Diploma Programs in Fashion Design

Earning a diploma offers the chance for students to increase their skill set and qualifications, making them a viable job candidate in a competitive job market. A diploma offers graduates practical job experience and skill development that will help prepare them for an exciting career. What is a diploma in fashion design? This diploma, which can be earned in as little as one year, covers topics su… Read more

Earning a diploma offers the chance for students to increase their skill set and qualifications, making them a viable job candidate in a competitive job market. A diploma offers graduates practical job experience and skill development that will help prepare them for an exciting career.

What is a diploma in fashion design? This diploma, which can be earned in as little as one year, covers topics such as advertising, sales and marketing, garment construction, merchandising, and the proposal and progress of fashion concepts. Students also learn how to develop and build a fashion portfolio, how to apply the principles of garment design, and how to target a desired consumer market. By displaying competency in all these areas, students then enter the workplace fully prepared to contribute to and excel within the fashion industry.

Fashion design students gain practical skills that they can then apply to their fashion career, such as the importance of originality, the ability to work and cooperate within a team, and how to creatively problem solve.

A diploma in fashion design can be earned in less than two years, which makes it an affordable education option. However, the specific cost of tuition and other fees can vary from school to school, so it is pivotal that students ask for direct information from any prospective schools regarding the cost of earning their fashion design diploma.

With a diploma in fashion design, graduates can find employment as brand managers, patternmakers, product development, designers and assistant designers, costume designers, fashion journalists, or as a fashion coordinator for television, movies, or magazines.

Many educational options are available so that students can earn the education they want in a flexible and more customized manner. To start earning your diploma in fashion design today, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design
Kraków, Poland

Our 2-and-half-year full-time inspiring program in English introduces students into different fields of fashion, design and various area of art including: fashion design, jewe ... +

Our 2-and-half-year full-time inspiring program in English introduces students into different fields of fashion, design and various area of art including: fashion design, jewelry design, fabric design, fashion illustration, sewing and pattern making, sales techniques, visual identification, painting, composition, conceptual design, history of art, fashion photography, computer programmes. -
Diploma
Full-time
5 semesters
English, Polish
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong Design Institute
Hong Kong

This programme is designed to enable students to work in the fashion design and product development field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, learni ... +

This programme is designed to enable students to work in the fashion design and product development field. Students will find the programme both practical and creative, learning through fashion shows, live projects, design competitions, international exchange program, working with visiting practitioners and organisations from fashion and related industries. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
CSVPA
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This course is fundamental for those who want to study art and design. If you want to learn in a creative environment that encourages artistic exploration, then this course is ... +

This course is fundamental for those who want to study art and design. If you want to learn in a creative environment that encourages artistic exploration, then this course is perfect for you. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices o ... +

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of art and design, and on introducing you to the role and influence of art and design in the world today. We aim to make you better informed about the study options available to you, as well as the possible career paths that you might follow beyond graduation. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
30 weeks
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
IFA Paris
Paris, France

What is the future of fashion and how will technology impact the global fashion system? This first of a kind course will prepare you for the challenges the fashion industry is ... +

What is the future of fashion and how will technology impact the global fashion system? This first of a kind course will prepare you for the challenges the fashion industry is about to encounter. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

Learn how to take a fashion design from concept through to a finished product and onto the runway. You will explore the entire process of bringing your designs to life, from s ... +

Learn how to take a fashion design from concept through to a finished product and onto the runway. You will explore the entire process of bringing your designs to life, from sketching, draping and sewing, to computer illustration and patternmaking. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

If you are passionate about fashion and full of creative & avant-guard ideas for your very own clothing collection, the Fashion Design Program will take your talent to the ... +

If you are passionate about fashion and full of creative & avant-guard ideas for your very own clothing collection, the Fashion Design Program will take your talent to the next level. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Apr 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

The fast-paced, rapidly changing world of fashion needs people to produce innovative and forward thinking designs. If you are interested in a career that rewards your passion ... +

The fast-paced, rapidly changing world of fashion needs people to produce innovative and forward thinking designs. If you are interested in a career that rewards your passion for developing and creating a cutting-edge product, the Fashion Design program will help design your future. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Exhilarating, the career of fashion designer is for strong-willed and highly creative individuals. A fashion designer must deliver collections that respond to avid demands for ... +

Exhilarating, the career of fashion designer is for strong-willed and highly creative individuals. A fashion designer must deliver collections that respond to avid demands for something new. Being able to create collections for specific demographic niches is primordial. -
Diploma
Full-time
Aug 2020
Campus
 
The Design Ecademy - Online Design Courses

Accredited Fashion Styling course if you want a Fashion Styling career in 2 yrs with potential for full BA. Online courses, no experience or qualifications required

Accredited Fashion Styling course if you want a Fashion Styling career in 2 yrs with potential for full BA. Online courses, no experience or qualifications required -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
36 months
English
Online
 
Walsall College
Walsall, United Kingdom

This exciting course provides students with the opportunity to experience a broad range of subjects that strongly reflect practices used in the fashion industry. After the ini ... +

This exciting course provides students with the opportunity to experience a broad range of subjects that strongly reflect practices used in the fashion industry. After the initial stage of the course in which you follow a programme to -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
Elizabeth Galloway Academy Of Fashion
Cape Town, South Africa

We have found that it has been beneficial for students to further their education and training with a year of specialisation which exposes them to the work environment for ext ... +

We have found that it has been beneficial for students to further their education and training with a year of specialisation which exposes them to the work environment for extended periods of time. This enables students to better respond to challenges presented in the increasingly complex fashion industry. During this one year full-time or two years part-time programme, students will develop a deeper understanding of the entire value chain and gain industry experience within a specialised field of interest whether it is apparel, accessory design or any other specialised field within fashion. -
Advanced Diploma
Part-time
English
Feb 2021
Campus
 
LCI Bogota
Bogotá, Colombia

Ever wanted to create your own collection or lead a team of production abroad, you are looking for a recognized institution that offers the tools and the best training for des ... +

Ever wanted to create your own collection or lead a team of production abroad, you are looking for a recognized institution that offers the tools and the best training for desempeñarte in the fashion industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
28 months
Spanish
Campus
 
The Open Design School
Paris, France

The world of luxury, fashion and design, driven by the dynamism of emerging markets, is now permanent transformations. New technologies, new trends, new marketing and communic ... +

The world of luxury, fashion and design, driven by the dynamism of emerging markets, is now permanent transformations. New technologies, new trends, new marketing and communication methods, and new opportunities. This program is designed to discover new trends and fashion industry in general, while developing essential skills in clothing design and accessory design. -
Diploma
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
24 months
French
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, un ... +

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. -
Diploma
Part-time
35 weeks
English
Campus
 

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