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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design Menswear

Programme code DE114307

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
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
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
Menswear Design is a highly-sought profession in the international fashion world and it is gaining its momentum in Hong Kong and China markets.
This programme explores the creative process of menswear design from research to the realisation and production of contemporary fashion menswear. It encompasses style and sensibility through innovative cutting, fabric sourcing, proportion and construction in both structured and unstructured clothing, and operates across a range of market levels with an international perspective.
The objective of the programme is the development of the young creative talents who aspire to become professional fashion designers in the menswear design field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, learning through fashion shows, design competitions, master classes, industry-led projects and workplace attachments. Students will be equipped with suitable level of design and technical proficiency in the creation of an innovative and individual menswear collection.
This programme is designed with an 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 may be employed in the menswear design field as fashion designers, fashion coordinators, stylists, product development executives, fashion buyers, fashion visual merchandisers and fashion journalists etc.
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. An example is :
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textile Studies
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 Fashion Design Menswear offered by the Hong Kong Design Institute is highly recognised by professional bodies, fashion designers and design industries.
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.