Qualification: Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 3 UK – 120 Credits)
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education – Singapore
Duration: 6 Months (2 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: UK – QAHE Benchmark for Art and Design

The Diploma in Fashion Design enables students to acquire the fundamental 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 explore and think both creatively and strategically and acquire fundamental skills related to the world of Fashion Design.

Modules:

  • CAD 1 for Fashion Design
  • Colour Theory and Design Principles for Fashion
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Fibres and Textiles
  • Marketing Foundation
  • Fashion Draping 1
  • Fashion Sketching and Illustration
  • History of Costume 1
  • Pattern Drafting 1
  • Sewing Application 1

Qualification: Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 4 & 5 UK – 240 Credits)
Awarding Body: Raffles College of Higher Education
Duration: 18 Months (6 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July & October
Standard Benchmarks: UK – QAHE Benchmark for Art and Design

The Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design enables students to acquire advanced 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 and acquire more advanced 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 building more sophisticated conceptual abilities and aesthetic sensibilities of the students. The main objective of the programme is clearly about enabling students to develop more effective designs solutions for design problems as well as being able to develop a personal style of design and design aesthetics.

Modules:

  • Fashion Draping 2
  • History of Costume 2
  • Pattern Drafting 2
  • Sewing Application 2
  • Technical Drawings (Garment Typology)
  • Advanced Sewing Techniques
  • Developing Fashion
  • Fashion Draping 3
  • Pattern Drafting 3
  • 20th Century Styles and Trends
  • Academic Research and Communication Skills
  • Couture Techniques
  • Design Research and Development 1
  • Design Research and Development 2
  • Developing Textiles
  • Introduction to Brand Management
  • Project Workshop
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Menswear Workshop
  • CAD 2 – Digital Portfolio
  • Mini Collection Workshop
  • Pattern Aided Design, Grading and Costing

Pathway after Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design: Top-Up – Bachelor in Fashion Design (Hons) – Raffles University

Entry Requirements:

  • O’ Level / High School Grade 10.
  • Interview with Raffles Academic.