Higher Diploma in Fashion Media 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

Renowned international fashion brands have been developing their markets in Hong Kong and China in recent years, with the severe competitions facing globally and regionally, fashion brands start to build up their own media channels in order to enhance their competitiveness. With the advanced technology and the popularity of online activities, fashion brands are seeking new development and opportunities in the media strategy which need a pool of young talented practitioners.
The Fashion Media Design consists of a wide range of activities in the spectrum of the whole communication system and channels including media strategy, journalism, social media, blogging for business, webpage and app design, etc. to achieve a modern and all-rounded fashion communication solution.

This programme is designed to enable students to work in the different areas of Fashion Media Design. Emphasis will also be put on enriching students’ international exposure. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, through different learning experiences such as lectures, tutorials, projects, visits, competitions and industrial attachments. Broad knowledge and skills in fashion film, fashion journalism, new media strategy, social media, and blogging for business form the core components of the programme.
This programme is also 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 


Semester 1

  • English and Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development: Self-efficacy Enhancement
  • Information Technology Essentials – Design
  • Creative Thinking
  • Fashion Image Creation 1
  • Branding and Marketing for Fashion Media Design
  • Fashion and Media Trend Analysis
  • Journalism for Fashion Media Design

Semester 2

  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Report
  • English and Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development : Integrated Career Development
  • Whole Person Development : SMART in Action
  • Aesthetics and Semiotics
  • Design Plus: Presentation and Communication Practice
  • Fashion Event Planning
  • Fashion Image Creation 2
  • Expanded Studies: Collaborative Community Project
  • Fashion Blogging

Semester 3

  • English and Communication: Report
  • Whole Person Development : Global Vision
  • Cultural Studies
  • Social Media for Fashion

Semester 4

  • Vocational Chinese Communication: Putonghua Presentations and Promotional Text Writing
  • English and Communication: Persuasive Practice
  • Design Plus: Research Practice
  • Expanded Studies: Master Class/Seminars
  • Computer Graphic Design 1
  • Fashion Film
  • Webpage and App Design 1
  • Graduation Project Phrase 1

Semester 5

  • English and Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Computer Graphic Design 2
  • Fashion Integrated Marketing Communications
  • New Media Strategy
  • Webpage and App Design 2
  • Graduation Project Phrase 2

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