Diploma In Fashion Styling

Approval Code N/214/4/0175; 11/2021
Accreditation Code MQA/PA5560
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Fashion Styling
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

Ambitious fashion students get to experience a well-constructed learning and training programme that is specially designed to bring out the hidden talent of any individual who is passionate about Fashion Styling.

At ICAD, we motivate and develop students’ interests into skills that prepare them well for the industry.

The creative learning process where knowledge is shaped by experience and realistic situations is part of the Fashion Styling course. Our challenging environment which engages students through project based, multi-disciplinary educational experiences that go beyond the normal classroom teaching method will build up the confidence of students and groom them into leaders.

A Fashion Stylist is able to vision, multitask and create a harmonious display of a variety of products/brands into one theme, movement or story that relates well to the selected target market or crowd and present it with style. A fashion stylist can be versatile with any theme whether it is contemporary, commercial or artistic image styling.

An exciting life awaits a Fashion Stylist with character building careers and opportunities to work as an independent Fashion Stylist.


Assignments, skill based final projects, quizzes, tests, presentations, mid-term and final exams.

Academic Requirements
3 credits and Pass in English
’O’ Levels
Grade C in 2 subjects, inclusive pass in English and credit in Bahasa Malayu at SPM level
UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
2 Grade B and Pass in English and Credit in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level
SKM (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia)
Level 3 in Art and Design; Pass in SPM with 1 credit and Pass in English
SKK (Sijil Kolej Komuniti)
MQF Level 3 Certificate in Related Field; Pass in SPM with 1 credit and Pass in English
MQF Level 3 with Minimum CGPA 2.0
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to all of the above and recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum CGPA 2.0 or equivalent


  • A review of the Art/Design portfolio (6 sets of art work/A4 size) will be required in assessing the knowledge and skills for admission level purposes.


English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 3; or a score of 410-413 (writing-based) / 34 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.0 in IELTS.
  • A score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); or
  • A score of 180 in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); or
  • A score of 42 in Pearson Test of English, Academic (PTE Academic); or
  • 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 Certificate in English 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 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' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'

Career Opportunities in Fashion Styling;

  • Fashion Journalist/Fashion Editor
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Designer
  • Image Consultant/Fashion Consultant
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Wedding Advisor
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Creative Director
  • Model/Talent Agent
  • Wardrobe Stylist (For Television/Movie/Theatre)
  • Video/Commercial Styling


Stylists can provide services even when they are not attached to an organisation or as a Freelancer;

  • Personal Stylist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Blogger Stylist
  • On-line Stylist
  • Occasion Stylist
  • Image Consultant
  • Personal Shopper
Year 1
  • Fundamentals of Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Illustration 1
  • Principles of Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Digital Photography
  • History of Costume
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Fashion Styling for Media
  • Pattern Construction and Sewing
  • Fashion Journalism and Public Relations
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Study Skills and Employability (MPU- U2)
  • Textile Technology
  • CAD for Basic Fashion
  • Fashion Illustration 2
Year 2
  • Advance Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Accessories Studies
  • Editorial Design
  • Grooming and Image Consulting
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Final Major Project -Research and Portfolio
  • Final Major Project -Product Realisation
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Ideation and Innovation (MPU-U4)
  • Business Law- Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (MPU-2) *SPM student without credit in BM
  • Malaysian Studies(MPU-U1)*Malaysian Student
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (MPU-U1)*International Student
  • Cooperative Placement 2
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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