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 2018 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, GHKITA

Remarks

The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and 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 their professional competencies, the programme cultivates other essential competencies for today’s society. Students acquire abilities such as teamwork and leadership, entrepreneurship, a healthy lifestyle 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 have high proficiency in biliteracy and trilingualism. They will become educated global citizens,  demonstrate social and national responsibility, be interested in local and international affairs, and exhibit cultural appreciation and a global outlook.

 

Programme Characteristics

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

  • Technology
    The aim of this specialism is to produce graduates who have sound knowledge of fashion products and production processes; who are able to apply their knowledge within a technical, economic, managerial and commercial context; who are flexible and can adapt and respond to change; and who have the potential to become industry leaders in product development, process innovation, and production management in textiles and apparel in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and other parts of the world.
  • Design
    The aim of this specialism is to nurture students' creativity and design ability, to develop their awareness of present and emerging technologies in the fashion and manufacturing environment, and to promote an understanding of the supporting marketing and business practices.

  • Retail and Marketing
    The aim of this specialism is to equip students with fundamental principles, contemporary practices, and operational knowledge of fashion retail and marketing. In particular, it will develop students’ skills in defining, analysing, and solving business problems in fashion retail and marketing, from fast to luxury fashion, and from fashion accessories to lifestyle products.  Emphasis will be placed on the aspects of fashion sourcing, buying, market research, store management and distribution of fashion products in both local and international contexts. This specialism will ensure that the students attain the necessary professional skills required to initiate and carry out individual or team research projects. Students will also acquire managerial, analytical and problem-solving skills relevant to fashion retail and marketing.

  • Intimate Apparel and Activewear
    The aim of this specialism is to ensure that students have the necessary academic and practical knowledge of intimate apparel and activewear, including the integration of design and technology aspects. It provides students with a supportive and inspiring learning environment to create imaginative designs using analytical and problem-solving abilities. It also encourages students’ independent judgment and critical thinking for the development of intimate apparel and activewear.  Students are guided to attain first-hand experience of the latest technologies, modern materials and industrial practice.  The major cultivates students’ all-round qualities, including ethics, a positive attitude, active learning, global insights and cultural appreciation, so that they can keep abreast of advances in the industry and be proactive in the face of change.

  • Knitwear Design and Technology
    The aim of this specialism, similar to that of the Design specialism, is to nurture creativity and design ability.  In addition to the general education, students are required to attain the essential knowledge and skills of a knitwear designer.

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

 

Curriculum

All students will start the programme with three common semesters that provide a foundation based on the major activities of the fashion and textiles industry. After the common semesters, students will be streamed to one of the five specialisms according to their individual preferences.

To be admitted to the design-related specialisms, i.e. Design and Knitwear Design and Technology, students must pass a Design and Drawing test and/or an interview. Students may select to take the Design and Drawing test and/or the interview prior to admission to the programme or at the end of the third semester after admission.

In principle, all students are offered a free choice of specialism. However, a contingency procedure will be followed in the unlikely event that a particular specialism is over subscribed. Each specialism has a threshold student number determined by the teaching resources of the Department.  The contingency procedure comes into operation when the threshold is reached.  Students are then required to select a list of specialisms in order of preference.  The pool of students in the over-subscribed specialism will be queued according to their academic performance during the past three semesters.  Students with less satisfactory performance at the end of the queue will have to join their second choice of specialism.

In each semester after being admitting to a specialism, compulsory Core subjects pertaining to each specialism will be offered, together with a wide range of Elective subjects designed to enrich students' learning experience.   Students must also undertake mandatory language subjects, General University Requirement subjects and Work-Integrated Education to fulfil the graduation requirements.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates with two years of relevant post-qualification experience can apply for Associate Membership 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)*.

* Subject to approval

 

Career Prospects

Graduates have career opportunities in fashion and textile industries, and related fields including:

  • 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 inexperienced 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 takes place in a variety of ways other than sitting in a classroom. 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, but I can also 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 February and June
Mode:For the design specialisms, students must take a Design and Drawing test and/or interview at PolyU or via Skype. For the non-design specialisms, applicants may be invited for an interview 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 and 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:

Candidates for the Design/Knitwear Design & Technology specialisms will be invited to attend a Design and 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 an interview at PolyU or via Skype.