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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Fashion Media Design

Programme code DE114305

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 30
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR 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. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Aims
This programme consists of a wide range of activities in the spectrum of the whole communication system and channels including media strategy, journalism, social media for fashion, fashion blogging, fashion film, webpage and app design, etc. to achieve a modern and all-rounded fashion communication solution.

This programme is designed to enable students to work in the different areas of Fashion Media Design. Emphasis will also be put on enriching students’ international exposure. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, through different learning experiences such as lectures, tutorials, projects, visits, competitions and industrial attachments. Broad knowledge and skills in fashion film, fashion journalism, new media strategy, social media, and blogging for business form the core components of the programme.
 
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 as fashion media design specialists, such as fashion stylist / editor, fashion blogger, fashion and lifestyle public relations, brand online editor, digital marketing executive, brand communications officer, fashion marketing officer, fashion photographer, fashion film director, etc. 
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They 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):
  • The Nottingham Trent University, UK: BA (Hons) International Fashion Business#(Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 251505)
# 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.


Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by:
  • The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi): BA (Hons) in Fashion Design

Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities:
  • The City University of Hong Kong: BA Creative Media
  • The Hong Kong Baptist University: Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Digital Media / BSc (Hons) in Digital Fashion
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for ordinary membership of the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA), and the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographer (HKIPP). Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA).
Notes
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.