Higher Diploma in Digital Fashion Creation

Programme Code: FHDFASH


Teaching and practical training


The programme aims to foster a creative mindset and equip students with technical competencies for the creation of fashion-related products. Through the digital approach of fashion design and creation, students will be able to learn and practice skills in:

– Digital pattern making for fashion
– Digital pattern cutting for fashion
– Virtual fashion show

*Selected for the “Study Subsidy Scheme For Designated Professions/ Sectors (SSSDP)”

Programme Information

Mode of Study: Full-time
Medium of Instruction Except for Chinese language courses, lectures will be conducted in English (supplemented with Chinese as appropriate) and teaching notes and course assessments are in English.
Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Fee: 2020-2021 Intake
[Local Students]
Total Fees (for 2 years): HK$121,600
Subsidy from SSSDP: $74,600
Fee after subsidy: $47,000
( Tuition fees will be paid in 2 equal installments, i.e., HK$11,750 each semester)
[Non-local Students]
Total Fees (for 2 years): HK$155,200
(Paid in 4 equal semester installments, HK$38,800 each)
Online Application: Application Link


Programme Objectives

Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to :

  • Apply various techniques of digital fashion technology in the design and development process;
  • Review and analyze the development of global fashion industry, emerging trends and business prospects;
  • Develop patterns and prototypes which meet the requirements of digital fashion creation; and
  • Present fashion collection and portfolio in a professional manner using digital technology.


Programme Features

  • Focuses on the application of digital technology in fashion design and product development.
  • Covers three major areas: (1) Design conceptualization; (2) Fashion design process; and (3) Fashion product development.
  • Experience sharing by fashion industry practitioners, entrepreneurs and Maker-culture enthusiasts
  • Supported by Work-Integrated Learning

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Fashion Technology I

  • Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

  • Fashion Product Development

  • Introduction to Digital Fashion Design

  • Digital Fashion Product Development I

  • Design Thinking and Visual Communication

  • Work-integrated Learning in Fashion

  • English for Communication I

  • English for Communication II

  • Gaining the Most from your Work-integrated Learning

Year 2

  • Digital Fashion Product Development II

  • Fashion Technology II

  • Creative Industry in East Asia

  • Digital Fashion Design Portfolio

  • Digital Fashion Product Development Studio

  • Work-integrated Learning in Fashion

  • Effective Chinese Communication Skills

  • English for Communication III

  • IT and Digital Literacy

  • General Education Course 1

[1] Students who have attained Level 3 or above in DSE English Language can be exempted from taking English for Communication I (ENGL3057EF).
[2] Non-Chinese speaking students can be exempted from taking Effective Chinese Communication Skills (CHIN4006CF). They will have to take a GE course as replacement for fulfilment of the overall credits for graduation.

^ Course includes not less than 90 practicum hours

Entry Requirement

Applicants are normally required to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects (including English Language and Chinese Language); or

  • Satisfactory completion of Diploma Yi Jin; or

  • Satisfactory completion of a QF Level 3 Diploma or an equivalent programme, for example, Diploma of Foundation Studies awarded by Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), or by a post-secondary institution in Hong Kong; or

  • Other acceptable equivalent qualifications (including non-local qualifications obtained in or outside HK, or other qualifications/experience deemed to be equivalent); or

  • Mature applicants aged 21 or above, preferably with relevant working experience.

Applicants will be invited to an admission interview. Admission is subject to demonstration of aptitude and suitability in an interview.

^Applicants possessing “Attained”, “Attained with Distinction (I)’ and “Attained with Distinction (II)” results in an Applied Learning (ApL) subject are deemed to have attained “Level 2”, “Level 3” and “Level 4” respectively in one HKDSE subject, with a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose.


  • Further Studies

    Graduates are eligible to apply for:

    • Year 3 of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University; or

    • Year 2 of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art offered by OUHK.

  • Career Prospect

    Graduates may pursue a career as junior fashion designer, fashion product developer, 3D fashion designer, digital fashion technologist or fashion graphic designer.



Tel: 3120 9988
Email: lipace_dcca_ft@ouhk.edu.hk
OUHK link: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/wcsprd/