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Why Fashion Design?

This qualification is an introduction to basic garment design and construction.
It includes the history of costumes, textile exploration and business basics like fashion planning and professional practice management for fashion designers. It familiarises participants with the areas of pattern making, sewing techniques, clothing design, styling, event management and teaches you how to start your own business in the design industry.

This course focuses on establishing the fundamental skills required to understand the complex and creative world of fashion.

Course subjects include:

  • Introduction to Clothing Design
  • Basic Fashion Drawing
  • Pattern Development & Making
  • Basic Sewing Techniques
  • Introduction to the History of Costume
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Garment Construction
  • Portfolio
  • Experiential Training
  • Introduction to Fashion Planning & Buying
  • Thematic Styling and Event Management
  • CAD for Fashion Designers
  • Management & Business Development (Starting Your Own Business)
  • Professional Practice Management for Fashion Design

Developing competencies

  • Appropriate knowledge of the principles, theories, and rules in fashion design.
  • A good understanding of what fashion design includes, from design through to production.
  • Fashion industry comprehension: seasons, trends, job roles, etc.
  • Display solid construction knowledge in order to design.
  • Understand the fibre content, characteristics and uses of textiles.
  • Apply your newly gained knowledge to fashion design and construction.
  • Assist in designing, developing and supplying fashion garments and accessories.
  • Tailor, mend, alter and design garments in a particular style independently.

This course will enable graduates to choose from a range of career options in the field of Fashion, including junior fashion/clothing designer, junior colour consultant, junior fashion editor and junior fashion buyer.