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FASHION DESIGN

 

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Course Overview

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the fashion industry. Using an integrated approach that combines creativity and applied technical proficiency, it takes students from design concepts and processes through to final production. Exploratory and experimental projects enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of fashion design. With a strong foundation in technical proficiency and a good eye for market trends, students are able to start honing their individual styles and identities through their collections.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Entrepreneur
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Merchandiser / Buyer
  • Fashion Stylist

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design

Duration : 2 years

• Colour Theory and Design Principles for Fashion

This module is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lecturers, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify and apply the basic theories of colour and design elements and principles. Students will have to successfully complete practical exercises and integrated projects in order to complete this module.

• CAD 1 for Fashion Design

This module introduces the student to basic computing skills required for design and presentation that will enrich the students understanding of the different image file types and the common programs available for image editing, illustration, coloring and layout organization.

• Fibres and Textiles

The module provides an extensive coverage of textiles knowledge, starting from the original source of plants to the synthesis of chemicals to produce fibres. It allows the students to analyze the different types of fibres, yarns, construction of fabrics, knitting, weaving, dyeing, printing and many other techniques that are available in the textile industry.

• Marketing Foundation

To provide participants with the basic principles of marketing in the context of fashion retail industry through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and case studies. The primary scope is to cover all foundational concepts of fashion marketing management, so that the students are able to grasp other advanced modules in their program successfully. Students need to accomplish tasks such as an assignment, an integrated project and examinations in order to complete the module. 

• Fashion Draping 1

This module provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to understand the vocabulary and fundamental rules of draping and to create and develop basic muslins on the mannequin or industrial dress form. 

• Pattern Drafting 1

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify the morphological components of the human form related to the female cut. To provide the students with the ability to draft master slopers (blocks) foe women’s wear and use them to develop basic patterns.

• Sewing Application 1

This module provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify the various industrial sewing techniques for more complex samples and garments for both men’s and women’s wear.

• Fashion Drawing

To provide the participant with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises and examples, enabling them to identify and adapt the proportions of the human anatomy and the stylized fashion figure proportions. To enable the student to identify the vocabulary and fundamental rule pertaining to fashion sketches in relation to figure drawing. To develop a sense of proportion and dimension for fashion based sketches. To enable the student to Students will have to successfully complete practical exercises and an integrated project in order to complete the module.

• History of Costume 1

This module is designed to introduce the student to the development of costume throughout the major historical periods and will provide students with the ability to understand and identify the main characteristics of silhouettes, textiles, accessories for each period.

• Fashion Sketching and Illustration

This module will offer the knowledge and skills through practical exercises and examples, to enable students to illustrate fabric textures and patterns on the fashion figure in various poses and movements; also to develop a sense of fabric movement, fabric draping and light reflections through the use of appropriate mediums. Students will have to successfully complete practical exercises and integrated project in order to complete this module.

• Design Research and Development 2

This module will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills through a series of projects, in order to expand and evolve their design vision while acquiring a solid foundation to create more sophisticated graduate collections.

• Pattern Drafting 2

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify the configuration of the female silhouette in relation to the cut of more complex ladies garments. To provide the students with the ability to draft master slopers (blocks) for women’s wear and use them to develop more complex patterns.

• Sewing Application 2

This module provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify the various industrial sewing techniques for more complex samples and garments for both men’s and women’s wear.

• Fashion Draping 2

This module provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to understand the fundamental rules of draping more complex garments; bodices, sleeves and collars on the mannequin or industrial dress form and analyze them.

• History of Costume 2

This module is designed to introduce the student to the development of contemporary fashion beginning with the Baroque Period through to the end of the 19th century and will provide the student with the ability to understand and identify the main characteristics of silhouettes, textiles and accessories for each period. 

• Fashion Draping 3

This module provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to understand more complex techniques to drape garments on the industrial dress form. Students will also be provided with the opportunity and the ability to understand the fundamental draping techniques using the bias for draped bodices, dresses and collars.

• Pattern Drafting 3

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to have a deeper understanding of tailored garments. To provide the students with the ability to draft master slopers for tailored (blocks) for women’s wear and use them to develop more sophisticated patterns.

• Advanced Sewing Techniques

To provide students with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises and projects, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify and understand sewing techniques and details for advanced men’s and women’s tailored garments.

• Developing Fashion

This module will offer the knowledge and skills through practical exercises and examples, to enable students to develop ideas from fundamental research, concept, and processes that explore design in order to communicate these ideas into developing fashion and collections.

• Technical Drawings (Garment Typology)

This module is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lecturers, demonstrations and examples to enable them to apply the basic skills of technical drawings to communicate design ideas and construction details. To identify and apply the vocabulary of classic garment shapes their variations and key garment styling and details. Students will have to successfully complete practical exercises and integrated projects in order to complete this module.

• Couture Techniques

This module explores the development of techniques and details that form the bases of Couture. 

• Academic Research and Communication Skills

This unit covers key aspects of research and communication studies in academic contexts relevant to students of design and marketing. Students engage in collaborative learning activities throughout the term in order to develop their teamwork skills. Students learn to locate, understand and critically evaluate information from books, journals, the Internet and primary sources in order to do effective research. Using these sources of information, students then produce an extended piece of analytical writing and give oral presentations to their peers. Skills in doing primary research (i.e. conducting focus groups and surveys), accessing and evaluating information, paraphrasing, using established referencing systems, applying the principles of effective communication and the professional presentation of documents are all covered during the module. 

• 20th Century Styles and Trends

This module introduces the student to styles and trends of the 20th century and the social, political, cultural events and style arbiters that have shaped and influenced fashion from the haute couture to ready to wear.

• Design Research and Development 1

This module will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises and examples and projects, in order to expand and evolve their design vision while acquiring a solid foundation of quantitative and qualitative research in order to develop design briefs and concepts for integrated projects.

• Project Workshop

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through several projects in order to develop a critical sense and ability for synthesis, permitting the students to choose and apply functional working methods to resolve design issues and problems.

• Developing Textiles

This module encourages students to be creative within given boundaries of the surrounding environment. This is an interactive workshop that allows students to be experimental by using traditional techniques and modern techniques in order to create new surfaces, textures or decorate textiles into new mediums that are relevant to the fashion industry. 

• Introduction to Brand Management

This module introduces the concept of Branding by examining the process of how to build sustainable and credible brands that suits consumers needs and wants and resonates with their desires. The subject examines the brand building process and branding strategy options to build emotional connection with consumers establish and sustain compelling market position and differentiate the brand from its competitors.

• Industrial Attachment

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world industry experiences and professional practices in their chosen discipline. It allows students to establish connections, develop useful contacts, and gain industrial skills and an overall perspective of the discipline. The industrial attachment is intended to enhance students’ educational experience and prepare them for their careers.

• Menswear Workshop

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through exploratory and experimental work, the student will develop; draft, drape and sew prototypes of the collection, while developing a professional sense of work ethics and time management skills in order to realize all facets of final collection work. 

• Mini Collection Workshop

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through exploratory and experimental work, the student will develop; draft, drape and sew prototypes of the collection, while developing a professional sense of work ethics and time management skills in order to realize all facets of final collection work.

• CAD 2 – Digital Portfolio

This module aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to translate and present their designs professionally. At the end of the module, the participants would have successfully created an individual portfolio with digital presentation to complete this module.

• Pattern Aided Design, Grading and Costing

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them to identify the morphological components of the human form related to the increase or decrease of sizes according to standard measurement charts both manual technique and with the aid of the computer.

Bachelor of Fashion Design (Honours)

Duration : 1 year

• Fashion Illustration

The aim of this module is to enable you to learn contemporary fashion illustrator skills, are encouraged to develop an individual style, and gain knowledge of past and current illustration methods used in the international fashion field. participants are taught key digital illustration techniques and learn how to apply these skills to complement and creatively enhance hand drawn designs. They are shown how to tell a story through mood, pose and proportion and ultimately promote the fashion ‘message’ of the illustration.

• Law for the Creative Industries

The aim of this subject is to examine the legal environment in which local and international contemporary design oriented professionals operate.  It is designed to equip students with knowledge of the basic legal principles, and more generally common law systems. The module focuses on contract law and dispute resolution, duty and standard of care, tort and negligence, copyright, and personal indemnity insurance.

• Creative Pattern Cutting

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop core creative pattern cutting skills through guided workshops alongside independent experimentation and exploration. You will be encouraged to extend your expertise, suited to your specific concepts, by examining creative and innovative pattern cutting processes and undertake an investigation of advanced pattern cutting techniques. The lecture/workshop series is supported by group and individual supervision who specialize in design and creative pattern cutting.

• Fashion Communication

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills through practical exercises, lectures, demonstrations and examples to enable them a thorough examination of public relations with practical application:  developing communication plans, preparing press releases and press kits, conducting interviews, producing newsletters, house journals and speeches.  Students will have to successfully complete practical exercises and commence an integrated project in order to complete the module.

• Major Project 1

Students will be encouraged through the module to develop individual identity through work, by a fusion of the design direction and the excellent craft skills and knowledge of technological developments that have acquired.

Students are required to complete a total of 8 outfits in Major Studio Project.  This is the 1st part of a 2 parts project. In Major Studio Project 1, students are required to produce 4 looks for their collection using a common theme

• Digital Photography

Students will create digital images and applying concepts relating to digital photographic processes. They will be taught the importance of photography as an important visual element of communication as a medium of expression.

• Entrepreneurship and New Business Development

This module is designed to provide students the theoretical concepts and practical tools for entrepreneurship and new business development. It aims to encourage students’ interest in starting own firm, and also to provide the skills and knowledge in managing, influencing and stimulating entrepreneurial activities. Students will engage in the entrepreneurial process, from the idea generation stage to the collection of information, further refinement of the original idea to produce business plan and idea  pitching. Student will develop competencies, techniques, and skills about entrepreneurship, set within a reflective and critical approach to study business development in the modern economy.

• Project Management

This module covers topics which include project management processes, tools of project management, project resources management, roles and responsibilities of the project manager, project risk assessment, project scheduling, cost estimation and performance analysis, and budgeting.

• Major Project 2

This is the 2nd part of a 2 part project. Students are required to produce another 4 looks for their collection using a common theme. In addition, students will present their collection to the external assessors from the relevant industry and lecturers.

• Internship

This subject provides an opportunity for students to experience the work place and to contribute professionally within the design industry.

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