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10 week Associate Certificate in Fashion Design

Fashion Design Certificate

Course Description

This inspiring 10-week course will introduce you to many of the key skills used by practising fashion designers, including concept development and fashion illustration.

In tutorials with experienced fashion designers, you will become familiar with the fashion design process from initial concept to final design presentation. You will develop your ability to generate original and inspired fashion design ideas, and you will build your fashion illustration and presentation skills.

This course is ideal if you have an interest in the area of fashion design, or if you wish to explore the possibility of a career change.

This will run as an online course due to public health measures. Your lecturer will lead classes via Microsoft Teams, and course material will be available to download.

Starting Dates & Format

Course Duration:

10 weeks

Modes of Study:

Part Time Day
Part Time Evening

Please see our Timetable & Fees page for starting dates.


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Dublin Institute of Design Associate Certificate in Fashion Design.

You will also have some impressive portfolio pieces to showcase your varied skill set.

Progression Options

As a graduate of this course, you will be eligible to progress into the Term 2 of our 1-year Higher National Certificate in Fashion Design or 2-year Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design programmes.

You will be able to avail of a fee reduction.

Entry Requirements

Applicants aged under 23 must have completed the Leaving Cert, or a comparable secondary school examination, or have another Level 5 Qualification.

Mature and non-standard applications are welcome.

Please feel free to contact our Admissions team by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 016790286.

Learner Testimonials

I’m happy we have gone step by step on how to create a collection. I have really enjoyed it.

- Brittany Mason

I really liked the course. It gave me a lot of inspiration and practical skills. Thanks a millon!

- Eugeniya Byrakina

Excellent instruction and direction.

- Caroline Brady

Excellent, really enjoying the whole course.

- Sarah Morris

10-week Associate Certificate in Fashion Design

Anna Wadolowska, Fashion Illustration, 10-week Associate Certificate in Fashion Design, 2015


If you would like more information about this course, please fill the "Request more information" form above.

As numbers are limited for this course, pre-booking is essential.