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Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design 服裝及紡織品設計文學碩士

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 14097

Mode of Study Full Time

Normal Duration 1 year

Fund Type Self-financed

Credits Required for Graduation 30

Initial Registration Credits 3 for local students; 6 for non-local students

Tuition Fees HK$5,700 per credit for local and non-local students

Programme Leaders

Chief | Mr Ryan Houlton

Deputy | Ms Uki Lau

Aims and Characteristics

We aim to cultivate creative and forward thinking designers who wish to develop a personal design identity, and bring a new offer and perspective to fashion.

The programme is innovative and contemporary, with the aim to respond intuitively to the demands of a vibrant global fashion landscape.

Close relationships and interaction with industry will provide insights for the workplace and exciting career development opportunities for graduates.

The study programme is intensive and fast paced, with sustainability firmly embedded at the core. The programme applies an analytical, critical and futuristic approach to learning.

This MA will act as a platform to launch unique designers into the fashion world who have a sound understanding of the fashion business environment.

We aim to deliver highly sought after, ambitious design professionals.

We aim to teach the future.


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Throughout their study, students will be encouraged to develop independent learning methods and exchange ideas through guided experimentation. They will identify and explore their individual design D.N.A and develop a final major research project through intensive design development, research and studio practice. Guest speakers and industry visits will be arranged where appropriate, and students will be encouraged to look for industry mentors and sponsors. Students will learn to appreciate the demands placed on designers in this dynamic industry, while exploring issues of design practice, technology and theory. They will continuously update their knowledge and understanding of innovation in relevant technologies within an integrated design context. Students will be encouraged to apply a sense of autonomy through investigation and research as well as to develop relevant transferable skills.

Students may select one of the following specialist subject routes:

  • Fashion Product
  • Textiles
  • Knitwear

Over two semesters, aspects of design thinking, prediction, aesthetics, 3D realisation, consumer behaviour, visual communication, industry practice, textile experimentation and technological innovation will be examined. Students will also enhance existing knowledge and support individual assignment work through research and practice.

Students are required to take all of the following subjects to graduate from the programme:

Subject Credits

Creative Textiles


Design Collection Preparation


Design Concept


Evolution of Design Trends


Fashion Business


Fashion Technology


Visual Design Communication

Personal Project (includes a written research report, individual design portfolio and a collection) 9
    • A Bachelor's degree in textiles or fashion design, or the equivalent.

    Applicants who hold Bachelor's degree in other fields of study and have adequate and relevant work experience in the fashion or textile industry may be considered for admission.

    If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

  • Personal statement
  • Transcript / Certificate
  • Copy of English examination results such as IELTS or TOEFL (for applicants who graduated from universities where the medium of instruction is not English)
  • Postal address in Chinese (for applicants from the Mainland China)
  • Selective design work# via online portfolio. Please indicate the URL of your personal website in the online application. The URL should enable reviewers to access and view your portfolio online without the need to download. (Please upload a word document with the above URL via “Others” under the “Additional Document” at eAdmission System.)
  • The maximum file size for ALL supporting documents (including academic parchment/transcript/English test proof, etc.) is 5MB

# Samples of work in PDF format in your online portfolio should include design development, design presentation sheets, pages from sketchbooks and visuals of garments/products/textiles. Should a candidate be selected for interview, further guidelines on preparing the portfolio to be shown at the interview will be provided

  • Interviews will be held in Hong Kong and China or via SKYPE
  • Students will be expected to attend classes on a full-time basis
  • The programme is taught in English. Potential candidates must have excellent English language proficiency
  • Non-local candidates admitted to the programme will need to make their own accommodation arrangements during the course of study
  • The Department will consider individual cases on their merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency
Enjoy your postgraduate life and take good opportunities to fulfil your impressive accomplishments or your career goals. I believe the theoretical and practical education provided by the programme will give you memorable experiences and the greatest gifts in your study life.



Chan Hiu Sen

The theoretical and practical education provided by the programme will make you a more professional designer and full of competitiveness in the fashion industry.



Li Yingge


For further programme information, please contact the General Office

  • +852 2766 6500


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