Esaie Couture Design School

Introduction

About Us

Owners and founders Esaie and Wanda Bruno bring 30 years of combined experience in the design and marketing of clothing. Their fierce dedication to excellence guides their company as well as their New York sewing classes.

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Wanda, a native of Philadelphia, came to New York with a dream to enter the fashion industry after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has since worked for many years on the design teams at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Eileen Fisher, Betsey Johnson, House of Dereon, Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers and many other designer companies and high-end retailers. She has traveled across the world to personally oversee the development of many of these designer lines.

Esaie, a native of Port-Au-Prince Haiti, has extensive experience in the sales and marketing of clothing lines. Being a stylish man in his own right, and with well-honed people skills and customer care, he is able to anticipate and immediately respond to his clients fashion wardrobe needs.

In addition, Esaie and Wanda are both trained image consultants retained by high profile politicians, celebrities, leaders in industry and athletes. They are a valuable resource, offering advice on color, silhouette, industry-appropriate style options and accessory choices. They are available as speakers and seminar presenters on these and other topics related to fashion, sewing, patterns and dressmaking.

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Courses

Beginners Sartorial Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 USA Manhattan

This course teaches the basics of made-to-measure pattern making, cutting, dressmaking, and construction. This system was devised By Laura Congia (Italian fashion designer and dressmaker). [+]

This course teaches the basics of made-to-measure pattern making, cutting, dressmaking, and construction. This system was devised By Laura Congia (Italian fashion designer and dressmaker). In this class you will be guided step by step through the different stages of garment creation: from taking measurements to drawing the paper pattern and the final dressmaking. What you'll learn Fabrication Taking proper body measurements Creation of a made-to-measure paper pattern Pattern layout, pinning and cutting Construction techniques Zipper insertion Pressing and finishing Hand-stitched appliqués 8-Session short course (2 weeks, 65 Hours): Monday Aug 22nd 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday Aug 23rd 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday Aug 25th 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday Aug 26th 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday Aug 29th 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday Aug 30th 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday Aug 31st 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday Sept 1st 10:00am - 5:00pm Tools & Supplies Fabric (muslin/toile) Pattern paper Rulers (L-square, hip curve, French curve) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam ripper Hand needles​ Prerequisites: Some sewing machine experience. Instructor Laura Congia is a distinguished Italian professional fashion designer, custom dressmaker and fashion school director. She has a genuine passion for fashion and feels privileged to instruct students wishing to learn the art of dressmaking "Made in Italy". In this culturally and emotionally rich intensive class, her objective is to prepare students for success in the competitive world of fashion through in-depth training. [-]

Draping, Drafting & Dressmaking Techniques

Campus Part time 3 months July 2017 USA Manhattan

This 3-month course reveals the basic and more advanced skills you need to become an accomplished dress-maker. Build your knowledge, or expand your current dress-making skills. You'll learn to drape and draft custom dress patterns from scratch, just like the ateliers. [+]

This 3-month course reveals the basic and more advanced skills you need to become an accomplished dress-maker. Build your knowledge, or expand your current dress-making skills. You'll learn to drape and draft custom dress patterns from scratch, just like the ateliers. Prove your patterns with a toille (muslin). Then you'll learn various construction techniques to complete your original dresses. And finally, you'll properly fit and adjust the dresses (and pattern) according to the measurements and body type, using foolproof fitting and alteration techniques. You'll be the total dress maker! Skills & Techniques Learn A New Designer Dress Style Each Month! Learn about fabrics and notions needed for dressmaking Learn to measure a body properly Learn to create custom fit dress patterns Learn to make toilles (test muslins) Learn to complete production-ready patterns Learn to prepare fabric for layout, cutting and marking Learn construction techniques (zipper insertion, set in sleeves, etc.) Learn proper pressing and finishing techniques Course runs Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Course Duration: 3 hours, once per week + Open lab time Fabric & Supplies Fashion fabric (3 yards) Muslin fabric (5 yards) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper-Cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam Ripper Hand Needles Dot Pattern Paper Mechanical Pencil Clear Ruler L Square Ruler Hip Curve Ruler French Curve Ruler Magic Tape Prerequisites Some sewing experience If none, 6-Week Dressmaking class recommended [-]

Dress making course

Campus Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

Make yourself a custom fit dress in 6 weeks! This class reveals the secrets of cutting from a commercial pattern, construction methods and foolproof fitting techniques to make the dress fit you, perfectly. Learn to be a dress maker! [+]

Make yourself a custom fit dress in 6 weeks! This class reveals the secrets of cutting from a commercial pattern, construction methods and foolproof fitting techniques to make the dress fit you, perfectly. Learn to be a dress maker! Course Outline Learn about fabrics and notions Learn to measure your body Learn to work with a commercial pattern Learn to prepare fabric for cutting Learn construction techniques Learn zipper insertion Learn proper pressing and finishing techniques Course Duration: 6 weeks, 3 hours, once per week Fabric & Supplies 1 1/2 yards cotton muslin fabric 2 1/2 yards fashion fabric (instructor will advise) Thread, measuring tape, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, a seam ripper, hand needles and Vogue pattern V8766 Prerequisites Some sewing machine experience is needed If none, 2-Hour Sew Simple Workshop or 4-Hour Learn to Sew in A Day is recommended [-]

Fashion Design Fundamentals

Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

This 4-week Intro to Fashion Design course is constructed for those with no prior expertise in the discipline. It allows students to get an overall understanding of the fundamentals required to begin a career as a fashion designer. [+]

This 4-week Intro to Fashion Design course is constructed for those with no prior expertise in the discipline. It allows students to get an overall understanding of the fundamentals required to begin a career as a fashion designer. And what better way to understand the skills and knowledge needed to become a success than learning from a talented fashion designer? Students will be given a hands-on, realistic approach to the world of fashion. For many, they may choose to continue on to the 6-Month Fashion Design course where students are afforded the opportunity to create their own garments, expand their portfolios and prepare themselves for a career in the fashion industry. Skills & Techniques Fashion History Market & Trend Research Basic design principles and fashion development skills Fabrication and color knowledge Fashion "flats" (hand drawing) Mood boards and design boards creation Course runs Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Course Duration: 3 hours, 4 weeks (Once a week + lab time) Fabric & Supplies Fabric scissors Paper cutting scissors Drawing pencils & erasers Sketch pad Ruler Current fashion magazines Black foam core boards Glue, tape Prerequisites None! [-]

Illustration for Fashion

Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, [+]

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, and figure drawing through the exploration of different kinds of media such as pencils, color markers, architecture, graphics, collage and fabric. During this process, the students will learn how to apply the fundamentals to their own fashion designs and how to design a mini collection with flats and mood boards. Homework will be assigned, along with a final critique. Course Outline Pencil media - drawing basic shapes, studying light and shadow Exploration and discussion of color theory, working with markers, pencils and collage Drawing garments and details - skirts, pants, dresses, etc Rendering fabrics with markers, color pencils and other media Drawing the fashion figure (part 1) and exploring the body shape Drawing the fashion figure (part 2) adding clothing onto the fashion figure Gathering inspiration Developing an 8 piece mini collection Final presentation Course runs Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Course Duration: 4 weeks Tools & Supplies Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 1 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 5 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 7 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Khaki 209 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Pale Peach 207 Staedtler Lumograph Graphite Drawing & Sketching Pencils, Set of All 16 Degrees (100G19) Staedtler Mars 571 Set of 3 Shapes of French Curves, 57140WP Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser - Color: White 14x17 Bienfang Marker Paper 24-Pack Pastels Oil Pentel White Gouache 2 Fine Brushes Sketch Book 12-Pack Staedtler Pencils Prerequisites: No experience needed. Open registration.​ Instructor The extremely talented Daniel Mayorga studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Sacred Heart University. He also holds a degree in fashion design. Upon graduation, he interned at Kithe Brewster Inc., famous stylist to the stars. His clients ranged from Heidi Klum to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tyra Banks and the House Wives of Atlanta. Daniel is also an experienced and impassioned teacher, helping others achieve their fashion dreams. [-]

Pattern-Making & Draping

Campus Part time 8 weeks July 2017 USA Manhattan

Learn how to create block sloper patterns using flat pattern-making techniques together with art form of draping. This course will give you all the basic skills you need to create bodices, sleeves, skirts and dresses. [+]

Learn how to create block sloper patterns using flat pattern-making techniques together with art form of draping. This course will give you all the basic skills you need to create bodices, sleeves, skirts and dresses. On an industry dressform, you'll learn how to measure a body properly and create garments using draping skills and techniques. Then learn how to do simple changes to a basic pattern, aka the sloper (the fashion term for your basic pattern block). This 8-week course is ideal for those beginners or experienced sewers who lack this technical training. Within 8 weeks, you will build a foundation of slopers and pattern-making understanding that you will be able to utilize once you have completed the course. Once you master this art, design to your heart's content! Some designers perfect their work on the table using flat pattern alone. But you'll also learn the excitement of designing in 3D and seeing your ideas come to life right in front of your eyes through draping! Course runs Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Skills & Techniques Learn to accurately measure and fit the body form Understand the fundamental concepts of draping on a dress form Drape basic bodices, skirts, dresses Explore draping techniques Learn to draft personal slopers (block patterns) for bodice, skirt, sleeves, etc Learn to make pattern adjustments and alterations Complete finished production patterns Fabric & Supplies Muslin fabric (5 yards) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper-Cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam Ripper Hand Needles Dot Pattern Paper Mechanical Pencil Clear Ruler L Square Ruler Hip Curve Ruler French Curve Ruler Magic Tape Prerequisites Some sewing experience If none, 3-hour Learn to Sew in a Day class recommended [-]

Diploma

Online Diploma in Small Business Management

Online Full time Part time 2 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Esaie Couture Design School has teamed up one of the oldest and largest online/distance learning institutions in the world to bring you the Small Business Management Career Diploma Program. [+]

Esaie Couture Design School has teamed up one of the oldest and largest online/distance learning institutions in the world to bring you the Small Business Management Career Diploma Program. You'll learn how to market your products or service, find the right sources to finance your business, and write an effective business plan. Small business managers are able to independently run a business, with responsibilities that include market research, financing and budgets, and maintaining business records. We offer online small business courses to help you take the first step towards a career as a small business manager. You can complete this program in as little as two months. Program Overview Supervisory, analysis, administration, and service roles For-profit and non-profit organizations and businesses Start your own small business Curriculum Detail Unit 1​ Starting Your Program Preparing for Business Success Unit 2 Choosing Your Business Keys to Success Business Connections Unit 3 Market Research Basics of a Business Plan Writing a Business Plan Unit 4 Your Business Structure Financing Your Business Legal Requirements and Resources Unit 5 Marketing that Works Building a Team Putting Your Business Online Unit 6 Preparing a Budget Keeping Business Records Graded Project Additional Unit Material Diploma Requirements Complete all 6 units. Develop a mission statement. Create a business plan. Program Outcome Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Identify the typical qualities and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs, and the benefits and drawbacks of starting one's own business, buying a franchise, and purchasing an existing business. Develop clear, measurable goals and a comprehensive mission statement for a business. Comprehend techniques used in successful networking, including how to make a good first impression, how to introduce your business to a potential contact, listening skills, and how to follow up with a promising contact. Distinguish between primary and secondary research and determine appropriate question types for various research situations. Establish an effective marketing strategy which includes an advertising platform and a public relations campaign. Develop and draft a business plan according to a five-part comprehensive structure. Identify an appropriate business structure to match the business plan, including considerations for hiring management and staffing. Recognize the features and benefits of different types of funding in order to identify the right money sources for a particular business. Understand the range of legal regulations that affect starting a new business, including licenses, zoning approvals, and basic tax knowledge, and apply these to a business plan. Identify the components of a solid business team such as employees, suppliers, and distributors, and techniques used in identifying personal and business characteristics that will enhance a business. Comprehend the scope and function of the Internet, the advantages and hazards of an online presence, resources for developing an online presence, and features of successful commercial websites. Differentiate between types of pricing strategies and business evaluations, and use cost and expense data to prepare a budget as part of a business plan. Recognize the features and advantages of well-organized business records and how business records can be used to inform major business decisions. Program Cost Tuition Fee: $575.00 [-]

Associate Degree

Online Associate's Degree in Fashion Merchandising

Online Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Turn your love of fashion into a career today! Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the oldest and largest online distance learning colleges in the world to bring you this Fashion Merchandising Associate Degree Program. [+]

Turn your love of fashion into a career today! Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the oldest and largest online distance learning colleges in the world to bring you this Fashion Merchandising Associate Degree Program. In it you'll learn about the development, merchandising, marketing, and promotion of apparel. Curriculum in this program is designed to help you hone your sense of fashion, expand your creativity, and develop the business skills you'll need to find out what customers want and persuade them to buy the products you’re promoting. You can study from the comfort of your own home and learn the skills you need to start an exciting, satisfying career as a fashion merchandiser. You can create a schedule that works for your life, and our support systems are designed with the online learner in mind to ensure that you’ll always have the help you need. The Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree program prepares students for an entry-level position in the field of fashion merchandising and can also be used to prepare for future studies. Program Overview The fashion industry Color theory and textiles Consumer behavior Marketing Merchandising planning and buying Curriculum Details Semester 1 Basic Skills Assessment ENG103 Information Literacy 1 credit CSC104 Computer Applications 3 credits Science Electives (Choose one) 3 credits Introduction to Biology Nutrition Earth Science SSC130 Essentials of Psychology 3 credits Arts and Humanities Electives (Choose one) 3 credits Art Appreciation Music Appreciation ENG100 English Composition 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 2 FSH101 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 credits GRD105 Color Theory 3 credits FSH110 History of Fashion 3 credits BUS121 Economics 1 3 credits MAT115 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 3 ACC113 Basic Accounting 3 credits FSH120 Introduction to Textiles 3 credits MKT301 Marketing 3 credits ENG121 Business and Technical Writing 3 credits MKT320 Consumer Behavior 3 credits MAT215 Merchandising Math 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 4 BUS310 Merchandising Planning and Buying 3 credits INT114 Internet Marketing and E-Commerce 3 credits MKT340 Retail Management 3 credits FSH205 Fashion Promotion 3 credits FSH220 Product Development 3 credits Proctored Examination Requirements Complete all 4 semesters. Pass all courses. Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher.​ Program Outcome Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills Demonstrate effective quantitative skills Demonstrate computer and information literacy Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences Discuss how the business of fashion works from concept to the consumer Apply knowledge of fabrics, embellishments, colors, and style for each garment or accessory to the fashion decision process Describe the processes and factors involved in fashion designing, production of textile materials, and purchasing materials from suppliers Discuss the importance and methods of marketing and promotion in the fashion industry Demonstrate understanding and the use of company financial reports and reports associated with planning, buying and selling fashion merchandise Describe the operations of retail stores that sell fashion merchandise​ Program Cost Tuition Fee: $1,189.00 per semester [-]

Online Associate's Degree in Graphic Design

Online Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

You love working with technology and you have a flair for design, right. Then, learn to use both... and turn it into a career as a graphic designer! Get paid to do what you love. [+]

You love working with technology and you have a flair for design, right. Then, learn to use both... and turn it into a career as a graphic designer! Get paid to do what you love. Esaie Couture Design School has teamed up with one of the world's oldest and largest online/distance learning institutions to bring you this Graphic Design Associate Degree Program. Prepare for a career in the field. Your lessons will cover everything you need to know, including graphic design and production, photo image editing, streaming technology, multimedia development, and animation using the Adobe® software included with your program. And, with this online Associate Degree Program, you study at home or on the go, and at a pace that's right for you. Start your own business, work as a freelance designer, get work in a design studio, advertising agency, publishing house, public relations firm, or almost any company that manufactures a product or offers a service. Program Overview Advertising agencies Design and television studios Publishing houses Corporate communication departments Curriculum Detail Semester 1​ Basic Skills Assessments GRD101 Graphic Design Orientation 1 credit CSC104 Computer Applications 3 credits GRD105 Color Theory 3 credits GRD110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 credits ENG100 English Composition 3 credits GRD115 Graphic Design and Production (Illustrator®) 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 2​ ENG103 Information Literacy 1 credit GRD130 Photo Image-Editing 1 3 credits GRD135 Photo Image-Editing 2 3 credits GRD220 Web Graphic Arts Design 3 credits ENG121 Business and Technical Writing 3 credits GRD201 Typography 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 3 SSC130 Essentials of Psychology 3 credits GRD205 Electronic Publishing 3 credits GRD208 Electronic Publishing Projects 3 credits GRD212 Corporate Design 3 credits Arts and Humanities Elective (Choose one) 3 credits Music Appreciation Introduction to Literature Proctored Examination Semester 4 MAT115 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits INT120 HTML Coding 3 credits Science Elective (Choose one) 3 credits Introduction to Biology Nutrition Earth Science INT205 Introduction to Internet Multimedia 3 credits INT238 Streaming Technology, Multimedia Development, and Animation 3 credits GRD225 Portfolio Development 3 credits Proctored Examination Software Provided? Yes, you will receive Adobe® Design Standard and Web Premium software, which includes Illustrator,® Photoshop,® InDesign,® Dreamweaver,® Flash,® and Fireworks.® Program Outcome Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Identify different career options available to digital artists Understand the correct use of color and its effectiveness in creating designs Describe the formal elements of design, including line, shape, form, direction, texture, value, color, and composition Use Adobe Illustrator® to create graphics illustrations for print, multimedia and the web Use Adobe Photoshop® to create high quality photos, graphics for product illustrations, logos, animations, and websites Use Adobe Illustrator® or Adobe Photoshop® to enhance words, phrases or quotations, to communicate effectively with your audience, and use both traditional and contemporary typographic skill Use Adobe InDesign® to design an image, brochure, magazine or web page to reach target audiences with printed publications that can be repurposed into interactive digital documents for delivery on the Web and on mobile and tablet devices Use brand information to design a package that's appropriate for the target audiences Discuss general manufacturing and printing processes related to packaging design Use Adobe Dreamweaver® to design and launch a web page using HTML and XHTML Design user friendly and visually appealing web pages that include multimedia features such as animation Use Adobe Flash® to create animations and allow for user interaction, then integrate the animation and interactions into web pages created with Dreamweaver Use Adobe Fireworks® to create graphs, then integrate the graphs into web pages created with Dreamweaver Use Adobe Dreamweaver® to design and launch a web page that includes multimedia features such as animation and interactivity Create a digital portfolio to use on an interview for an entry-level position Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills Demonstrate effective quantitative skills Demonstrate computer and information literacy Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences Program Cost Tuition Fee: $1,189.00 per semester [-]

Online Associate's Degree in Retail Management

Online Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Esaie Couture Design School has teamed up with one of the world's top online learning institutions in order to help you develop your knowledge and get the background you need for a retail management career with the Retail Management online degree program. <strong></strong> [+]

Esaie Couture Design School has teamed up with one of the world's top online learning institutions in order to help you develop your knowledge and get the background you need for a retail management career with the Retail Management online degree program. You'll learn the principles of management, marketing, Internet marketing, E-commerce, merchandising planning and buying, and consumer behavior quickly and conveniently with this online program. You can study at home or on the go, and at a pace that's right for you. Program Overview Store or sales manager Retail buyer and planner Merchandiser Curriculum Detail Semester 1​ Basic Skills Assessment Business Orientation 1 credit Information Literacy 1 credit Introduction to Business 3 credits Principles of Management 3 credits Mathematics for Business and Finance 3 credits Art Appreciation 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 2​ Marketing 3 credits Computer Applications 3 credits English Composition 3 credits Essentials of Psychology 3 credits Economics 1 3 credits Internet Marketing and E-Commerce 3 credits Proctored Examination Semester 3 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits Business and Technical Writing 3 credits Financial Accounting 3 credits Consumer Behavior 3 credits Business Statistics 3 credits General Education Electives (Choose one) 3 credits Art Appreciation Music Appreciation Proctored Examination Semester 4 Retail Management 3 credits Merchandising, Planning and Buying 3 credits Speech 3 credits Marketing Research 3 credits General Education Electives (Choose one) 3 credits Introduction to Biology Nutrition Earth Science Supply Chain Management 3 credits Proctored Examination Graduation Requirements Complete all 4 semesters. Pass all courses. Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher.​ Program Outcome Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills Demonstrate effective quantitative skills Demonstrate computer and information literacy Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences Discuss topics such as budgets and develop an understanding of financial statements Understand and apply how to develop pricing strategies for products or services marketed to the target customers of a firm Discuss the management function and application to the business organization and develop problem solving skills needed for management Apply the factors affecting marketing plans to promote the business's products or services through an understanding of marketing principles, consumer buying habits, and advertising strategies Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes involved in the functional areas and the need for collaboration among the different functions Demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomics as well as the modern market economy Program Cost Tuition Fee: $1,081.00 per semester [-]

Certificate

6-Month Fashion Design Course

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

You want to enter the competitive fashion industry? It takes hard work, creativity, and passion to be a fashion designer (all the things you probably already have within you). [+]

You want to enter the competitive fashion industry? It takes hard work, creativity, and passion to be a fashion designer (all the things you probably already have within you). But you can break into this field much more quickly and easily with the guidance of our courses and experienced instructors. Designers must have a strong sense of the esthetic—an eye for color and detail, a sense of balance and proportion, and an appreciation for beauty. And, sketching ability remains an important advantage in fashion design (even with the advancement of technology). A good portfolio—a collection of a person's best work—often is the deciding factor in getting an industry job, a private customer, or a store to carry your line. This intensive 6-month course teaches the student the things they'll need to know to be successful in the industry. To land jobs in the Fashion Industry, where starting salaries can range between $50k to $100k and higher, with experience. Qualified students upon completing this course and all assignments, will receive a certificate of completion to be used as recognition of professional training in the field. And, placement assistance with leading agencies for help landing internships, temp, freelance, or permanent job positions. Or, if starting a business, receive mentorship and business advice (like where and how to get your line produced and into stores) to help you achieve fashion design success. You could be 18 or 80 years old, it's never too early or too late to get your fashion career going! Course Outline ​History of Design Trends and fashion forecasting Fabric study and color theory Open creativity Drawing flats & technical drawings Mood, design and presentation boards Fashion Illustration/Portfolio Development (including hand drawing and Adobe Illustrator) Developing the stylized fashion figure Draping and Pattern making Fashion terms for silhouettes, styles, design details and construction Sewing Techniques Course Duration: 6 months, once per week + lab time Course Runs Weekend Class: Saturdays 4:30pm - 7:30pm Weekday Class: Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm Tools & Supplies Since there are different modules each month, there will be supplies (and possibly textbooks required) for each new subject taught. Teacher will advise supplies/books needed, as each monthly class approaches. Prerequisites: None! Instructor The extremely talented Daniel Mayorga studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Sacred Heart University. He also holds a degree in fashion design. Upon graduation, he interned at Kithe Brewster Inc., famous stylist to the stars. His clients ranged from Heidi Klum to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tyra Banks and the House Wives of Atlanta. Daniel is also an experienced and impassioned teacher, helping others achieve their fashion dreams. [-]

6-Month Garment Construction Course

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

This intensive training course teaches you to operate and use sewing equipment, tools and construction techniques. The program includes instruction and ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of apparel construction. [+]

This intensive training course teaches you to operate and use sewing equipment, tools and construction techniques. The program includes instruction and ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of apparel construction. You will also need to understand and solve fitting and pattern problems, learn and experiment with specialty fabrics. Graduates of this program may be employed in the apparel industry or may choose to work for her/himself. Graduates may specialize in garment repair or custom tailoring for women's garments, such as dresses, blouses or pants. Qualified students upon completing this course and all assignments, will receive a certificate of completion to be used as recognition of professional training in the field and advice to help you achieve success. Skills & Techniques Learn various seams and seam finishes Learn to make darts, gathers, pleats and tucks Learn to insert piping and attach binding Learn ruffles and flounces Learn various pockets Learn to finish armholes and set in sleeves Learn various necklines and collars Learn dress and skirt zipper insertions Learn various closures Learn proper cutting, construction, pressing and finishing techniques Learn about personalized fit from commercial patterns Learn to alter the fit of ready-to-wear Projects Skirt Sleeveless Top Pants Shirt/Blouse Jacket Dress Course Duration: 6-month course/3 hours each class, once per week Course Runs Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Thursday mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm Thursday evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm New Class Starts Each Month! Fabric & Supplies Muslin fabric Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam ripper Hand needles Pencil Notebook (Will need to bring fabric yardage for monthly final projects- to be discussed in class) Prerequisites Some sewing experience using a sewing machine and commercial patterns a plus If no experience, one of the following classes is required: 2-Hour Sew Simple or 4-Hour Learn to Sew in A Day [-]

6-month Men's Professional Tailoring Course

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

We know.....you were hard-pressed to find another Men's tailoring Course, right? Well SEARCH NO MORE! [+]

We know.....you were hard-pressed to find another Men's tailoring Course, right? Well SEARCH NO MORE! Who should enroll: this 6-month course is designed for those who are interested in developing the skills necessary for custom tailoring, made-to-measure, production tailoring or alterations. The learning process: teaching starts from a very basic level. Students start out learning the theory behind tailoring, then move on to a repertoire of techniques to build a reference file, making samples, then whole garments. Classes are small: students are given the opportunity to thoroughly develop and master the practical skills and knowledge necessary to work in the industry or to start business. The outcome: Upon completion of this course and all assignments, qualified students will receive a certificate of completion to be used as recognition of professional training in the field, and placement assistance with a leading menswear company. Also, if starting a business, they will receive mentor-ship and business advice to help them achieve success. You could be 18 or 80 years old, it's never too early or too late to get your fashion career going! Course Outline Pattern Development & Drafting of Pants, Vests & Shirts Cutting Methods Industrial Sewing Tailored Pants, Vests and Shirt Construction Fitting Techniques Professional Pressing and Finishing Course Duration: 6 months, once a week, 2.5 hours Weekend Course Runs: Saturdays 10:00am - 12:30pm Evening Course Runs: Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm Prerequisites Basic sewing experience is a plus, but not necessary. Open registration. Tools & Supplies 2 yards of Muslin fabric 2 yards of menswear fabric, per project 1 yard of pocketing (for pants and vest class) Pattern making rulers (L square, clear 18" grid ruler, Hip curve ruler, french curve) Sewing supplies (8"Shears/scissors, tape measure, tailor's chalk, pins, needles, thread, seam ripper) Student should bring notebook and pencil Location: Manhattan (38 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor, Suite 1012, New York, NY 10001) Instructor Tailor and instructor Ayao Agbeve was inspired to sew at a very young age. His great talent and work ethic landed him in charge of the alterations department at the US Embassy in his native Togo West Africa. Inspired, he opened his own design business making custom tailored clothing for men and women, before moving to the United States. Ayao speaks fluent French, Spanish and English. He is a great asset to the Esaie Couture Design School. [-]

Online Certificate in Business Management Essentials

Online Full time Part time 6 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Do you need new job skills to advance in your current position? Or, do you need to improve your small business' performance? [+]

Do you need new job skills to advance in your current position? Or, do you need to improve your small business' performance? Well, Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with the oldest and largest online/distance learning college in the world to bring you Business Management Essentials Certificate course. Even if this information is all new or you are just refining your existing business management knowledge, this certificate program is right for you. You’ll learn topics such as the principles of management, math for business and finance, and business and technical writing. With online classes, you train at home and at a pace that’s right for you. And, you can complete the program in as little as six months! Program Overview The principles of management Effective business communications Mathematics for business and finance Curriculum Details Course 1 Introduction to Business Understand the principles of business ethics and basic economics. Compare the different types of business ownership. Describe the basics of organizational structure. Identify the differences between management and leadership. Understand the importance of information technology in today’s business environments. Course 2 Principles of Management Define and correctly use business terms. Explain the importance of communication. Identify the steps of managerial decision making. Explain the relevance of the basic skills required by managers. Describe major components of various management perspectives. Discuss the ever-increasing employee diversity and the management activities required for the changing workforce. Course 3 Mathematics for Business and Finance Use percentages, discounts, and interest formulas effectively. Analyze present worth and sinking funds. Understand how to buy in installments and price merchandise. Explain depreciation, insurance, equations, formulas. Discuss investments and statistics. Course 4 Business and Technical Writing: Organize your material logically and systematically. Use action verbs effectively and construct paragraphs. Conduct research and document sources. Requirements You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows XP® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program. Complete all 4 courses. Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher.​ Program Outcome Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Discuss the various functions of business including competition, economics. accounting, technology and information systems, marketing, management through the phases of starting and growing a business, and management of financial and human resources along with the ethical and social responsibilities of business Discuss both the business environment and the manager's role in decision making, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and developing an ethical perspective Demonstrate understanding of basic mathematical operations including percentages; discounts; interest, present worth, sinking funds, installment buying, pricing, depreciation, investments, insurance, use of symbols and their applications, equations and formulas, and the importance of statistics Demonstrate methods of organizing material for a professional setting, by composing business memos, emails, outlines, reports, and proposals using the ABC method Program Cost Tuition Fee: $877.00 [-]

Online Certificate in E-Business Management

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the world's top online learning institutions to provide you an E-Business Management Certificate Online Program designed to teach you the core fundamentals and the notions essential to your success in online business. [+]

Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the world's top online learning institutions to provide you an E-Business Management Certificate Online Program designed to teach you the core fundamentals and the notions essential to your success in online business. It will help you develop your managerial and project management skills, and introduce you to important marketing and security awareness concepts within the context of conducting business in an E-commerce environment. Program Overview Basic concepts and key motivators of electronic commerce Project management of website design and development Strategic and economic drivers and base generic marketing objectives used online How to generate customers and how to keep them in an E-commerce world Curriculum details Course 1 Introduction to Business Additional Course Material Course 2 Principles of Management Additional Course Material​ Course 3 Marketing Additional Course Material Course 4 Internet Marketing and E-Commerce Additional Course Material Course 5 Internet Security Additional Course Material Course 6 Cyberspace Law Additional Course Material Course 7 Website Project Management Additional Course Material Course 8 Advanced E-Commerce Issues Additional Course Material Course 9 Customer Relationship Management Additional Course Material Course 10 Internet Business Models Requirements Complete all 10 courses. Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher. Program Outcome Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Discuss the various functions of business including competition, economics. accounting, technology and information systems, marketing, management through the phases of starting and growing a business, and management of financial and human resources along with the ethical and social responsibilities of business Discuss both the business environment and the manager’s role in decision making, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and developing an ethical perspective Understand the marketing principles and techniques fundamental to the success of any business Discuss the basic concepts and key motivators of electronic commerce Examine and learn how to minimize Web security risks Understand the law surrounding intellectual property, E-commerce, defamation, information privacy, freedom of expression, and cybercrime. Demonstrate understanding of Web site design and development and what makes a website successful Recognize the strategic and economic drivers and base generic marketing objectives used on the Internet Understand the concepts of customer relationship management (CRM) in the context of electronic media by integrating marketing strategy and information technology. Recognize the impact the Internet is having on the business world and what makes an e-business successful Program Cost Tuition Fee: $780.00 [-]

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