Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3492
Dr Chris K. Y. Lo
The general aim of the programme is to train competent professionals for the fashion business in textiles, apparel, retailing, design and related organisations. These professionals will play an active role in the development of the global fashion and textiles industry in local and overseas markets. In addition to their professional competencies, the programme will also cultivate students’ other essential competencies, such as entrepreneurship, social media marketing, and business analytics, expanding graduates’ skillsets for today’s business environment. They will possess personal excellence in leadership, teamwork, healthy lifestyle and lifelong learning; they will become trend leader, innovator, critical thinker and creative problem solvers; they will gain effective communication and interpersonal skills, and have high proficiency in biliteracy and trilingualism; and will become educated global and ethical leaders, promote social and national responsibility, engage in local and international affairs, acts as responsible global citizen, and exhibit cultural and aesthetic appreciation with global perspective.
Based on desired careers and academic performance, students can pursue studies in one of the following 5 specialisms under the BA Scheme.
There are also opportunities for placements in the industry to gain on-the-job knowledge and experience in the workplace.
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 preference.
For the design-related Specialisms, i.e. Design, and Knitwear Design and Technology, students have to get through a design interview after completion of their first year of study 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 number of students determined by the teaching resources of the department, and the contingency procedure will be applied when such threshold is reached. In this case, students will be required to declare a selection list of specialisms in order of preference. The pool of students in the over-subscribed specialism will be ranked according to their academic performance during the past three semesters. Students with less satisfactory performance will have to join their second choice specialism.
In the subsequent semesters after admission to respective specialism, compulsory subjects pertaining to each specialism are offered together with a wide range of elective subjects to enrich students’ learning experience. Furthermore, students will undertake mandatory language subjects, General University Requirement (GUR) subjects and Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in fulfilment of graduation requirements.
Graduates with 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience can apply for Associateship of the Textile Institute (ATI) in the UK.
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 including:
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