Department of Design Higher Diploma Top-up Degree (Design)

Higher Diploma in Design (Fashion Design)

Programme Objectives

  • To equip students with confidence, competence and understanding to become an effective practitioner or seek further study opportunities.
  • To promote and develop local design activities.
  • To strengthen understanding of concepts in art and culture in context, helping students explore their imagination and creativity whilst gaining practical knowledge and skills in the field in order to meet the creative challenges of the 21st century.

Programme Structures

Year 1 Courses
Core Course
  • Creative Design
  • Culture, Arts & Design
  • Interdisciplinary Design Studies
Stream Course
  • CAD for Design Exploration
  • Design Execution
  • Fabrics & Materials
  • Pattern Development
  • Research Project in Fashion Design
Language and GE Course
  • Chinese Communication
  • College Life & You
  • Numerical & IT Literacy
  • Social Ethics
  • Use of English
Year 2 Courses
Core Course
  • Graduation Project
Stream Course
  • History of Costumes
  • Knitting Design & Technology
  • Pattern Construction
  • Professional Practice in Fashion Design
  • Understanding Contemporary Fashion Designers
  • Visual Merchandizing & Retailing in Fashion
Language and GE Course
  • Effective English Communication
  • Practical Putonghua
  • GE Elective

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2019-20 intake of the 2-year Higher Diploma in Design Programme are as follows:

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $66,940 $86,940
Year 2 $71,520 $91,520

Higher Diploma in Design will be one of the subsidised programmes under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP), starting from 2019/20 academic year. The tuition fee after the deduction of the $36,400 subsidy under the SSSDP is $30,540 per year.

The subsidy is only applicable to local students.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships