Diploma in Fashion Design

Approval Code
N/214/4/0081; 06/2018
Subject Area
Fashion Design
Course Mode
Full Time
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
January, May and September

The Diploma in Fashion Design emphasises the broad framework of Fashion Design disciplines. Designed to nurture Fashion Designers who are versatile and dedicated to their profession, the programme equips students with fundamental competencies and design knowledge in the fashion frontier.


Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Academic Requirements Admission Level
SPMV/SPM/ 'O' Levels
3 credits and Pass in English
  • Direct entry into Year 1, Semester 1
  • English requirements apply
Sijil Kemahiran Vokasional (SKV)
3 Credits and Pass in English
Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan (MLVK)
Pass inclusive of Art & Design-related subjects** and English
Any other qualification equivalent to the abovementioned. **
CGPA 2.5
Diploma/Certificate/ Equivalent. **
  • Subject to review and approval of certified transcripts and portfolio
  • English requirements apply


**A review of the student's Art/Design portfolio is required to assess his/her knowledge and skills for admission purposes.

English Requirements:
  • For local students: A Pass in English (SPM examination).
  • For international students: IELTS score of 5.5 (in each skill); 550 (writing-based) / 79 - 80 (Internet-based) in TOEFL; or a
    Pass in English (O-levels or equivalent to SPM 1119).

If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) will be made compulsory.

The graduates are equipped and ready for the industry in the areas of

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Product Developer
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Market Researcher
  • Fashion Promoter
  • Window Display Artist (Fashion)
  • Illustrator
  • Pattern Maker
Year 1
  • History of Art & Design
  • Basic Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 1
  • Study Skills & Employability (MPU - U2)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU - U4)
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 2
  • Fashion Design Application
  • Pattern Construction & Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • History of Costume
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Textile Technology
  • Basic Digital Fashion
Year 2

  • Fashion Design - Development and Presentation
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 1
  • Fashion Illustration l
  • Draping Techniques
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU - U4)
  • Final Major Project – Research & Design Portfolio
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 2
  • Fashion Illustration 2
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Ideation & Innovation
  • Cooperative Placement
  • Business Communication
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
General Subjects (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 – For Malaysian students:
    i. Malaysian Studies

     – For Foreign students:
    i. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

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