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Offered by HKMU: Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Imaging Design and Digital Art 由香港都會大學開辦:影像設計及數碼藝術榮譽藝術學士


Short Description

The IDDA programme aims to provide students with an articulated ground for imaging design and digital art with visual exploration. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and skills with conceptual frameworks in professional practices. They will be nurtured in an environment that opens to new ideas and creative possibilities. These provide graduates with competency in shaping the fast-changing nature of digital art within the contemporary context of imaging design.

Subjects of study include Imaging Design, Digital Art, Communicative Photography, Visual Communication, Studio Photography, Visual Narrative, Image Technology, Experimental Imaging & Video Art, Computational Art & Graphics, Typography & Information Design, Contemporary Photography, Administration & Management in Art & Design, Exhibition & Curatorship, Experience Design, Research Methodology in Art & Design, Installation Art, Expanded Images, Photography & Visual Culture, Future Art Composition & Ecosystems and Immersive Digital Art, etc. Facilities include a photography studio, a digital art lab, a film/TV production studio, a film editing laboratory, a surround sound mixing studio and an art studio.

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Imaging Design and Digital Art degree, students are well suited for a wide range of careers in the creative industries such as Imaging Design and Production, Art and Design Studio, Digital and Media Art, Exhibition and Curatorship, Experience Design, Photography Studio and Video Production as well as independent Visual Designer, Photographer and Videographer, etc.

Graduates of this programme could further study in Hong Kong or overseas for postgraduate degrees.


Programme Website


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above can be considered as elective subjects, and up to 2 Applied Learning subjects (excluding Applied Learning Chinese) will be recognized as electives.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    - ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Category B (Applied Learning Chinese); or
    - Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese ; or
    - Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection. Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be considered for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination
HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
Please refer to individual institution for programme-specific entry requirements.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 89,320

Estimated Programme Fees:
1st year: HK$89,320
Whole Programme: HK$357,280

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting SSSDP subsidy (HK$79,770/year):
1st year: HK$9,550
Whole Programme: HK$38,200


  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/ practicum/ immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged a higher rate.
  3. There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2025/26 to 2027/28 (or 2028/29) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (“SSSDP”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  5. A student’s eligibility for the SSSDP and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval. The annual subsidy amount of SSSDP for laboratory-based programmes for the 2024/25 academic year is HK$79,770.
  6. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under SSSDP.


Dr. Amic HO (Programme Leader)


Tel: (852) 3120 2519


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 316 497 537 604 766 2720
2022 327 532 566 688 724 2837
2021 270 428 566 584 593 2441
2020 353 488 569 565 592 2567
2019 523 640 708 806 976 3653
2018 567 663 780 800 927 3737

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 24 10 4 2 2 42
2022 35 17 6 4 3 65
2021 30 4 9 3 1 47
2020 58 15 7 4 7 91
2019 66 21 13 14 9 123
2018 85 12 0 0 0 97