FASHION DESIGN & WOMENSWEAR

The creative challenges of femininity

Three Year Course

28 Sep 2020 - 16 Jul 2021
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enrolment fee € 4.000
 
tuition fee EU € 18.700
tuition fee non-EU € 21.800

* Participants who successfully complete the three year courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories*’, ‘Interior Design*’, ‘Product Design’, and ‘Visual Design’ in Milano, will be awarded the AFAM First Level Academic Diploma. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, participants will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. The pathways held in Milano ‘Fashion Design & Womenswear Pathway’, ‘Fashion Design & Menswear Pathway’, 'Fashion Design & Marketing', ‘Interior Design & Lighting Pathway’, 'Product Design & Furniture', are a specialisation of the recognised AFAM main courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories’, 'Product Design' and ‘Interior Design’, (Pathway final diplomas will state the main course title). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the Milano School of Fashion or School of Design. Those who do not meet requirements and successfully complete the study path will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.

** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.

Note: fees for the September 2020 intake may be subject to variations.

Programme Specification

Highlights

BA (Hons) Degree* ** (Pathways)

1 Oct 2019 - 5 Jun 2020
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enrolment fee £ 3.300
 
tuition fee EU £ 14.200
tuition fee non-EU £ 17.500

** 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.

English and EU domiciled students may be eligible for tuition fee support, to contribute towards the annual fees, via Student Loan Company (SLC) and maintenance support dependent upon eligibility. Full information can be found here. For the London School, payment must be made in GBP only. Student Finance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: the London School of Fashion and Design does not have specific course designation for 19/20 in any of the other devolved nations: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you are a student domiciled in one of these countries, you should be aware that you may receive only partial, or no tuition fee loan to support your studies. Before submitting an application to study, you should contact the relevant funding authority in your home country to discuss this to ensure you are able to partially cover the cost of your preferred programme: For Northern Ireland: studentfinanceni.co.uk For Scotland: saas.gov.uk For Wales: studentfinancewales.co.uk

** For the London School, payment must be made in GBP only

Programme Specification

Highlights

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 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, 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.

The 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 final graduation event or a fashion show 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), completing the course with a distinct professional profile.

This course is also available as a BA (Hons) four-year course (including Sandwich Year Placement).

* Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in London and 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.



* Participants who successfully complete the three year courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories*’, ‘Interior Design*’, ‘Product Design’, and ‘Visual Design’ in Milano and ‘Fashion Design & Accessories*’ and 'Interior Design' in Firenze, will be awarded the AFAM First Level Academic Diploma. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, participants will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. The pathways held in Milano ‘Fashion Design & Womenswear Pathway’, ‘Fashion Design & Menswear Pathway’, 'Fashion Design & Marketing', ‘Interior Design & Lighting Pathway’, 'Product Design & Furniture', are a specialisation of the recognised AFAM main courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories’, 'Product Design' and ‘Interior Design’, (Pathway final diplomas will state the main course title). The pathways held in Firenze ‘Fashion Design & Menswear Pathway’, 'Fashion Design & Marketing' are a specialisation of the recognised AFAM main courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories’ or 'Interior Design' (Pathway final diplomas will state the main course title). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the Milano or Firenze School. Those who do not meet requirements and successfully complete the study path will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.



** For the London School, payment must be made in GBP only



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

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

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

STUDY UNITS · LONDON

Year one

  • Fashion Drawing Fundamentals
  • Fashion Design Fundamentals
  • Fashion Collection Fundamentals
  • History of Art and Fashion

Year two 

  • Fashion Brand Exploration
  • Art & Fashion Exploration Womenswear
  • Personal Style Development Womenswear
  • Fashion, Art and Cultural Context

Year three

  • Personal Research & Concept Development Womenswear
  • Final Major Project Fashion Design & Womenswear
  • Final Dissertation

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