Diploma Fashion Design | The One Academy

Fashion Design & Pattern Making

(KP/JPS(R/214/4/0056) 10/2)

Course Overview
This 3-year program, based on syllabus from 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. For more information, please visit www.esmod.edu.my

This course is available at the Sunway campus only.

Our annual intakes take place during March & September every year.

  • SPM / O-Level / UEC or equivalent
  • or
  • The One Academy's Certificate Programme
    Certificate in Communication Design
    (1 Year 3 Months)
  • The One Academy's Diploma Programmes
    Fashion Design and Pattern Making
    (3 Years 2 Months)
  • Degree in Affiliated Universities
    United Kingdom, Australia,
    New Zealand & United States
    (1-2 Years)
  • *Subject to meeting entry requirement and credit transfer mapping


    Studio Courses
  • Fashion Designing
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Merchandising & Marketing
  • Colour Application Techniques
  • Colour Identification/Colour Courses
  • Research & Development
  • Personal Collection

    Liberal Arts Courses
  • French Language
  • Language & Communication Skills

General Studies

    Personal Development
  • Fashion Show
  • Graduation Campaign
  • Portfolio Presentation

    Career Opportunities Abound At
  • In-house Fashion Divisions
  • Magazines and Publication Houses
  • Apprenticeship to Renowned Fashion Designers
  • Independent Fashion Design Labels
  • Garment Manufacturer Units
  • Fashion Houses and Boutiques
  • Departmental Stores or Shopping Malls

    Career Options
  • Fashion Designers
  • Fashion Stylists
  • Fashion Illustrators
  • Fashion Buyers
  • Fashion Directors
  • Fashion Forecasters
  • Fashion Editors
  • Costume Designers
  • Pattern Makers/Drafters
  • Retail Merchandisers
  • Product Managers
  • Fashion Photographers
  • Fashion Sales Representatives
  • Personal Stylists
  • Apparel Business Owners
  • Fashion Runway & Models
  • Fashion Coordinators
  • Marketing & Merchandise Assistants
  • Visual Merchandisers

(Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academy Board and MQA.)


  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 3 credits (3Cs) including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and *Sejarah
  • Pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 3 credits (3Bs)
  • Pass in IGCSE/O-Level with minimum 3 credits (3Cs)
  • 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
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in Art and Design Field with 1 credit in SPM including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and *Sejarah
  • 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 in SPM level or its equivalent

    English Requirements
  • For candidates who do not have a pass in English will be required to take Intensive English Programme (IEP) in The One Academy.
  • For International Students only:
    When you apply for a Visa Approval Letter you must demonstrate that you have an acceptable level of English language proficiency. The English Language tests which are accepted for Student Pass Application are:
  • IELTS (Academic) minimum Band 4.0
  • TOEFL IBT (30-31)
  • CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)
  • CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency)
  • PTE - Academic (Pearson Test of English) (30)
  • MUET (Malaysian University English Test)(Band 2)

    Entry Requirements For International Students
  • Indonesia:
    Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) 3 / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK) / Ijazah Madrasah Aliyah (bagi lulusan mulai tahun 2015) dengan gred purata 55 - 65
  • Vietnam:
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma)
  • China:
    Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / Graduation Certificate from a Vocational / Technical Secondary School (Zhixiao / Zhigao) or a Skilled Worker School (Jixiao)
  • Maldives:
    UCLES O-Level / Secondary School Certificate SSC)
  • South Korea:
    High School Diploma / High School Graduation Equivalency Examination

For non-Malaysian applicants, please refer to the The List of Entry Qualifications for International Student (PDF) to see if you qualify for this course.

*Sejarah (History) is a compulsory subject to pass in SPM starting 2013