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DE114303 Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
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.

Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims Fashion Image Design has been 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 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 workplace experience to prepare students in holistic approach for further studies and career advancement after graduation.
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, photography 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.
Articulation
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)#:
  • University for the Creative Arts, UK: BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Imaging
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 252646) [Not applicable to Mainland students]
# 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 can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. Some examples are:
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textile Studies
  • Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts:
    1. BFA (Hons) in Theatre and Entertainment Arts - Costume Technology
    2. BFA (Hons) in Theatre and Entertainment Arts - Set and Costume Design

Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

 

Professional Recognition
The Higher Diploma in Fashion Image Design offered by the Hong Kong Design Institute is highly recognised by professional bodies, fashion designers and design industries.
Note(s):
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.
There might be changes in the course details.