PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964. The School thrives on its geographical position in bridging the East and the West, allowing its students to develop their design strengths with a uniquely international cultural awareness at both professional and social levels. The School is ranked as one of the Top Design Schools in the World by BusinessWeek, and the only School in Asia among the Top 25 in the World by Business Insider. In the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, the School is ranked world’s top 16 and one of the best in Asia in the area of art and design.
With her extraordinary 55-year legacy of scholarship, the School nurtures around 1,100 students every year in a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with more than 40 PhD candidates. For our undergraduate programmes, we offer Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Scheme in Design in five major disciplines: Advertising Design, Communication Design, Environment and Interior Design, Product Design, Social Design; BA (Hons) in Digital Media; and BA (Hons) in Interactive Media. The Master of Design (MDes) programme includes specialisms in Design Strategies, Design Practices, Interaction Design, International Design and Business Management, Urban Environments Design; while the Master of Science programme specializes in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology.
The School provides a high level, well equipped environment that includes significant research infrastructure with 7 laboratories and a variety of first class technical workshops in the newly completed Jockey Club Innovation Tower, a landmark building designed by the late legendary architect Zaha Hadid.
The School’s research and academic programmes are governed by our core values 1) Developing an Open Mind Frame; 2) Steering Positive Change; 3) Establishing Visionary Entrepreneurship; 4) Practicing Authentic Expression; 5) Design Responsibly.
Famous designers who graduated from the School include Raman Hui (Animation), Freeman Lau (Branding and Art), Vivienne Tam (Fashion), Eric Chan (Product), Anthony Lo (Automotive), Yip Kam-tim (Film), Dennis Chan (Jewelry), among others.