Ho Poly Departments Of Fashion Designing And Textiles

2016-11-07 15:43:09

Ho Poly Departments Of Fashion Designing And Textiles

The Department of Fashion Design and Textiles is currently the only department under the Faculty of Art and Design. The Department runs a 3-year programme leading to the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND). It also runs a 2-year non-tertiary Advanced Fashion programme.

A three-year HND programme in Industrial Art has been added to the programmes in the department and will fully commence in the 2013/2014 academic year.
To be admitted into any of the programmes, the candidate should have passed Clothing and Textiles or Visual Art at the Senior High School level or hold a certificate in Advanced Fashion in addition to the general requirements.
The courses offered in the Department of Fashion Design and Textiles aim at preparing students to become fashion designers, fashion writers and teachers of fashion. The training is also geared towards producing independent entrepreneurs who can establish small-scale businesses for a start.



Department of Fashion Design and Textile Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
HND-FS HND Fashion and Design 3yrs September 1, 2015
AD-FSH Advanced Fashion 2yrs September 1, 2015



  • Passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science/Core Science/Agricultural Science PLUS two (2) Elective subjects including Clothing and Textiles or Visual Arts.
  • In all, five (5) subjects are required and the aggregate must be 20 or better for SSSCE and 30 or better for WASSCE applicants. OR


GCE ‘A’ Level Applicants

Two (2) GCE ‘A’ Level passes in subjects including Fine Art plus four (4) Credits at GCE ‘O’ Level in subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Clothing and Textiles. OR


Holders of Advanced Fashion Certificate

A credit in any component will be an advantage.


Mature Applicants

  • Must be at least 25 years old by the year of application..
  • Must also possess four (4) passes in subjects including English, at the G.C.E. ‘O’ Level or SSSCE / WASSCE.
  • Must have worked in a relevant field for not less than two (2) years.
  • Must pass a written examination and/ or an interview.


Post – Secondary Teacher’s Certificate

  • Teachers’ Certificate A.
  • Passes at the Post-Secondary Teacher Training Examinations in a relevant area. (Preferably Vocational or Life Skills)


PRE-HND (NABPTEX Access Programme)

Qualified graduates with Fashion background



  • Pass in Intermediate Fashion/NVTI Grade One; OR
  • Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ including Vocational skills. OR
  • SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate with passes in four (4) subjects including English, Clothing and Textiles or Visual Art.

Course Duration: 2 YEARS for applicants with (i) and (ii); 3 YEARS for applicants with (iii)

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