Part-Time Fashion Design Course
( part-time / foundation)
Requirements: 18 Years of Age
This programme enables candidates to start exploring the techniques of fashion design by developing skills beyond the basic level to the level required for acceptance on to the full time programme.
After successfully completing the Part-Time Fashion Design course candidates who want to become economically empowered and self-sufficient will have developed the skills to assist them in their endeavours.
Runs from March to November.
Classes take place from 9:00 – 12:30 on Saturday.
This programme aims to:
- Provide a practical introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to begin the design process.
- Cover practical skills and knowledge needed to make finished fashion wear items.
- Expose the candidate to a range of materials, mediums and methods of recording design processes.
- Develop an understanding of the visual implications of the design process.
This programme outcomes are:
- Apply basic design ideas to the making of fashion wear items.
- Plan, prepare and manage the making of fashion wear items to a design brief.
- Operate tools and equipment applicable to fashion wear carefully, safely and effectively.
- Make a well-constructed fashion wear item to a design brief.
- Appreciate the contextual influences relating to the fashion wear.
Downloadable Programme Outline and Fees
BLOCK 1: FASHION DESIGN
- Concept Development
- Primary & Secondary Research
- Design for Client and body types
- Mood Boards and Design Specification Boards
- Producing a range of drawings; rough drawings to
initial ideas and fashion sketches
FASHION DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION
- Planning and preparing for own illustrations and fashion figure templates
- Introduction to:
– Art media and equipment,
– Creating shading and tonal values,
– Rendering fashion figures and fabric and
– Use of popular media such as markers
- Producing clear technical drawings of design ideas
- Producing working drawings to show in flat form;
all details, seaming, style lines etc.
TEXTILES STUDIES / SURFACE DESIGN
- Introduction to Fabric and Fabric composition
- Naturals vs Synthetics
- Fabric Shop Trip
BLOCK 2: PRODUCTION
(Patternmaking & Garment Construction)
- Overview of how the design process feeds into production
- Introduction to basic sewing
- Overview of various patternmaking techniques
- Introduction to Italian Patternmaking
- Body measuring
- Development of basic blocks (skirt, trouser, bodice, dress and sleeve in own measurements)
- Testing patterns and making adjustments (toiles/mocks)
- Styling a basic block into a garment of own design