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Diploma in Fashion Design

Offered by: UCSI University
Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)48420/Course
CampusUCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus
FacultyFaculty of Creative and Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
Course Description

The Diploma in Fashion Design emphasises the broad framework of Fashion Design disciplines. Designed to nurture Fashion Designers who are versatile and dedicated to their profession, the programme equips students with fundamental competencies and design knowledge in the fashion frontier.


Presentations, quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final year exams, folio and assignments, among others.

Year Courses
Year 1
  • History of Art & Design
  • Basic Design
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 1
  • Study Skills & Employability (MPU - U2)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 1 (MPU - U4)
  • Fundamentals of Drawing 2
  • Fashion Design Application
  • Pattern Construction & Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • History of Costume
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Textile Technology
  • Basic Digital Fashion
Year 2
  • Fashion Design - Development and Presentation
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 1
  • Fashion Illustration l
  • Draping Techniques
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experiences 2 (MPU - U4)
  • Final Major Project – Research & Design Portfolio
  • Pattern Making and Fashion Sewing 2
  • Fashion Illustration 2
  • Fashion Retailing
  • Ideation & Innovation
  • Cooperative Placement
  • Business Communication
  • Design Communication – Malaysian Perspective (MPU - U3)
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies

–   For Foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


Entry Requirements

For Diploma: SPMV/SPM/ O-Levels 3 credits UEC 3 credits Sijil Kemahiran Vokasional (SKV) Pass** Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan (MLVK) Related subjects** and English Any other qualification equivalent to the abovementioned. ** CGPA 2.5 Diploma/Certificate/ Equivalent. ** Pass Note: **A review of the student’s Art/Design portfolio is required to assess his/her knowledge and skills for admission purposes.

Intake Months

April, Sept, Dec

Career Prospects
The graduates are equipped and ready for the industry in the areas of
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Product Developer
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Market Researcher
  • Fashion Promoter
  • Window Display Artist (Fashion)
  • Illustrator
  • Pattern Maker


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

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