Fashion Design courses provide participants with an opportunity to experience the world of fashion; learning key techniques and skills to design and create menswear or womenswear, while responding to changing needs, trends and influences of the fast paced international fashion and luxury industries.
Fashion designers are the inspiration for creative ideas and new trends, not only in clothing, but also in fabric development.
They construct collections based on an informed understanding of art, design, fashion and the role of creativity, applying knowledge of materials and fabrics to create fresh new ideas for fashion.
From skills in sketching and fashion illustration, these courses aim to give as much opportunity as possible to aspiring fashion design professionals to experience techniques in fabric and clothing manufacturing, garment and collection design, pattern cutting and garment making, as well as exploring key notions in the history of dress, key fashion trends, and the fashion system. For personal enrichment and enjoyment, avocational courses are offered in a series of two (2) distinct levels working through to a higher comprehension of skill and study. This enables a ‘flexible learning experience’ for participants to select and build on their own experience and personal achievement.
Avocational courses available in Fashion Design:
Fashion Design & Illustration • 12 weeks
This course starts with an overview of sketching and drawing techniques for fashion. Participants are also introduced to pattern cutting basics, and the principles of art and dress in history, necessary for design research and to cultivate a creative vision. Participants discover the fundamental ‘base’ to designing for fashion, understanding skills that designers use today.
Fashion Design Collection • 12 weeks
In this course, participants are encouraged to develop skills in order to design fashion collections, based on an informed analysis of body proportion, the influences of art and culture on design, as well as exploring fabrics, garment construction, and the marketing of ideas in collection design.