COURSE OVERVIEW The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the fashion industry. Using an integrated approach that combines creativity and applied technical proficiency, it takes students from design concepts and processes through to final production. Exploratory and experimental projects enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of fashion design.
With a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends, students are able to start honing their individual styles and identities through their collections.
ASSESSMENT METHODS All modules will be assessed through a combination of assessments, tests, class participation and written examinations. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, students will need to achieve a passing mark of 50% for all modules. For Degree and Master Courses, students will need to achieve the passing grade stipulated by the University for all modules.
TEACHING AND LEARNING It is essential that a student is subjected to a broad range of views and experiences in order that the learning process may elicit, sometimes over a prolonged period, appropriate routes for a person to take, particularly in the latter stages of the course. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Fashion Entrepreneur • Fashion Designer • Costume Designer • Fashion Consultant • Fashion Forecaster • Fashion Merchandiser/ Buyer • Fashion Stylist • Fashion Illustrator • Fashion Photographer • Pattern Designer/ Maker • Production Supervisor
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents • Students with at least 2 GCE 'A' Level credits. • Students with at least 3 GCE 'O' Level credits. • Students with at least 5 'N' Level credits.* • Students with diploma from Polytechnics** • Nitec or Higher Nitec Graduates***
* Only applicable for Raffles Design Institute and Raffles Merchandising Institute. ** Exemptions based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) *** Only applicable to the Advanced Diploma Course of relevant studies
International Students • Students with at least 2 GCE 'A' Level credits. • Students with at least 3 GCE 'O' Level credits. • Students with at least 5 'N' Level credits.* • Students with diploma from Polytechnics** • Nitec or Higher Nitec Graduates*** • (Malaysia – SPM; Indonesia – SMU; Myanmar – Standard 10; China – Senior High School)
* Only applicable for Raffles Design Institute and Raffles Merchandising Institute. ** Exemptions based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). *** Only applicable to the Advanced Diploma Course of relevant studies.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. For design courses, applicants must present their portfolios, transcripts and relevant documents during the interview. They may be advised to take up bridging modules if deemed necessary by the Programme Directors.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS All courses at Raffles Design Institute are conducted in English. Students must be able to speak and write fluently in English.
Students who fulfil any of the requirements below will be exempted from English as a Second Language (ESL) classes: • Minimum TOEFL score of 550* (paper-based) or 79–80 (internet-based) • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0* (academic module) or equivalent • Minimum score of C6 in English at GCE 'O' level • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650