Diploma in Batik Design
Faculty of Fashion & Lifestyle Creativity (R2/214/4/0005)(MQA/A6539)10/20
Batik is one of the Malaysian traditional crafts. It is a process of wax and dye penetration on fabric also known as the wax-resist method. The usage of different media such as dyestuff, fabric embellishment and the batik implementation create different textures and effects.
The course provides an intellectual, creative environment and encourages critical debate to help focus and contextualise the work, discovering and developing individual potential. Strong emphasis is placed on visual research, drawing for design and concept development. The curriculum covers the history and the development of batik, marketing, branding, artistic skills and creative ideas. The diploma itself offers a structured career path and with a shortage of batik designers at all levels, career prospects are excellent.
The course is a stimulating blend of theory and practice designed to produce graduates with the necessary skills to manage the processes involved in running a successful batik business. Career opportunities exist in buying and merchandising as well as the fashion industry. Students will be well-versed in batik composition, colour analysis, shape development, research and theoretical knowledge enabling them to create innovative batik products.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Creative and Innovation Studies||Tie & Dye|
|Introduction to Computer Skills||Hand Drawn Batik|
|English Language Proficiency 1||Marbling/Cracking|
|Fundamentals of Design||Materials & Colouration 1|
|Drawing 1||English Language Proficiency 2|
|Presentation Research Study Skills||Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Local Students) OR
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Idea Generation 2||Design Composition 2|
|Design Composition 1||Batik Industry|
|Materials & Colouration 2||Research and Theoretical – Design Innovation|
|Colour Study and Design Fundamentals||English Language Proficiency 4|
|English Language Proficiency 3||Co-Curriculum|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Entrepreneurship Practice||Industry Practice|
|Trends Usage & Prediction||Project Report & Presentation|
“The best thing about being at Limkokwing is that you get exposed to different cultures. This taught me that life has different people and situations and that I ought to be prepared to take on whatever and whoever came my way. And I pulled on closely to that.”
- Batik Artist
- Textile Stylist
- Surface Designer
About the Industry
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