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fashion designer

A fashion designer is a professional who can plan and create a fashion collection, understanding how to make a garments from a single idea (i.e. translate a concept into a finished garment). A designer is a key person in a fashion team, collaborating with illustrators, suppliers, marketing experts, pattern-and dressmakers. The designer is responsible for the fashion show, communication with models, photographers and showroom staff.

Therefore the designer should be a creative, fashion intuitive, being able to work in team and to deadlines. He or she must be an artist and have a fashion business sense at the same time.
His or her qualifications and skills allow him or her to occupy leading positions in most departments of fashion industry, as well as control the various stages associated with manufacture.

The primary goal of this course is to train students into capable professionals who can handle the entire production cycle, from the moment the idea is conceived to the final realization of the product, through a customized teaching method. During the educational process the students will learn about clothes, fashion history, representation techniques, pattern-and dressmaking, marketing, manufacturing and most importantly how to implement their ideas into real products.


The designer can work in most fields of the fashion industry, from freelancer to head designer of the largest fashion houses. He or she plans a fashion collection either with the help of a team or alone. He or she can work in enterprises of various sizes, from private studios to a mass production clothing factory. As a stylist, he or she can work in a team to analyze the market and fashion trends or in the entertainment industry (as a costume designer for theater, television and films).

 

Total hours: 2282 academic
Lesson duration: 3 hours (4 academic)
Duration: 2 years
Fee : € 7000 

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fashion illustrator

A fashion illustrator is responsible for the planning, translating, and transforming of the mood and look of society. He or she defines fashion trends and the future demands of the market. Because clothing is a form of personal expression, his or her ability to create new designs offers new ways of dressing and style. The fashion illustrator also needs to possess familiarity with the functional value as well as the aesthetic value of different fabrics.

The fashion illustration course covers fashion drawing and colouring techniques, opening the door to imagination and helping the student in the development of their own personal style. During the program, students will undertake a lot of practical exercises and realize hundreds of fashion design drawing and different types of collections. Students will also study fashion history through the course, and will get introduced to trends of coming seasons.

Generally a fashion illustrator can work either as a freelancer or for a fashion house. He or she is responsible for creating the collections with help of a team. He or she works with the marketing team, production team, the head designer, the prototype office and the quality management.
The professional works closely with consulting studios or businesses, and also stays in close contact with commercial areas, the prototype production, and mass-production. He or she also works with traders, stylists, and the warehouses.

 

Total hours: 1742 academic
Lesson duration: 3 hours (4 academic)
Duration: 2 years
Fee : € 5700 

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pattern-and dress maker

The pattern-and dress maker has a fundamental role in both the process and outcome of clothing production. He or she works in the following major departments: women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel. The pattern-and dress maker can work in both mass production and for private clients. The hand-crafted quality of couture pieces has always been appreciated by the middle-upper and upper classes.

The course is designed in response to the urgent demands for pattern-and dress makers from division firms. The program aims to train professionals capable to work independently and being able to transform designers' drawings into patterns and final products. This course is based on developing the patterns to be realized first with paper then if necessary with muslin, and finally with fabric. The program is up to date with the newest fashion trends, usable materials, fibers and yarns, production and sewing techniques.

The pattern-and dress maker can work independently, as part of a company or for customized orders. In general, in smaller clothing companies, the pattern-and dress maker works in direct contact with the head of clothing production, while in larger companies his of her responsibilities are distributed among several different figures. For example, while one works with the pattern, another works with the prototype coordination and quality control. Although there is new technology available in the world of tailoring, a pattern-and dress maker can guarantee the highest level of quality in craftsmanship to the finished garment, which is what makes him or her irreplaceable.

 

Total hours: 2012 academic
Lesson duration: 3 hours (4 academic)
Duration: 2 years
Fee : € 5600 

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