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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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37 Results in Fashion

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
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Full-time
5 semesters
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VCAD Visual College of Art and Design

An ideal career path for the fashion-forward or trendsetting individual, the fashion industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving. If you’re looking to turn your keen e ... [+]

An ideal career path for the fashion-forward or trendsetting individual, the fashion industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving.

If you’re looking to turn your keen eye for style into your dream job, VCAD’s Fashion Design - Specialization in Marketing program will help you refine your skills in garment creation and branding strategies.

In the first five terms, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the practical and technical skills involved in pattern making, garment construction, and apparel production. The last two terms will focus on marketing, business, and fashion show production — including staging and marketing a runway show.

By the end of the program, you will have created a professional portfolio that highlights your unique ideas and concepts and will help you apply for positions in apparel design, product development, retail management, visual display, and much more.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
84 weeks
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 2020
3 semesters
Campus
Toronto Film School

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, f ... [+]

Fashion Design Diploma

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. The Fashion Design Diploma will also prepare you for the business of fashion, including marketing and building industry recognition through fashion competitions. You will have an opportunity to exhibit your collection at the Toronto Film School’s fashion show and leave the program with a diverse professional portfolio that showcases your personal design vision and finished collection.

Duration: 18 Months... [-]

Canada Toronto
October 2019
Full-time
18 months
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
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Full-time
2 years
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 ... [+]

THE Fashion Styling course for anyone SERIOUSLY building a career as a Fashion Stylist

This Fashion Styling Course is an internationally recognised award that will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the dynamic and highly competitive arena of commercial Fashion Styling. Commercial Fashion Styling blends fashion know-how with business savvy; it’s where you (the Fashion Stylist) present a look or visual display in a way that grabs consumers’ attention and makes them desire the product enough to buy! A commercial fashion stylist may deal with everything from designer catwalk shows to fashion adverting and marketing campaigns and you may also be involved in producing short films for commercials, music videos or corporate training. Commercial fashion styling can be demanding and challenging but all successful stylists will agree it is exciting, rewarding and lucrative if you get it right…... [-]

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
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
98 hours
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

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 t ... [+]

Fashioning a Future

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life,” famed street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham famously said. The Fashion Design Diploma program is an excellent fit for those who see fabric as so much more than clothes. LaSalle College Vancouver’s Fashion program prepares students to thrive in the burgeoning fashion industry.

Students learn the fundamentals of fashion design, including tailoring, flat pattern drafting, draping, textiles and computer pattern drafting, from instructors who have worked first-hand in the business.

Course Objectives

The Fashion Design program offers the ability to transform design ideas into garments and accessories as well as knowledge of the business side of the fashion industry.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
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
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
LaSalle College Montreal

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

Fashion Design DEC program, the starting point for all major collections.

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.

A career fit for the innovative

The latest trends in fashion are in one day and out the next. For this reason, a designer must constantly anticipate future trends and be inspired by them to create their latest designs.

As of now, at LaSalle College, students have the option to study in both French and English. It is our bilingual option.... [-]

Canada Montreal
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

This course trains a professional expert in the creation of fashion image and identity, capable of coordinating communication processes in the field of fashion. ... [+]

Course fileType of course: Diploma IEDSpanish LanguageSchool: IED Fashion LabIED credits: 180Start date: September 2019Duration: 3 yearsHours: Morning and afternoon L / V from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Assistance: On-siteTitling: PrivateRegistration fee: € 2500Course fee: € 9200Course fee (non-EU residents): € 10500

This course trains a professional expert in the creation of fashion image and identity, capable of coordinating communication processes in the field of fashion.

The IED Diploma in Communication, Styling and Fashion is a professional expert in the creation of fashion image and identity, capable of coordinating communication processes in a complex and changing environment such as fashion.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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
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Spanish
Full-time
28 months
Campus
The Open Design School

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 com ... [+]

OBJECTIVES

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. In theme and main objective, achieving each learning from its own collection, which will be his diploma project and will be presented to a selected professional jury.

Practical information Format: mix learning Workshops attendance-4 Admission: pot, line maintenance and work record Tentative duration: 24 months Registration: at any time of the year Internship: mission company 3 to 6 months in France or abroad (not compulsory) Diploma ... [-]
France Paris
Open Enrollment
French
Part-time
24 months
Online & Campus Combined
Kensington and Chelsea College

This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building u ... [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals.

Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application.

Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive.

We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
35 weeks
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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable u ... [+]

The Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Communication is a diagnostic foundation programme to gain the necessary skill-set and knowledge to confidently apply to a suitable undergraduate course in the discipline of Fashion.

The objectives of the programmes are:

To offer a holistic introduction to Fashion Marketing and Communication, combining industry awareness, technical expertise, and verbal, written and visual communication skills. To provide a sound knowledge base of concepts in Fashion Marketing, Communication and Retailing, while exploring branding and design influences. To provide an essential awareness of the global fashion system to understand how fashion and lifestyle brands interact with their consumers through a variety of media and channels. To provide the guidance to create a portfolio - suitable to apply for Bachelor of Arts programmes in Fashion-related disciplines - that shows creative research, wide cultural references, concept development through mixed media work including digital work. To provide the first-hand experience of the Fashion Industry, through live projects with industry partners, participation in local and international competitions, industry visits and events. Methods of assessment ... [-]
Singapore
August 2020
9 find your juris doctor
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