F A Q's

CFD does not require any existing knowledge of fashion and design but will welcome self-driven, enthusiastic and creative students with a sense of innovation.

  • Degrees offered at CFD are:
  • Diploma in Fashion and Design
  • Bachelor in Fashion Business Management
  • Bachelor in Fashion Design

The program offers Concentration in:

  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Retail Management

The program offers Concentration in:

  • Accessories Design
  • Fashion Visual Communication

Institutional Licensure and Accreditation

CFD is Initially licensed and Initially Accredited by  the Ministry of  Education : Higher Education Affairs, UAE 

CFD is located at the heart of the fastest growing fashion destination of the world—Dubai, very close to the tallest building in the world—Burj Khalifa and the largest mall-Dubai Mall.

There are number of ways one can visit CFD, open days, information sessions and private visits

In order to be admitted to the degree programs, the following conditions need to be met by the student:

  • A pass in the UAE General Secondary School Certificate (all streams acceptable) with an average score of 60% or higher (or equivalent Emirati and International qualifications recognized by the Ministry of Education, UAE will be acceptable)
  • Placement tests in English and Maths.
  • An equivalency certificate from the Ministry of Education, UAE
  • Portfolio of creative work
  • A personal statement.
  • Interview with the Enrolment Officer.

Yes, students need to take a placement test in English and Mathematics.

 However, if a student has a TOEFL score equivalent to 500, no English placement test will be given.

CFD requires a minimum TOEFL equivalent score of 500 (173 CBT, 61 IBT) to meet the regular admission criteria

Yes, CFD requires a portfolio submission.

A student’s portfolio should demonstrate creative development, whether for an institutional project or for personal work. Creative development refers to own ideas that have resulted in research and progressed towards potential visual and/or three-dimensional proposals or finished design solutions. It's important that the creative work in the portfolio includes, reflects and demonstrates initiative and personal commitment to a particular project, theme or idea.

Yes, a student who does not qualify for regular admissions based on the portfolio presentation and interview will be admitted provisionally to the college, but will be required to pass the FPrep courses.

CFD will admit transfer students only when they meet the required admissions criteria.

A student who has a pass, with an average score of 60% or higher in the UAE  General Secondary High School Certificate or its Emirati and/or International equivalent but does not meet the conditions for regular admissions, can be conditionally/provisionally admitted to the college without taking the placement tests at the entry point. However the student will be required to take up two preparatory courses, Basic Mathematics and General English to meet the eligibility criteria for Regular Admission.

A student who has a pass, with an average score of 60% or higher in the Senior Secondary level but does not meet other eligibility criteria will be provisionally admitted to Bridge Programs. CFD will offer two Bridge Programs:

  • Preparatory Program in English and/or Mathematics
  • FPrep Elementary Fashion Program

A student who does not qualify for regular admissions based on the portfolio presentation and interview will be admitted provisionally to the college, but will be required to pass the FPrep courses.FPrep courses are designed to broaden students’ knowledge and perspective of creative skills in fashion and give them the tools to succeed towards the future translation into an Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree for professional purposes.

CFD recognizes financial commitment families make for educating their children.  CFD can assist in following ways:

Scholarships: CFD aims to nurture the best talent across the globe by specially encouraging their potentials through special awards of scholarships:

  • Students with exceptional creativity and other abilities required for the program will be assisted financially.
  • Students having proven records of exceptional achievements will be assisted financially.
  • Student who have potential but might find themselves challenged in some way, CFD will assist them financially on need basis.
  • Students with disability will be eligible for need based financial aid.
  • Family discounts : each sibling enrolling will get 10% discount on tuition fee.

CFD does not have any residence Halls, but will support students by directing them to options available. CFD has set-up referral arrangements with a few local companies to enable students in this aspect.

International students will require college sponsorship to obtain a student visa. CFD will sponsor visa for students eligible for full time admission to its degree programs. Student should adhere to CFD visa policy.

Documents required for Visa:

  • Passport copy
  • 6Photographs
  • Tourist Visa (If in country)

CFD will have faculty from the renowned institutions of the world. CFD will nurture diverse next generation under the guidance of most accomplished faculty. CFD students will benefit from instruction and mentorship by some accomplished artists, designers, photographers, illustrators, scholars, and critics.

Students may explore a vast array of topics in various countries. For fashion-specific studies, we offer semester abroad programs at partner university NABA in Milan, Italy. The opportunities to understand fashion from a global perspective are extraordinary at CFD.

Fashion today is global, competitive and skill-demanding. A Capstone project will provide an opportunity for students to integrate academic knowledge from the program with real world challenges in an external fashion agency.

Fashion belongs to innovators. Graduates can pursue a variety of opportunities as vast as the fashion industry as (to name a few)

  • Business Development Manager
  • Publicity and Luxury PR Expert
  • Luxury Buyer and Merchandiser
  • Product Development Manager
  • Fashion Merchandise Planner
  • Business Development Manager
  • Associate Buyer
  • Merchandizing Assistant
  • Fashion Merchandise Planner
  • Business Development Manager
  • Associate Buyer
  • Merchandizing Assistant
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