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Diploma in Fashion Design

Offered by: Management & Science University (MSU)
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)41220/Course
FacultySchool of Hospitality & Creative Arts
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

Management & Science University (MSU) Diploma in Fashion Design (DFD) programme sets its sights on equipping students with the skills, techniques, and attitudes necessary for the fast growing world of fashion. The DFD programme is a great match for those who wish to devote themselves to a career in the fashion industry.

The programme curriculum aims to develop creative awareness and understanding of fashion and textiles through the practice of research, drawing and technical skills; an understanding of colour, texture, pattern and form, plus an awareness of fashion and textiles as a three-dimensional experience. Students are introduced to the research and design cycle, and encouraged to develop their design skills and add their own distinctive touch. During their final semester, the students are required to parade their designs on thefashion runway. 

The completion period of studies leading up to the award of the Diploma in Fashion Design is two-and-a-half years.

Diploma in Fashion Design is offered by the School of Hospitality and Creative Arts (SHCA).


Core Subjects

  • Colour Theory
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Pattern Making
  • Garment Construction
  • Fabric Studies
  • Embroidery
  • Draping
  • Visual Display & Merchandising
  • Fashion Design Realisation
  • Fashion Show Management
Entry Requirements

(i) Passed SPM/GCE O-Levels with at least CREDIT in any THREE (3) subjects, also passed Art Education (Pendidikan Seni);


(ii) Certificate in a relevant field (MQF Level 3) with minimum CGPA 2.00;


(iii) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 3 subjects;


(iv) Other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government 

Candidates who failed or did not sit Art Education (Pendidikan Seni) in SPM must pass the interview and portfolio test conducted by Management & Science University (MSU).
Additional Requirement:
For candidates who failed or did not take the Art Education (Pendidikan Seni) paper in SPM, they must pass the interview and portfolio test conducted by the provider of higher education (PPT).

Intake Months

February, July & September

Career Prospects

Assistant Designer, Junior Designer, Cutting Assistant, Sketching Assistant, Designer’s Sketcher/Assistant, Stylist, Production Assistant, Sample Machinist, Pattern-Maker/Cutter, Cutting Assistant, Design Assistant, Sample Cutter, Merchandiser, Assistant Production Planner, Assistant Purchasing Manager, Assistant Product Manager, etc.



All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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