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Fashion Design

Program Overview

The Fashion Design Program at DAH (Under the School of Design & Architecture) offers a range of professional courses in Fashion Design, Merchandising, Textiles, and Creative Studios, a balance between theory & practice. Since its inception in 1999, the Fashion Design Department has always been keen on using innovative teaching methodologies that unearth the creative potential in students and instilling techniques that are needed in the real world of the Fashion Industry. Professional and High quality education is offered by renowned international faculty some of whom are business owners and professionals who bring their real- life experiences to the classroom thus giving a gleaming edge of the industry to students who also go through professional internships, like working with the Haute Couture Fashion Designer Tony Ward, located in Paris, and in Harper's Bazaar Arabia Magazine,located in Dubai. Our Students participate also in field trips, and visit Fashion Weeks events locally and internationally. Guest speakers, and mentors from the Industry are often invited to educate and mentor students during their course of study. The Fashion Design Department has prestigious, and state of the art facilities, and labs where students thrive in creating their own designs. The Program has also external professional advisers and educators serving on the Board of the Program Council, and has signed MOU's with International prestigious Universities and Fashion Institutes. It also participates in Fashion shows and events locally, and offers professional workshops for the community.

Program Mission

To graduate professionals and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry who are equipped with technical knowledge and skills, while observing Islamic social values and heritage.

Why choose the Fashion Design Program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

Hundreds of graduates in KSA join this exciting, competitive, and fast-paced industry every year hoping to make an important mark. Known for its glamorous reputation, the fashion industry requires smart professionals ready to dedicate themselves to design innovation. The Saudi Arabian fashion industry is rapidly growing, and Dar Al-Hekma University is the first institution of higher education in Saudi Arabia to offer an undergraduate bachelor degree in Fashion Design. It is the leader in graduating professionals in the field of Fashion to meet the market demand. DAH Fashion Design graduates have become successful in the fashion world as designers, buyers, social media influencers, boutique owners, and entrepreneurs.

ProgramTOEFL Score (University Level)Required Certificate PercentageQudurat Test ScoreOther Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Design in
Fashion Design
510A minimum High-School
Percentage of 80%
65%None

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  • Recognize the cultural, historical and socioeconomic contexts of Fashion and its related fields.
  • Demonstrate industry standards skills in sketching, digital design, construction, draping, fitting, and pattern-making.
  • Develop apparel product lines and evaluate apparel quality.
  • Operate in groups while maintaining the identity and attitude of a professional fashion designer.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally in Arabic and English.
  • Communicate ideas through visual presentations, portfolio, storyboards, and presentation sheets.
  • Develop final collections that meet industry standards.

Year One (1)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ICTC 1301Information and
Communication Technology
3COMM 1302Communication Skills II3
COMM 1301Communication Skills I3LOGC 1201Logic and Problem Solving2
BBBF 1101Basic Body and Brain Fitness
1HART 1302Survey of World Art II3
HART 1301Survey of World Art I3FDSF 1304Fashion Sketching I3
FDSG 1301Fundamentals of Drawing3FDSF 1305Theory and Practice of Textiles3
FDSF 1306Basic Apparel Construction3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 17
Year Two (2)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

EMOI 1201Emotional Intelligence2ENTR 3301Entrepreneurship and
Design Thinking
3
FADS 2201Introduction to
Fashion Industry
2ARAB xxxxArabic Studies3
FADS 2309Fashion Digital Studio3FADS 2313Creative Studio I3
FADS 2310Fashion Sketching II3FADS 2314Pattern Making II3
FADS 2311Pattern Making I3FADS 2316Apparel Development I3
FADS 2312Garment Construction
and Draping
3HART 2305Fashion History and Theory I3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 18
Year Three (3)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring Semester – Summer

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ARAB xxxxArabic
Studies
3ISLS xxxxIslamic
Studies
3FADS 3317Internship3
ISLS xxxxIslamic
Studies
3FADS 3313Creative
Studio III
3
FADS 3309Creative
Studio II
3FADS 3314Apparel
Development III
3
FADS 3310Apparel
Development II
3FADS 3204Research
Methodology
2
HART 3302Fashion History
and Theory II
3XXXX xxxxSchool / Program
Elective
3
FADS 3201Fashion
Merchandising
2XXXX xxxxFree Electives3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 3
Year Four (4)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

XXXX xxxxRequired General Ed Electives
(HUMN, NASC,SBSC)
3ISLS xxxxIslamic Studies2
ARTS xxxxArt & Design2XXXX xxxxRequired General Ed
Electives (HUMN, NASC,SBSC)
3
FADS 4307Capstone I: Fashion
Design Thesis
3FADS 4304Fashion Show
Production
3
FADS 4308Fashion Portfolio3FADS 4403Capstone II: Fashion
Design Collection
4
XXXX xxxxFree Electives3
Total Credit Hours 14 Total Credit Hours 12

  • Fashion designer
  • Retail buyer
  • Store manager
  • Fashion merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Textile designer
  • Visual merchandiser

Key Facts

Program Name

Fashion Design


Academic Degree

Bachelor


Credit Hours

130


Program Length

4 Years


Mode of study

Full time



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