3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$5,150 per credit for local and non-local students
Mr Ryan HOULTON
Deputy Programme Director
Dr Lilly LI
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.
Throughout their study, students will be encouraged to develop independent learning methods and exchange ideas through guided experimentation. They will identify and explore their individual design D.N.A and develop a final major research project through intensive design development, research and 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.
Students may select one of the following specialist subject routes:
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:
The Personal Project includes a written research report, individual design portfolio and a collection.
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.
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# 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.
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