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 .

Content:

  • 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.

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
BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN (TOP-UP)

Coventry University at Raffles Singapore

‘After completing the Raffles Advanced Diploma programmes in Colombo, our students are provided with an opportunity to continue their education at Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore to do the one year top up bachelor degree programme’.

Core

  • Fashion Major Project
  • Negotiated Fashion Studies
  • Professional Practice
  • Elective

Elective*

  • Advanced English: Academic Essay Writing
  • Design Promotion
  • Enhancing Reflective Study Skills Across Cultural Boundaries
  • Global Experience in Art and Design
  • How to set up a Freelance Business

 *Choose any 1 of the elective modules

MASTER OF ARTS in DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Coventry University at Raffles Singapore

Managing creatives and the creative process in collaboration with other functional teams requires a broad skillset, including technical know-how and leadership characteristics.

Established techniques of leadership and management will be taught alongside access to the Faculty’s wide range of creative activities. Creative practitioners are increasingly being regarded as multi-disciplinary within the design industry. The course focuses on challenges and creative culture, as well as a deeper understanding of design processes, evaluation and expectations.

This course will involve a mix of creative design, management and leadership processes to equip you with the skills and expertise to lead effective creative design of commercial value within industrial, retail or service sectors. It is structured around the three themes of communication, collaboration and creativity.

Core

  • Design Innovation and Collaboration
  • Design Management Specialism
  • Final Major Project
Career Opportunities

Areas of employment include:

  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Design Director
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Forecaster
  • Fashion Merchandiser/Buyer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Pattern Designer/Maker
  • Textile Fabric Colorist
  • Technical Designer
  • CAD Designer
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