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DE114307 Higher Diploma in Fashion Design Menswear
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)
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims Menswear Design is a highly-sought profession in the international fashion world and it is gaining its momentum in Hong Kong and China markets.

This programme explores the creative process of menswear design from research to the realisation and production of contemporary fashion menswear. It encompasses style and sensibility through innovative cutting, fabric sourcing, proportion and construction in both structured and unstructured clothing, and operates across a range of market levels with an international perspective.

The objective of the programme is the development of the young creative talents who aspire to become professional fashion designers in the menswear design field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, learning through fashion shows, design competitions, master classes, industry-led projects and workplace attachments. Students will be equipped with suitable level of design and technical proficiency in the creation of an innovative and individual menswear collection.

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.
Semester 1:
  • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift : Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Information Technology Essentials
  • Creative Thinking
  • Computer Aided Design in Fashion
  • Fashion Menswear Drawing and Illustration
  • Introduction to Menswear Design
  • Menswear Fabrication and Color
  • Menswear Garment Workshop
Semester 2:
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 1)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Advanced Menswear Design
  • Digital Design for Menswear
  • Menswear Construction
  • Menswear Flat Pattern Making
Semester 3:
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part 2)
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Menswear Tailoring
  • Expanded Studies: Studio Practice for Menswear
Semester 4:
  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Reports
  • Fashion Plus: Research Practice
  • Menswear Branding and Marketing
  • Menswear Collection Development
  • Menswear Production
  • Expanded Studies: Competition Studio
Semester 5:
  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Design Portfolio for Menswear
  • Fashion Plus: Workshop / Lab Practice
  • Graduation Project for Fashion Menswear

Modules Across Semesters:
  • Industrial Attachment

Remark: Students have to complete the Enrichment Module in Semester 4 or 5.
Career Prospects Graduates may be employed in the menswear design field as fashion designers, fashion coordinators, stylists, product development executives, fashion buyers, fashion visual merchandisers and fashion journalists etc.
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by the following universities in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)# :
  • The Nottingham Trent University, UK: BA (Hons) Fashion Design
    (Registration Number of Non-local Higher and Professional Education: 251504) [Not applicable to Mainland students]
  • 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]

Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities. An example is :
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textile Studies

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 programme 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.