Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 14490-SY
Duration and Credit Requirement
63-75 (plus 9 LCR credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder depends on the approved credits transferred. Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR), based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance, will be required to take additional credits (6 credits in English and 3 credits in Chinese) on top of the required credits.
Dr Kit-lun Yick
PhD, BA, GHKITA
- As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
- The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
- The programme codes for the 6 specialisms are:
- 14490-SYT: Fashion and Textile Technology Specialism
- 14490-SYD: Fashion and Textile Design Specialism
- 14490-SYM: Fashion and Textile Marketing Specialism
- 14490-SYR: Fashion Retailing Specialism
- 14490-SYI: Intimate Apparel Specialism
- 14490-SYK: Knitwear Design and Technology Specialism
AD/HD graduates should apply for admission to the Scheme programme (14490-SY). They will select and pursue one of the six specialisms after admission.
Aims and Characteristics
The general aim of the programme is to train competent professionals for the fashion business including textiles, apparel, retailing, design and related organisations. These professionals will play an active role in the development of the fashion and textiles industry locally and internationally. In addition to their professional competencies, the programme will also cultivate other essential competencies of the students for today’s society. They will possess abilities such as teamwork and leadership, entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyle and lifelong learning; they will become creative problem solvers with problem solving skills, critical thinking and creative thinking; they will gain effective communication and interpersonal skills, and have high proficiency in biliteracy and trilingualism; and will become educated global citizens, demonstrate social and national responsibility, be interested in local and international affairs, exhibit cultural appreciation and a global outlook.
Based on desired careers and academic performance, students can pursue studies in one of the following 6 specialisms.
- Fashion and Textile Technology
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.
- Fashion and Textile Design
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
The fundamental principles and practical knowledge of 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
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.
- Intimate Apparel
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
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.
Students admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme must specialise in one of the following specialisms under our BA Scheme:
Fashion and Textile Technology Specialism
Fashion and Textile Design Specialism
Fashion and Textile Marketing Specialism
Fashion Retailing Specialism
Intimate Apparel Specialism
Knitwear Design and Technology Specialism
Final Year Project Requirement (for all specialisms)
Professional Language Skills and Project Preparation (by Thesis/Thesis Collection) (4 credits)
Final Year Project (by Thesis/Thesis Collection) (5 credits)
As a graduation requirement, every student must complete a minimum of 3 weeks or 120 hours of Work-Integrated Education in an organisational context relevant to their future profession in the garment and textiles industry. This mandatory training must be completed before graduation.
More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.
General University Requirement (GUR) Subjects
Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) (9 credits) - Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the undergraduate degree LCR, based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance, will be required to take additional credits (6 credits in English and 3 credits in Chinese) on top of the required credits.
Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) (6 credits) - Students are required to successfully complete two subjects (i.e. 6 credits) in any of the following four Cluster Areas (the two CAR subjects cannot be from the same Cluster Area):
- Human Nature, Relations and Development (HRD)
- Community, Organisation and Globalisation (COG)
- History, Culture and World Views (HCW)
- Science, Technology and Environment (STE)
By taking CAR subjects, students must fulfil the following three additional requirements:
i. English Reading and Writing (ER/EW) Requirements
ii. Chinese Reading and Writing (CR/CW) Requirements
iii. China Studies Requirement (CSR)
Service Learning Subject (3 credits)
Recognition and Prospects
Graduates with 2 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).
Graduates have career opportunities in fashion and textile industries, and related fields. These include:
- Fashion and textile design;
- Knitwear design;
- Product development;
- Pattern making;
- Quality and colour control;
- Marketing/sales management;
- Fashion retailing; and
- Fashion management.
An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Fashion and Textile Studies, or the equivalent.
Applicants may be invited to attend a Design & Drawing test and/or an interview to ascertain their suitability for the programme.
Additional Documents Required
Applicants must declare the intended choices of Specialism under our BA Scheme. Within one month upon submission of your online application, applicants will be invited via email to complete an online form with your application ID to declare your intended choices of Specialism. Please click here for the details.
Transcript / Certificate
Applicants are required to submit the copy of their Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma trancripts/ certificates during their online application.