Sept 2022 EntryProgramme code: JS3492
4 years (including 1.5 years with common curriculum)
Dr Joe Au
PhD, MDes, FRSA
The overall aim of the programme is to train competent professionals for the fashion business, equipping them to work in textiles, apparel, retailing, design, and related organisations. Graduates 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 deploy effective communication and interpersonal skills. They are biliterate and trilingual, and they serve as informed 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 choose one of the following five 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.
The decision to admit a student to a specialism will be made by the department based on the student's choice, overall GPA of year one study, and/ or interview result. Students will be asked to rank their specialism choices (from the most preferred one to the least) during the summer term of their Year One study for the department's consideration and approval.
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:
All normal 4-year students start the programme with three common semesters, in which a foundation of the spectrum of major activities of the fashion and textiles industry will be covered. After these common semesters, students without Secondary Major are streamed into one of the five Specialisms according to students’ individual preferences.
In principle, all students are offered a free choice of specialism. However, in the unlikely event that there is over-subscribed, a contingency procedure is followed. As each specialism has a threshold number of students, determined by the teaching resources of the Department, the contingency procedure is applied when this threshold is reached, and requires students to supply a list of specialisms in order of preference. Specialism selection exercise is normally scheduled in the summer term of students’ first year of study. Students will be invited for a selection interview/ assessment based on their choice of specialisms. The pool of students in the over-subscribed specialism will be in a queue according to academic performance in their first year of study and interview/ assessment performance. Surplus students with less satisfactory performance at the end of the queue will have to join a lower priority of their selection of specialism.
In the semesters after admission to their specialisms, students take compulsory subjects pertaining to these specialisms, together with a wide range of elective subjects to enrich their learning experience. Furthermore, students will undertake mandatory language subjects, General University Requirement (GUR) subjects and Work-Integrated Education (WIE) to fulfil graduation requirements.
The options of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) are available to the students of BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles.
Studying on a Secondary Major is not mandatory. Only students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above may be considered for Secondary Major enrolment. Each Secondary Major may stipulate additional selection criteria for admission. Students must apply to and obtain approval from the programme offering Department, no later than the commencement of the second year of study, to be admitted to the Secondary Major.
The students of BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles (F&T) with a Secondary Major of AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) are required to complete 133 and 138 credits respectively for graduation:
* The Integrated Capstone Project is a double counting subject (6 credits) for AIDA.
Graduates with 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience can apply for the Associateship of the Textile Institute (ATI), UK. Graduates can also apply for Graduate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel (GHKITA).
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: