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Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Merchandising

Sharpen your innate creativity with design knowledge, drawing proficiency and technical know-how. You will research, experiment, discover and innovate through studying a series of diverse subjects such as sewing, pattern-making, draping and retail merchandising.

Course Details

Course Duration: 24 months
Intakes: January, April, July, October
Modes of Study: Full-time / Part-time

Course Outline

Module 1

Design Fundamentals (Foundation)

  • Principle of Design & Idea Generation
  • Creative Communication
  • Digital Graphic Design

Module 2

Design Studies (Foundation)

  • Art Direction
  • Mixed Media Drawing & Rendering
  • Design Theory

Module 3

Fashion Studies (Foundation)

  • Fashion Details
  • Fashion Workshop
  • Fashion Illustration

Module 4

Fashion Technical Studies

  • Sewing Techniques
  • Fashion Technical Drawing
  • Fashion History

Module 5

Design Appreciation

  • Pattern Draping
  • Apparel Design
  • Textile Design

Module 6

Design Management

  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Fashion CAD

Module 7

Design Major

Module 8

Professional Studio Practice

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Merchandising programme, you can aspire to have an exciting career as a:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Buyer/ Merchandiser
  • Pattern Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Writer/ Critic

Success Stories

“Without any background in fashion design, FMDS gave me a good head start because I learnt everything – from the basicsto higher level skills – in an in-depth manner.” – Eunice (Singaporean), joined FMDS in 2015