Fashion Design – Pathway

Standard Benchmarks: QAHE Benchmark for Art & Design

Diploma

Duration: 9 Months (3 Terms)
Intakes: January, April, July and October

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 .

Modules:

  • 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)
Advanced Diploma

Duration: 15 Months (5  Terms)

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.

Modules:

  • 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
BACHELOR OF FASHION DESIGN (HONOURS) – FINAL YEAR – RAFFLES UNIVERSITY ISKANDAR

Duration: 12 Months (4 Terms)

In the studio, a competent fashion designer is expected to be able to create anything from casual wear to haute couture. The fashion designer needs to know how to sketch out ideas, draw them digitally, create patterns, construct outfits, and also understand the properties of fabrics and materials.
The Bachelor of Fashion Design introduces budding fashion designers to the fundamentals and more. Students will learn how to utilize textile technology, familiarise themselves with a fashion designer’s studio and develop their fashion senses with design theories.
Students will graduate with a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends. They will also have the ability to create their own fashion collections based on their own inspirations.

Modules:

  • Fashion illustration
  • Law for the Creative Industries
  • Creative Pattern Cutting
  • Fashion Communication
  • Digital Photography
  • Pattern Aided Design, Grading & Costing 2
  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Major Studio Project 1
  • Major Studio Project 2
  • Internship
Career Opportunities

Areas of employment include:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Product Developer
  • Production Manager
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Design Room Coordinator
  • Patter Maker’s Assistant
  • Dispatch Room Coordinator
  • Textile Designer
  • Fabric Development and Consultation
  • Accessories Planner
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