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 play an active role in the development of the global fashion and textiles industry in local and overseas markets. In addition to cultivating students' professional competencies, the programme enhances their other essential competencies, such as entrepreneurship, social media marketing, and business analytics. This expands graduates’ skillsets to meet the needs of today’s business environment. They excel in leadership, teamwork, healthy lifestyle practices and lifelong learning; they become trend leaders, innovators, critical thinkers and creative problem solvers; and they gain effective communication and interpersonal skills. They are highly proficient in biliteracy and trilingualism, and become educated global and ethical leaders who promote social and national responsibility, engage in local and international affairs, act as responsible global citizens, and exhibit cultural and aesthetic appreciation with a global perspective.
Based on their 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.
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 the fashion and textiles industry and related fields, including the following:
All students start the programme with three common semesters that provide foundational knowledge of the major activities of the fashion and textiles industry. After these common semesters, students are streamed to one of the programme's five specialisms, according to their individual preference.
For the design-related specialisms, i.e. Design, and Knitwear Design and Technology, students have to pass a design interview after completing their first year of study after admission.
In principle, all students are offered a free choice of specialism. However, in the unlikely event that a particular specialism is over-subscribed, a contingency procedure is followed. Each specialism has a threshold number of students determined by the teaching resources of the department, and the contingency procedure is applied when this threshold is reached. In this case, students are required to declare a selection list of specialisms in order of preference. Students in an over-subscribed specialism are ranked according to their academic performance during the last three semesters. Students with relatively unsatisfactory performance are required to join their second choice specialism.
In the semesters after admission to the respective specialisms, compulsory subjects pertaining to each specialism are offered together with a wide range of elective subjects to enrich students’ learning experience. Furthermore, students undertake mandatory language subjects, General University Requirement (GUR) subjects and Work-Integrated Education (WIE) to fulfil graduation requirements.
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
English plus ANY Chemistry/Design related subjects listed below are given the highest weighting for admission score calculation:
Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are: