Career Discovery in Design

Programme Poster


“Whether we realize it or not, we live in a designed world. The question is: will this be a design for destruction or for a sustainable new world that we can safely hand down to our children and our children’s children?” Bruce Mau[1]. At the Design+ programme, we suggest that the next generation of designers do not have to wait to be handed down a world in crisis, rather that they are potential agents of change to challenge the status quo now. In this intensive hands-on summer programme, students will discover their aspirations, their concerns and will dive into real world issues. They will be introduced to emerging technologies and design approaches that have demonstrated potential to have both local and global impact. They will try these novel methods and make them their own. This challenging programme will strengthen their creative confidence while building their character, their portfolio, forge new friendships and will culminate in the production of practical and conceptual works for a public exhibition.

[1] as of 30 Jan 2019

Date and Time

July 27 – August 7, 2020 (Monday to Friday), 10:00am – 18:00pm
August 8, 2020 (Saturday), 10:00am – 19:00pm [Exhibition]


3/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong*
*With the possibility of switching to online teaching due to the coronavirus epidemic.
*The University reserves the right to cancel/defer the offer of the programme due to the continuous development of Covid-19 pandemic


  • Secondary 4-6 grade students (or equivalent) in the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Undergraduate students who are considering changing their majors to BASc Design+. (Note: this programme is catered towards high school students as their introduction to the study of design at the university level.)

Tuition Fee

HK$12,000 (including material kit).
The fee excludes accommodation, meals and transportation.

Online Application

Application Deadline

13 July 2020 for local students (or for students that don’t require student visas in Hong Kong)

Application for Scholarship

The Department of Architecture is offering a Scholarship for this summer programme. If you are interested in applying for the Scholarship, please indicate in the Online Application Form. You are required to submit a motivation letter to outline 1) why you are a suitable candidate and 2) emphasize your academic accomplishment in terms of grades and financial need, as well as extracurricular activities and community involvement in 200 words. Please upload the file alongside other required documents. Members of HKU Academy for the Talented are reminded to quote your membership number in your letter. If we do not receive your motivation letter by the deadline (13 July 2020 for local students), we assume you are no longer interested in the Scholarship. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Please contact Ms. Euncie Kwok at for any questions.


Tel: +852 3917 8992