Qualification: Advanced Diploma
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education
Duration: 15 Months (5  Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: QAHE Benchmark for Art & Design

Requirements: Completion of Raffles Diploma in Fashion Design Programme

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

  • Advanced Sewing Techniques
  • Fashion Draping 3
  • Pattern Drafting 3
  • Developing Fashion
  • Couture Techniques
  • Academic Research and 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 and 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)

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