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Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion Design

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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Exam BodyInternal Bachelor Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees35300 / Course
Fees (International Student)61800 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
FacultyFaculty of Communication and Creative Industries
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

This programme integrates theoretical and specialized practical knowledge to prepare students for careers in the fashion industry. Professional seeking to upgrade skills in apparel construction, pattern making, draping, tailoring and other related fashion design related areas can also pursue this programme for career enhancement. The curriculum blends creative and intellectual approaches to visual-design innovations encompassing learning in both traditional and computer-generated designs. This stimulates students to develop their own sense of design and style and enable graduated to excel in the competitive local and international fashion industry.

This programme is designed with a focus on acquiring the technical and professional skills required by the fashion industry. At the same time, it hones students personal fashion signature and prepares them for entry-level employment namely costume designer, assistant fashion buyer, fashion designer or seamstress.

Whether you want to make your mark as a designer, fashion stylist, or the force behind driving demand for the latest designs, this programme ensures that you will be all prepared for a thriving and creative industry.

    • Introduction to Art
    • Fundamentals of Fashion Design
    • Garment & Pattern Construction 1
    • Figure Drawing for Fashion
    • History of Costume
    • Fashion Design Illustration
    • Fashion Design Concepts OR Print Design
    • Basic Photography OR Digital Illustration
    • Colour Theory
    • Draping 1
    • Garment & Pattern Construction II
    • Software Application for Fashion
    • Advanced Fashion Design Illustration
    • Painting Techniques OR Applied Photography
    • Research For Arts & Design
    • Malaysia Costumes & Cultural Studies
    • Textile: Exploration and Practices
    • Draping II
    • Fashion Buying & Merchandising
    • Sculpture OR Batik Appreciation
    • Industrial Training
    • Media & Advertising for Fashion
    • Garment & Pattern Construction III
    • Fashion Design Project Planning
    • Fashion Embroidery
    • Fashion Business Management
    • Fashion Design Project & Portfolio
    • Fashion Event Management
    • Design & Society
    • Type in Motion OR Fashion Accessories
    • Professional Practices for Designers

    Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A, English for Tertiary Studies, Academic English, English for Career Preparation, Tamadun Islam dan Asia, Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Hubungan Etnik, Critical Thinking, *Co-curricular

    *Co-Curricular Courses can be taken in any semester of the study

Entry Requirements

(1) STPM - Grade C in 2 relevant subjects

(2) A Level - Grade D in 2 relevant subjects

(3) UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects which must include English Language

(4) TAR UC - Foundation in Arts (Track C) OR Relevant Diploma

(5) Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA AND SPM Pass/O Level Grade E (Pass)/UEC Grade B in English Language Compulsory subject:

(1) and (2) must include SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass) in English Language (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) must include **MUET Band 3/IELTS Band Score 5.0/equivalent and Pass a specified portfolio test conducted by TAR UC.** ** Exempted for students whose programme full medium of instruction was in English.


a) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Bachelor Degree.

b) TAR UC Diploma will be accepted on credit transfer into Bachelor Degree programmes.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

June, November

Career Prospects
  • Fashion & Image Consultant
  • Fashion & Apparel Designers
  • Garment Manufacturing Designers
  • Garment and Textile Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Fashion and Textile Buyers
  • Fashion and Textile Merchandisers
  • Costume for Performing Arts Designers
  • Fashion Retails
  • Retail Buyers
  • Pattern & Marker Makers
  • Visual Merchandisers
  • Fashion Event Organisers
  • Production Assistants
  • Fashion Stylists
  • Fashion Illustrators
  • Wardrobe Assistants

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

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