Higher Diploma in Games and Animation

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Qualification
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,033

About this course

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.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent 

Curriculum

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 :

  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace

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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