Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Hong Kong
Qualification
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
RM 62,734

About this course

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 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 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.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent

Curriculum

Semester 1 (Common Modules):

  • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
  • Information Technology Essentials - Design
  • Creative and Design Thinking
  • Computer Aided Design in Fashion
  • Fashion Design Concept Development
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Introduction to Fashion Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Experimental Fashion Materials for Fashion Design

Semester 2:
Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Fashion Design Project
  • Intermediate Fashion Workshop
  • Textiles Design Studio
  • Expanded Studies: Experiential Project for Fashion Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Accessories Design)

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Fashion Accessories Design
  • Millinery Design and Construction
  • Expanded Studies: Experiential Project for Accessories Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Knitwear Design)

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Knitwear Design Concept
  • Introduction to Knitwear Design Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Experiential Project for Knitwear Design

Semester 3:
Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Fashion Plus: Industry Processes
  • Garment Manufacturing Enhancement Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Studio Practice for Fashion Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Accessories Design)

  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Fashion Plus: Industry Processes
  • Garment Manufacturing Enhancement Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Studio Practice for Fashion Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Knitwear Design)

  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Fashion Plus: Industry Processes
  • Practical Knitwear Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Studio Practice for Fashion Design

Semester 4:
Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Advanced Fashion Workshop
  • Final Fashion Collection Development
  • Final Fashion Collection Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Competition Studio for Fashion Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Accessories Design)

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Fashion Accessories Collection Development
  • Fashion Accessories Collection Workshop
  • Handbag Design and Construction
  • Expanded Studies: Competition Studio for Fashion Design

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Knitwear Design)

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Constructed Knitwear Design Workshop
  • Knitwear Collection Development
  • Knitwear Collection Workshop
  • Expanded Studies: Competition Studio for Fashion Design

Semester 5:
Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Design Portfolio
  • Fashion Plus: Workshop / Lab Practice
  • Professional Practice : Design and Business
  • Graduation Project

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Accessories Design)

  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Design Portfolio
  • Fashion Plus: Workshop / Lab Practice
  • Professional Practice: Design and Business
  • Footwear Design and Construction
  • Graduation Project

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Knitwear Design)

  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Design Portfolio
  • Fashion Plus: Workshop / Lab Practice
  • Professional Practice: Design and Business
  • Creative Knitwear Design Workshop
  • Graduation Project

Modules across semesters

  • Industrial Attachment

Remark: Students have to complete the Enrichment Module in Semester 4.

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