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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

Programme code DE114308

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
HKDI - 120
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 14
Score Range : 10 - 19
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 Design
  • Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Accessories Design)
  • Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Knitwear Design)
  • Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Greater Bay Area Practice)*
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.

* in cooperation with Shenzhen Polytechnic University
Programme Aims
The 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 programmes, 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. The knitwear design and accessories design streams will further provide students with a more comprehensive learning scope as needed in the market.
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 Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) and student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKITA).
  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.