Diploma in Fashion Business

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About the Programme

The TaF.tc Diploma in Fashion Business is a programme that takes individuals through the process of excelling in your Fashion Business from start to end, by focusing on two areas: 

Merchandising - which encompasses in-depth product knowledge on fabric, design, product development, apparel production, and quality control, and;

Marketing - which covers retail merchandising buying, branding, creating a sustainable value chain, as well as the critical skill of the Art of Follow-Up, which helps to ensure that you will source, produce and deliver the final product in-store, on-time.

This programme is for you if ...
... you're a budding entrepreneur looking to break into the fashion scene
... you're a fresh graduate with dreams of having your own fashion label
... you're a mid-career switcher looking to join the Fashion industry

The TaF.tc Difference

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Practical Industry Knowledge

Our trainers are practitioners in the fashion industry today - so if they're teaching it, they've experienced it too. Everything you learn at TaF.tc can be applied to your professional life in fashion and will be taught through interactive workshops, whether online or in TaF.tc's Footwear and Bags Lab.
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Global Network of Entrepreneurs and Experts

As the industry becomes more interconnected, so does our network. Our partners, contacts, and advisors are as close to home as Thailand or Japan and as far as Italy or the UK. Tap into a professional community built over decades of industry immersion.
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Post-Graduate Career Support

We are committed to preparing you for success in the industry. Our career support connects you to jobs available on the market, opportunities for further studies, and resources to help you start your own brand. Whether you've just started your programme or just graduated, we're here for you.

Your Curriculum

In 19 modules covering 5 broad themes, learn to own a successful fashion business!
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Fundamentals of Fashion Design

These courses teach you everything you need to know from materials to product development - perfect to get you started on the basic technical skills you require!

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Apparel Production
  • Garment Construction
  • Apparel Production Drawing
  • Digital Apparel Design
  • Apparel Product Development
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Fashion Business Essentials

Learn to own a successful fashion business that satisfies its customers and upkeeps customer loyalty with essential business skills such as quality assurance and merchandise buying.

Courses include:
  • Quality Assurance in Textile & Fashion Industry
  • Fashion Retail Merchandise Buying
  • Fashion Brand Creation & Management
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Production and Manufacturing Processes

Journey through the production and manufacturing process from start to end,  and take a step towards owning a successful fashion business with newfound industry skills such as costing, sourcing and order-coordination.

Courses include:
  • Material and Apparel Costing
  • Global Sourcing for Textiles and Apparel
  • Order Coordination & Production Tracking
  • Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain
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Introduction to Digital Marketing

Be introduced to the growing world of digital marketing . Learn how to set up your own e-commerce store as well as plan your own marketing strategy.

Courses include:
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Paid Search Engine Marketing (SEM) 
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Inbound Marketing
  • E-Fashion Business
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Solidifying your Fashion Brand

Turn your ideas into reality. Establish a concrete plan towards your goal of owning a successful fashion business that remains relevant and competitive.

Courses include:
  • Develop Business Plan for Fashion Enterprise
*All on-campus courses will be taught in accordance to the highest standards of safety and social distancing throughout class hours.

Your Trainers

From Arrow to Mapletree Industrial & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger to Timberland - your trainers have been there, done that, and seen it all. Uncover the industry's secrets under the tutelage its leaders.
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Kim Chua

Digital Marketer with more than 12 years of experience
Kim has more than half a decade of experience with digital media buying, specialising in results-driven performance marketing campaigns & training. He has extensive experience from a variety of industries, having worked with both global and local clients such as Soo Kee Group, Nikkei and Mapletree Industrial.
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Ashley Choong

Head Merchandiser & Textile Specialist
Ashley started her professional career in CAD Pattern Development and Material Optimisation, producing quality men’s shirts for Brooks Brothers, Arrow, etc. She subquently advanced her career in the area of Research & Development, Merchandising, Production planning and Control. She has also worked with clients such as  Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland and Tommy Hilfiger.
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Alan Cheng

Quality Assurance Specialist
Alan has over 30 years experience in Apparel Manufacturing. He has managed factories producing shirts, knitwear and pants. During his career, he implemented various method and system improvement to improve productivity, kanban and lean system, hanger production system and etc.

Your Alumni Network

We are proud to see our alumni flourish in the fashion industry, whether they are hired by notable fashion brands or carving their own path as brand owners.
Click the alumni portraits to discover their brands!
“Industry professionals as your guiding light, how much better can it get? The lecturers are not your typical academic types, they have actually been in the garment industry for years and have the chutzpah to back it up. You start with the basics - fibre, yarn, moving on to the garment components, illustrating your ideas onto paper and software, sourcing for trims/fabrics and marketing tools for the industry. The learning curve is steep, so patience and an open mind is a virtue to have, going through these 3-4 month diploma courses. Respect what the courses have to offer and you will be rewarded in spades. ”

Fahmy

Founder of Kerbside & Co.
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“Going through the course was an invaluable experience, we were taught so much in such a short time. It gave me critical knowledge about the industry, which in turn became a good  foundation for me when I started my business.”

Sophia Hung

Founder of The Amber Loft
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“Taf.tc has provided a great foundation for starting out in the Fashion Business.”

Matthew Gideon

Founder of Deboneire
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Visit Us

There's no better way to experience TaF.tc than to come by and say hello! Meet with our programme advisors for group tours or one-on-one consultations.
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Financing Your Studies

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Nett Fee Payable

S$ 5,636.21

including 7% GST,
after 70% SSG funding
Application Fee
$192.60
including 7% GST

Funding Support

✅ SkillsFuture Credits of up to $1,000
✅Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funding of up to $500
Contact our programme advisors about installment options!

Nett Fee Payable

S$ 2,422.21

including 7% GST,
after 70% SSG and 20% SFMCES funding
Application Fee
$192.60
including 7% GST

Funding Support

✅ SkillsFuture Credits of up to $1,500
✅Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funding of up to $500
Contact our programme advisors about installment options!

Nett Fee Payable

S$ 5,636.21

including 7% GST,
after 70% SSG funding
Application Fee
$192.60
including 7% GST

Funding Support

Contact our programme advisors about installment options!

Course Fees

S$ 21,972.45

including 7% GST
Application Fee
$695.50
including 7% GST

Funding Support

Contact our programme advisors about installment options!

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July 19 - October 29, 2021

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October 18, 2021 - February 9, 2022

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November 2, 2021 - September 8, 2022

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Admissions Requirements

Before you apply, click here to check admissions requirements and ensure that you're prepared for our Diploma!

Singapore/PR Students:
Aged 16 years and above
Possess at least 3 GCE 'O' Level credits with a minimum of C6 incl. English and Mathematics
OR ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
OR WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology
OR TaF.tc's Advanced Certificate

International Students:
Aged 16 years and above
High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Levels with minimum grade C6 for 3 subjects, incl. English and Mathematics
IELTS score 5.5 or TOEFL score 600

ALL Students are required to have basic computing skills - i.e. able to turn on the laptop, use the mouse, drag and drop files, use online search engines for research; and be a competent user of Microsoft Office.

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Contact Us

Curious about the Diploma? Want to try a few courses? Looking to talk to someone before you make a choice? Our programme advisors are here to get you started.

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FAQs

Do I need any background knowledge about the Fashion Industry?

Not at all! You can enrol for our Diploma programme without any prior experience, as long as you have a passion for fashion!

Where will the Diploma be held?

The Diploma will be done both online via Zoom, and offline at Central Plaza (Tiong BahruMRT).

How much is the full Diploma programme?

The cost of the Fashion Business Diploma is S$5,636.21 for Singaporeans and PRs, and S$2,422.21 for Singaporeans above 40 years old.

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Will TaF.tc support me with my Fashion career after graduating?

Yes we will! Whether it's through promoting your brand on our alumni portal THE LABEL SG, or providing mentorships and consultations to further your studies, we’ve got your back! Talk to us to find out more!

Will I get a certificate upon completion?

Most definitely! Upon completion of your Diploma programme, you will be awarded a hardcopy WSQ Diploma certificate from us, and you can also access the softcopy via your MySkillsFuture portal!

Is TaF.tc's Diploma recognised?

As an Edutrust and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certified training centre, with 11 top fashion schools recognising our Diplomas for accreditation programmes like Paris College Of Art and Atelier Chardon Savard, TaF.tc continues to stay in line with leading national and international fashion industry standards.

How are the courses conducted and assessed?

The courses are conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, and hands-on activities. You will then be assessed on the work you have done with a final evaluation at the end of every course.

What will the Diploma cover?

The Fashion Business Diploma will be split into 5 main categories which will cover the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion business essentials, production and manufacturing processes, digital marketing, and  developing a comprehensive business plan to wrap up everything you’ve learnt in the Diploma.
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Are there any pre-requisites?

You can join our Diploma programme if you’re aged 16 years and above and have either: at least 3 GCE 'O' Level credits with a minimum of C6 including English and Mathematics, or ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above, or an Advanced Certificate from TaF.tc.
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