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Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) has a proud and illustrious history since its establishment in 1957. It is the leading provider of professional fashion and textiles education and the hub for cutting edge research in fashion and textiles serving in Hong Kong, China and South East Asia.

With the vision and ambition, ITC takes pride in offering a wide range of quality academic programmes which nurture much sought-after fashion professionals and leaders for our society. Over the years, ITC has trained celebrated and budding designers, talented technologists, visionary managers and directors, who have made a significant contribution to the fashion and textile industry in Hong Kong and beyond.


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Location And Contact Information

  • Address: Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Website: www.polyu.edu.hk/itc
  • Phone: +852 2766 6500
  • Email: tcgeneral@polyu.edu.hk

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Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Key Facts

  • Establish year: 1957
  • Institutional control: Public (government-funded)
  • Accreditation/affiliations: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
  • Partnership: US: 8 | Canada: 1 | UK: 9 | Finland: 1 | Sweden: 1 | The Netherlands: 1 |France: 1 | Germany: 2 | Italy: 1 |Australia: 1 | China: 1 | Japan: 2

Faculty and Staff:

  • Full-time faculty: 59 (as at Aug 2016)
  • Full-time equivalent faculty: 25
  • Teaching assistants: 2 (2 tutors)
  • International faculty: 23
  • Doctoral faculty: 51
  • Female faculty: n/a

Academics:

Concentrations, Degrees and Programs: ITC programmes are offered at levels from Higher Diploma to Post-doctoral degree and in full-time and part-time learning modes.

Program titles:

  1. Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion & Textile Studies (full-time)
  2. BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles (full-time)
  3. BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles Studies (part-time)
  4. Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles (mixed-mode)
  5. Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles – Fashion Merchandising (full-time)
  6. Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design (full-time)
  7. Master of Philosophy (full-time)
  8. Doctor of Philosophy (full-time)

Programs and Specialties:
ITC programmes are unique in multi-disciplinary nature. A wide range of academic programmes covering fashion and textile design, fashion business and fashion technology is offered to train fashion talents and professionals as well as all-round global citizens.

Methods of Delivery: Full-time, part-time and mixed mode

Tuition costs:

  • Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion & Textile Studies (full-time): HKD 31,575 per year
  • BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles: HKD 42,100 per year
  • BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles Studies: no data, phasing out programme
  • Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles: HKD 108,000 for local students; HKD 120,000 for non-local students
  • Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles – Fashion Merchandising: RMB 108,900
  • Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design: HKD 99,000 per year for local students; HKD 120,000 per year for non-local students
  • Master of Philosophy: HKD 42,100 (annual registration fee)
  • Doctor of Philosophy: HKD 42,100 (annual registration fee)

Number of languages on offer: English (Business English).


Student Body:

  • Number of students: 1677 (as at Aug 2016)
  • Number of female students: (based on 2015/2016 academic year):
    Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion & Textile Studies:319
    BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles: 138
    BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles Studies: no data, phasing out programme
    Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles: 37
    Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles – Fashion Merchandising:38
    Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design: 25
  • Number of international students:
    Higher Diploma Scheme in Fashion & Textile Studies:0
    BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles: 0
    BA (Hon) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles Studies: no data, phasing out programme
    Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles: 22
    Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles – Fashion Merchandising: offered in conjunction with the Xi’an Polytechnic University, PRC. All students are entrepreneurs in PRC
    Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design: 26
  • Class Sizes: Around 20 for tutorials. Max 200 for lectures

Noteworthy Alumni:

Local fashion designers: Kay Kwok, Matt Hui, Mountain Yam, Lilian Kan, Derek Chan, Walter Kong, Kenax Leung, Nerco Poon, Kurt Ho
Founder of ‘Fashionary’: Penter Yip
Entrepreneurs/Senior Management in fashion and textile companies: Dr Lam Tai-fai, Mr Eddie Yeung, Dr Clement Lam, Mr Dominic Ho, Mr Leo Yung
Educator: Prof. Philip Yeung, Executive Director of Clothing Industry Training Authority


More info:

Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) has a long-established research culture and conducts both fundamental and applied research in fashion technology, fashion design, and fashion business. This research has a strong impact upon and adds practical value to the society. As well as being a close partner of business and industry, ITC has established strong regional and global connections. We are weaving a growing and increasingly effective global network which further facilitates our educational and research development, as well as enhancing our knowledge exchange.

While the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has pledged to further promote the development of the fashion industry, ITC is fully committed to support the implementation of different measures. We are determined to play a key role by providing quality education that is geared to the new demands of an increasingly knowledge-driven economy, and to strive for excellence in making a great contribution to the development of fashion and textiles industry.

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