Diploma In Textile And Fashion Design

Approval Code N/214/4/0174; 11/2021
Accreditation Code MQA/PA5561
Classification Diploma
Subject Area Fashion Design
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May and September

This course offers an introduction to Textile Design and its relationship with Fashion Design. Students benefit from this as they can learn both Textile and Fashion Design.

This is a well-constructed learning and training programme that is specially designed to bring out the hidden talent of any individual who is passionate about textile art, fabric, print techniques, tie-dye, weaving and fashion design.

At ICAD, we motivate and develop students’ interests into skills that prepare them well for the industry. We engage students through project based, multi-disciplinary educational experiences that go beyond the normal classroom teaching methods which will build up the confidence of students.

The creative learning process where knowledge is shaped by experience and realistic situations is part of the Textile and Fashion Design course. Exploration and experimentation will be a part of daily class activities.

There will be a variety of career choices because of the special structure of this programme which does not just focus on Textile, but also on Fashion Design.



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

Academic Requirements
SPMV/SPM/’O’ Levels
3 credits
UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
3 Grade B
SKM (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia)
Level 3 in Art and Design; Pass in SPM with 1 credit
SKK (Sijil Kolej Komuniti)
MQF Level 3 Certificate in Related Field; Pass in SPM with 1 credit
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 Diploma in Textile and Fashion Design;

  • Textile Technologist
  • Textile Colour Technologist
  • Garment Technologist
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Carpet Designer
  • Homes/Interior Designer
  • Upholsterer Designer
  • Weaver
  • Textile Artist
  • Textile Tutor/Lecturer
Year 1
  • Fundamentals of Drawing I
  • Principles of Design
  • Study Skills and Employability (MPU-U2)
  • History of Costume
  • Digital Textile Design
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 1(MPU-U4)
  • Malaysian Studies (Local) (MPU-U1)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Int') (MPU-U1)
  • Fundamentals of Drawing II
  • Fashion Design Application
  • Pattern Construction and Sewing
  • Weaving
  • Tie and Dye Technique
  • History of Textile
  • Fashion Illustration 1
  • Textile Technology
  • CAD for Basic Fashion
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
Year 2
  • Design Project 1 - Development and Presentation
  • Design Project 1 - Production and Realisation
  • Fashion Illustration 2
  • Batik Canting
  • Silk Screen Printing
  • Business Law-Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Design Major Project 2 - Research and Design Portfolio
  • Design Major Project 2 - Production and Realisation
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Ideation and Innovation 
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A(MPU-2)*SPM Student without credit in BM
  • 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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