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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design

Programme code DE114303

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 180
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 14
Score Range : 10 - 21
Programme Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas:
  • Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Hair and Make-up Styling)
  • Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Styling and Photography)
The 1st semester is a common semester. Students will progress to the streams in the 2nd semester, subject to their stream choice, academic performance and study place availability in specific streams.
Programme Aims
Fashion Image Design has emerged as a new profession specialising in make-up, hair styling, fashion styling and fashion photography to create the best and most appropriate image and styling for individual, brand and corporate. The programme seeks to enable students to master the most up-to-date communication strategies, knowledge and skills of image creative sector for fashion.
The programme offers students opportunities to work with industries professionals, and exposure of the newest trends by industry guest seminars. Students will be taught with systematic and professional training in enhancing the abilities of both individual and collaborative practice. By the time of programme completion, graduates are ready to contribute in various roles of creative talents in fashion communication, advertising, film, TV and media, and art direction, etc.
The 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.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for ordinary membership of the Asia Hair Masters Association (AHMA) and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA). Students are eligible to apply for student membership of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA).
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. 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.