Have you ever wondered what a fashion designer actually does, whether it is the right career for you, or how designers come up with a fresh collection every season? This introductory course was specifically designed with the beginner in mind. It will guide you through the fashion design process. You will work from a set brief through an extensive research process to generate and develop ideas for fashion.
By the end of this course you will have developed a good understanding of the design process for fashion. You will have the tools necessary to communicate your ideas and to begin developing a portfolio for application for further study in fashion. It will give you a clearer idea of whether the work of a fashion designer, or some other role in this diverse and vibrant industry, is for you.
Both Menswear & Womenswear are covered.
Who should take this course?
- absolute beginners
- business start-ups
- experienced students looking to refresh their design practice.
All our Online Short Courses include:
- Live online lessons with the same tutors
- The same course content and learning outcomes
- Lesson recordings, for review
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 2 weeks online access
- Certificate upon completion
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
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- design briefing (setting up a project)
- new research methods for designers
- colour palette and texture sourcing workshop
- figure drawing workshop
- multiple design exercises (collage-detail placement-negative)
- preliminary design development workshop
- sketchbook development
- runway review (deconstructing a designers collection)
- individual advice, diagnostics and portfolio review (next steps in fashion)
- guidance on developing a personal design ‘language’
Online short course materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need: