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Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design - Level 5
Course Level Level 5
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
Study Method Online Learning
Course Duration 320 Hours Approx
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
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Discounted Fee: £ 640.00 £ 192
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Online Fashion Courses

Interested in becoming a famous fashion designer?  Perhaps an influential fashion writer?  The next big trend forecaster?  By studying for an advanced Level 5 Online Fashion Design Course, the career of your dreams could be right at your fingertips!  Transform your passion into a rewarding career for life, studying online with the committed support of Oxford Home Study Centre!  Build the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to break into the fashion industry, enhancing your creative and practical design acumen with this intensive online course!  Study each step of the professional design process, learn how to breathe life into your creative vision and build a successful fashion brand from scratch!  With enrolment open 365 days a year, there’s no better time to sign up for our exclusive online fashion courses than right now!

Why Study Fashion Design?

The glamour.  The exclusivity.  The prestige.  The enjoyment.  A career as a fashion designer promises all of this and so much more.  Unfortunately, a passion for fashion alone isn’t enough.  Fashion design worldwide is one of the most competitive of all creative industries.  In order to get that initial foot-in-the-door, you need to present yourself as credible, capable and committed.  You need to capture the attention of influencers and decision-makers, expand your professional network and begin making a name for yourself.  The better you understand the mechanics of the industry, the more likely you are to become a successful fashion designer.  If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own fashion business from scratch, now’s your chance to do exactly that!

Far from a simple dress designing course, this intensiveLevel 5 Diploma in Fashion Design has been designed to mould and shape the successful designers of tomorrow!  Study every aspect of the contemporary industry in-depth, across the following 11 modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to Fashion Design

The course begins with a detailed introduction to the contemporary fashion industry, along with its recent history and evolution.  Candidates explore the fashion trends of the 20th, 19th and 18th centuries, along with the value of the fashion sector and of the importance of accurately forecasting future trends.

Unit 2: Designing Elements

An exploration of the primary elements of design follows in the second module.  Candidates learn how to bring Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures together in perfect harmony, while studying the importance of considering design elements in accordance with the principles of design.

Unit 3: Principles: Fashion Design

Key fashion design principles are then discussed in module three, examining the roles of Emphasis, Balance, Harmony and Repetition in design.  Candidates begin to build a picture of how to create and present works that reflect their signature aesthetic and creative vision.

Unit 4: Basic Rules for Dress Designing

Course module four details the most important rules of professional dress design, introducing a series of tools and techniques used in the design process.  Learners study the various different types of dresses and how to transform a creative vision into an attractive and functional garment.

Unit 5: Fashion Design: Colour & Dress Designing

The study of dress design basics continues into module five, which shifts attention to strategic colour selection and how to avoid clashes when combing colours.  The effect colour selection can have on the interpretation and appeal of the final garment is also discussed at length.

Unit 6: Fashion Illustration

Learners are then provided with a crash course introduction to the art of fashion sketching, along with the various tools and resources used by the professional designer.  Candidates learn how to create coherent sketches that can be interpreted by other designers and decision-makers

Unit 7: Working with Design Patterns

Course module seven covers the complexities involved in working with patterns in fashion design.  The overall impact specific patterns can have on a garment are discussed, along with the effective combination of different patterns and the importance of considering the cohesiveness of garment combinations.

Unit 8: Basics of Sewing (i)

A detailed introduction to essential sewing skills begins in module eight.  With no prior knowledge or skills required, candidates explore common sewing tools and accessories, seam sewing processes and other rudimentary hand sewing techniques.

Unit 9: Basics of Sewing (ii)                           

Additional sewing skills are introduced in module nine, which teaches candidates how to carry out basic garment repairs and alterations.  More advanced sewing techniques are discussed, along with how to work with various materials and associated challenges when sewing more complex garments.                                                                                

Unit 10: Stages in the Design Process

A complete breakdown of the fashion design process follows in module 10, discussing each component stage and its contribution to the final garment.  Candidates learn the importance of a structured design process - from initial inspiration through to production of the final garment.

Unit 11: Fashion Entrepreneur: Starting Your Own Fashion Business

Concluding the course, module 11 guides candidates through the process of starting a successful fashion design business from scratch.  Creating and developing a strong brand image is discussed, along with the basics of fashion business marketing and the importance of uniqueness as a fashion designer.

Explore various free courses on our website. You can even take a start with one of our free Fashion Design courses today.

Paying in Instalments: £640(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £160

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £40

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £540

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 5 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

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.

Online fashion design studies could turbocharge your chances of becoming a successful fashion designer in almost any key market worldwide. With no deadline to worry about, you’re in charge of your fashion design course duration and pace. Whether looking to join an established fashion house or start your own brand from scratch, you’ll be one huge step closer to making it happen! Specialise in one specific aspect of the fashion design process, or work towards becoming an all-round icon for the of modern industry. Entry-level positions in fashion design begin from around £20,000, with no upper-limits for more experienced designers.

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