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Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design

The Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design enables students to acquire the thinking skills, understanding and knowledge critical to key fashion design functions. In an increasingly competitive, commercial and technological environment, designers have never played such a central and important role in re-defining an ever-changing ‘creative’ environment. This curriculum allows students to think both creatively and strategically in the world of Fashion Design.


The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching tactics ranging from lectures, demonstrations and seminars to tutorials and various assessment methods including assignments, presentations, research and development, projects, quiz and examinations. Throughout the programme, emphasis will be put on the conceptual abilities and aesthetic sensibilities of the students. The main objective of the programme is clearly about enabling students to develop effective designs solutions for design problems as well as being able to develop a personal style of design and design aesthetics.

Year 1

Colour Theory and Design Principles for Fashion
CAD 1 for Fashion Design
Fibres and Textiles
Marketing Foundation
Fashion Draping 1
Pattern Drafting 1
Sewing Application 1
Fashion Drawing
History of Costume 1
Fashion Draping 2
Pattern Drafting
Sewing Application 2
Fashion Sketching and Illustration
History of Costume 2
Fashion Draping 3
Pattern Drafting 3
Advanced Sewing Techniques
Development Fashion
Technical Drawings (Garment Typology)


Course Subjects

Year 2

Couture Techniques
Academic Research and Communication Skills
20th Century Styles and Trends
Design Research and Development 1
Project Workshop
Design Research and Development 2
Developing Textiles
Introduction to Brand Management
Industrial Attachment
Menswear Workshop
Mini Collection Workshop
CAD 2 – Digital Portfolio
Pattern Aided Design, Grading and Costing


Career Opportunities

Fashion Designer
Fashion Consultant
Fashion Entrepreneur
Fashion Illustrator
Fashion Merchandiser
Fashion Show Coordinator
Fashion Stylist
Fashion Forecaster
Fashion Photography Coordinator
Product Developer
Production Manager
Pattern Maker
Event Manager
Design Room Coordinator
Textile Designer
Accessories Planner

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement
  • Four Level 2 in HKDSE examination in which one must be in English; OR

  • Completion of International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program Certificate with English Grade 4 or above; OR

  • Completion of BTEC National Award Level 3 qualification; OR

  • Completion of GCE A Levels; OR

  • Year 10 or equivalent

English Proficiency Requirement
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Students with Life Experience
  • Students with appropriate life experience (without the standard entry requirements) who have an interest and enthusiasm for Design are encouraged to apply and will be considered on merit. Experiential learning is taken into account.