Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles
服裝及紡織(榮譽)文學士學位組合課程


Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3492

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

123

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Director
Dr Kit-lun Yick
PhD, BA(Hons), GHKITA

Remarks
  •  The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The general aim of the programme is to train competent professionals for the fashion business including textiles, apparel, retailing, design and related organizations. These professionals play an active role in the development of the fashion and textiles industry locally and internationally. In addition to professional competencies, the programme cultivates other essential competencies for today’s society. Graduates possess abilities such as teamwork and leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifelong learning; they become creative problem solvers with problem solving skills, critical thinking and creative thinking; they gain effective communication and interpersonal skills, and become educated global citizens, demonstrate social and national responsibility, are interested in local and international affairs, and exhibit cultural appreciation and a global outlook.

 

Programme Characteristics

Based on desired careers and academic performance, students can pursue studies in one of the following 6 specialisms.

  • Fashion and Textile Design, in which students' creativity and design ability are nurtured, their awareness of present and emerging technologies in the fashion and manufacturing environment are developed, and their understanding of marketing and business practices are promoted.

  • Fashion and Textile Marketing, in which the fundamental principles and practical knowledge on both the technological and business aspects of the fashion industry are introduced. Students' ability to define, analyse and solve problems that are related to fashion marketing and merchandising are nurtured, and their initiative and competence are developed in individual or team research projects and marketing programmes.

  • Fashion Retailing, in which up-to-date strategic and operational knowledge related to the fashion retailing business is introduced. Fashion buying, store management and the distribution of fashion products in the international arena are emphasised. Students also acquire managerial, analytical and problem-solving skills relevant to the retail business.

  • Fashion and Textile Technology, in which students are inculcated with knowledge of fashion products, production processes and their applications in the technical, economic, managerial and commercial contexts. This knowledge allows them to become industry leaders in product development, process innovation and production management in the textiles and apparel industry.

  • Intimate Apparel, in which students can learn about the latest lingerie fashion design and technology in an active classroom. Expert seminars, practical workshops, live-model fitting, factory visits and summer internships help students to gain a better understanding of textiles, design, pattern, production and the business environment in real life.

  • Knitwear Design and Technology, in which students are trained to become competent in the highly specialised design profession. The essence of the training delivered lies in the merging of technology with design. Technology forms a solid foundation on which design skills are built. In this respect, yarn technology and knitting technology are two major areas that support and enrich the design curriculum. Design is the main stream in this specialism. The technological element of this specialism distinguishes knitwear designers from fashion designers.

 

There are also opportunities for placements in the industry to gain on-the-job knowledge and experience in the workplace.

 

Curriculum

All students start the programme with three common semesters, in which a foundation of the spectrum of major activities of the fashion and textiles industry are covered. After the common semesters, they are streamed to one of the 6 specialisms according to individual preference.

 

For the design specialisms, Fashion & Textile Design and Knitwear Design & Technology, students have to pass a Design & Drawing test and/or an interview for admittance. A student may elect to take the Design & Drawing test and/ or the interview prior to admission to the Scheme or at the beginning of the third semester.

 

In principle, all students are offered a free choice of specialisms. However, in view of operational considerations, contingency procedures will be followed in the unlikely event that specialisms are oversubscribed. Each specialism has a threshold student number determined by teaching resources of the department. The contingency procedures will be in operation when that threshold is reached. In the contingency procedures, students are required to declare a selection list of specialisms in order of preference. The pool of students in the over-subscribed specialism will be placed in a queue according to their academic performance during the past two semesters. Surplus students with less satisfactory performance at the end of the queue will have to take their second preference of specialism.

 

In each of the subsequent semesters after admission to a specialism, compulsory Core Subjects pertaining to each specialism are offered, and a wide range of Elective Subjects are included to enrich the students' learning experience. Furthermore, students will undertake mandatory 30-credit subjects under the General University Requirements and Work-Integrated Education in fulfillment of the graduation requirements.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates with two years of relevant post-qualification experience can apply for Associateship of the Textile Institute in the UK (ATI).

 

Graduates can also apply for Graduate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel (GHKITA).

 

Career Prospects

Graduates have career opportunities in fashion and textile industries, and related fields. These include:

  • Fashion and textile design;
  • Knitwear design;
  • Product development;
  • Pattern making;
  • Fitting;
  • Manufacturing/production;
  • Quality and colour control;
  • Marketing/sales management;
  • Buying/merchandising;
  • Fashion retailing; and
  • Fashion management.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

Office Tel. No.  Office Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 6500 2773 1432 tcgeneral@polyu.edu.hk www.itc.polyu.edu.hk

Student Message


In my first lesson at the ITC, everything about fashion and textiles was strange to me. I was so unexperienced that I did not know the difference between yarn and thread. My curiosity drove me to explore this novel area of study. The academic staff’s encouragement and practical lessons became powerful drivers. My years at the ITC have shown me that learning can be fun, particularly when it happens in a variety of ways other than sitting in classrooms. Exchange programmes, competitions, world congress, internships – all of my experiences have been valuable and broadened my outlook. The strong connection between the ITC and the clothing industry provides students with a bridge to the fashion world. The ITC is an ideal place for me to equip myself before stepping into society. Now, I not only know what yarn is, I can contribute to this kaleidoscopic industry.


Annie Yu



學系課程除了教授學生課堂理論和專業知識外,還訓練學生獨立思考及解決問題的能力。透過與導師互動研討,學生往往能在創作上得到更大的啟發。此外,在導師的個別指導協助下,學生在其過程當中能夠學會找出包括在技術上及設計方面的問題所在,從而改善其弱處。ITC也為學生提供了一個設備完善的工作室,讓學生們能更有效率地製作及完成創作作品。


朱均淇



在香港ITC為學員提供的資源我相信是沒有其他大專或教育機構能夠與之比擬的。ITC有如一所小型工廠,它對我們的專業學習和藉此熟悉將來的工作環境都有莫大的幫助。我相信除了書本上的知識外,多元化的實踐機會亦相當重要。ITC的課程設計既重視理論的貫通,亦重視實踐和經驗的累積。在ITC,我得到很多實習的機會,諸如前往工廠參觀,遠赴英國交流等等。這些機會都是我做學生時必須好好把握的。儘管有人說大學的三年學習生活既沉悶而又不知從中得到些甚麼,但我卻肯定自己在這三年過得非常充實和時刻充滿朝氣。


甄家慈



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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between March and July
Mode:For the design specialisms - Design & Drawing test and/or interview at PolyU or via Skype; For the non-design specialisms - may be invited to interviews at PolyU or via Skype
Aims:

To assess the suitability of candidates for the programme

Medium:English
Duration:

For the design specialisms, 2 hours for the Design & Drawing test and about 15 to 30 minutes for the interview; For the non-design specialisms, about 15 to 30 minutes for the interview

Remark:

Suitable candidates for the Fashion & Textile Design/Knitwear Design & Technology specialisms will be invited to attend a Design & Drawing test and/or interview at PolyU or via Skype, so their suitability for the programme can be assessed. Those who are offered interviews are encouraged to bring portfolios of their work. Suitable candidates for the non-design specialisms may also be invited to interviews at PolyU or via Skype.