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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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36 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
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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
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 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
August 2019
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
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
3 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
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
LaSalle College Istanbul

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. ... [+]

Fashion Marketing Diploma

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. Graduates of this program not only buy, sell and promote fashion products but also grasp the fundamentals of the fashion industry, manipulate current computer software applications used in the field and produce professional visual displays. Teachers of this program are also professionals in the field and are able to provide students with insight into the current realities of the workplace. From the local industry to the international arena, fashion merchandisers work for apparel retailers or wholesalers to develop, analyze and implement effective fashion marketing strategies.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
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Full-time
2 years
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
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Part-time
2 years
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 2020
Full-time
Campus
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 2019
9 find your juris doctor
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