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Your guide to studying Fashion Design in Malaysia

Course Duration

2.5 - 3 Years

Average Fees

MYR 15,000

Average Salary

MYR 2,000 - 60,000

Job Demand

What is Fashion Design?

Fashion Design is the art of applying trends, fabrics, patterns, colour and design to clothing, garments, footwear and accessories.

Have you always been the one to dress up in the group? Whether it be a small outing or a big gathering, your motto is ‘it’s better to overdress than underdress.’ Do you doodle designs wherever you can? Do you know who said, “Fashions come and go, but style is forever? If you do, then you may want to consider taking up the course on fashion designing.

A course in fashion design will appeal to those who love to study fashion trends, sketching designs, selec...

Have you always been the one to dress up in the group? Whether it be a small outing or a big gathering, your motto is ‘it’s better to overdress than underdress.’ Do you doodle designs wherever you can? Do you know who said, “Fashions come and go, but style is forever? If you do, then you may want to consider taking up the course on fashion designing.

A course in fashion design will appeal to those who love to study fashion trends, sketching designs, selecting materials and have a part in all the production process of designing apparels. The field of fashion designing have contributed to the creation of millions, if not billions of pieces of clothing and accessories purchased by consumers on a yearly basis. These designs can vary according to women's, men's and children's apparel, including sportswear, maternity wear, outerwear, underwear, formalwear, eyewear and footwear. There are also accessory designers who design belts, scarves, hats, handbags and hosiery.

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What are the subjects covered under Fashion Design?

History

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Art

Computer Techniques for Fashion

Fashion Accessories & Shoes

Fashion Design

Fashion Design Portfolio

Fashion Drawing Techniques

Fashion Illustration

What you need to get on a Fashion Design course?

Diploma in Fashion Design

SPM : Minimum 3 Credits

O-Levels : Minimum 3Cs

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : 3 Grade Bs in relevant subjects

Degree in Fashion Design

A-Levels : Minimum 2 principal passes in the relevant subjects

STPM : Minimum 2 passes in the relevant subjects

SAM : Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 and Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects

UEC : Grade B in 5 of the relevant subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Master in Fashion Design

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate Any other academic equivalence to 1 or 2 and from other Universities that approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Fashion Design course?

Creative

The world of fashion is ever evolving. Gone are the days of simple designs, taken over by more complicated and innovate ones. Even traditional clothes are now edgier than ever. You’ll need to have a mind fuelled by creativity to make it in this field.

Good with People

You’ll deal with so many different kinds of people, all of whom want different things and have different concepts in mind. You need to be able to mitigate and balance out their expectations, as well as keep them calm until their home is finally ready.

Passionate

Moment of truth: is your sewing machine collecting dust in the bottom of your closet or does it occupy the prime reality that is your kitchen table? It's impossible to stress enough that you must eat, breath, live and dream fashion.

Where can you study Fashion Design in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Fashion Design schools in Malaysia.

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