Raffles Kuala Lumpur

Raffles KL

Advanced Diploma in fashion design

JPT/BPP(K)1000-600/WP131(6) | (A2300)
In collaboration with Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore

Intakes: January, April, July & October
Duration: 27 months, Full-time


SPM / IGCSE / GCE O-Levels: 3 Credits; or
Senior Middle 3 (UEC): Grades BBB; or
International High School Equivalent

IELTS 5.5; or
Credit in SPM English 1119; or
Credit in O-Level English / IGCSE

IGCSE / GCE O-Levels: 3 Credits; or
International High School Equivalent


Course Overview

The study of Fashion Design focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of fashion design through exploratory and experimental projects. This course takes the student from design concepts and processes through to final production, while teaching required business and contextual studies. It provides an integrated approach, combining creativity with applied technical proficiency.

With a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends, students will start to hone their individual styles and identities through their collections. Training students to be flexible in responding to ever-changing market needs, technological developments and trends, fashion graduates will be more than ready to assume professional work in this fast-paced industry.


• Fashion Draping 1
• Women’s Wear Drafting 1
• Sewing Applications 1
• Colour Theory for Fashion
• Fashion Draping 2
• Women’s Wear Drafting 2
• Sewing Applications 2
• Garment and Composition
• Advanced Drafting and Draping Techniques
• Advanced Sewing Techniques
• CAD 1 for Fashion Design
• Fashion Drawing
• Fashion Sketching
• History of Costume
• Textiles
• Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
• Project Workshop
• Design Research and Development
• Contemporary Fashion, Styles and Trends
• Fashion Communication
• Men’s Wear Workshop
• Pattern Aided Design, Grading and Costing
• Academic Research and Communication Skills
• Mini Collection Workshop
• CAD 2 and Portfolio for Fashion Design
• Internship (Fashion Design)

MPU (MOHE Compulsory General Studies Modules)

U1: Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian) U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)
U2: Creativity and Problem Solving
U3: Moral and Ethics in Malaysian Society


Fashion is a multi-million dollar global business – designers are the tip of the iceberg. Studying fashion design can be the first step to success as a designer – or in another industry role.

Think positions like:

• Fashion Designer
• Production Coordinator
• Pattern Maker
• Fashion Illustrator
• Fashion Stylist
• Design Room Coordinator
• Product Developer
• Production Manager
• Textile Designer
• Fashion Buyer


Upon completion of the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design student will received advanced standing entry to Raffles University Iskandar’s Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)

For more information:

BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Top Up) – awarded by Coventry University, United Kingdom

For more information:


Graduation Year: 2013 | Fashion Design

Moto Guo made headlines everwhere as the first Malaysian fashion designer selected for the prestigious LVMH Prize. Moto Guo is a Malaysia-based menswear desginer with an eponymous label officially launched in 2015.

“I choose Raffles because of the industry-relevant curriculum, the environment of the campus, as well as its amazing reputation of nurturing promising talents.”

Watch Moto Guo Spring/Summer 2018
#AmazonFWT | Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

Call us at +6 03 2164 1059 and have a chat with our Education Consultant to know more about this course or click here to send in an enquiry form.


Fashion Design | Fashion Marketing & Management | Fashion Business
Interior Design | Jewellery Design
Creative New Media Technology | Multimedia Design | Visual Communication
Psychology | Business Studies | Certificate in Design
English Language Program (Foundation) | English Language Program (Advanced)

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