Fashion Design Technology at Top Ranked Taylor’s University Malaysia

Top Ranked University in Malaysia for Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Hons) at Taylor’s University

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The fashion design technology degree is designed in a unique format where the programme is a combination of standard design and sewing curriculum injected with technological components in both learning experience and module contents.

The Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Hons) at Taylor’s University will provide extensive knowledge to students to use the latest technology in designing. Fashion design using the most recent technology advancements is clearly important in today’s modern world. Students will become skilled fashion designers with fashion technological knowledge in the ever-evolving fashion world.

This programme is also home to the first co-working fashion studio – Mayamode.

  • Design cutting edge interactive and visualisation solutions
  • Learn experiential design, application design and game development
  • Exposure to areas such as applications, games, movies and marketing

Taylor’s University is ranked Top 3 in Malaysia according to QS World University Ranking for Art & Design. Taylor’s University is one of the best universities in Malaysia for you to study the Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Hons).

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Programme Structure for the Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Hons) Programme at Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is the only Malaysian private university to be listed in the top 10 universities in Malaysia in both the QS World University Rankings and the QS Asia University Rankings. Taylor's is also now the only private university to be recognised for its graduate employment rate

Taylor’s University is the only Malaysian private university to be listed in the top 10 universities in Malaysia in both the QS World University Rankings and the QS Asia University Rankings. Taylor’s is also now the only private university to be recognised for its graduate employment rate

Taylor’s University students will study the fundamental processes of design theory and practice through problem- and studio-based learning.

In experiencing the design thinking process, students will be able to analyse, evaluate, and put forward design solutions that are innovative and creative.

The modules prescribed will provide the student with the necessary skills sets to conceptualise and create aesthetically sound outputs that are creative, functional, entertaining, engaging and communicable.

This degree programme is compatible with the new Taylor’s Curriculum Framework that allows students to mix & match study modules.

Why Study Fashion Design Technology at Taylor’s University?

Fashion Design Technology at Taylor's University

Fashion Design Technology at Taylor’s University

  • Malaysia’s first private university to offer a Fashion Design Technology degree -A programme designed to answer current world demands with technology
  • International Fashion Experience – Real projects led by industry partners and fashion mentors. Students pitch ideas & work with noted brands like Valiram, FJ Benjamin & KL Fashion
  • Hands-on industry experience – Collaborative opportunities with local & international industry players such as project consultations, internships, demos, field studies & workshops.
  • Industry grade equipment & machinery – On-campus design studio with industry-grade machines and the latest tech in digital manufacturing & print-making – efficient tools for designing.

Education Pathway

Students after SPM or O-Levels with at least 5 credits including the relevant subjects may enter Taylor’s University Foundation in Design for 1 year before continuing on to the Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Hons). Students who are unsure of design as a career path may go for the Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University and then enter the interactive Fashion Design Technology degree.

PREREQUISITES
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  • SPM / O-Level with Pre-U or Foundation
    Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 5 credits with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History in SPM for entry with pre-university or foundation qualification.
  • SPM / O-Level with Diploma
    Pass SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 3 credits with a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History in SPM for entry with Diploma qualification.
  • Portfolio Assessment & Visual Aptitude Test
    Pass portfolio assessment (physical interview) and Visual Aptitude Test (VAT).

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline.

Entry Requirements
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  • Taylor’s Foundation in Design (FID)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Taylor’s Foundation in Natural and Built Environments (FNBE)
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Other Taylor’s Foundation
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00
  • Taylor’s Diploma
    Pass with min. CGPA 2.00

*All information is subject to change. The above entry requirements serve as a guideline.

Intakes & Duration

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Intakes for the 3-year Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Creative Media (New Media) are in March & August of each year. Please WhatsApp 01111408838 for the exact dates.

Programme Core

  • Introduction to Fashion Design
  • Introduction to Pattern
  • Drafting and Garment Making
    Fashion History

This component consists of Common Core subjects, which are common modules across a discipline that provides the fundamental knowledge of the discipline.

Common Core

  • Design Principles
    Intercultural Design

UNIVERSITY CORE

Fashion Design Technology at Taylor's University

Fashion Design Technology at Taylor’s University

This component aims to develop critical thinking, build up social intelligence and cultivate civic responsibility as well as broaden cultural knowledge. These consist of compulsory and nationally-mandated study modules required by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education.

  • Social Innovation Project
  • Hubungan Etnik / Malaysian Studies 3
  • Life Skills for Success & Well-Being
  • Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics & Relationship Management
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

*Students are requested to take Bahasa Kebangsaan A if they do not obtain a Credit for Bahasa Malaysia in SPM.

**All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES
The Complementary Studies component provides student the flexibility to study modules in a related or unrelated field from the same or different school to complement the Primary Major. It may be completed in a form of free electives, an extension, minors or a second major that typically requires at least one (1) semester of student learning time.

Please check with Taylor’s University for the full list of all available Complementary Studies Components.

Free Elective Modules
Choose any FIVE (5) Free Electives* offered by Taylor’s University. Please refer to the Complementary Study Guide for the list of Free Electives.

*Subject to availability.
*Meet min. module pre- & co-requisite.

FUTURE CAREERS

When you’ve successfully completed this programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Buyer

Taylor’s Design School

Taylor's University Multimedia Lab

Taylor’s University Multimedia Lab

At The Design School, we apply the best of analytical and creative thinking to produce design graduates who are equipped to play a strategic role in shaping the profitability and success of organisations.

The Design School teaches students how to understand consumers’ needs and behaviours, challenge conventions and think outside the box across various design disciplines; interior architecture, interior design, graphic design, new media, animation, visual effects and entertainment design from foundation to diploma and degree levels.

WIDE ARTISTIC INFLUENCE

The School actively engages in consultancy support with the industry throughout Asia, establishing valuable linkages and extending the learning experience beyond the classroom. Our students are given the opportunity to work alongside professionals on various real-world projects and case studies, participate in local and international competitions, undergo industry attachments, participate in lecture series, and exhibit their work to peers, academics and industry members

Industry Exposure for Design Students at Taylor’s University

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus is strategically located in a modern and well-planned township. Just 30 minutes away from the bustling Kuala Lumpur

Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus is strategically located in a modern and well-planned township. Just 30 minutes away from the bustling Kuala Lumpur

At The Design School, we apply the best of analytical and creative thinking to produce design graduates who are equipped to play a strategic role in shaping the profitability and success of organisations. The School teaches students how to understand consumers’ needs and behaviours, challenge conventions and think outside the box.
Local & International Design Showcase
Students participate in prestigious exhibitions and unique showcases at national and international levels, competing against peers, industry members and promising designers from around the world. This provides students with a platform for creative networking and to strengthen their design portfolio.
Industry Collaborations

Students engage in strategic collaborations with industry leaders to effectively understand, analyse, communicate and present creative and complex design solutions that address and solve real-world challenges faced by organisations.

This provides them with first-hand insight and exposure to the industry. Over the years, students have worked on several projects with various organisations including:

  • Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia
  • IKEA Malaysia
  • Leo Burnett Malaysia
  • Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia
  • Rip Curl Malaysia
  • Roar Studio Sdn. Bhd
  • Bank Negara Art Gallery & Museum
Design Haus
Design Haus is a society formed by and for the students at TDS, dedicated to celebrating design and its contributions to visual culture and society. Through its multiple activities, Design Haus aims to inspire TDS students and engage the public through greater understanding and appreciation of good design.
Graduate Showcase
Final-year students showcase their work to peers, academics and industry members to obtain valuable feedback, enabling them to gain multiple perspectives on their work. The event provides an avenue for members of the public and industry leaders to interact with designers in an informal setting. Students will also manage and co-ordinate various aspects of the event as a team, including sponsorship and publicity.
Field Trips
Students undertake educational visits to various places of interest, including art galleries, agencies, factories and more, to gain insights and witness the concept of design and interior architecture in practice.

Award-Winning Design School at Taylor’s University

2019

  • Hononary Mention in Interior Design Category in the Asia Young Designer Award 2019
  • Best Colour Choice, Finalist in Interior Design Category in the Asia Young Designer Award 2019

2018

  • Platinum Award in the Asia Young Designer Awards 2018 (ASEAN category)
  • Gold Award – Asia Young Designer Award 2018 (AYDA 2018) for the Interior Design category
  • Best University – Asia Young Designer Award 2018 (AYDA 2018)
  • Best Mentor – Asia Young Designer Award 2018 (AYDA 2018)
  • Winner of the French-Inspired Facade Design Competition for High Rise Residential Development at Sunsuria City

2017

  • #1 Private University in Malaysia for Art & Design QS World University Rankings
  • #1 Private University for Art & Design in Malaysia HSBC Millennial
    Hackathon #WeCanHackIt Event
  • Wood Pencil in New Blood Category D&AD 2017 (British Design & Art Direction)
  • Gold Award for the Interior Design Category in the Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2017
  • Best University – Asia Young Designer Award 2017 (AYDA 2017)
  • Best Mentor – Asia Young Designer Award 2017 (AYDA 2017)
  • 13 Awards in the ‘GARIS’ 20SATU.6 MIID DULUX INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENT’S SATURDAY 2017’ Out of the 13 awards presented to the students from The Design School, Taylor’s University, six were first prizes for Garis Perabut (Furniture Category), Garis Arca (Sculpture Category), Design Category (Commercial Design) Degree Level, Design Category (Residential Design) Degree Level; as well as two from the Inter College – Live Competition in Collage Category and Garis Fikir (Design Category) Degree Level.
  • 2nd Place wREGA Masterclass Series: Save Ourselves to Save the
    Planet Competition
Taylor's University interior design student portfolio

Taylor’s University interior design student portfolio

2016
  • Top 3 in Malaysia according to QS World University Ranking for Art & Design.
  • #1 Private University in
    Malaysia for Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings
  • Platinum Winner for the Interior Design Category of the regional instalment of Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2016
  • 2puluh: 5 MIID Dulux Interior Design Students’ Saturday
2015
  • Wood Pencil Winners (New Blood Category), D&AD Awards, London 2015
  • Nippon Paint REKA Awards (Student Category) Malaysian Institute of
    Designers (MIID)
2014
  • Wood Pencil Winners (New Blood Category) D&AD Awards, London
  • Bronze Winners, Kancil Student Awards 2014
2013
  • 2 First Prizes – Ancient Herbs Branding Competition
  • 1st Prize – Young Talent Category Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) Furniture Design Competition
  • Gus Yap Hock Sin, B.A. (Hons) Interior Architecture was one of two students chosen to represent Malaysia at the iSaloni International Furniture Exhibition in Milan, Italy
Taylor's University graphic design student portfolio

Taylor’s University graphic design student portfolio

2012

  • 1st Prize – Hyundai Rev-It-Up Challenge Take 2 TV Commercial Competition
  • 3rd Prize – Ideation Award, Malaysia
  • Institution of SPADE Awards 2012
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards as well as a Honorary Mention – Corporate Category
  • 1 Gold Award – Exhibition & Retail Category
  • 1 Silver Award – Commercial Category
  • Interior Design Confederation of Singapore (IDCS) SPADE Awards
  • Shortlisted as top 10 Best Video at BMW Shorties

2011

Taylor's University interactive multimedia design student portfolio

Taylor’s University interactive multimedia design student portfolio

  • 1st Prize – Residential Design
  • 2nd Prize – Institutional Design
  • 3rd Prize – Montage Design
  • MSID 5Belas Interior Design Competition
  • Best Use of Character Award Kuala Lumpur 48 Hour Film Project: The No Idea Production team won with their short film ‘Escape’
  • IDCS SPADE Best Design Award 2011
  • 3 Golds – Design Project Concept, Spatial Design & Planning and Creative Lighting Application
  • 4 Silvers – Design Project Concept, Creative Material Application, Spatial Design & Planning, and Creative Lighting Application
  • 1 Bronze – Spatial Design & Planning
  • Honorary Mention – Creative Material Application
  • Awards in 4 out of 5 categories at the Interior Design Confederation of Singapore (IDCS) SPADE Awards
2009
  • Overall winner and 4 Awards MSID 4Belas Interior Design Competition

The Best Design Facilities at Taylor’s University

Facilitating Design Thinking
The deliberately-crafted workspaces are conducive and serve as viable platforms for intellectual discourse and knowledge exchange with peers and faculty members.
Carpentry Workshop
The Carpentry Workshop allows students to visualise and translate their ideas from a concept into a solid, presentable form.
Photography Studio
The studio is equipped with a range of lamps, diffusors, reflectors and a variety of backdrop materials.
Design Mac lab
The Design Mac Lab is equipped with the latest industry standard design software and hardware.
Drawing Rooms
The Drawing Rooms are equipped with easels stands and drawing tables and are dedicated spaces for students to learn the use of a variety of media and materials.
Printmaking Room
The Printmaking Room provides hands-on exposure to the printmaking processes using a variety of printing techniques and book binding.
Multimedia Lab
The Multimedia Lab is equipped with powerful machines that allow students to work on 3-dimensional (3D) and animation projects, pushing the boundaries of digital expression.
Centre of Design and Architecture (CODA)
A dedicated space where students are able to conduct art exhibitions and display their work in a public setting while observing the responses of viewers. International artists are also invited to display their artwork in the gallery from time to time.

Site Visits

Taylor's University graphic design student portfolio

Taylor’s University graphic design student portfolio

Students gain exposure to realistic and physical built environments through site visits. These visits enable students to put their design theories into practice, while teaching them the purpose and process of space creation as well as how to compose and analyse space.
Designed for Success
The School actively engages in consultancy support with the industry throughout Asia, establishing valuable linkages and extending the learning experience beyond the classroom. Our students are given the opportunity to work alongside professionals on various real-world projects and case studies, participate in local and international competitions, undergo industry attachments, participate in lecture series, and exhibit their work to peers, academics and industry members.
Taylor’s Design School Lecture Series

Organised throughout the academic year, the Lecture Series provides students with valuable exposure to the industry, insights into current developments and issues that may impact their future practices. These interactive sessions are conducted by leading industry professionals:

  • Exploring the International Centre of Photography Triennial
    Taylor's University interactive multimedia design student portfolio

    Taylor’s University interactive multimedia design student portfolio

    Christopher Phillips
    Curator, International Center of Photography

  • Production Pipeline of Movie Studios
    Hussin Khan
    Education Director, Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Sustainability, Innovation and Nanotechnology
    Claude Berube
    Interior Designer, Nanocore
  • The Project of Culture and Lifestyle
    Arnold, Arthur and Hugh
    Owners, Pestle & Mortar
  • Graphic Design in Malaysia
    Zachary Ong
    President, Graphic Designers Association of Malaysia (wREGA)
  • Graphic Design, Pop Culture and Everything in Between
    Taylor's University interior design student portfolio

    Taylor’s University interior design student portfolio

    Ann Loh
    Project Coordinator, CUTOUT Mag

  • Copyright Law
    Tai Foong Lam
    President, Malaysian Chapter of the International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Drawing as Cultural Expression
  • Dr. Vaughan Rees
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Design, University of New South Wales, Australia
Industry Attachments for Taylor’s Design Students

Taylor’s Design students have undergone industrial attachments with top local and multinational organisations in the creative industry, including:

  • Arachnid Sdn. Bhd.

    Taylor's University interior design student portfolio

    Taylor’s University interior design student portfolio

  • Axis Identity Group
  • BBDO (Malaysia)
  • CD Advertising Sdn. Bhd.
  • DB & B Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Design Tone Sdn. Bhd.
  • Dumore Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Film Point Sdn. Bhd.
  • IKEA Malaysia
  • La Scheers Co. Concept & Design
  • Leo Burnett Malaysia
  • Milk Design KL
  • MYC! (Salient Information Sdn. Bhd.)
  • Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia
  • S.I. Design Sdn. Bhd.
  • Veritas Interiors Sdn. Bhd.