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.

Show Programme Structure

Year 1
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

Select One:

  • Decision Making Skills
  • Thinking Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysian Studies 2 (Local Students)
  • Communication – Malay Language 1 (International Students)
Year 2
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
Select One:

  • Constitution and Society of Malaysia
  • Comparison of Ethics
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6
Entrepreneurship Practice Industry Practice
Trends Usage & Prediction Project Report & Presentation
Final Project
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