Certification: Advanced Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Intakes: January, April, July, October

The Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design enables students to acquire the thinking skills, understanding and knowledge critical to key fashion design functions. In an increasingly competitive, commercial and technological environment, designers have never played such a central and important role in re-defining an ever-changing ‘creative’ environment.
This curriculum allows students to think both creatively and strategically in the world of Fashion Design. The curriculum of the programme will be delivered in a mix of teaching tactics ranging from lectures, demonstrations and seminars to tutorials and various assessment methods including assignments, presentations, research and development, projects, quiz and examinations.

Throughout the programme, emphasis will be put on the conceptual abilities and aesthetic sensibilities of the students. The main objective of the programme is clearly about enabling students to develop effective designs solutions for design problems as well as being able to develop a personal style of design and design aesthetics.

Program Outline
Year 1
  • Colour Theory & Design Principles for Fashion
  • CAD 1 for Fashion Design Fibres and Textiles
  • Marketing Foundation
  • Fashion Draping 1
  • Pattern Drafting 1
  • Sewing Application 1
  • Fashion Drawing
  • History of Costume 1
  • Fashion Draping 2
  • Pattern Drafting 2
  • Sewing Application 2
  • Fashion Sketching and Illustration
  • History of Costume 2
  • Fashion Draping 3
  • Pattern Drafting 3
  • Advanced Sewing Techniques
  • Developing Fashion
  • Technical Drawings (Garment Typology)
Year 2
  • Couture Techniques
  • Academic Research & Communication Skills
  • 20th Century Styles and Trends
  • Design Research and Development 1
  • Project Workshop
  • Design Research and Development 2
  • Developing Textiles
  • Introduction to Brand Management
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Menswear Workshop
  • Mini Collection Workshop
  • CAD 2 – Digital Portfolio
  • Pattern Aided Design, Grading & Costing
Career Opportunities
  • Fashion Show Coordinator
  • Fashion Photography Coordinator
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Designer / Assistant Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Forecaster
  • Pattern Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Production Supervisor
  • Fashion Merchandiser / Buyer
  • Quality Controller
  • Costume Designer/Coordinator (for TV, Film or Theater)