Bachelor

Faculty of Creative Industries


Overview

The Bachelor of Fashion Design is unique within the higher education system of Macao and will train professionals towards a higher education degree, prepared to develop creative ideas and solutions that are original, innovative and attentive to the multiple challenges of a large and fast changing industry.

Fashion Design Alina

Description

The Bachelor of Fashion Design was designed considering a diagnostic of requirements and critical facets within: the current socio-cultural developments derived from the convergence of east and west; the most recent technological innovations; the advent of new design materials; the new trends in aesthetics; and the paradigm shifts in the social and productive reality of this industry.

This programme will prepare students for professional excellence in fashion and business. Students will explore fashion drawing, colour theory, the complete garment-making process, including professional draping and sewing techniques; computer-aided design (CAD) and will learn to develop design ideas from concept to production as well as fashion business.

The Bachelor of Fashion Design aims to foster professionals with their own creative vision prepared to take place in the challenging fashion industry.

Prior Knowledge Requirements

Students should have a strong interest in Fashion Design and Textiles. A portfolio of creative work is valued for application to the programme.

Typical Duration
4 years full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium
English

Total Number of Credits for Graduation
148

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to May

Weekly Schedule
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30


Key Features

  • Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors (all are internationally recognised professionals, providing the opportunity to develop design skills in a global context)
  • This degree leads to a career as a professional Fashion Designer multi-skilled in both manual and digital technologies
  • Programme is developed in collaboration with the reendowed Fashion Design Centre in Macao – CPTTM (Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Center)

Coordinator's Message

Macao has a long-standing tradition in the textile and fashion industry that has shifted from manufacturing to a creative design paradigm. The University of Saint Joseph is proud to introduce the Bachelor of Fashion Design as unique program within the higher education system of Macau, fostering development of this area, by training professionals with a Higher Education Degree, prepared to develop creative ideas and solutions that are original, innovative and grounded in the multicultural tradition of Macao. This program is established with the collaboration of reendowed Fashion Design Center in Macao – CPTTM (Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Center) and integrated in the vibrant community of Designers, Architects, and Media Producer at the USJ’s Faculty of Creative Industries.

Prof. Carlos Sena Caires


Typical Career Options

  • Fashion designer
  • Teacher in areas related with fashion
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Fashion trend analyst
  • Fashion consultant
  • Fashion editor (specialised and dissemination press)

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1
LAT201
2.00 credits
LBA229
2.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
LFD101
3.00 credits
LFD102
3.00 credits
LFD104
2.00 credits
LFD105
3.00 credits
LFD108
2.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
Year 2
LCO103
2.00 credits
LFD202
3.00 credits
LFD203
2.00 credits
LFD206
2.00 credits
LFD207
2.00 credits
LFD208
2.00 credits
LFD209
2.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LAT205
2.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
LFD305
3.00 credits
LFD306
2.00 credits
LFD307
3.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
Year 4
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN104
2.00 credits
LBA241
2.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
LFD403
3.00 credits
LFD405
3.00 credits
LFD406
6.00 credits