Diploma In Fashion Design

January, May and September
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R/214/4/0081; 06/2023
Accreditation Code


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 2 design knowledge in the fashion frontier.

* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source:

About the Programme


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

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements


Minimum THREE (3) Credits


Minimum Grade C in THREE (3) Subjects


Minimum Grade C in TWO (2) Subjects (GP 2.00)


Minimum Grade D in TWO (2) Subjects


Minimum Grade B in THREE (3) Subjects


SKM Level 3 in related field. Pass in SPM with 1 Credit

​Portfolio Assessment

Minimum 3 pieces of artwork are required for review

​Other Equivalent Qualification

Which are recognised by the Malaysian Government

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credit – 'A+' to 'C'
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
STPM principal – 'A' to 'C'
A-Level principal – 'A' to 'E'

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
Band 3
SPM English Language
Grade B+
SPM English Language 1119/O-Level/IGCSE
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
Band 3.0
Pearson Test of English
30 - 31
TOEFL Essentials
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00920) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and / or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
  • The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • History of Art & Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 1
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 2
  • Fashion Design Application
  • Study Skills & Employability (MPU - U2)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU - U4)
  • Pattern Construction & Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • History of Costume
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Textile Technology
  • CAD for Basic Fashion
Year 2
  • Fashion Design - Development and Presentation
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 1
  • Fashion Illustration l
  • Draping Techniques
  • Marketing & Consumer Behaviour
  • 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.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
For foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2)

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.

Career Opportunities

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


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 51,600

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 64,350

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

International Degree Pathway (IDP)
IDP ProgrammePathwayUniversityCountryFee
BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing & Production / Fashion & Textiles Buying Management / Fashion Communication & PromotionDiploma + 2University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom£ 13000

For enquiry, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at +603 9101 8880 ext 2066.

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