Further Education (IBCP)


The IB CP allows students to access universities, colleges, careers and a number of other avenues for further learning.  Our previous cohorts of IBCP graduates from 2016 to 2021 have been successfully accepted by the following universities:

  • California Institute of Art (CalArt)
  • Central St. Martins, University Arts London (UAL)
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University Canada
  • Camberwell University of Arts UK
  • Leeds College of Art & Design
  • Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
  • Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design *
  • Insight School of Interior Design
  • University of Westminster *
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Ontario College of Art & Design, Canada
  • Pratt Institute New York *
  • Parsons School of Design, USA (Awarded scholarship)
  • National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taiwan
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University Arts London *
  • Kingston University *
  • The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University *
  • University of Roehampton *
  • Coventry University *
  • Hult International Business School *
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  • University of Exeter *
  • University of Manchester *
  • Queen Mary University of London *
  • University of Warwick

*Students received an offer but opted to not go as a final destination


For international recognition of the programme, please refer to our list of higher education institutions which indicates where students have been accepted into universities and colleges after studying an IBCP programme.


Career Pathways

CP schools worldwide offer a variety of career pathways. In our context of an Art & Design career pathway the possible programmes of further study include the ones listed below.

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Design and Game Development
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Motion Media Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sequential Art
  • Visual Effect
  • Fashion Marketing and Management
  • Digital Media
  • Television Producing
  • Architecture
  • Accessory Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Production Design
  • Film & Television
  • Furniture Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Sound Design
  • Art History


Similarly, students who undertake the Musical Theatre programme with HKAPA are also provided with a wide range of career paths as indicated below.

  • Actor/performer
  • Drama therapist
  • Music therapist
  • Theatre director
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Theatre stage manager
  • PA technician
  • Casting director
  • Production
  • Script writer
  • Set designer
  • Theatre critic
  • Artistic director
  • Singer
  • Choreographer
  • Conductor
  • Concert promotion
  • Music distribution
  • Set designers
  • Lighting and sound designers
  • Agents and talent scout
  • Teacher/ Lecturer
  • Stand-up comedian


Students who pursue Hospitality and Culinary Art will have many opportunities for career entry and advancement to support the growth and sustainability of the hospitality and tourism sector in Hong Kong and beyond.

Students who study the Digital Skills programme will enjoy career opportunities across a range of industries including finance, marketing, operations, research and development, sales, IT, human resources and legal field.

Students who undertake the Business and Sustainability pathway will face many career opportunities as sustainability and innovation are nowadays integrated into all business-related activities, such as sustainability manager, sustainability supply chain administrator, global sustainability corporate communication manager, sustainability analyst, sustainability change manager, carbon impact specialist to name a few.

The Sports Sector is among the world’s fastest-growing industries, featuring a diverse range of careers that encompass business, health, marking and IT. Students taking on the International Sports Management pathway will connect them with successful sporting careers, allowing them to turn their passion into a profession.

The Aviation Industry has a huge future. The Embry-Riddle degree will open doors to students at top companies around the world. From cooperative education and internships to great careers, students graduating from this programme land jobs quickly and become leaders of industry as demonstrated by their alumni.

Music careers range from composing, performing to teaching. Job options include music producer, music therapist, musician, music teacher, sound designer, sound engineer, sound technician and special effects technician. Other careers that relate to music include arts administrator, broadcast engineer, choreographer, event manager, private tutor, radio broadcaster, radio producer, talent agent and theatre stage manager, to name a few.


Guidance and Support

The CP students have a dedicated session for 1 hour 20 minutes every two weeks with our CP Coordinator to ensure that their wellbeing and support is being catered for as they complete their studies. All of Renaissance College’s counselling services and learning enhancement services are available to our CP students. Renaissance College has a Further Education office that fully supports our students with applications to colleges and universities. Additionally, students at our various partner institutes can enjoy the student services provided on their respective campuses.


Results for the IB Diploma (IBDP) Course Programmes and Career-related Programmes (IBCP) 2024 announced!