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Diploma in Fashion Design
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Approval Code N/214/4/0081; 06/2018
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Fashion Design
Course Mode Full-Time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Diploma in Fashion Design emphasises the broad framework of Fashion Design disciplines. Designed to nurture Fashion Designers who are versatile and dedicated to their profession, the programme equips students with fundamental competencies and design knowledge in the fashion frontier.


Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM / SPMV Minimum 3 Credits
UEC Minimum 3 B’s
O-Level Minimum 3 C’s
SKM Pass Level 3 in Art & Design and minimum 1 credit in SPM
A Level Minimum 1 principal (E)
Sijil Kolej Komuniti (MQF Level 3) Pass in related field and minimum 1 credit in SPM
Sijil (MQF Level 3) Pass in related field (PNGK 2.0)
Other Equivalent Qualification Minimum CGPA 2.5
Diploma/ Certificate/ Equivalent Pass (Subject to school review of transcript, syllabus & portfolio)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (Year 12) Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (Year 11) Minimum overall average of 50%

* Pass Portfolio Assessment.
Submission of artwork, drawings or sculptures in the form of photographs or scanned pictures in a minimum of six (6) pieces for the Portfolio Assessment before programmes commencement.

English Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment Programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note / Legend Discretion is given to the Head of School to decide on applicants whose academic results are borderline to the entry requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
The graduates are equipped and ready for the industry in the areas of
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Product Developer
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Market Researcher
  • Fashion Promoter
  • Window Display Artist (Fashion)
  • Illustrator
  • Pattern Maker
Year Courses
Year 1
  • History of Art & Design
  • Basic Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 1
  • Study Skills & Employability (MPU - U2)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU - U4)
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 2
  • Fashion Design Application
  • Pattern Construction & Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • History of Costume
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Textile Technology
  • Basic Digital Fashion
Year 2
  • Fashion Design - Development and Presentation
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 1
  • Fashion Illustration l
  • Draping Techniques
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU - U4)
  • Final Major Project – Research & Design Portfolio
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 2
  • Fashion Illustration 2
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Ideation & Innovation
  • Cooperative Placement
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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