Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 14097

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$3,300 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Prof. Raymond Au


This programme welcomes students from Hong Kong and around the world.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide designers with an in-depth understanding of global fashion trends and requirements. It places emphasis on design conceptualisation, independent research, creative application and artistic expression, and provides a design-focused environment for students to follow their chosen path to generate a range of design-oriented, decision-making skills that are significant in the fashion industry.



Four major subject areas are available:

  • Fashion Design;
  • Knitwear Design;
  • Textile Design; and
  • Bodywear Design


Students develop skills that underpin their existing design and industry knowledge, and learn to appreciate the demands placed on designers in this dynamic industry. In-depth personal projects allow students to explore issues of design practice, technology and theory. The programme fosters a broad range of critical thinking and creative awareness skills. When combined, these elements provide the basis for making our graduates highly sought after design professionals.

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.


Programme Structure

The programme consists of three major components:

  • Core Subjects - 5 subjects in Semester 1 and 2 subjects in Semester 2;
  • Personal Project - written report, design portfolio and design collection, developed in one of the four major subject areas, with advice from subject specialists/tutors; and
  • Final Assessment and Presentation.


Core Areas of Study

This is the list of Core Subjects. Students are provided with detailed information on the subjects for selection upon registration.


Semester 1

  • Evolution of Design Trends
  • Design Concept
  • Visual Design Communication
  • Design Collection Preparation
  • Creative Textiles


Semester 2

  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Technology


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in textiles or fashion design, or the equivalent.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.



Other Information

  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend interviews, which may be held in the Chinese mainland or Hong Kong.
  • Suitable non-local candidates from outside Chinese mainland may be invited to attend skype interviews.
  • Non-local candidates admitted to the programme will have to make their own accommodation arrangements during the course of study.


Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the department. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their flair and language proficiency.


For further information on academic matters, please contact: 
Miss Sicily Ho (tel: (852) 2766 6493; email:

Student Message

As a fresh graduate, it is my pleasure to write this message for potential candidates of the programme. This is a new beginning and you still have a long way to go and many things to achieve. There will be plenty of challenges and opportunities to face in the coming year. Enjoy your postgraduate life and take good opportunities to fulfil your impressive accomplishments or your career goals. I believe the theoretical and practical education provided by the programme will give you memorable experiences and the greatest gifts in your study life. Step outside of the box, expand your capacity to absorb new knowledge, apply and compile all of this with flexibility and creativity, develop your potential and last but not least, learn with joy. Work hard and do not give up, as the beginning is always the hardest. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours.

Chan Hiu Sen

As a fresh graduate, it is my pleasure to write this message for candidates of the MA in Fashion and Textile Design programme.

The theoretical and practical education provided by the programme will make you a more professional designer and full of competitiveness in the fashion industry. In the meantime, be ready to face various challenges and opportunities in the coming year. It will be best for you to maintain a positive and relaxed attitude, never give up and always strive to improve no matter how good you are.

Do what you love and love what you do, because passion is the most important motivation. I wish you all successful careers in the future.

LI Yingge

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate



Please also provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English).
  2. Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Chinese mainland).
  3. Selective design work via online portfolio: Please indicate the URL of your personal website in the online application. The URL should enable reviewers to access and view your portfolio online without the need to download.

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.