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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles

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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code JS3492

Mode of Study Full Time

Normal Duration 4 years

Programme Intake 92

Fund Type Government-funded

Credits Required for Graduation

123. Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) up to 9 credits

Programme Leaders

Chief | DrJoe Au

Deputy | Dr Kit-lun Yick


The credit requirements are indicative only and subject to review.

Aims and Characteristics


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:

  • Design
  • Knitwear Design and Technology
  • Retail and Marketing
  • Intimate Apparel and Activewear
  • Technology

5 Specialisms

At ITC, academic advising involves helping students to understand the aims of university education, the culture and forms of learning at university, academic culture at ITC, their chosen broad discipline of Fashion and Textiles, available specialisms and the paths that could be taken so that students can develop their self-development plan to achieve their goals and monitor their own progress.

General University Requirements

According to the 4-year programme curriculum, students are required to complete 30 credits in the General University Requirements (GUR) apart from fulfilling the Discipline-Specific Requirement (DSR) subjects.

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:

  • Fashion and textile design
  • Knitwear design
  • Product development
  • Pattern making
  • Fitting
  • Marketing/sales management
  • Buying/merchandising
  • Fashion retailing
  • Social media analytics
  • Luxury brand management
  • Global fashion management
  • Manufacturing/production
  • Quality and colour control

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:

  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Biology + Chemistry
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Design and Applied Technology
  • Visual Arts

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are: 

  • Accounting for E-Business
  • Accounting in Practice
  • Applied Business Research
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Computer Game and Animation Design
  • Creative Advertising
  • Display and Jewellery Design
  • Entrepreneurship for SME
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise Science and Health Fitness
  • Exploring Psychology
  • Fashion Image Design / Fashion and Image Design
  • Film and Transmedia
  • Film and Video / Film and Video Studies
  • Fundamental Cosmetology
  • Fundamental Health Care
  • Health and Beauty Keeping in TCM
  • Health Care Practice
  • Image Design
  • Innovative Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Internet of Everything Application
  • Jewellery and Accessories Design
  • Jewellery Arts and Design
  • Magazine Editing and Production
  • Marketing and Online Promotion
  • Marketing in Global Trade
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Mobile and Online Apps Development
  • Multimedia Entertainment Studies
  • New Media Communication Strategies
  • Practical Accounting for SMEs
  • Practical Psychology
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Public Relations and Communication
  • Purchasing and Merchandising
  • Retail Management
  • Sports and Fitness Coaching
  • Sports Coaching and Management
  • The Essentials of Dramatic Arts / The Essentials of Theatre Arts
  • Understanding Financial Services
To welcome outstanding HKDSE students to study in ITC, an Academic Scholarship for Outstanding HKDSE Admittees is introduced for eligible students admitted to this Programme. For detailed requirements and amount of scholarship, please click here.

While all bands of applicants are considered, preference is given to Band A and Band B applicants. Admission to the programme is in primarily based on academic merit, plus the following optional supplements.
Applicants are welcome to submit e-portfolios OR personal statements as supplementary information in support of their applications. This supplementary information is optional to all applicants, regardless of their intended future choice of specialism (e.g. fashion design). Detailed arrangements for and requirements of the e-portfolio or personal statement submission are announced to JUPAS applicants via email in June every year. (All students who are admitted with HKDSE results will start the programme with 3 common semesters of foundation training in fashion and textiles, after which they will be streamed into one of five specialisms, including designed related specialisms.)

The department may consider giving bonus scores to applicants with outstanding e-portfolios or personal statements.

Going to university is a big change. It is a new place with new people and plenty of challenges. ITC has provided me with a platform to explore my interest in fashion through which I also further enhanced my knowledge. During the first two years at ITC, I studied fashion retailing. I was given the chance to present a business proposal along with my team members at the World Retail Congress in Dubai. During the last two years of my study, I changed my major to Intimate Apparel Design and learnt new things. Looking back at my time spent at ITC, I can see that I have been given many opportunities.
samantha cheung
BA 2019, Intimate Apparel Specialism

Cheung Ka Wa Samantha

Apart from basic retail concepts and business skills, ITC has equipped me as a fashion retail student with knowledge that closely aligns with the latest trends in the industry, such as omni-channel retailing and sustainable fashion management. All of the taught contents are supported with solid business cases that are found in the industry. These have contributed to my competence in managing challenges in the dynamic retail world and become a forward-thinking talent in the industry.
BA 2018, Fashion Retailing

Anson Lee

I learned about interesting topics such as weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing. I enjoyed the practical classes most. I had the chance to produce fabric myself and build up a deeper understanding of fabric manufacturing principles. I was also lucky enough to serve as an intern at Luk’s Button Industrial Limited as an assistant in the Quality Assurance Department. I knew more about the industry after two months' stationing in the factory. My summer school experience at the Kyoto Institute of Technology was unforgettable too. If you are passionate about fashion and textiles, you will gain a lot of valuable experience here.
BA 2020, Fashion Technology

Chung Wing Yi Grace


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