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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

Programme code DE114308

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
HKDI
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 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
Programme Aims
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 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.
 
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 designers, fashion knitwear designers, fashion accessories designers, fashion coordinators, stylists, product development executives, fashion buyers, fashion visual merchandisers and fashion editors, etc.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programmes offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE):
  • The Nottingham Trent University, UK:
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  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 251504)
  • BA (Hons) International Fashion Business#
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 251505)
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# 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 programme of local university:
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles / 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 student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKITA).
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.