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Top Diploma Programs in Fashion

A diploma is a great way to break the ice in education when transitioning from high school to college or from a bachelor’s to a graduate degree. A diploma in fashion is perfect for getting an idea of what a career in the fashion industry is like. With one to two years of education under your belt, a diploma can send you well on your way toward a career, a four-year degree, or something more.

What is a diploma in fashion? A diploma in fashion helps students to gain an understanding of what it takes to make it in the fashion industry or to continue on with an education in fashion. Most programs offer courses that give students a sweeping view of the fashion world and the tools used to design and create clothing lines. The business aspect of fashion is also usually examined. Students should expect theoretical and practical courses focusing on current trends and techniques in the fashion industry.

Getting a diploma in fashion can help students get into higher education programs or prepare them for further training in order to get a higher paying job in the fashion industry. It usually takes little time and is often available even to high school students.

The cost of the diploma program varies depending on the college in which you enroll. Programs tend to last from one to two years, and students may need to consider the cost of materials, such as drawing pads, pencils, and more in addition to tuition and textbooks.

Students who complete a diploma in fashion may be ready to jump into a junior position in design or become an assistant to a fashion designer or production department. To break into full careers in fashion design and marketing, further education with higher level courses may be required.

To apply for a diploma program in fashion, students may need to submit an application in person or online, complete an interview, and even submit samples of their work to one of the many schools listed in our directory. To find the right program for you, 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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34 Results in Fashion

VCAD Visual College of Art and Design

Turn your passion into a chic career! In the Fashion Design diploma program at VCAD, you'll develop the skills to transform your creative ideas into beautiful garments an ... [+]

Do you have a unique sense of style? Are you passionate about fabrics and colors? Do you express yourself through your clothing? Then turn your passion into a chic career! In the Fashion Design diploma program at VCAD, you'll develop the skills to transform your creative ideas into beautiful garments and accessories so you can change the world through fashion.

This program will nurture your creativity while providing hands-on training with the tools and equipment used in the industry. You'll develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of garment and apparel design, fashion merchandising, visual display techniques and fashion shows. By the end of the program, your portfolio will showcase your skill set, creative flare and unique fashion sense.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland, Europe) offers a two-and-half-year full-time program for international students. Our staff, all specialists in different ... [+]

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design is opened also for Polish students, who want to improve their language skills.

The number of places is limited. There are no entry exams. Classes are held in English.

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (SAPU) is the main organizer of Cracow Fashion Week.

Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland, Europe) offers a two-and-half-year full-time program for international students. Our staff, all specialists in different areas of art and design, provide a program of study that enables a student to release his full potential. After over 20 years of experience, the school has achieved a high standard and an excellent reputation. We have been able to place many students in Polish fashion companies, ranging from cutting-edge boutiques to the largest industrial enterprises listed on the Polish Stock Exchange. Some students have also found employment with international companies operating in a diverse range of countries.... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

This course is fundamental if you want to progress to university to study Art & Design at Degree level. If you have completed senior high school, the Foundation Diplo ... [+]

About

This course is fundamental if you want to progress to university to study Art & Design at Degree level. If you have completed senior high school, the Foundation Diploma will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of Art & Design disciplines.

What to Expect First Term

After a week of sampling all optial subjects, you will pick three of these subjects to study over a rotational period. You will also consider which university you wish to apply to and you are supported and advised by lecturers whilst making your university UCAS applications. At the end of this term, you will have an introduction to your chosen specialist area.

Second Term

You will be set a number of projects which you will work on in your specialist area. During this time you will also develop your portfolio, ready for university interviews.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
3 semesters
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to identify, evaluate and establish optimal strategies in the field of communication and the image of fashion brands. ... [+]

objective

Identify, evaluate and establish optimal strategies in the field of communication and the image of fashion brands.

Benefits of the programMeet the great designers of the 20th century and their influence on current fashion.Properly communicate a fashion brand in media, events, and points of sale.Identify the characteristics of a fashion marketing plan.Discover how fashion influences society.Addressed to

Graduates in fashion and textile design, advertising, communication, marketing and other related areas.

Content of the program

The Diploma in Fashion Marketing consists of seven modules, which total 98 hours of study in total.

Module 1. History of Fashion (14 hours)... [-]

Mexico Puebla City
May 2019
Full-time
Part-time
98 hours
Campus
Fanshawe College

Fashion Marketing and Management is where fashion and retail technology meet. If you're passionate about the world of fashion and have a keen eye for what will sell, the ... [+]

Be a part of the global, multi-billion dollar industry.

Fashion Marketing and Management is where fashion and retail technology meet. If you're passionate about the world of fashion and have a keen eye for what will sell, the Fashion Marketing and Management program can help you start your career.

Fashion industry employers need graduates who understand both retail and technology, and in the Fashion Marketing and Management program, you'll learn the skills you need to launch a career in retail management, visual merchandising, or marketing of fashion products/services. As a student, you'll deepen your understanding of retail management, brand development, buying, textile technology, photo styling, event/fashion show production, and fashion technology.... [-]

Canada London Simcoe Saint Thomas Woodstock  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
LaSalle College Montreal

From the creative to the administrative, learning the fundamentals of fashion marketing is what this program offers. Each stage of the marketing process is developed thro ... [+]

Diploma in Fashion Marketing

From the creative to the administrative, learning the fundamentals of fashion marketing is what this program offers. Each stage of the marketing process is developed through various fashion courses to ensure that our future graduates are more than qualified.

At LaSalle College’s International School of Fashion, Arts and Design, the expertise of our teachers, who are professionals in the field, expose students to the realities of the industry as they receive a solid training in marketing that reflects the latest strategies and practices.

The International School of Fashion, Arts and Design gives you the tools to bring your dream career to life. Make it happen and register for the Fashion Marketing program today!... [-]

Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

Are you fascinated by the construction and composition of jewellery? Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an artistic edge? If so, our Jewellery Design Program w ... [+]

Course: Jewellery Design

Are you fascinated by the construction and composition of jewelry? Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an artistic edge? If so, our Jewellery Design Program will take your talent to the next level! Explore the art of metalworking and beading—one of the world’s most ancient art forms. Using concepts in jewelry design, students learn freehand drawing techniques to produce sketches and illustrations which are further enhanced with acquired skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Jewellery presentation and display techniques also give students an entrepreneurial edge. From producing to marketing a jewelry collection, students build a portfolio to illustrate their skills, talents, and achievements so they may enter the job market with confidence. By the end of the program, you will have completed 900 hours which amounts to 300 hours per semester or 20 hours per week that entitles you to a diploma in Jewellery Design.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The student obtaining this qualification will demonstrate competency in analysing and applying the principles of the fashion system from production through to consumption ... [+]

The student obtaining this qualification will demonstrate competency in analysing and applying the principles of the fashion system from production through to consumption in order to m eet market demands.

The programme is structured to produce outcomes demonstrated by the student's ability to:

Develop and apply a production strategy that reflects market research, design development, branding, marketing, merchandising and distribution of a product range that meets the needs of an identified fashion target market. Apply advanced textile application, manual skills and computer technology (CAD/CAM) to the manufacturing processes of a diverse range of fashion products. Develop technical packages that analyse, solve and communicate problems related to technical product development and quality improvement of fashion products. Apply business, personnel and operations management principles to enhance quality, productivity and profitability related to fashion manufacturing. Conduct basic research in a selected specialised area of the fashion supply chain: technical product development; textile technology and application; production and quality systems; marketing and branding; material and product sourcing; and adoption and consumption of fashion items. Career opportunaties ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
Campus
iStudy

Never go out of style anymore with your amazing hairstyles Whenever a geeky girl in a movie gets a makeover to become extremely attractive, the first thing you see differ ... [+]

Course Highlights

Online Hair Styling Course is an award-winning and the best selling course that has been given the CPD Certification & CiQ GOLD accreditation. It is the most suitable course anyone looking to work in this or relevant sector.

It is considered one of the perfect courses in the UK that can help students/learners to get familiar with the topic and gain necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have packed Online Hair Styling Course into 25 modules for teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 11 hours, 55 minutes hours and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
LCI Bogotá

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 fo ... [+]

SNIES 54739 BOGOTA LCI Min. SNIES 91,446 LCI Education BARRANQUILLA Min. Education

Design your future right now!

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. Working with some of the best design groups in the world or shine as a freelance designer?

Meet our advantages

Have you ever dreamed to expand your horizons and take your talent to show what you're made of? You can start your studies in Colombia and specialize in Europe.

What are you waiting for join our community?

Career prospects Designer Fashion - Fashion Stylist - Fashion Production - Costume Designer and fashion coordinator: TV and cinema, shows, theater and magazines - Critical and fashion consultant. Make it Happen! ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING WITH US ... [-]
Colombia Bogotá
September 2019
Full-time
28 months
Campus
Hunter TAFE - Australia

The aim of this course is for learners to acquire and apply creative knowledge and practical skills, and to explore processes in the design and development of fashion con ... [+]

The aim of this course is for learners to acquire and apply creative knowledge and practical skills, and to explore processes in the design and development of fashion concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising.

Graduates from this qualification are well placed to gain employment within the fashion industry as assistant designers, product developers, assistant patternmakers and graders, CAD operators, specification technicians, fashion prototype developers, assistant production managers, assistant supply chain managers, assistant brand managers, and fashion merchandisers.

The University of Technology, Sydney, and TAFE NSW, have a formal agreement for Credit transfer for graduates who have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.... [-]

Australia Newcastle
January 2020
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Karl Von Busse Institute of Design

You are naturally creative and are serious about having a career in the fashion design industry but have yet to develop the necessary skills, our Diploma of fashion desig ... [+]

1 YEAR DIPLOMA OF FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING

CRICOS 093196B

FASHION DESIGN STREAM

You are naturally creative and are serious about having a career in the fashion design industry but have yet to develop the necessary skills, our Diploma of fashion design could be the ideal course for you.

Our comprehensive hands-on courses will not only teach you the fundamentals of fashion design but also the innovative techniques used in modern practice. Through independent assignments and collaborations with fellow students you will be encouraged to apply your newfound skills in pattern making, fabric sourcing, garment construction, draping and production management to assignments that mirror real-world projects, and in the process develop a strong professional portfolio that showcases your best work.... [-]

Australia Sydney
February 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)

The Textile and Fashion Design course caters to the needs of students interested in becoming a textile or fashion designer. ... [+]

Diploma in Textile and Fashion Design Creative Interpretation & Trend Setting

The Textile and Fashion Design course caters to the needs of students interested in becoming a textile or fashion designer. The Diploma course consists of two major modules, namely Textile Design and Fashion Design.

Textile Design provides training in conceptual development, creative interpretation and technical production as well as knowledge relevance which is crucial to the textile design industry. On top of that, traditional design and local content will be emphasized. An industrial attachment and a practical workshop will further provide valuable practical experience for the students.

Fashion Design equips the students with fashion and textile knowledge, marketing and practical skills. Design concepts and technical skills are inter-dependent and mutually enhancing in the training approaches. The programme is structured to cover all aspects of fashion design from basic to advanced drafting, draping, construction and designing. Studio projects include functional to experimental clothing designs.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Hungry Creek Art & Craft School

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery desig ... [+]

The curriculum is designed to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program to give each student the skills to enter the industry either as a jewellery designer, manufacturing jeweller, and self employed studio jeweller or to go onto further study.

Entry Criteria

We welcome students who are committed to making careers as jewellers. Maturity and life experience are considered an asset. Applicants are requested to attend an interview and bring with them examples of their art or craft work. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Jewellery are accepted into year 2 of the Diploma in Jewellery.

Programme Overview

Technical & Practical Skills – Aimed at giving students practical skills in a range of techniques and materials used in jewellery making. It is based in the jewellery workshop where students will acquire skills enabling them to produce work showing high levels of technical expertise.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
March 2019
Full-time
Campus
Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design

The Academy teaches clothing-design. Throughout the program, an emphasis is laid on the development of the students creative capacities, by giving them an artistic and vi ... [+]

The program

Purpose

The Academy teaches clothing-design.

Throughout the program, emphasis is laid on the development of the students creative capacities, by giving them an artistic and visual sense of routine in the creative process combined with a solid and thorough foundation in the different areas of the craft.

Alongside the program, the students will also get an insight into the many aspects and demands of the business through visits at trade-fairs, companies and helping during fashion week, so that they are not un-prepared when they enter the work-market. The program has a duration of 2 years.

After completion, the student has acquired knowledge of the principles in the designproces, concept and creating a coherent collection, combined with technical skills such as sewing and patternmaking. ... [-]

Denmark Copenhagen
August 2019
Part-time
2 years
Campus