Fashion Design

Qualification: Diploma
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education
Duration: 9 Months (3 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: QAHE Benchmark for Art & Design

Raffles aims to rise to the challenges, and accept that different eras will demand different values, skills, behaviours and competencies from all of us. As a higher education provider, we strive to lead in the development of creativity, design and management expertise to contribute to the development of society.

The Diploma in Fashion Design enables students to acquire the fundamental thinking skills, understanding and know ledge 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 explore and think both creatively and strategically and acquire fundamental skills related to 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 fundamental conceptual abilities and aesthetic sensibilities of the students. The main objective of the programme is clearly about enabling students to develop basic and effective designs solutions for design problems as well as being able to begin to develop a personal style of design and design aesthetics .


  • Colour Theory and 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
  • Technical Drawings (Garment Typology)

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