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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Costume Design for Performance

Programme code DE114306

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
HKDI
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Applicants are not required to show portfolio in the interview.
Programme Aims
To cope with the ever ever-changing economic environment and business development of the Fashion fashion and Image image Design design industry. T, the programme is designed to fill the talent demand of the rigorous and demanding industries in of the Ffilm, TV, Entertaining entertainment and show business sector.
 
The programme aims to nurture graduates and develop designers for character and fashion design in connection with the performance requirements to enter the niche of the fashion and entertainment market.
 
With the strong support of Fashion Archive and through a series of structured studio practice, master lectures and collaborations with the industries; graduates are capable to of working independently from developing concepts to realising of the outputs in eastern and western period costumes; , props, accessories and character design for performance.
 
This programme is designed with additional emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates of the programme could be employed as :
  • Costume Designer for Film, TV and Theatre Performance
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Hair and Make-up Stylist for Film, TV and Theatre Performance
  • Theme Park Stylist / Costumer
  • Additional opportunities are available in advertising campaigns, corporate entertainment, professional performing companies, events, festivals, circus, pageants, concerts and light entertainment.
Articulation
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)# :
  • University for the Creative Arts, UK: BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Imaging
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 252646)
# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.

Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. Some examples are :
  • Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts:
    1. BFA (Hons) in Theatre and Entertainment Arts - Costume Technology
    2. BFA (Hons) in Theatre and Entertainment Arts - Set and Costume Design

Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
The Higher Diploma in Costume Design for Performance offered by the Hong Kong Design Institute is highly recognised by professional bodies, fashion designers and design industries.
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.