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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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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
September 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
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
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
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…... [-]

LaSalle College Vancouver

The Fashion Marketing program blends individual creativity with a keen sales orientation. The program exposes students to the apparel industry from a business standpoint, ... [+]

The Forefront of Fashion

Do you love fashion and telling compelling stories? The Fashion Marketing program merges creativity with storytelling. LaSalle College Vancouver’s Diploma program exposes students to fashion from the business side of the industry. In the digital world, fashion marketing experts are more in demand than ever. At LaSalle College Vancouver, students gain cutting-edge strategies to help boost in-store, and online traffic and work with fashion marketing industry standards to analyze consumer behaviour.

Course Objectives

Students are introduced to foundation skills such as colour theory, fashion sketching, costume history, digital imaging and introductory retail skills.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
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
September 2019
Full-time
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 2020
Full-time
Campus
John Academy

Do you long for transforming your own thoughts and plans into genuine articles of clothing? Are you inspired in paying incredible costs for couture dresses? Do you experi ... [+]

Who is the course for? Professionals who have an experience in Dressmaking and Designing. Beginners who have an interest in learning how to have a fashion, design and sewing career. Entry Requirement This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path ... [-]
Full-time
Part-time
Online
iStudy

Do you want to be a fashion designer or simply want to learn sewing for designing your own clothes? If anyone the above is yes, then you must check our Professional Diplo ... [+]

Course Highlights

Professional Diploma in Fashion Designing and Sewing 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 Professional Diploma in Fashion Designing and Sewing into 25modules 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 1 day and it is also possible to study at your own pace.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
City and Islington College

This fashion design course is ideal if you wish to develop a career in fashion and textiles, either progressing straight into employment, onto the final year of the Honou ... [+]

FdA Fashion with Textiles

Centre: Business, Arts and Technology

Student Type: Adults (19+)Higher Education

This fashion design course is ideal if you wish to develop a career in fashion and textiles, either progressing straight into employment, onto the final year of the Honours Degree in Textile Design at London Metropolitan University or onto an Honours Degree at another university.

London is arguably one of the best places in the world to study fashion. This fashion and textiles course in London equips you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in this fast-paced industry, including the formulation, production and marketing of your own ideas.

6-week mandatory valuable work placement in the fashion industry, gaining employability skills in leading fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Burberry and many more Learn in studios that are fully-equipped with industrial machinery for a range of activities, including screen printing, pattern cutting, surface textile design, fashion design, digital design (Photoshop and Illustrator) and garment manufacture Keep up to date with the latest trends with visits to trade shows, exhibitions and catwalk eventsYou will learn from experienced teaching staff with excellent links with employers and manufacturers. With specialist studios for fashion, textiles, print, design, and a fully-equipped Mac suite, you will use industry-standard equipment and software e.g. sewing and knitting machines, heat transfer press, silk screen-printing and digital software including Photoshop and Illustrator. What you learn ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Indian Institute Of Film And Animation

With a mix and match aesthetic, want personalized products that show their individuality. In order to respond to their expectations, the industry turns to fashion designe ... [+]

With a mix and match aesthetic, want personalized products that show their individuality. In order to respond to their expectations, the industry turns to fashion designers who have a more discriminating, calculated, and proactive approach to creativity.

Course Objective

The course aims to provide fashion designers with a clear perspective on creativity and its application in innovative fashion design.

Diploma in Fashion Designing course description

IIFA offers a 1-year full-time course Diploma in fashion designing

The course has 2 semesters where the student gets introduced to the world of fashion

Offering a unique and comprehensive Bhatathiyar university degree syllabus and prepares a student for the fundamentals which is essentially required in today’s industry.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Walsall College

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 th ... [+]

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 develop your creativity and technical skills, the programme follows specialist fashion pathways, including: pattern construction, garment production, contextual influences, surface pattern and drawing development. There may be opportunities for trips abroad, as well as chances to enter into various competitions and shows. All students could have the opportunity of taking part in a fashion show or high profile fashion shoot. Private study is required and the course offers opportunities to gain further qualifications in Functional Skills English, Maths and or ICT.... [-]

United Kingdom Walsall
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
LABA Firenze - Liberal Academy Of Fine Art

The course of study to become a fashion designer is divided into three years. Working on the design and practical realization of the styles, students initially acquire th ... [+]

In a world where you can tell a book by its cover, fashion is the communication tool by which the necessary information is transferred to the social distinction. By providing the basic knowledge and methodology of the fashion language, the course forms the key figure in the world of fashion and businesses: the designer.

The course of study to become a fashion designer is divided into three years. Working on the design and practical realization of the styles, students initially acquire the mindset and tools of the designer, from drawing to fabric design up to the trend research, without neglecting the necessary video technology to communicate their projects. In the third year, students experiment fashion accessories design and become more familiar with the publishing industry and with the organization of fashion shows and events.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus