Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

General

Program Description

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Programme Aims

Hong Kong is one of the key fashion centres in the world. The extensive fashion industry covers fashion clothing and accessory design, research and development, merchandising, retailing, brand promotion and management.

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 a fashion product. The knitwear design and accessories design streams will further provide students with a more comprehensive learning scope as needed in the market.

Fashion design students and graduates have significant achievements in various design competitions. Starting from 2006, fashion design students have been awarded the DFA Young Design Talent Award organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre for over 10 years, with scholarships amount up to HK$750,000 every year for overseas studies including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Birmingham City University, MOD’ART International Paris and internship at renowned fashion design companies including Alexander Wang in the USA, Iris Van Herpen in Holland, Jean-Paul Lespagnard in Belgium and Gaspard Yurkievich in France.

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.

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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)

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.

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 editor etc.

Professional Recognition

The Higher Diploma in Fashion Design offered by HKDI is highly recognised by professional bodies such as the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association, fashion and related industries.

General Entrance Requirements

Graduate from senior secondary school with proven English language proficiency, eg. IELTS at 5.0 or equivalent.

The applications will be assessed individually by the department concerned.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design institution under the VTC Group. It provides high-quality education to cultivate knowledge and professionalism and produces emerging talents w ... Read More

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design institution under the VTC Group. It provides high-quality education to cultivate knowledge and professionalism and produces emerging talents who underpin the creative industries in Hong Kong. Read less