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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 / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; 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:
Fashion Image Design has been emerged as a new profession specializing 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 industries guest seminars. Students of this programme 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 course is also designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to prepare students in holistic approach for further studies and career advancement after graduation.
Employment opportunities in the image industries also extend to magazine editorial, photography shoots, TV commercials, advertising campaigns, film and TV industries. Graduates may be employed as fashion stylists, fashion image consultants, magazine stylists, film make-up artists, bridal make-up artists, hair stylists and fashion photographers.
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) :
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) :
Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. Some examples are :
The Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design offered by the Hong Kong Design Institute is highly recognised by professional bodies, fashion designers and design industries.
Graduates are eligible to apply for ordinary membership of Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA), and Asia Hair Masters Association (AHMA).
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.