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Diploma in Fashion Design Technology

The Diploma in Fashion Design Technology stresses on the principles of fashion design and the development of ideas from well-explored research. It provides an understanding of the design processes, researches, and experimental design analyses in addition to grooming students in production and promotional issues.

The area of study includes fashion design and research, pattern-cutting, garment construction, fashion illustration, textile, fashion computer-aided design, fashion styling and photography, fashion marketing and management, history of costume, and industrial placements with designers or with a variety of companies.

Emphasis is given to the development of the students' creativities. Our lively programme is designed to equip students with market awareness, knowledge, and skills that are needed in this fast-paced, creative industry.

MQA Programme Code KP/JPS (A10976), (R/214/4/0095) Exp Date 10 Nov 2019
Duration 3 Years
Study Mode Full-time
Entry Requirement
    Malaysian Student
  • Pass in SPM / UEC / SPMV / 'O' Level with 3 credits; OR
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 and SPM (1 credit); OR
  • Other equivalent qualification approved by MOHE
  • International Student
  • Please refer to "List of Overseas Qualifications" link; AND
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    A competitive score is 4.0 or higher
Financial Assistance PTPTN, SOCSO, EPF & Equator College
Scholarship Equator-Star Education Fund & Equator College
Software Taught Illustrator, Photoshop, Garber AccuMark
Course Components Practical and Theory
Internship / Industry Training 12 Weeks / 3 Months
Diploma in Fashion Design Technology
Intake April / August
Venue Leith Street Campus

Programme Module

Note: This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
  • Drawing
  • 2 Dimensional Studies
  • Colour Studies
  • Basic Photography
  • Sketching Workshop
  • Basic Computer Graphic
  • Illustration Techniques
  • Major Discipline
  • Minor Discipline
  • Detail Sewing Techniques
  • Fashion Illustration I
  • Fashion Illustration II
  • Fashion Illustration III
  • Pattern Technology & Construction I
  • Garment Technology I
  • Garment Technology II
  • Garment Technology III
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Fashion Studies I
  • Fashion Studies II
  • Fashion Studies III
  • Fashion Studies IV
  • History of Art
  • History of Costume
  • Pattern Development & Construction II
  • Textile Design & Textile Science
  • Pattern Grading
  • Fashion Styling & Photography
  • Professional Practise & Entrepreneurship
  • Apparel Management & Productivity Techniques
  • Marketing & Management
  • Project Report
  • English for Designer
  • English for Business Communication
  • MPU 1
  • MPU 2
  • MPU 3
  • MPU 4
  • Internship

It is the policy of Equator College to offer internationally recognised quality education with a wide latitude of flexibility in its programmes. This means that while achieving a specific qualification designed to equip students for a successful professional life.

Equator's Diploma programmes are also structured to enable students to progress through one of the most comprehensive undergraduate, and subsequently, postgraduate portfolios that are offered by our international partner universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The full-time MQA accredited courses at Equator are recognised by our international university partners where credit transfer programmes are available for the 6 majors.

University Awarded
Note: Applicant must meet university entry requirements. This information in this website is correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
University of the West of England, UK BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
University of Hertfordshire, UK BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
MingDao University, Taiwan BA in Fashion Imaging
Curtin University of Technology, AUSBA in Fashion
Queensland University of Technology, AUSBD (Hons) in Fashion
Auckland University of Technology, NZBD in Fashion Design
Future Career Creative Industries
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Creative Director
  • CAD Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Boutique Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Set Designer
  • Conceptual & Display Artist
  • Fashion Design Studio
  • Textile Manufactural
  • Video Production Company
  • Retail Company
  • Event Company
  • Bridal Studio
  • Production Studio

This page contains estimates of the Programme Fees for full-time three years students at Equator College, excluding miscellaneous fee, hostel, art materials, personal expenses and travel.

Malaysian Students
Estimated Total Fees MYR 35,607.00 (3 years)
International Students
Note: Should there be any difference of amount, which may be due to banking transactions, the student is required to settle the difference of payment when enrolling into the study upon arrival.
Estimated Total Fee MYR 44,800.00 (3 years)
International Student Application Closing Dates
before 30 January 2019 Admission for 8 April 2019 Intake
before 10 May 2019 Admission for August 2019 Intake
Fashion Design Technology Pathway

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