Programme Content

                    

 

 


Introduction

This is a dynamic, stimulating and exciting programme that helps students to develop into confident, creative and motivated interior designers.

Interior architects shape the spaces in which we live our lives, combining aesthetics with philosophy and function. Through this programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your practical design knowledge in a studio environment and explore the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, while developing your own creative, individual style.
 

UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students
 

Programme Features

High ranking
Lincoln is ranked 2nd in the UK in the “Product Design” subject area (The Guardian University Guide 2023).


Exhibition 
You will have opportunities to exhibit your work through curating student-led exhibitions in the Graduate Show.


Studio learning 
The teaching and learning strategy centres on the design studio and design projects.  The studio reflects the environment and working relationships common in professional design practice.


No examinations 
Assessment are 100% based on report, projects and presentations.


Employable graduates 
Over 91% graduates in 2021 were employed within 6 months upon graduation. Graduates can work as designers for architects or design groups that contain in-house design departments. They can also work in visual arts such as film, television, events and theatre design, and exhibition and museum design.

Modules

Interior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief

The definition of an interior treatise topic to incorporate issue, type, user, theory, and site. The negotiation and definition of a self-directed programme of design investigation. The determination of appropriate interior outputs to provide evidence of meeting the programme outcomes.

Interior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development

The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Interior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication

The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Research Process 3: Design Exegesis

Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.

 

Assessment

Report, projects and presentations.

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 21/000032/L5
Validity Period : 01/09/2021 - 31/08/2025

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of one of the following VTC Higher Diploma (HD) programme:

  • HD in Interior Design
  • HD in Architectural Design

OR

Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Design area awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

 

Student Story

 


"The high reputation of the University of Lincoln is the main reason for me to enrol on this programme. The teaching from both UK and local lecturers have broadened my horizons and cultivated my critical thinking skills with an international perspective. I’m also equipped with professional knowledge and skills from analytical research, spatial planning to architectural development, which greatly facilitated my career development in the design industry."

Brian Ko
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

•    HD in Interior Design, HKU SPACE
•    Interior Designer/CallisonRTKL

 

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$91,850 by 8 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)


The tuition fee is as low as HK$18,650 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$91,850 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).



Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.

 

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.

 

 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme are highly sought-after. Over 91% graduates in 2021 were employed within 6 months upon graduation.

Graduates can work as designers for architects or design groups that contain in-house design departments. They can also work in visual arts such as film, television, events and theatre design, and exhibition and museum design.

 


Kinson (right) and Noel, graduates of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design programme, worked as interior designers in a design consultancy for years. They later established an interior firm together and have won design prizes across the globe.


Further Studies
Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

 

 

Project Showcase/ Awards

Project Showcase


 

Student Awards

Student Award
Kar Kit Man HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
Li Nok Yiu, Suki HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2021-22
Tam Wai San HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2021-22
Sze Ying Ying HKSAR Government Endeavour Scholarship 2020-21
Chan Pak Fung HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2020-21

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Serrano Victor Manual

Tel. no.

3928 2809

Email

vserrano@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Ms. Chole Kwong

Tel. no.

3928 2588

Email

cholek@vtc.edu.hk

 

Connect with SHAPE Community


Connect with Lincoln Community

 

 

 

 

Registration No. : 253121. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.