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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.
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas:
Hong Kong is one of the key fashion centres in the world. The extensive fashion industry covers fashion clothing and accessory design, research and development, merchandising, retailing, brand promotion and management.
This programme is designed to enable students to work in the fashion design and product development field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, learning through fashion shows, live projects, design competitions, international exchange programme, working with visiting practitioners and organisations from fashion and related industries. Students will be expected to acquire the techniques in design concept generation, pattern making and sewing of fashion product sewings. The knitwear design and accessories design streams will further provide students with a more comprehensive learning scope as needed in the market.
Fashion design students and graduates have significant achievements in various design competitions. Starting from 2006, fashion design students have been awarded the DFA Young Design Talent Award organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre for 10 years, with scholarships amount ranging from HK$250,000 to HK$500,000 every year for overseas studies including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Birmingham City University, MOD’ART International Paris and internship at renowned fashion design companies including Alexander Wang in USA, Iris Van Herpen in Holland, Jean-Paul Lespagnard in Belgium and Gaspard Yurkievich in France.
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.
Graduates may be employed as fashion designers, fashion knitwear designers, fashion accessories designers, fashion coordinators, stylists, product development executives, fashion buyers, fashion visual merchandisers and fashion editor etc.
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programmes offered by the following universities in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE):
The Higher Diploma in Fashion Design offered by HKDI is highly recognised by professional bodies such as the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association, fashion and related industries.