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10 week Associate Certificate in Fashion Design

Course Description

This comprehensive 10 week course introduces learners to many of the key skills used by practicing fashion designers, including concept development, fashion illustration, flat drawing, pattern drafting, and sewing techniques.

This course fosters high standards of creativity, and provides a stimulating and encouraging learning environment. The programme consists of lectures and studio sessions, and is assessed through a series of fashion design projects and presentations.

Starting Dates & Format

Course Duration:

10 weeks

Modes of Study:

Part Time Day

Please see our Timetable & Fees page for starting dates.


On successful completion of this course, learners are awarded a Dublin Institute of Design Associate Certificate in Fashion Design.

On successful completion, learners have some impressive portfolio pieces which showcase their varied skill set, and their ability to design an outfit from concept to completion.

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, learners may progress into the 1-year Higher National Certificate in Fashion Design programme at Dublin Institute of Design, or into 1st Year of the 2-year Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design programme at Dublin Institute of Design.

Learners who progress will be exempt from certain modules, the content of which they have already covered. A fee reduction will also apply.

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.

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