This inspiring 10-week course will introduce you to many of the key skills used by practising fashion designers, including concept development, fashion illustration, flat drawing, pattern drafting, and sewing techniques.
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.
You will be introduced to the skills of pattern drafting and garment construction. By the end of the course, you will produce your own pattern, and you will manufacture a toile (mock-up) for a garment.
This course is ideal if you have an interest in the area of fashion design, if you wish to explore the possibility of a career change, or if you would like to learn the core skills of the fashion design process along with pattern drafting and garment manufacturing.
Starting Dates & Format
Modes of Study:
Part Time Day
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.
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.
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.
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
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.