Diploma in Fashion Design

(N/214/4/0220) 09/27 (MQA/FA13947)

7 Semesters / 2 Years 3 Months
Petaling Jaya (Main)
100% PTPTN Available
RM 1,177.78per
RM 31,800.00 total tuition fee
Price listed above is applicable to local students only

Why this course

The Diploma in Fashion Design programme is tailored to provide skills of fashion designing and fabrication. It offers an exquisite standard of broad-based knowledge to develop creative awareness, entrepreneurial mindset and advanced understanding of the fashion and textile industry.

Price listed above is applicable to local students only
(N/214/4/0220) 09/27 (MQA/FA13947)

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Course information

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Diploma Programme :

    • A pass in SPM with a minimum of three (3) credits in any subject, or its equivalent; OR
    • A pass in UEC with minimum 3Bs; OR
    • A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00 or its equivalent; OR
    • A pass in STPM with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subjects, or its equivalent; OR
    • A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of maqbul
    • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) / Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM) (Level 3 MQF) in related field (Note: UNITAR are to conduct screening and provide necessary guidance specific to the discipline of the programme) skill certificate in Art and Design and pass SPM with minimum 1 credit; OR​
    • Equivalent qualification and / or experience which is recognized by Malaysian Government.


    • Pass an interview OR submission of student’s portfolio determined by the HEP as required.

Language Requirements

International Students

  • Minimum score of 4.5 for IELTS OR its equivalent

Programme Core Modules

  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Fashion History
  • Fashion Figure Drawing
  • CAD for Fashion and Textiles
  • Handwork Embroidery for Fashion
  • Pattern Manipulation
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Design: Idea Realisation
  • Fashion Forecast
  • Fashion Draping
  • Surface Design
  • Fashion Design: Final Year Project Development
  • Fashion Event Management
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Fashion Design: Final Year Project Prototype
  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Industrial Training

University Core Modules

  • Community Service
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (Int)
  • Skill Enhancement / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Culture and Society

English Core Modules 

  • English 1
  • English 2
  • English 3
  • Assistant Designer
  • Fashion Design Artist
  • Textile Design Artist
  • Graphic Design Artist
  • Display Artist
  • Cutting Assistant
  • Sketching Assistant
  • Designer’s Assistant
  • Stylist-Production Assistant
  • Sample Machinist
  • Dye-matching Assistant
  • Pattern-Maker
  • Assistant Purchasing Manager
  • Beadwork Artist
  • Sewing Lab Technician

The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to:

1.Nurture fashion design knowledge and skills from ideas development, drawing, fabric selection, pattern drafting to garment making as well as on how to compliment fashion design with appropriate accessories.

2.Access to fundamental knowledge of raw materials, overall garment construction processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for effective presentation of artwork.

3. Unleash one’s creativity and artistic touch through working or experimenting with forms, themes, patterns, textures, layering, etc. Be inspired, be curious!

4.The chance to discover various creations and designs within local and global contexts; at the same time, the skill-sets are ever ready aligned with the industry.

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