Main content start
Academic Programmes Academy inspires the brightest minds

HKU Design+ Academy for the Talented (Non-Residential Programme)


Programme Date and Time: July 29 - August 2, 2024 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Target: S3-5 students / Year 10-12 / 2025-27 September University Intake

Programme Fee: 

HK$5,600* (Academy member)

HK$6,720* (Non-member)

Delivery Mode of Programme: Face-to-face

Grant*: HK$0

Programme Code: ACTDESIGN2024


Application Deadline: 

April 1, 2024 (23:59) for non-local student

May 31, 2024 (23:59) for local student


At the BASc 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 the potential to have both local and global impacts. 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 an online show and presentation.

"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

Learning Objectives:

  • Encourage students to challenge the status quo and tackle real-world issues
  • Introduce students to emerging technologies and design approaches with local and global impacts
  • Provide hands-on experience with novel methods in design
  • Strengthen students' creative confidence and build their character and portfolio
  • Culminate in the production of practical and conceptual works for an online show and presentation

Selection and Result Announcement: All applications will be assessed according to applicants’ individual calibre and potential. Application results and payment details will be announced to successful applicants via email.

Supported by: 

Faculty of Architecture


*It is our firm belief that no student should be denied admission due to financial difficulties. Grant is available for students who can provide supporting documents issued by the Student Finance Office for receiving a full grant of Student Textbook Assistance Scheme or documents from the Social Welfare Department for obtaining CSSA. To apply, please select the specific programme on the system accordingly.

Disclaimer: Programme contents and formats are subject to change.  We will continue to work closely with professors to refine our programme and ensure that students will have a safe and enjoyable time. Programme fees and application fees are non-refundable.