BACHELOR OF FASHION DESIGN (HONOURS)

MQA/FA/2200 | KPT/R/214/6/0067 (03/2025)

    Intakes: January, May and September
    Duration: 1 year (Full-time)
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    Intakes: January, May and September
    Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
    Intakes: January, May and September
    Duration: 3 years (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

3 years (Full-Time)

Malaysian Qualification Agency
MQA/FA 2200

In the studio, a competent fashion designer is expected to be able to create anything from casual wear to haute couture. The fashion designer needs to know how to sketch out ideas, draw them digitally, create patterns, construct outfits, and also understand the properties of fabrics and materials.

The Bachelor of Fashion Design introduces budding fashion designers to the fundamentals and more. Students will learn how to utilize textile technology, familiarise themselves with a fashion designer’s studio and develop their fashion senses with design theories.

Students will graduate with a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends. They will also have the ability to create their own fashion collections based on their own inspirations.

COURSE MODULES

Semester 1
– Malaysian Innovation
– Fashion Drawing and Colour Theory
– History of Costume
– Textiles
– CAD1 for Fashion Design
Semester 2
– Fashion Draping 1
– Women’s Wear Drafting 1
– Sewing Applications 1
Semester 3
– Garment and Composition
– Fashion Draping 2
– Women’s Wear Drafting 2
– Sewing Application 2
Semester 1
– Advanced Draping & Drafting Techniques
– Advanced Sewing Techniques
– Fashion Sketching
– Project Management
Semester 2
– Project Workshop
– Design Research & Development
– Contemporary Fashion, Styles & Trends
– Ethics Relation / Malaysian Studies
Semester 3
– Mini Collection Workshop
– CAD2 and Portfolio for Fashion Design
– Fashion Communication
– Community Service
Semester 1
– Internship
Semester 2
– Major Studio Project 1
– Pattern Aided Design, Grading & Costing
– Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
– Law for the Creative Industries
Semester 3
– Major Studio Project 2
– Islamic and Asian Civilisation / Malay Language Communications 2
– Creative Thinking / Bahasa Kebangsaan A

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Fashion Designer, Product Developer, Production Manager, Pattern Maker, Fashion Illustrator, Design Room Coordinator, Pattern Maker’s Assistant, Dispatch Room Coordinator, Cutter, Textile Designer, Fabric Development and Consultation, Accessories Planner.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

STPM: Full Pass in 2 subjects
A-Level: Full Pass in 2 subjects
UEC: 5Bs
Foundation / Matriculation: min. CGPA 2.00
Diploma / Advance Diploma: min. CGPA 2.00
Others: Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysia Government which will be considered on a case by case basis

Additional Requirement: Pass “RU Portfolio Assessment and Interview”, and minimum MUET Band 1

IELTS: 5.0
TOEFL Paper: 410- 413
MUET: Band 3
GCE O Level /1119: Grade C
UEC: English B5

IELTS: 5.0
TOEFL Paper: 410- 413
TOEFL iBT: 34
PTE: 36
CAE: 160
CPE: 180
MUET: Band 3

COURSE FEE

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Application Fee:

RM4,500

Indicative Tuition Fee:

Year 1: RM42,000
Year 2: RM29,400
Year 3: RM29,150

TESTIMONIALS

For me, art does not only refer to design, it also includes music, installation, dance, and many more. Everything that exists in our surroundings could be art, and that is what I am passionate about. My lecturers have good knowledge and experience in the design industry and have been guiding me for 3 years. I would describe y experience here as “Inspiring, Enriching and Fun.”

If you really want to study design, Raffles is the best choice for you.

I am honoured to be studying Graphic Design in Raffles University  as the university has given me a good platform to solidify what has been my passion since childhood. I have learnt ow to use my passion for design in a matured way and it makes me ready to face any challenges in the future

Raffles University sparks creativity and provides a platform for student to have the opportunity to shine bright in their future. Our lecturers use various teaching methods to enhance our knowledge and ensure that we are on par with the industry standard by inviting professionals for Interior Design critique sessions.

We have amazing lecturers in the Fashion Design programme. The modules are comprehensive and it is set for students who are at different design levels. I have learnt a lot over my 3 years of study at Raffles.

Raffles has taught me never to celebrate mediocrity, and to aim only for excellence.

Here in RU, I was offered the essentials for my growth, such as a healthy workplace, creative freedom, and a friendly community.

What I appreciate most about the school is how well equipped it is. I often find myself going to school on my off days just to use the facilities or to work on assignments.

RU trains me to enhance my design skills and designing with my own style. I like how my lecturers teach and the way they express their knowledge. My lecturers teach through demonstration and this allows me to understand better. I’m looking forward to take on more challenges and grow my skills.

My experience at Raffles University had not only made me a better designer and leader, but also prepared me in unpredictable ways for my career. The knowledge and information delivered by the lecturers had provided me with a deeper understanding of the Interior Design industry.

Life as an RU student was a unique experience. The growth I have seen in myself thanks to Raffles University is invaluable. It has taught me things far beyond theoretical knowledge and helped me broaden my horizons. I loved the friendly atmosphere at Raffles University and the fact that the lecturer were really close to the students.

The programme structure of RU is extremely up-to-date with the standard of the current industry. The programme is designed for students to really understand the content both in a theoretical and practical manner. This programme enabled me to work collaboratively with others through face-to-face discussions and online platforms.

Being a student of fashion design, we have a role to link the creativity and innovation.

RU shows us many new possibilities in term of creativity and new viewpoints in the fashion design industry.

The biggest achievement for me at RU was developing a positive attitude and the confidence of public speaking when proudly showcasing my artwork in front of people. I was trained to think critically and develop my technical software skills.

I will always be grateful to all my lecturers who had nurtured me into a professional graphic designer!

Raffles University is a great place for students to start their learning journey. I met a lot of people from all around the world, while developing my multimedia knowledge.

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