FASHION DESIGN & WOMENSWEAR

The creative challenges of femininity

Three-Year Course *** (Pathways)

2 Oct 2017 - 13 Jul 2018
en
fees
enrolment fee € 4.000
tuition fee EU € 18.400
tuition fee non-EU € 21.500

*** Students who successfully complete the programmes ‘AFAM’ taught in Milano will be awarded the Diploma Accademico di I Livello. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, students will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

2 Oct 2017 - 13 Jul 2018
it
fees
enrolment fee € 4.000
tuition fee EU € 17.400
tuition fee non-EU € 20.500

*** Students who successfully complete the programmes ‘AFAM’ taught in Milano will be awarded the Diploma Accademico di I Livello. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, students will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) Degree* ** (Pathways)

2 Oct 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
en
fees
enrolment fee € 4.000
tuition fee EU € 16.500
tuition fee non-EU € 19.500

** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; 120 credit points must be earned for each year of study in order for an honours degree to be awarded, so students will obtain 360 credits upon successful completion of the three-year course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website www.mmu.ac.uk/international indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office.

BA (Hons) Degree* ** (Pathways)

2 Oct 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
en
fees
enrolment fee £ 3.300
tuition fee EU £ 12.500
tuition fee non-EU £ 15.000

** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in London will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; 120 credit points must be earned for each year of study in order for an honours degree to be awarded, so students will obtain 360 credits upon successful completion of the three-year course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website www.mmu.ac.uk/international indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office.

*** EU/ UK Nationals may be eligible for up to £6,165 per year from the Student Loans Company (SLC) towards tuition fee costs, and up to £11,002 for maintenance. Please apply early as loans are limited.

In London school the payment is available in GBP only.

THE COURSE

The womenswear designer has the most prestigious role in the fashion industry for creativity and job opportunity. The most successful brands in the world produce womenswear and sustain several collections under the same category that respond to different segments of the market. This dynamic three year Fashion Design & Womenswear course provides a complete education in collection design for the competitive womenswear market. Different to traditional fashion design programmes, this course focuses on femininity and the changing female silhouette, researching and questioning the impact of ‘shape-shifting’ design through masculinity vs. femininity, challenging tradition, looking at female empowerment and self-sureness and encouraging a real touch of creative flair in womenswear apparel. From an in-depth analysis of clothing manufacturing through deconstruction, participants study the language of couture construction versus ready to wear, progressing through all stages of the design process from fashion illustration, pattern making, pattern cutting and construction, right through to the finished garment. They are encouraged to experiment with new materials and technologies, including renewable and sustainable resources, negotiating the use of the flamboyant pairing of fabrics and experimental cutting techniques, as well as evaluating finishings, fabric embellishment, and small details that make the difference.

This fashion course provides a solid base in fashion design and the fashion system, looking at various targets in womenswear to be able to chose the appropriate design language, choice of materials, colour palettes and inspirational ‘stories’ to satisfy a design brief or brand identity, consumer habits and trends, and business positioning and marketing strategies. Research into fashion history and culture and historic references in art and dress further enhances creative thinking, inspiring participants to experiment with new design proposals. Communication skills provide an added professional approach in the negotiation and presentation of design ideas to companies and new clients. A professionally produced fashion show and graduation showcase event introduces collections or portfolios to a selected audience of leading fashion experts, journalists, bloggers, designers and head-hunters.
This course is part of the fashion design study pathways. With fashion design as the core subject, participants specialise in the chosen area of interest (womenswear), positioning themselves as an industry expert with a specific and highly sought after professional profile.

This course is also available as a BA (Hons) four year course (including placement sandwich year)* **.

** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; 120 credit points must be earned for each year of study in order for an honours degree to be awarded, so students will obtain 360 credits upon successful completion of the three-year course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website www.mmu.ac.uk/international indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

*** Students who successfully complete the programmes ‘AFAM’ taught in Milano will be awarded the Diploma Accademico di I Livello. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, students will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

• Fashion Designer
• Fashion Illustrator
• Pattern Maker
• Trend Forecaster/Coolhunter
• Costume Designer

LEARNING FOCUS

• Fashion drawing & illustration (2D, 3D)
• Pattern cutting & pattern making, atelier pattern making, construction
• Visual communication & professional presentation skills
• Digital design & printing methods
• The study of fabrics and materials
• Professional design portfolio & collection
• Marketing & fashion business practices
• Analysis and strategies of contemporary fashion
• History of luxury & brand heritage
• Creative research methods

Talent Projects

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