Higher Diploma in Fashion Design

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Hong Kong
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,167

About this course

Hong Kong is one of the key fashion centres in the world. The fashion industry is extensive and includes 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 program, 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 products. The Knitwear Design and Accessories Design streams will further provide students a more comprehensive learning scope as needed in the market.
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


Common Modules :

  • Fashion Design Concept Development
  • Computer Aided Design in Fashion
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Workshop (Pattern Making and Sewing)
  • Textiles Studio
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Professional Practice : Design and Business
  • Design Portfolio
  • Design Vocabulary and Communication
  • Fashion Visual Merchandising
  • Whole Person Development : Self-Efficacy Enhancement
  • Whole Person Development : SMART in Action
  • Whole Person Development : Integrated Career Development
  • Whole Person Development : Global Vision

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design :

  • Fashion Design Project
  • Final Fashion Collection Development
  • Textiles Design Studio
  • Fashion Workshop (Pattern Making and Garment Manufacturing)
  • Garment Manufacturing Enhancement Workshop
  • Graduation Project

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Accessories Design) :

  • Introduction to Fashion Accessories Design
  • Millinery Design and Construction
  • Handbag Design and Construction
  • Footwear Design and Construction
  • Graduation Project

Higher Diploma in Fashion Design (Knitwear Design) :

  • Knitwear Design Concept
  • Practical Knitwear Workshop
  • Constructed Knitwear Design
  • Creative Knitwear Design
  • Graduation Project

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