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Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)

Offered by: Raffles University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
Fees (International Student)105050/Course
FacultyFaculty of Arts & Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

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.



Programme Modules*

Core Modules 

- Advanced Drafting & Draping Techniques
- Advanced Sewing Techniques
- CAD 1 for Fashion Design
- CAD 2 & Portfolio for Fashion Design
- Colour Theory for Fashion
- Contemporary Fashion, Styles & Trends
- Couture Techniques
- Design Leadership
- Design Research & Development
- E-Fashion
- Fashion Communication
- Fashion Draping 1
- Fashion Draping 2
- Fashion Drawing
- Fashion Marketing & Merchandising
- Fashion Sketching
- Garment and Composition
- History of Costume
- Internship
- Major Studio Project
- Men’s Wear Workshop
- Mini Collection Workshop
- Pattern Aided Design, Grading & Costing
- Project Management
- Project Workshop
- Sewing Applications 1
- Sewing Applications 2
- Social Psychology of Fashion
- Sustainable Design
- Textiles
- Women’s Wear Drafting 1
- Women’s Wear Drafting 2


Compulsory Modules (MPU)

International Student Only 

- Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Malay Language Communication 2)
- Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies)
- Pemikiran Kreatif (Creative Thinking)
- Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysian Innovation)
- Khidmat Masyarakat (Community Service) 

*Subject to change due to curriculum update.


Malaysian Student Only 

- Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
- Hubungan Etnik
- Bahasa Kebangsaan A atau Pemikiran Kreatif
- Inovasi Malaysia
- Khidmat Masyarakat

 *Subject to change due to curriculum update.

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

Intake Months

January, May and September

Career Prospects

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.


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

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