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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fashion Design

DepartmentDepartment of Design and Architecture

Programme NameBachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design

JUPAS Catalogue No. – For Year 1 Entry  Apply NowJSSV01 (Application for subsidised places under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors via JUPAS

Programme Code – For Year 3 Entry DS145102 (Year 3 Entry – Full-time)/ DS525102 (Year 3 Entry – Part-time) (Application for Year-3 Entry in Full-time and Part-time modes via VTC Web-based Admission System)

Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time: 4 Years (Year 1 Entry) / 2 Years (Year 3 Entry)
Part-time (Evening): 3 Years (Year 3 Entry)

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Venue(s)Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Chai Wan) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.

Facility(ies)Accessories Design Workshop
Fashion Technology Workshop


Qualifications Framework

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 12/000569/5

Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2027

Programme Aims

This programme aims to enable students to become "graduates of choice" for a rapidly changing global fashion design industry, and to equip graduates to enter the world of work at a professional level, who can intelligently and skillfully engage with emerging issues and opportunities, particularly in Mainland China. It also aims to develop students’ creative and practical abilities, and provides a sound grounding in the theoretical and technical aspects of the fashion design and management, thus enabling them to become masters in making and specialists in fashion industry.

The Fashion Design Stream, Fashion Management Stream and Study Options (Fashion Accessories Design, Knitwear Design, Specialised Fashion Design, Fashion Retailing, Fashion Communication) are specially designed to cater for the needs of today’s dynamic and rapidly changing fashion industry, enhance and differentiate students’ career prospects.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the programme, fashion graduates can go into many different areas of the fashion business. Career prospects include fashion designer, knitwear designer, fashion accessory designer, fashion merchandiser, product developer, fashion buyer, fashion retailing and fashion communication etc.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for Memberships of:

  1. Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA)
  2. Hong Kong Institute of Textile and Apparel (HKITA)
  3. Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS)
  4. Society of Dyers and Colorist (UK)

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

This programme is in the Government's Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). Please click here for more details. Admission to the subsidised places for Year 1 Entry will be through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) while admission to the self-financed places for Year 3 Entry can be made through VTC Web-based Admissions System.

JUPAS Catalogue No.: JSSV01 

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Please refer to the General Entrance Requirements for details. 


Programme-specific Requirements :

  1. For HKDSE, a maximum of two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects can be counted for admission purpose.  Relevant ApL subjects include: Image Design, Fashion and Image Design, Jewellery Arts and Design, Introduction to Theatre Arts, Film and Video Studies, Public Relations and Advertising, Magazine Editing and Production, New Media Communication Strategies, Applied Business Research, Entrepreneurship for SME, Marketing and Online Promotion, Marketing in Global Trade, Purchasing and Merchandising, Applied Psychology, Jewellery and Accessories Design, Creative Advertising, Display and Jewellery Design, The Essentials of Theatre Arts, Film and Transmedia, Accounting for e-Business, Digital Comic Design and Production, PR and Multimedia Communication, Data Application for Business, Tech Basics.
  2. Applicants may be required to attend an interview with an original work portfolio.


Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent sub-degree qualifications/studies in a relevant area of study.

  1. Additional core modules are required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Department of Design and Architecture (Telephone No.: 3890 8323 & WhatsApp No.: 3890 8380).

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • Local Students: the tuition fee for academic year 2024/25 are $3,350 per credit point for Year-1 entry and $3,265 per credit point for Year-3 entry.
  • Non Local Students:The tuition fee for academic year 2024/25 are $3,850 for Year-1 entry and $3,755 for Year-3 entry. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.