Diploma in Fashion Design

MQA/PA/11904 | N/214/4/0219 (10/2024)

    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)


2 Years (Full Time)

Malaysian Qualification Agency


The Diploma in Fashion Design programme aims to provide students with broad-based knowledge and advanced skills . Students will be exposed to entrepreneurship skills, visual expression, creativity and innovation as well as professional communication in fashion design. Students will be trained for Fashion Drafting, Fashion Draping and Sewing Techniques in order to create their garments by the end of the programme. Students will also be able to apply operational and entrepreneurial skills to perform professionally and ethically in fashion design.


Semester 1
– Academic Writing
– Academic Reading
– English for Communication
– Fashion Drawing
– Colour Theory
Semester 2
– U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 / Pengajian Malaysia 2
– Fiber & Textiles
– Garment Composition
– CAD for Fashion Design
– History of Costume
Semester 3
– Fashion Draping 1
– Women’s Wear Drafting 1
– Sewing Techniques 1
Semester 1
– Women’s Wear Drafting 2 and Presentation
– Fashion Draping 2 and Presentation
– Sewing Techniques 2
Semester 2
– U3: Malaysian Economy
– Fashion Illustration
– Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operation
– Production Workshop
– Fashion Design, Research and Development
Semester 3
– U2: Teamwork and Leadership/Bahasa Kebangsaan A
– U4: Co-Curricular
– Digital Photography
– Final Project


Junior Fashion Designer, Junior Fashion Illustrator, Stylist Assistant, Junior Textile Designer, Design Room Assistant, Fashion Merchandiser, Personal Shopper, Fashion Photographer, Fashion Retail Assistant


SPM: credit in 3 subjects
UEC: Grade B in 3 subjects
O Level: Grade C in 3 subjects
STPM: Grade C (CGPA2.00) in 1 subjects
A Level: Full Pass in 2 subjects
STAM: min Maqbul grade
SKM: Level 3 and credit in 1 subject in SPM
Community College Certificate (MQF Level 3) and credit in 1 subject at SPM
Certificate(MQF Level 3): Pass

Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government which will be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional Requirements
Passed RU Portfolio assessment and Interview

IELTS: 4.0
MUET: Band 2
SPM: Grade C
GCE O level/ 1119: Grade D
TOEFL: 397
TOEFL(iBT): 30-31
Completed RU English Language Programme

Any other equivalent English qualification will be considered on a case by case basis

IELTS: 4.0
MUET: Band 2
SPM: Grade C
GCE O level/ 1119: Grade D
TOEFL: 397
TOEFL(iBT): 30-31
Completed RU English Language Programme

Any other equivalent English qualification will be considered on a case by case basis


Contact us to receive the latest information about the tuition fee.

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Application Fee: RM4,500

Admission Fee: RM11,500

Indicative Tuition Fee:

Year 1: RM22,200
Year 2: RM21,800


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 provide trainings for various design skills. 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.