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Taking Your Education Journey Further: New Accreditation Programmes

By Tristan Low on January, 3 2020
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Written By: Tristan Low
On January, 3 2020  -  32 MINUTE READ

Congratulations on finally completing your rigorous Diploma programme with TaF.tc! You're excited to take the next step in your journey, and you're probably hoping to pursue opportunities in higher education. But did you know that TaF.tc has recently struck a series of accreditation agreements with reputable fashion schools in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and even Singapore?

How Does This Affect Me?

With full accreditation from other schools, graduates who have been awarded with TaF.tc's Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology certificate can now enjoy benefits such as - special rates on selected programmes, an exemption from prerequisite modules and international recognition of your academic achievements.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a form of recognition from industry partners or educational institutions that recognise awarded institutions for the high quality of its education standards. This process ensures that students receive a quality education from a credible and reputable school.

If you want to find out more about:

  • The Different Universities that recognise TaF.tc
  • TaF.tc's Accredited Programmes
  • The Course Duration of a Bachelor's Programme
  • The School Fees for your studies
  • How to prepare yourself for the admission process

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Overview:

Atelier Chardon Savard (ACS)

The history of Atelier Chardon Savard - A Fashion Design & Styling School, founded in 1988 by Cyrille Chardon & Dominique Savard.

School's Ranking - Constantly ranked among the 5th best fashion schools in France.

"Great school for a learning in fashion with a complete course and an awesome team!"

- Lucile Burdin

Bachelor of Fashion Design

  • This programme is normally a four-year-long full time degree course.
    Graduates of TaF.tc's Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology can pursue further studies and directly enrol into year 2 of ACS' Bachelor of Fashion Design.
  • This means you will only need to take 3 years to complete and receive your Bachelor of Fashion Design Degree!
  • TaF.tc will be sponsoring the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology graduate for their second-year in ACS's Bachelor of Fashion Design. (This selection is based on class performance.)
  • In addition, TaF.tc's graduates will also receive special tuition rates for their studies.

Admission Criteria:

In order to be accepted directly into the second-year of the Bachelor in Fashion Design programme, you would need to fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Portfolio Submission
  2. Completion of a Bridging Programme in Paris
    TaF.tc alumni applying for the Bachelor's programme must complete and pass a drawing and illustration bridging programme on-campus in Paris*. The programme is roughly 49 hours in total, spread over two weeks (14 sessions of 3.5 hours each).
    *The Fashion Design Programme is only available in Paris or Nantes Campus.

School Fees:

2020/2021 Tuition Fees
(Special Rate for TaF.tc's Graduates) 
2nd Year 10 900 EUR
(16,318.39* SGD)
3rd Year 10 900 EUR
(16,318.39* SGD)
4th Year
(Compulsory Internship)
1050 EUR
(1,571.83* SGD)
Registration Fees
(Payable Once)
490 EUR
(733.52* SGD)
2 weeks
"Drawing/Illustration Upgrade"
Bridging Program*
500 EUR
(748.49* SGD)
Total Payable Fee*
Subject to change*
23 840 EUR
(35,690.62* SGD)

*Currency conversion is done on 21th Jan 2020, 3:10 am UTC, and might not reflect accurate exchange rates as displayed.

Location:

  • Paris Campus
    15 rue Gambey
    75011 Paris
*The Fashion Design Programme (English) is only available in Paris Campus.

Contacts:


Paris College of Art (PCA)

The history and overview of Paris College of Art - A international private college in Paris, France, with over 30 years of experience, US degree-granting authority and accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

School's Ranking - The 49th best fashion school in the world. 

“When I did an internship at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky I met people that were so fond of art and design. It was like having a guided visit to a different museum every day, I learned so much.”
Flora Gouin, PCA Alumna

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

  • The programme is normally a four-year-long full time degree course.
    Graduates of TaF.tc's Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology can pursue further studies and directly enrol into year 2 of PCA's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design.
  • This means you will only need to take 3 years to complete and receive your Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design Degree!
  • In addition, TaF.tc's graduates will also receive special tuition rates for their studies.

Admission Criteria:

In order to be accepted directly into the second-year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design programme, you would need to fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Official transcripts with grades from TaF.tc (transfer credits reviewed and evaluated for acceptance, students must have earned the equivalent of "C" for the course to be considered for transfer credit).
  2. Application form (Statement of Intent), including academic goals.
  3. 15-20 images of student work showing either a range of work over the course of the student's studies or a more focused body of recent work
  4. Students for whom English is not their native language and who have not taken at least two semesters of English Literature and Composition (or equivalent) must submit proof of their English proficiency.
  5. PCA accepts either the TOEFL (min score: 92) or the IELTS (min score: 6.5) exam results.
  6. All non-native English speakers are required to take an English language placement test upon arrival at PCA.
  7. Depending on the results, students may be required to take one or two semesters of English for International Students during their first semester at PCA
  8. Interview with a PCA admission counselor

School Fees:

2019/2020  Net Tuition Fees*
(Special Rate for TaF.tc's Graduates)
*About 2% Increase Each Academic Year
2nd Year (Sophomore Year) - 2019/2020
*Subject to change
28 000 EUR 
(42,191.80* SGD)
3rd Year (Junior Year) - 2020/2021
28 560 EUR 
(43,035.64* SGD)
*Inclusive of the 2% increase
4th Year (Senior Year) - 2021/2022
29 131 EUR 
(43,896.35* SGD)
*Inclusive of the 2% increase
Materials and/or supplies for course -
Student life events and cultural excursions -
Total Payable Fee*
Subject to change*
85 691 EUR 
(129,123.79* SGD)

*Currency conversion is done on 20th Dec 2019, 2:10 am UTC, and might not reflect accurate exchange rates as displayed. Fees updated on 9th Janurary 2020, with new information.

Location:

  • 15 rue Fénelon
    75010 Paris France

Contacts:

Visit Paris College of Arts (PCA) here!

MDIS School of Fashion and Design (SFD)

An overview of MDIS School of Fashion and Design - It is catered to students who are interested in fashion designing, or fashion marketing in Singapore. The BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion awarded by the University of Sunderland aims to train students in the areas of fashion design as well as in the marketing aspects of fashion product such as in packaging, styling, and event management. 

“Iam very grateful to my lecturers who always gave their full support and guidance to me when I needed them. Recently, I was awarded 2nd place in the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2019 (Singapore). Last year I also won 3rd place in Men’s Folio Designer of the Year. I feel excited and happy with these achievements and will never forget the lessons I learnt in MDIS School of Fashion and Design."

- Zoey Zhao

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Fashion Product and Promotion

  • The programme is normally a two-years, three-months-long full time degree course or a three-years-long part time degree course.
    Graduates from TaF.tc's WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development) or WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing) can directly enrol into Year 2 of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion.
  • This means you will only need to take one-year, six-months-long (Full time) or two-years-long (Part time) to complete and receive your Bachelor of Arts Fashion Product and Promotion Degree!
  • In addition, TaF.tc's graduates will also receive special tuition rates for their studies.

Modules:

  • 18 Months (Full Time) | 24 Months (Part Time) - Year 2 Entry
    Design Theory 2
    Advanced Fashion Product
    Advanced Fashion Portfolio and Illustration
    Advanced Fashion Promotion

Admission Criteria (with Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Diploma):

  • WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development)
  • WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)*
  1. Two GCE ‘A’ Level
  2. Non-fashion related polytechnic diplomas
  3. Non-fashion related diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education
  4. Non-fashion related overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

*Subjected to the suggested entry requirements set by Skillsfuture Singapore
Note: All applicants are subjected to the University's approval

School Fees (Local):

Description Full Time (Year 2)
Application Fee S$ 32.10
Tuition Fees S$ 23,540.00
Non-Tuition Fees S$ 658.50
Total Course Fees S$ 24,198.50
   
Description Part Time (Year 2)
Application Fee S$ 32.10
Tuition Fees S$ 23,005.00
Non-Tuition Fees S$ 404.47
Total Course Fees S$ 23,409.47

*All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

School Fees (International):

Description Part Time (Year 2)
Application Fee S$ 321.00
Tuition Fees S$ 24,610.00

*All fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Non-tuition fees are not included.

Location:

MDIS Campus @ 501 Stirling Road, S(148951)


Mod'Art International Paris | Sri Lanka

An overview of Mod'Art International - A top Parisian School of Fashion who has global network with branches in 35 countries. Recognised by the French State, it is accredited by Campus France and registered in the RNCP level I and II. University degrees in “Fashion, Luxury and Art de Vivre” are delivered by the University of Perpignan. 

School's Ranking - Ranked the 6th best Fashion Bachelor in France for the year 2019.

"Mod’Art is one of the most recognized and a university which is located in many different countries. Especially in Paris which is the fashion capital and the students get to go on a study tour which is a lifetime experience a fashion student can get."

- Udarika Dalugama

Bachelor (Hons) in Fashion Design

  • This programme is normally a three-year-long full time degree course.
    Graduates of TaF.tc's Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology can pursue further studies and directly enrol into year 2 of Mod'Art International's Bachelor in Fashion Design.
  • This means you will only need to take 2 years to complete and receive your Bachelor in Fashion Design Degree!
  • In addition, TaF.tc's graduates will also receive special tuition rates for their studies.

Admission Criteria:

In order to be accepted directly into the second-year of the Bachelor in Fashion Design programme, you would need to fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Successfully pass the interview with the orientation office

School Fees:

2020/2021 Tuition Fees
(Special Rate for TaF.tc's Graduates) 
Registration Fees
(Payable Once)
*Payable to Mod'Art International (Pvt) Ltd SL Branch
Rs. 400 000
(2,978.23* SGD)
2nd Year Rs. 600 000
(4,467.35* SGD)
Study Visit Fees
(Fashion trip to Paris, London & Milan)
Rs. 400 000
(2,978.23* SGD)
French Language Study Fees
(At the Kotte Alliance Française - Colombo)
Rs. 60 000
(446.73* SGD)
3rd Year Rs. 600 000
(4,467.35* SGD)
French Language Study Fees
(At the Kotte Alliance Française - Colombo)
Rs. 60 000
(446.73* SGD)
Final Year Exam Fees Rs. 200 000
(1,489.12* SGD)
Total Payable Fee*
Subject to change*
Rs. 2 320 000
(17,273.74* SGD)

*Currency conversion is done on 21th Jan 2020, 5:48 am UTC, and might not reflect accurate exchange rates as displayed.

Location:

3, Coniston Place, Colombo 7. Sri Lanka.

Contacts:

info@modart.lk
(+94) 11 255 4398


LIM College

An overview of LIM College - A experience-based approach to education, LIM College partners with fashion and related businesses to provide a wide range of internships, professional development opportunities, and instruction in the latest industry processes and technologies. 

School's Ranking - Ranked one of the best fashion school in the world by the Business of Fashion in the year of 2019.

"Of course, the College being in New York is a huge plus. Also, the small class sizes allow you to build connections with your professors, giving them a chance to understand your thought process and help you. And the required internships give you outside-the-classroom experience, which prepares you for when you graduate."

- Linda Poothokaran

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in Fashion Merchandising

  • TaF.tc's graduates will get 33 transfer credits to be applied to LIM's College Bachelor's of B.B.A in Fashion Merchandising. 
  • Students will then need to get 88 credits in order to have the required 121 credits to graduate from LIM College.
  • In addition, TaF.tc's graduates will also receive special tuition rates for their studies.

Admission Criteria:

In order to have a guaranteed* transfer admission to LIM College's Bachelor of B.B.A in Fashion Merchandising, you would need to fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Successfully met all requirements to be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology.

*Such admission may be withheld by LIM College for any student that has been found to have committed any offence which led to discipline actions at TaF.tc.

School Fees:

2020/2021 Tuition Fees (Special Rate for TaF.tc's Graduates
Undergraduate US$27,935
(40,196.65* SGD)
Comprehensive (Mandatory) US$820
(1179.93* SGD)
International Undergraduate Student (Visa Maintenance Fee)*
*Fall and Spring only
US$500/ Semester
(719.47* SGD)

*Currency conversion is done on 26th Mar 2020, 10:57 am UTC, and might not reflect accurate exchange rates as displayed.

Location:

Contacts:


Academy of Art University

The history of Academy of Art University - Founded in San Francisco and family owned, artists and designers have called this place their home since 1929. It is also the largest private art and design university in the United States of America (USA).

School's Ranking - Ranked Number 31st best fashion school in the world by CEO world magazine in 2020 and 18th best fashion school in the world by Business of Fashion in 2017. 

"Artists teaching artists. Instructors instructing the truth. That's honesty and integrity, and Academy of Art University stands for these principles."

- Richard A. Stephens/ Chariman Emeritus

List of TaF.tc programmes accredited by the Academy of Art University and number of credits transferable!

TaF.tc Programmes accepted for a transfer to Academy of Art University Bachelor Degrees Total Hours Total Classes Transfer Units to Academy of Art University
Diploma in Apparel Design and Product Development 561 15 36 Units
Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development 442 15 27 Units
Diploma in Fashion Business 458 18 30 Units
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology 731 24 48 Units
 

List of the Academy of Art University Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programmes accessible to TaF.tc's Diplomas and Advanced Diploma graduates and the number of credits transferable 

Academy of Art University Programme Total Units Transfer units for TaF.tc Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology Graduate Transfer units for TaF.tc Diploma in Apparel Design and Product Development Graduate Transfer units for TaF.tc Diploma in Fashion Business Graduate Transfer units for TaF.tc Diploma in Footwear Design and Product Development Graduate
Fashion Marketing (BFA) 120 39-48 33-36 30 24-27
Fashion Merchandising (BFA) 120 39-48 33-36 30 24-27
Fashion Product Development (BFA) 120 48 36 24-30 27
Fashion Design (BFA) 132 39-48 36 24-30 27
Fashion Journalism (BFA) 120 39-48 33-36 24-30 24-27
Visual Merchandising (BFA) 120 39-48 33-36 30 24-27
Footwear and Accessory Design (BFA) 120 39-48 36 24-30 27


Academy of Art University Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programmes:

Admission Criteria:

In order to be accepted, you would need to fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Academy of Art University application form
  2. A copy of your passport
  3. Application fee/Registration fee/International student service fee of US$500
  4. English assessment (If English is not your first language)
  5. Transcripts from high school and college
  6. Official bank letter showing minimum balance of US$43,000
  7. Portfolio
  8. Affidavit of support letter
  9. School reference letter
  10. Addition transcripts (If applicable)

School Fees:

2020/2021 Tuition Fees (Special Rate for TaF.tc's Graduates) 
Fees Payable by Unit (3 units per class) US$1 059/unit
(1505.37* SGD)
Application Fee US$150
(213.23 SGD)
Registration Fee US$50/semester
(71.08 SGD)
  
International Student Service Fee
(onsite only)
US$300
(426.45 SGD)
Student activity fee
(onsite only)
US$30/semester
(42.65 SGD)
 
Tuition Deposit
(goes toward tuition upon enrollment)
US$2 500/semester
(3553.76 SGD)
 
Course Fees US$400/average per semester
(568.60 SGD)
Materials/Supplies US$540/average per semester
(767.61 SGD)
Total Payable Fee*
Estimated undergraduate expenses for a full-time student for the given academic year*
US$27 856
(39597.44 SGD)

*Currency conversion is done on 22 May, 5:37 am UTC, and might not reflect accurate exchange rates as displayed.

Location:

Contacts:

  • 1-800-544-2787

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*At this point of writing, 26th May 2020, these are the schools we have officially collaborated and signed a partnership with.

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