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.… Read more

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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Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design
Kraków, Poland

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 ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
5 semesters
English, Polish
Oct 2020
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
 
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
 
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
 
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Zapopan, Mexico +1 More

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

The objective of this program is to identify, evaluate and establish optimal strategies in the field of communication and the image of fashion brands. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
98 hours
Spanish
28 Feb 2020
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Fashion industry employers need graduates who understand both retail and technology, and our fashion marketing course will help you learn the skills you need to launch a caree ... +

Fashion industry employers need graduates who understand both retail and technology, and our fashion marketing course will help you learn the skills you need to launch a career in retail management, visual merchandising, or marketing of fashion products/services. As a fashion marketing program student, you'll deepen your understanding of retail management, brand development, buying, textile technology, photo styling, event/fashion show production, and fashion technology. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The diploma programme incorporates Jewellery Practice that includes Jewellery Design, Drawing and Manufacturing Techniques. Other key areas of study include Gemmology, Technol ... +

The diploma programme incorporates Jewellery Practice that includes Jewellery Design, Drawing and Manufacturing Techniques. Other key areas of study include Gemmology, Technology, Contextual Studies and Design Management. The Department promotes a dual focus on commercial and high-end fine jewellery with an emphasis on conceptual design. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The IED Diploma in Fashion Business aims to provide students with the necessary tools to effectively manage a company in the textile and fashion sector.

The IED Diploma in Fashion Business aims to provide students with the necessary tools to effectively manage a company in the textile and fashion sector. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
14 Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

If you are business-savvy, have a passion for fashion and a creative mind, LaSalle College İstanbul’s Fashion Marketing Program will take your talent to the next level.

If you are business-savvy, have a passion for fashion and a creative mind, LaSalle College İstanbul’s Fashion Marketing Program will take your talent to the next level. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
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 2020
Campus