Fashion Design (Diploma)
€ 975.00
$ 1,050.00

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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 advanced online course focuses on the essential and professional skills needed to enter the industry as a designer or start your own freelance design business.

Duration

FAST TRACK   80 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 4 weeks
INTENSIVE   120 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 6 weeks
FLEXIBLE   140 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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Learning Methods



PRACTICAL APPLICATION



THEORETICAL INSTRUCTION

Course Requirements



STATIONERY

List specified in Tutorial Notes


EQUIPMENT

Sewing machine


HARDWARE

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


SOFTWARE

Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop

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 family’s company. Having worked for the top brands in Italian fashion and winner of the ‘Next Generation award’ 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

Fashion History has helped me understand how fashion trends have changed and been influenced over the years. It has also opened my eyes to different concepts within fashion, for example, costume theatre design. It has also been interesting to learn different social psychology behind certain matters relating to fashion.
Bianca van Rooyen
In Fashion I have learnt allot about the social psychology and the global influence relating to fashion. Many topics like social influence have also taught me what a major impact the world has on trends of today. It is an interesting subject that prepares me for the choices I have to make when designing fashion.
Carla Ludick
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