Fashion Design (Certificate)
€ 750.00
$ 810.00


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Designers study fashion trends, sketch designs of clothing and accessories, select colors and fabrics, and oversee the final production of their designs. Fashion Designers create and help produce men's, women's, and children's apparel, including casual wear, suits, sportswear, formalwear, outerwear, maternity, and intimate apparel.

Once designs and fabrics are chosen, a prototype of the article using cheaper materials is created and then tried on a model to see what adjustments to the design need to be made. This also helps designers to narrow their choices of designs to offer for sale. After the final adjustments and selections have been made, samples of the article using the actual materials are sewn and then marketed to clothing retailers. Many designs are shown at fashion and trade shows a few times a year. Retailers at the shows place orders for certain items, which are then manufactured and distributed to stores.

This online course focuses on the essential skills needed to enter the industry as a junior designer.


FAST TRACK   40 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 4 weeks
INTENSIVE   60 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 6 weeks
FLEXIBLE   80 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 9 weeks
These study time frames are just a guideline to help the student establish their own study schedule, a student may even decide to move from one option to the next. A student can change a due date at any time prior to the original date set by the college. All due dates are set to the "FAST TRACK" option upon registration.

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Course Requirements


List specified in Tutorial Notes


Sewing machine


Digital Camera (to document projects and your work process)
Scanner (to convert hand work into electronic format in order to submit online)


Microsoft Word

This Course is Endorsed by Alessia Xoccato (Italian Fashion Designer)

ALESSIA XOCCATO - Italian Fashion Designer

Born in Vicenza, Italy, Alessia quickly developed her passion for fashion in her familyís company. Having worked for the top brands in Italian fashion and winner of the ĎNext Generation awardí in 2009, and supported by Vogue Italy, Alessia has showcased at Milan Fashion week and in Paris and is widely regarded as one of the top new Italian designers to watch for the future.

Student References

The History of Fashion subject is highly informative. Our tutor always takes time to explain the lecture and its contents in detail making it very enjoyable. Iíve learnt a lot, it challenges my way of thinking.
Kubashni Perumal
In first year I started off with pattern making and fabric cutting, this taught me the basics of garment construction and aided me into a smooth transition of sewing. My first project was to sew half sized garments to help me understand darts and pleats. This also enabled me to practice my sewing skills. Before long I was sewing garments like ladies shorts which also introduced me to inserting zips and pockets. I also learnt how to design and make a handbag which taught me how to work with lining. I am currently working on my end of year garments which has required less help from the tutors. I could not sew when I started the course and Iím amazed at how much Iíve learnt in the past year.
Philile Ntombela
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