|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC Awards|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Discover what it takes to make it in one of the world’s most prestigious, fulfilling and potentially-lucrative creative industries. While millions dream of making a name for themselves as the next big thing in elite fashion design, only a select few make the grade. Paired with a life-long interest in exquisite fashion and a genuine passion for style, professionalism in fashion design demands a solid and relevant educational background. Pick up the skills, talents and theoretical teachings required to break into this extraordinary industry and there’s really no telling just how far you can go.
This online fashion designing course, offers an outstanding introduction to the high-profile world of the professional fashion designer. Created to bridge the gap between amateur fashionista and professionally-competent fashion design expert, candidates are gradually guided through every important element of the industry and its core components. A series of 11 intensive modules dissect and explore each of the traits, disciplines and hard-skills a contemporary fashion designer needs to build long-term success. Whether it’s joining an existing fashion brand or setting out solo with the establishment of a brand new business, successful candidates will find themselves with an abundance of career opportunities to explore.
The fashion designing course online, begins by providing candidates with a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary fashion design sector, along with a brief history of commercial fashion design and an outline of key current trends. A series of crucial design principles and elements follow, after which candidates explore the fundamentals of sewing and dressmaking. Course content wraps up with an in-depth investigation of the various steps and stages on the way to establishing and managing a successful fashion design business.
This fashion design course online, is delivered over 11 intensive modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design
The introductory course module begins with a broad overview of the contemporary fashion design industry, incorporating an exploration of historical design trends. Key fashion movements prevalent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are introduced, along with a series of key considerations helpful when predicting and pre-empting upcoming style trends and movements.
Module 2 - Elements of Design
An exploration of crucial design elements follows in Module 2, which guides candidates through the four key elements of design – textures, colours, shapes and lines. Course content outlines the specifics and importance of each individually, along with how all for must be considered in context with one another to achieve the desired result.
Module 3 - Principles of Design
The following course unit takes a closer look at a series of primary principles of design, focusing specifically on emphasis, balance, harmony and repetition. Each design principle is dissected and analysed both as an independent consideration and as an integral building block in the design process.
Module 4 - Dress Designing Essentials
A series of crucially important dress designing essentials follow in the fourth course module, in which candidates are guided through several simple yet highly-effective dress designing techniques. Course content introduces a variety of relevant theoretical teachings, along with a selection of tools and resources of importance in the dress design process.
Module 5 - Colour & Dress Designing
The following unit continues the investigation of professional dress designing basics, incorporating a broad overview of effective and appropriate colour choice and application. Along with exploring the fundamentals of colour clashing and colour cohesion, candidates learn how to effectively select colours in accordance with respective requirements.
Module 6 - The Design Process
Course content in Module 6 guides candidates through each of the crucial steps and elements that make up the professional design process. Candidates investigate exactly how structure, order and control can influence an outcome, while exploring everything from seeking inspiration to putting a garment into production.
Module 7 - Fashion Sketching
How to produce and work with professional-level fashion sketches follows in Module 7, which provides candidates with the essential knowledge and practical framework required to bring concepts and ideas to life. The importance of creating sketches that can be understood by other designers/contributors is also outlined.
Module 8 - Working with Patterns
Course content in Module 8 focuses on how to strategically and effectively use patterns from the perspective of the contemporary fashion designer. Candidates learn how and why it is that certain patterns build cohesion with one another while others clash, along with how to choose appropriate patterns for specific applications.
Module 9 - Sewing Basics (i)
The following two course modules guide candidates through a series of important sewing basics and fundamentals – essential in the fashion design process. Along with how to get the most out of a professional sewing studio, course content introduces proficient hand-sewing techniques and the basics of sewing seams into garments.
Module 10 - Sewing Basics (ii)
Sewing continues as the primary theme of Module 10, which along with an introduction to essential repairs and alterations also guides candidates through the adapting of sewing techniques in accordance with specific materials and a series of associated challenges.
Module 11 - Running the Fashion Design Business
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 11 introduces candidates to the most important stages and elements in the creation of a contemporary fashion design business. Those interested in setting up for themselves discover how to build and market a new brand, how to identify a target audience and generally how to build long-term success in a uniquely challenging industry.
Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £36
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford home study centre has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford home study centre to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
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Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.