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Diploma in Fashion & Apparel Design

Faculty of Fashion & Lifestyle Creativity (R2/214/4/0003)(MQ/A6538)10/20

The Diploma in Fashion & Apparel Design emphasises the innovation and creativity in fashion design while providing students with the technical knowledge necessary for a successful entry into the fashion industry. In the programme, the students are introduced to the basic skills of construction in sewing, flat pattern drafting and illustration.


Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the design of apparel and lifestyle accessories. Fashion and Apparel Design incorporates all the production activities involved in the development and manufacture of apparel items for men, women and children. These include the manipulation and experimentation of textiles to generate ideas that will then be translated into three-dimensional form through pattern drafting and/or draping and sewing.


Field trips to showrooms and museums that help broaden the knowledge of the fashion industry (special projects and lectures by guest speakers).


By examining their own work and the work of their peers, students learn to think critically about design. Students move on to the development of collections in fashion shows and competitions. Business practices, marketing and client relations are studied to provide students with a realistic view of the business world.


Show Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Creative and Innovation Studies English Language Proficiency 2
Introduction to Computer Skills Textiles Studies
English Language Proficiency 1 Introduction to Fashion and Apparel Design
Fundamentals of Design Introduction to Fashion and Apparel Industry
Drawing 1 Figure Drawing, Fashion and Apparel Design
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
English Language Proficiency 3 English Language Proficiency 4
Fashion and Apparel Design 1 Fashion and Apparel Design 2
Fashion and Apparel History Pattern Drafting & Sewing Technique 2
Pattern Drafting & Sewing Technique 1 Fashion and Apparel Production
Fashion and Apparel Illustration Co-Curriculum
Select One:

  • Constitution and Society of Malaysia
  • Comparison of Ethics
Year 3
Semester 5 Semester 6
Entrepreneurship Practice Industry Practice
Fashion and Apparel Marketing Project Report & Presentation
Final Project
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