Diploma In Fashion Design & Pattern Making



KP/JPS(R2/212/4/0056)10/29 (MQA/FA1580)

Exploring World Cultures and Fashion Trends

This 3-year programme based on the same syllabus from ESMOD Paris combines the creative element in Fashion Design and the practical or technical skills in Pattern Making, Stylisme and Modelisme which includes the process of draping, cutting and sewing. The combination of these disciplines is what gives ESMOD’s methodology its added value and gives its graduates their unparalleled expertise. Students will learn to design and construct a collection of clothing in various domains of the fashion industry, specialising in a specific market in their final year.

  • Intake

    March & September

  • Location

    Bandar Sunway Campus

  • Accreditation

    5-Star College-Based Category

    About This Programme!



    Fashion Design

    Students will obtain in-depth knowledge on fabrics, colours and trends while learning how to keep up with the industry’s standards. They will also learn the basics of marketing which will help them define the target market, enable close work relations and effective communication to produce a successful collection.

    Pattern Making

    The training at ESMOD schools cover the two principal methods of pattern making – flat pattern making & drape or modelling directly onto the Lavigne Bust (draping mannequin). In this process, students will transform their initial drawings into draping and pattern making that will be used to form a prototype.

    Final Collection

    The realisation of a personal collection becomes the students’ main focus in their third year. They will apply the skills acquired to produce realistic designs in a chosen specialised area of womenswear, menswear or both, discovering and expressing their own individual styles as they learn about trends, materials and detailed research methods.

    Jury Week & Fashion Show

    To become a professional is to be able to present and communicate personal ideas and concepts. Hence, students will present their collections to a panel of fashion industry professionals to be evaluated. Final year students will celebrate the end of their studies with an impressive graduation fashion show.

    Course Modules
    • Introduction to Fashion Design
    • Fashion Design
    • Computer-aided Fashion Design
    • Current Trends & Forecast
    • Fashion Photography
    • Fashion Illustration
    • Live Drawing for Fashion
    • Fashion Sketching
    • History of Fashion
    • Introduction to Textile
    • Textile Workshop
    • Colour Theory
    • Pattern Making
    • Advanced Draping
    • Sewing Skills & Techniques
    • Sewing Technology
    • Advanced Sewing Technology
    • The Business of Fashion
    • Fashion Show Production
    • Women’s Wear
    • Men’s Wear
    Personal Development
    • Fashion Show
    • Portfolio Presentation
    Contextual Courses
    • History of Fashion
    • Language & Communication Skills
    • French Language
    (Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academic Board and MQA.)


    • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 3 credits (3Cs) including a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah; or
    • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 3 credits (3Bs); or
    • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with minimum 3 credits (3Cs); or
    • Pass The One Academy’s Certificate in Communication Design OR Certificate from other Institutions of Higher Learning in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00; or
    • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in art & design field (subject to internal assessment process); or
    • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government; AND
    • Pass Portfolio Review or Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy for candidate who does not have a Pass in Art subject or without an art subject at SPM level or its equivalent

    Explore the complete list of Entry Requirements for domestic and international students here



    The Global Apparel Market is Predicted to Reach US $2 Trillion by 2026

    *source: statista.com
    • In-House Fashion Design Divisions
    • Fashion Magazine Houses / Studios
    • Departmental Retail Stores
    • Apparel Clothing Companies
    • Fashion Brand Houses / Boutiques
    • Fashion & Beauty Cosmetic Agencies
    • Fashion Modelling Agencies
    • Fashion & Styling Studios
    • Independent Fashion Label
    • Fashion Photography Studios
    • Fashion Designer
    • Fashion Stylist
    • Fashion Illustrator
    • Fashion Buyer
    • Fashion Director
    • Fashion Forecaster
    • Fashion Editor
    • Fashion Photographer
    • Fashion Coordinator
    • Costume Designer
    • Pattern Maker / Drafter
    • Apparel Business Owner
    • Retail Manager
    • Product Manager
    • Visual Merchandiser
    • Fashion Runway Model