Studying the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design with Raffles Design Institute.

Introduction

The aim of the program is to enable students to develop effective design solutions for design problems as well as being able to develop a personal style of design and design asthetics. The curriculum of the program will be delivered in a mix of teaching tactics ranging from lectures, demonstrations and seminars to tutorials and various assessment methods including assignments, presentations, research and development, projects, quiz and examinations. Throughout the program, emphasis will be put on the conceptual abilities and aesthetics sensibilities of the students.

Studying the Course

Students have 8 terms in total to complete the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design.. Each term runs for 11 weeks of study including the exam week.

Entry Requirements

CCompletion of the Raffles Institute of Design Foundation Program or 3 GCE ‘O’ levels or international high school. Other qualifications will be considered and approved on a case-by-case basis. Students applying for the Advanced Diploma program must show evidence of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent 550 for TOEFL paper based to demonstrate their English language proficiency. Students who do not meet the English language requirement are required to take an appropriate English language proficiency placement and speaking tests to determine their English language proficiency level before the institute recommends the next course of action, All courses are conducted in English. Students must have the ability to understand, speak and write fluently in English.

Terms and Modules

Term 01

COLOUR THEORY AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR FASHION
CAD 1 FOR FASHION DESIGN
FIBERS AND TEXTILES
MARKETING FOUNDATION

Term2

FASHION DRAPING 1
PATTERN DRAFTING 1
SEWING APPLICATION 1
FASHION DRAWING
HISTORY OF COSTUME 1

Term3

Fashion Draping 2
Pattern Drafting 2
Sewing Application 2
Fashion Sketching and Illustration
History of Costume 2

Term4

FASHION DRAPING 3
PATTERN DRAFTING 3
ADVANCED SEWING TECHNIQUES
DEVELOPING FASHION
TECHNICAL DRAWINGS (GARMENT TYPOLOGY)

Term5

Couture Techniques
Academic Research and Communication Skills
20th Century Styles and Trends
Design Research and Development 1

Term 6

Project Workshop
Design Research and Development 2
Developing Textiles
Introduction to Brand Management

Term7

Industrial Attachment
Menswear Workshop

Term8

MINI COLLECTION WORKSHOP
CAD 2 – DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
PATTERN AIDED DESIGN, GRADING AND COSTING