design, exhibition design, and packaging design, as well as newly emerging areas, such as information, motion graphics for television and film, interaction and user experience design.


Year 3 Pre-professional Collaborations 

Year 3 provides students with the essential knowledge and skills for information design. Students will be introduced to two studio-based design projects of study, Experience and Information. In addition to the core projects, students will study other communication design driven subjects based on their developmental focus. 


Year 4 Integrative Design 

Students will concentrate on the synthesis of skills, concepts and methods, and prepares students for professional practice. There will be opportunities for students to work on a real-life project in an interdisciplinary team and to learn independently through a self-directed project that involves substantial research, writing and making. 


Senior Year students are required to complete a total of 61 credits in order to graduate; including credits earned from General University Requirements subjects, from Common Compulsory Subjects, and 46 from Discipline-Specific and Elective Subjects.


Additional 3 to 9 credits of English and/or Chinese language subject(s) for students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree LCR.


More information can be found here.

Credit Required for Graduation


Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Leader

Peter Hasdell
BSc (Arch), AA Dipl, RIBA, SAR

Programme Leader

Brian Kwok
MA, MPhil

Entrance Requirements
  • Applicants with an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Design/Design Studies from a recognised institutions.

  • Applicants will be invited to submit design portfolios. Those who satisfactorily perform in portfolio submission will be invited for interviews with portfolio presentation.


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office

Tel: 2766 5488; email:

Tel: 2766 4353; email:

Student Message

You may click HERE to view student works.


Student Work
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Portfolio Information Sheet

Copies of public examination result slip(s) demonstrating applicants' English language proficiency, e.g. HKDSE, HKALE, HKCEE, IELTS, TOFEL, etc. (for reference only)

Interview Arrangement

To understand the potential of applicants for the programme, and to ascertain whether their expectations match what the programme/career path can provide and to evaluate their language, communication and interpersonal skills.

Date of Interview
Between November and April

Portfolio submission (MUST); interview (about 15-20 minutes)

Portfolio submission (MUST), and interview with portfolio presentation, as requested by the School according to the previous background of the student.

Applicants are required to submit portfolios by early round and main round application deadline. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for individual interviews from November to April.