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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 10,031
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Pj College of Arts & Design

Diploma in Fashion Design

  Institution: PJ College of Arts & Design

Field Of Study:
Creative Arts, Design & Music
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Fashion Design
Course Intake:
April, August, January

Fashion is an international industry and already Malaysia is building a reputation for fashion in the global stage. Whilst there are a number of successful fashion brands in Malaysia, the industry demands talented fashion designers who are able to innovate and develop creative designs that can compete in the global market.

The Diploma in Fashion Design aims at developing students’ ability to conceptualise and produce fashion designs of recognised international standards to meet the changing needs of the global textile and apparel trade. The diploma emphasises innovation and creativity in Fashion Design while providing students with technical know-how necessary for a successful career in the fashion industry.

The three-year program ensures students will have a firm foundation in research, design methodology and practical skills in drawing, communications and fashion designing. Students will be introduced to the skills of construction in sewing, flat pattern drafting and illustration. Field trips to showrooms, museums and factories help to broaden students’ knowledge of the fashion industry, as do special projects and lectures by guest speakers.

The program is very hands-on and students are expected to make their own garments collection. This includes all designs worn to create a statement about the individual. It incorporates all production activities which include the manipulation and experimentation of textiles and trims to generate ideas that will then be translated into three-dimensional form through pattern drafting and/or draping and sewing.



The Diploma in Fashion Design offers a well-rounded curriculum that will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the fashion industry. This course allow students the unique opportunity to explore new, creative approaches to fashion design.

Graduates will be able to develop their positions as contemporary and creative fashion designers, working as strategic team members, leaders, and independent designers or in many of the specialised areas within the fashion industry as:

• Fashion Designer
• Costume Designer
• Fashion Stylist
• Textile Designer
• Wardrobe Designer
• Fashion Brand / Business Manager
• Fashion Entrepreneur
• Fashion Merchandiser



MQA Compulsory Subjects
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Pengajian Malaysia
Pendidikan Moral / Pengajian Islam
Common Core
English for Communication
Critical Studies

Programme Core / Areas of Concentration
Fashion History
Introduction to Fashion Design
Introduction to Textile Technology
Introduction to Sewing Techniques
Fashion Drawing Techniques
Fashion Illustration 1
Fashion Illustration 2
Fashion Design & Styling
Fashion Design
Pattern Making
Pattern Making Techniques
Pattern Grading Techniques
Fashion Direction
Pattern Draping
Professional Practice
Final Garment Construction
Fashion Design Portfolio


Visual Merchandising
Fashion Accessories & Shoes

Industry Attachment

Industry Work Placement Program



William Sim Wee Kheng
Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology

Hyacinthe Kaur
Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology

Both William’s and Hyacinthe’sachievements include being in the top 6 out of 32 teams in the iStyle KLIA 2009, a 3-episode fashion / styling event where students from local fashion design institutions compete in the assembling of the best styles by using a variety of apperals and accessories at KLIA.



PJCAD’s Diploma in Fashion Design promises to be a most exciting and interesting offering in comparison to other courses.  PJCAD is the first and only tertiary institution in Malaysia to link with an Italian institution.

The Diploma in Fashion Design is moderated by ISD, Napoli and students will have the opportunity to pursue higher qualifications in Italy upon completion of the diploma.

A wide range of options are also available via advanced credit transfer for graduates of PJCAD’s Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology.

Universities that gives advanced standing entry to PJCAD’s graduates include:

Wanganui School of Design
New Zealand
Bachelor of Fashion

Northumbria University
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Fashion Design

University of the West of England
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Fashion / Textile Design

Birmingham City University (BIAD)
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Fashion Design

January, April & August