Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design
服裝及紡織品設計文學碩士學位


Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 14097

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

-

Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$3,600 per credit for local students
HK$4,670 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Ms Basia Szkutnicka
Professor of Practice - Design

Remarks

This programme welcomes applications from candidates from all over the world.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

We aim to produce creative, forward thinking designers who will develop their personal design identity, bringing a new perspective to fashion through their design conceptualisation and creative application and informed decision-making skills. The programme is innovative and contemporary, and aims to respond intuitively to the demands of a vibrant global fashion landscape. Close relationships and interactions with industry provide insights into the workplace and exciting career development opportunities for graduates. The course is intensive and fast paced, with sustainability firmly embedded at the core, within a design focused environment. The programme fosters an analytical, critical and futuristic approach to learning, encouraging independent research and artistic expression. This MA will act as a platform to launch unique designers into the fashion world with a sound understanding of the fashion business environment. We aim to deliver highly sought after, ambitious design professionals. We aim to teach the future.

 

Characteristics

Throughout their study, students will be encouraged to develop independent learning methods and exchange ideas through guided experimentation. There will be an opportunity to work in groups on a live industry project, as well as develop a final major research project and design development through studio practice. Guest speakers and industry visits will be arranged where appropriate, and students will be encouraged to look for industry mentors and sponsors. Students will learn to appreciate the demands placed on designers in this dynamic industry, while exploring issues of design practice, technology and theory. They will continuously update their knowledge and understanding of innovation in relevant technologies within an integrated design context. Students will be encouraged to apply a sense of autonomy through investigation and research as well as to develop relevant transferable skills.

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Students may select one of the following specialist subject routes:

  • Fashion Product
  • Textiles
  • Knitwear

 

Over two semesters, aspects of design thinking, prediction, aesthetics, 3D realisation, consumer behaviour, visual communication, industry practice, textile experimentation and technological innovation will be examined. Students will also enhance existing knowledge and support individual assignment work through research and practice.

 

Students are required to take all of the following subjects to graduate from the programme:

3-credit subjects

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

 

9-credit project

The Personal Project includes a written research report, individual design portfolio and a collection.

Entrance Requirements

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

 

Applicants who hold Bachelor's degree in other field of study and have adequate and relevant work experience in the fashion or textile industry may be considered for admission.

 

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

  • Interviews will be held in Hong Kong and China or via SKYPE.
  • Scholarships are available for outstanding candidates. PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
  • Students will be expected to attend classes on a full-time basis.
  • The Programme is taught in English. Potential candidates must have excellent English language proficiency.
  • Non-local candidates admitted to the programme will need to make their own accommodation arrangements during the course of study.
  • The Department will consider individual cases on their merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Enquiries

For further information on academic matters, please contact: 
Miss Sicily Ho (tel: (852) 2766 6493; email: sicily.ho@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


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



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


Personal Statement

Required

Programme Leaflet

Download

Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

Please also provide the following documents:

  1. Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants who 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.
  4. The maximum file size for ALL supporting documents (including academic parchment/transcript/English test proof, etc.) is 5MB.

 

# Samples of work in PDF format in your online portfolio should include design development, design presentation sheets, pages from sketchbooks and visuals of garments/products/textiles. Should a candidate be selected for interview, further guidelines on preparing the portfolio to be shown at the interview will be provided.


Info Seminar


Date Time Venue Remark
12 Jan 2019 (Sat) 3:30PM - 4:30PM

4D Theatre, Room ST602, PolyU

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