Programme Aims

Fashion Image Design has 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 an 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 work experience to prepare students in a holistic approach for further studies and career advancement after graduation.


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 Image Design (Hair and Make-up Styling)
  • Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Styling and Photography)

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.


Curriculum

Semester 1 (Common modules)

  • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Essentials
  • Creative Thinking
  • Fashion Illustration and Presentation
  • Fashion Plus: Research Practice
  • Professional Process for Fashion Image Design
  • Visual Research for Image Design
  • Expanded Studies: Introduction to Image Design

Semester 2

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Hair and Make-up Styling):

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Historical Make-up Artistry
  • Introduction to Hair Styling
  • Introduction to Make-up
  • Expanded Studies: Image Accessories Workshop

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Styling and Photography):

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Fashion History
  • Fashion Photography: Image Production
  • Fashion Technology: Pattern and Fitting
  • Expanded Studies: Experiential Project for Image Design
  • Expanded Studies: Image Accessories Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Introduction to Fashion Styling

Semester 3

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Hair and Make-up Styling):

  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Character Make-up
  • Historical Hair Dressing
  • Expanded Studies: Experiential Project for Image Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Styling and Photography):

  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Fashion Photography and Concept
  • Fashion Technology: Draping and Special Effects

Semester 4

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Hair and Make-up Styling):

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Fashion Plus: Presentation and Communication Practice
  • 3D Make-up and Technical Process
  • Creative Hair and Make-up Styling
  • Creative Hair Techniques
  • Industry Practice: Hair and Make-up for Fashion

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Styling and Photography):

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Fashion Plus: Presentation and Communication Practice
  • CAD for Styling and Photography
  • Fashion Image Development: Styling and Photography
  • Fashion Photography: Editorial Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Costumes Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Fabrication and Trimmings

Semester 5

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Hair and Make-up Styling):

  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Critical Practice for Image Design
  • Fashion Plus: Industry Processes
  • Portfolio Development for Hair and Make-up Styling
  • Wig Techniques
  • Graduation Project

Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design (Styling and Photography):

  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Critical Practice for Image Design
  • Fashion Plus: Industry Processes
  • Portfolio Development for Styling and Photography
  • Fashion Imaging
  • Expanded Studies: Advance Costumes Workshop
  • Graduation Project

Modules Across Semesters

Industrial Attachment

Remark: Students have to complete the Enrichment Module in Semester 3, 4 or 5.


Career Prospects

Employment opportunities in the image industries also extend to magazine editorial, photo 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.


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.


Details: http://ido.vtc.edu.hk/en/programme_detail/DE114303

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 25, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
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2 years
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