Diploma in Fashion Design

Course Information

Course Duration: One Year

 - Term 1 India
 - Term 2 Italy

Course Title: International Dual Country Programme in Fashion Design

Course Code: DIPFS

Qualification Honored

 - HNC in Fashion & Textile by EDEXCEL UK
 - Semester Course Certificate by IED Italy

Who is the Course for?

The Dual Country Programme in Fashion Design gives students the opportunity to experience the best of Indian & Italian Fashion design industry learning. Conceived to allow aspiring fashion professionals to work within a global context, the dual country programme gives students an option to pursue the Term 2 at Istituto Europe di Design (IED Milan Campus), one of the worlds leading fashion schools.

Course Description

The Dual Country programme in fashion design aims at training fashion students on both design and technical areas in fashion with a global context. The course looks at fashion in totality where higher emphasis is laid on developing the creative thought process and understanding the design methodology prior to experimenting with technical aspects of garment construction. The course allows students to realize their individuality through self-research and projects apart from guided lectures and industry visits.

Taught through an integrated approach, the course at all levels helps students to connect their learning to real life industry situations. Term 2 at IED Italy further allows students immerse into the Italian fashion system and experience how to build a fashion collection.

Students will be introduced to the unequalled atmosphere of the Italian Fashion World with its continuous innovations in style, unrivalled number of fashion houses, international fashion shows and boutiques.

The IED approach in Term 2 offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry.

The students have access to state-of the art studio facilities with industry based machinery to support their technical learning and an internationally resourced library to support research and further learning.

On successful completion of the course students would be able to further progress onto higher education as well be able to work as design professional with an individual style as designers or fashion entrepreneurs.

 

Course Module Outline

Course Structure

Term 1

  • Art & Design Foundation
  • Visual Research Skills Development
  • Ideas Generation
  • Global Fashion Awareness & History
  • Design Studies
  • Fashion Theory
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Garment Manufacturing Technology
  • Textile & Fabric Studies

Term 2 at IED Italy

  • Art In Fashion
  • Computer Design Applications
  • Dressing And Self-Decorating Communication
  • Fashion Drawing
  • History Of Fashion And Accessories
  • Introduction To Color

 

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments and projects on a continuous assessment basis through the year.

FAD Europe Tour

The Europe tour gives students an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the worlds finest fashion capitals such as Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparalleled academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.


Career Progression

Academic Progression

On successful completion of the One year Programme, students can transfer credits for further education either to a 3 Year Programme at FAD International or can apply to the following universities in UK & Italy.

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Coventry University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design Italy
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Middlesex University
  • University for Creative Arts London
  • Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
  • Herriot Watt University London Campus (West London College)
  • Northumbria University

& other creative universities.

Career Progression

Students can work with retail chains, design houses, export houses, independent designers or start their own venture with roles such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Garment Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Boutique Owner

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

You should have a passionate interest in fashion design and need to be highly motivated. You will want to develop excellent fashion designing skills from leading industry experts. Your goal may be to work in the fashion industry, or you may simply wish to ignite your personal knowledge. The course is ideal for students who have completed school or university and are looking for first class training as access into the fashion industry.

You should also:

  • Have an enthusiastic and broad interest in the fashion industry.
  • Have a keen interest in the creative and technical aspects of fashion media, marketing and business.
  • Be in pursuit of excellence with a willingness to learn and develop outstanding skills.

Students must be 18 years of age or over or 16 years of age with parental consent. All modules are taught in English and you are required to have a good level of written English.

 

Disclaimer: If students fail to achieve a visa to study Term 2 in Italy, students have an option to complete the Term 2 in India and transfer to the One Year International Programme in Fashion Design in Term 2. Course details are subject to change without prior notice to best suit the changing needs of the industry. 


Course Information

Course Duration: One Year

 - Term 1 India
 - Term 2 Italy

Course Title: International Dual Country Programme in Fashion Design

Course Code: DIPFS

Qualification Honored

 - HNC in Fashion & Textile by EDEXCEL UK
 - Semester Course Certificate by IED Italy

Who is the Course for?

The Dual Country Programme in Fashion Design gives students the opportunity to experience the best of Indian & Italian Fashion design industry learning. Conceived to allow aspiring fashion professionals to work within a global context, the dual country programme gives students an option to pursue the Term 2 at Istituto Europe di Design (IED Milan Campus), one of the worlds leading fashion schools.

Course Description

The Dual Country programme in fashion design aims at training fashion students on both design and technical areas in fashion with a global context. The course looks at fashion in totality where higher emphasis is laid on developing the creative thought process and understanding the design methodology prior to experimenting with technical aspects of garment construction. The course allows students to realize their individuality through self-research and projects apart from guided lectures and industry visits.

Taught through an integrated approach, the course at all levels helps students to connect their learning to real life industry situations. Term 2 at IED Italy further allows students immerse into the Italian fashion system and experience how to build a fashion collection.

Students will be introduced to the unequalled atmosphere of the Italian Fashion World with its continuous innovations in style, unrivalled number of fashion houses, international fashion shows and boutiques.

The IED approach in Term 2 offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with industry professionals as part of their academic experience and professional development thanks to long-standing relationships with Italian fashion and design industry.

The students have access to state-of the art studio facilities with industry based machinery to support their technical learning and an internationally resourced library to support research and further learning.

On successful completion of the course students would be able to further progress onto higher education as well be able to work as design professional with an individual style as designers or fashion entrepreneurs.

 

Course Module Outline

Course Structure

Term 1

  • Art & Design Foundation
  • Visual Research Skills Development
  • Ideas Generation
  • Global Fashion Awareness & History
  • Design Studies
  • Fashion Theory
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Garment Manufacturing Technology
  • Textile & Fabric Studies

Term 2 at IED Italy

  • Art In Fashion
  • Computer Design Applications
  • Dressing And Self-Decorating Communication
  • Fashion Drawing
  • History Of Fashion And Accessories
  • Introduction To Color

 

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments and projects on a continuous assessment basis through the year.

FAD Europe Tour

The Europe tour gives students an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the worlds finest fashion capitals such as Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparalleled academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.


Career Progression

Academic Progression

On successful completion of the One year Programme, students can transfer credits for further education either to a 3 Year Programme at FAD International or can apply to the following universities in UK & Italy.

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Coventry University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design Italy
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Middlesex University
  • University for Creative Arts London
  • Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
  • Herriot Watt University London Campus (West London College)
  • Northumbria University

& other creative universities.

Career Progression

Students can work with retail chains, design houses, export houses, independent designers or start their own venture with roles such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Garment Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Boutique Owner

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

You should have a passionate interest in fashion design and need to be highly motivated. You will want to develop excellent fashion designing skills from leading industry experts. Your goal may be to work in the fashion industry, or you may simply wish to ignite your personal knowledge. The course is ideal for students who have completed school or university and are looking for first class training as access into the fashion industry.

You should also:

  • Have an enthusiastic and broad interest in the fashion industry.
  • Have a keen interest in the creative and technical aspects of fashion media, marketing and business.
  • Be in pursuit of excellence with a willingness to learn and develop outstanding skills.

Students must be 18 years of age or over or 16 years of age with parental consent. All modules are taught in English and you are required to have a good level of written English.

 

Disclaimer: If students fail to achieve a visa to study Term 2 in Italy, students have an option to complete the Term 2 in India and transfer to the One Year International Programme in Fashion Design in Term 2. Course details are subject to change without prior notice to best suit the changing needs of the industry.