MQA/A2300 | KPT/R/214/4/0107 (08/2024)

Intake: January / May / September
Duration: 2 years 4 months, Full-time

Course Fees:
RM 114,000 (International)


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

Pass Portfolio Review or Interview
conducted by Raffles Kuala Lumpur


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

Pass Portfolio Review or Interview
conducted by Raffles Kuala Lumpur

Other Equivalent English Competency


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.

We have a long tradition of nurturing our students to achieve greatness in their fashion careers.

  • 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)
  • U1: Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)
  • U1: Philosophy and Current Issues
  • U2: Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Malaysian without Credit in Bahasa Melayu)
  • U2: Entrepreneurship
  • U3: Moral Issues in Malaysian Society
  • U4: Co-curricular



Graduation Year: 2013 | Fashion Design

Moto Guo made headlines everywhere as the first Malaysian fashion designer selected for the prestigious LVMH Prize. Moto Guo is a Malaysia-based menswear designer 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.”


Congratulations to Ohashi Rira, finalist, KL Fashion Week 2022 – KL 10 Designer Search. Her entry, “Survivor” is based on a dystopian theme, a story about the contradiction between the advantages and disadvantages of technological evolution. Evolution elements can be seen in the evolution of silhouette and fabric manipulation techniques. The post-apocalyptic element is from the character in the post-apocalyptic teen fiction and the color palette is influenced by punk, steampunk, grunge, gothic, and military styles.


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


Students who are enrolled in Raffles benefit from a quality education with a well-rounded hands-on experience relevant to the industry. This enables them to improve their career opportunities.

Studying in a multi-national environment enables our students to expand their personal network, be exposed to international perspectives, and greatly enhance career opportunities beyond their home country.

BA (Hons) Fashion (Top-Up) – Awarded by Coventry University, United Kingdom.

Fast-paced and dynamic, the BA (Hons) Fashion course seeks to support you in developing your individual creativity and fashion design judgment, encouraging an active approach to learning through the ongoing production of innovative fashion artifacts.

Course Duration: 1 Year 3 Months

Bridging Modules
Developing Textile
Introduction to Brand Management
Core Modules
Fashion Major Project
Negotiated Fashion Studies
Professional Practice
Elective (Choose 1)
Design Promotion
Global Experience in Art and Design
How to Set Up a Freelance Business

Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours) – Advanced standing entry to Year 2 of the degree at Raffles University.

The Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours) introduces budding fashion designers to the fundamentals of fashion 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. In the studio, a competent fashion designer is expected to be able to create anything from casual wear to haute couture.

We produce graduates who are well respected and successful in their creative careers. All our students leave as young professionals, ready for industry and the workforce. You can expect a vibrant and dynamic nurturing learning experience that will see your transformation into a world-class professional.

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