Taylor’s University will be offering Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology (Honours) in Malaysia, making it the first such degree in the country. The three-year programme offers standard design and sewing curriculum injected with technological components in both learning experience and module contents. The Taylor’s Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology will be open for their first intake starting March 2021.
The programme will be spearheaded by Maria Sandra Wijaya, Programme Director of Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology in The Design School at Taylor’s University along with Andrew Tan and Datin Ts. Dr. Norsaadah Zakaria, Founder of Clotech Atelier Academy and Academic Advisor to the Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology, The Design School, Faculty of Innovation & Technology, Taylor’s University.
“Equipped with industry-grade machines and the latest technology in digital manufacturing and print-making, we aim to elevate the presence of our programme in Malaysia’s fashion industry besides establishing Mayamode as an innovative and creative hub for fashion designers in Southeast Asia in the coming years”, said Maria Sandra Wijaya, Programme Director of Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology in The Design School at Taylor’s University
The programme will be partnering with Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) which promising international fashion exposure and experience for its students under the tutelage of the reputable Andrew Tan, founder of KLFW and Programme Co-Director of Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology. The involvement of KLFW is set to bring about a positive impact to Malaysia’s fashion industry by producing more forward-thinking and skilfully equipped graduates.
“Students stand to gain a significant amount of fashion technological knowledge, relevant techniques and skills through this distinctive programme, in addition to learning in a space that provides top-notch facilities. The association of KLFW together with this programme will spur students to be more dynamic in terms of their designs besides equipping them with an industry-driven mindset,” Andrew Tan, founder of KLFW and Programme Co-Director of Bachelor in Fashion Design Technology said.
The event was officiated by Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad, Minister of Higher Education from the Ministry of Education. “As this is the first of such a degree offered in Malaysia. Indeed, Taylor’s University is a forward-looking learning institution that prioritises the growth of their students by ensuring that they develop the necessary skills sets and knowledge required in order for them to pursue their passion,” she said.
Professor Dr Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer at Taylor’s University also expressed: “We are proud to launch Malaysia’s first fashion design technology course – a programme that not only focuses on design aesthetic, but also on ethical and sustainable fashion. We aim to produce graduates that will pioneer a new line of fashion apparel produced in an environmentally and socio-economically sustainable manner through the use of technology, forging a new path in the fashion industry while showcasing Malaysia’s potential on the global fashion map”.
The Fashion Design Technology programme is also home to Malaysia’s first co-working fashion studio, Mayamode. Located at the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, the studio provides top-level equipment and machinery not just for the benefit of Taylor’s students, but also to established fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs, freelancers, and emerging fashion designers. The equipment provided include high end sewing machines, pattern digitiser, pattern plotter, pattern drafting facilities, a material library, and a commercial platform where students can exhibit their final products.
To find out more information on the programme, head over this link here.