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Summer courses are offered at universities and colleges and allow students to build up academic qualifications during the summer months. These courses may provide additional training in an area of study or they may connect the gap between different academic phases.

You may be wondering, what is a Summer Course in Fashion Design? This course is designed for students who want to work on the design side of the fashion industry. Programs will vary but topics that may be offered include trend research, technology of materials, tailoring techniques, and fashion history. Skills that may be developed include patternmaking, drawing, and tailoring. Many courses will conclude with a final project.

Students who take a fashion design course learn how to use the creative process to carry out project goals and how to collaborate as part of a team. The skills that they develop will help them in their future careers.

Fashion design programs are available at institutions all over the world, and costs can vary significantly from one to another. Factors involved include the location of the school, reputation of the program, and possible fabric fees. Students should contact their favorite schools to ask about financial obligations.

Taking a fashion design course is just one of the programs that students will take in order to earn a degree. With a degree, graduates can begin looking for a career in a number of different areas. Many may choose to work in design or production firms in a variety of design capacities. Career titles may include textile designer, fashion designer, or product manager. Fashion companies of all sizes are potential employers, or graduates may choose to work as freelancers.

Start comparing fashion design schools by using our extensive online database. 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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12 Results in Fashion Design

Accademia del Lusso

An intensive course that aims to provide basic knowledge and techniques of the processes involved in Fashion Design. The contents of the singular weeks are developed as i ... [+]

An intensive course that aims to provide basic knowledge and techniques of the processes involved in Fashion Design. The contents of the singular weeks are developed as independent units; therefore students can buy and attend single weeks according to the contents, their level of knowledge and needs.

Week 1: Intro – Research & Materials intro to trends & research how to make a mood board and a color palette study of the main material for a fashion collection Week 2: Fashion Drawing basics of human body stylization how to make a fashion template draping on the silhouette Week 3: Fashion Design basics of collection design moulage (draping fabrics on mannequins) Week 4: Fash... [-]
Italy Milan
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The summer holidays are a perfect opportunity to learn and create. The course Fashion Design Summer Kids offers an immersion attractive fashion world, which will help sma ... [+]

The summer holidays are a perfect opportunity to learn and create. The course Fashion Design Summer Kids It offers an immersion attractive fashion world, which will help smaller, aged between 9 and 13 years, to know themselves and the environment around them.

Students will discover the secrets of the work of a fashion designer through images, games and crafts.

Fashion Design is one of the courses Junior Summer Kids Academy IED Madrid.

The Kids Summer Courses are designed for all those young age included between 9 and 13 years who want to develop their creative side and become familiar with the design and new technologies during the summer.

These courses last a week and are taught from 26 to 30 June, with classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 14:00 hours. The total duration of the course is 20 hours. Course contents: ... [-]
Spain Madrid
June 2019
Part-time
1 week
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Fashion is creativity. Learn how to design a fashion collection, develop a complete look and carry out a campaign, using a fundamental language for your professional futu ... [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

Fashion is creativity. Learn how to design a fashion collection, develop a complete look and carry out a campaign, using a fundamental language for your professional future, English. Fashion Design It is a practical course where the student makes and photographs his own design, as well as a Fashion Design portfolio.

Goals:Learn the methodology of a fashion designer's work.Create and communicate a fashion collection with the help of a bilingual teaching team.Work with specific machinery and materials: sewing mannequins, semi-industrial sewing machines, seaming machines, plates, photography sets and Mac computers.

The Summer Junior Programs are courses on design, fashion and visual communication designed specifically for young people between 14 and 18 years old. The objective is to initiate students in the world of design, develop their creative skills and equip them with the basic tools that facilitate their access to these disciplines.... [-]

Spain Madrid
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Design Experience Summer Course's students will learn about the methodology used in the design process and will master the use of the necessary tools to deal with cross-d ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Design Experience Summer Course is made up of four one-week indipendent workshops, each one focusing on a design area. It will take place from July 3rd to July 28th.

Students will develop their creative abilities with experimental workshops within the following disciplines: fashion design, interior design, product design and graphic design.

Design Experience Summer Course's students will learn about the methodology used in the design process and will master the use of the necessary tools to deal with cross-disciplinary projects.

Aimed at: Individuals looking to complement and enrich their artistic education under the direction of experienced and renowned professionals, developing their creativity in a practical and intensive way through multidisciplinary projects.... [-]

Spain Madrid
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses

Ideal for those who are considering further studies or a career in fashion, this course will introduce key concepts in fashion design and encourage you to develop your ow ... [+]

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23rd July – 9th August 2019

Develop key skills and knowledge about the fashion industry.

Course highlights include:

Explore key concepts in fashion design and promotion Develop your Fashion Portfolio London Study trip: street style sketchbooks, visit fashion collections Research workshops: 3D experimentation, colour palettes, fabric awareness Fashion Illustration: Drawing the Fashion Figure Practical workshops in draping, sketching, deconstructing garments, machine sewing Introduction to the fashion industry including blogging and advertising Create your own fashion piece Develop your Fashion Identity Professional photoshoot of your designed garment.

Ideal for those who are considering further studies or a career in fashion, this course will introduce key concepts in fashion design and encourage you to develop your own fashion identity, to challenge assumptions, think unpredictably and reach surprising solutions.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
July 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

Bearing in mind a more sustainable alternative, the Summer Course in Future Materials in Fashion: Lifestyle, Trend and Design, is an intense one week course that focuses ... [+]

The intersection of fashion, science, and technology are undeniably having a profound effect on the fashion industry. We presently live in a highly challenging moment in society with rapid changes in a very short time. A new positive system is needed and where all action is designed to achieve a minimum environmental impact to contribute to a sustainable fashion. We should embrace the future examining new materials and the possibilities of these new technologies might be and how designers, entrepreneurs, and corporations intend to use them.

What impact might we achieve with innovating fabrics to promote sustainable fashion consumption?... [-]

Spain Barcelona
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Accademia Riaci

Practical study on leading Italian fashion 1 or 2 months short-term intensive course. You will learn from design to actual making. ... [+]

Practical study on leading Italian fashion 1 or 2 months short-term intensive course. You will learn from design to actual making.

Instructors :

After having completed her degree in Industrial & Communication Design, she has worked as art director and design coordinator for many Italian companies, along with her passion for teaching as specialized instructor of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. In our Fashion Design department, Prof. Veronica instills in students the Italian style and fashion sense, addressing the following topics: Development of models for fashion collections, Research and development of new products in relation to specific target. In these courses participant can learn all aspects of the Fashion Design Industry, including mood-boards, drawing and coloring of the fashion-plate, color palette, textures developments, product profile sheets, etc.... [-]

Italy Florence
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 - 12 weeks
Campus
IFA Paris

The Fashion & Luxury Business short course provides the basic skills to become a fashion entrepreneur: from the drafting of the main idea to the commercialization and ... [+]

The Fashion & Luxury Business short course is a complete and comprehensive 254-hour program regrouping 3 themes: Luxury, Fashion Marketing, and Visual Merchandising. Upon completion of this course, students will gain the essential skills necessary to run a personal project in fashion or luxury retail. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the development of a business plan, from research to commercialization.

Part-Time Courses at IFA: A modular and customizable learning experience!

The Part-Time courses at IFA have been constructed on unique modular planning in order to allow participants to customize their learning experience by electing 3 options:... [-]

France Paris
October 2019
Full-time
7 - 8 weeks
Campus
IFA Paris

This course is aimed at people who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. ... [+]

This course is aimed at people who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. Fashion design is presented through a mix of theoretical and practical short modules that will give participants a clear overview of the industry, the positions and the skills required to succeed. Modules will be complemented by visits to companies, museums, and presentations to allow participants to “feel” what fashion is about.

Course Objectives Understand the structure of the fashion and textile industry from an international perspective as well as the strong link between fashion and culture Discover what it takes to be a fashion designer: The creative process Realize the importance of pattern making and sewing in fashion: The technical process Understand the power of communication behind the product: The fashion image Course Outcomes Creation of a mini portfolio (that can be used for program admission): Mood board / Silhouette / Mini-Collection Creation of a basic pattern of a skirt Customization of garment Course Modules Fashion Industry Panorama - 9 hours Fashion Culture - 12 hours Collection Process - 18 hours Technical Process - 12 hours The Fashion Image - 9 hours ... [-]
France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
The Summer Fashion School London

Based in Kensington and Chelsea College in fully equipped studios with industry experts and tutors from design, manufacture and merchandising, you’ll learn how to complet ... [+]

Overview Tailored for ages 14-19 18 - 27 July 2019 (10 days) Residential and non-residential options Additional extras available Fees starting from £1,733 for non-residential and £2,750 for residential (all inclusive) Based in Kensington and Chelsea College in fully equipped studios with industry experts and tutors from design, manufacture and merchandising, you’ll learn how to: Research and use various design development methods Complete a fashion brief based on a current designer/brand Complete projects based on the exhibitions we visit Draw fashion illustrations Utilise trend forecasting within your design Create mood boards and learn why designers use them Drape on the stand using luxury fabrics 3D pattern cutting masterclass Build your fabric knowledge base Pattern cut and construct a garment using specialist techniques Visit exciting exhibitions and talks: Fashion exhibitions and museums such as the Fashion & Textile Museum, the V&A and Saatchi Gallery Harrods experience to see their ‘superbrands’ Talks from fashion industry experts Fashion history talk A fashion education, careers and CV talk Exclusive fashion tours such as Central Saint Martins, a prestigious fashion university Our Fashion Luxe programme also features: Mayfair boutiques and galleries (London’s famous Bond Street and Dover Street) The Berkeley for afternoon tea (Prêt-à-Portea) Harrods experience to include ‘superbrands’, food hall and light meal Farm Girl Cafe Lunch at a nearby on-trend restaurant After a fun-packed 10 days, you’ll take home: Design development sheets A sketchbook bursting with creativity A fashion diary with insider knowledge and exhibition literature Your own mood boards Unique patterns made... [-]
United Kingdom London
July 2019
10 days
Campus
The Summer Fashion School London

In this programme, you will how to research and use various design development methods. ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Fashion Design 2019. Overview Tailored for ages 14-19 28 July - 6 August 2019 (10 days) Residential and non-residential options Additional extras available Fees starting from £1,248 for non-residential and £1,980 for residential Based in Kensington and Chelsea College in fully equipped studios with industry experts and tutors from design, manufacture and merchandising, you’ll learn how to: Research and use various design development methods Complete a fashion brief based on a current designer/brand Complete projects based on the exhibitions we visit Draw fashion illustrations Utilise trend forecasting within your design Create mood boards and learn why designers use them Drape on the stand using luxury fabrics 3D pattern cutting masterclass Build your fabric knowledge base Pattern cut and construct a garment using specialist techniques Visit exciting exhibitions and talks: Fashion exhibitions and museums such as the Fashion & Textile Museum, the V&A and Saatchi Gallery Harrods experience to see their ‘superbrands’ Talks from fashion industry experts Fashion history talk A fashion education, careers and CV talk Exclusive fashion tours such as Central Saint Martins, a prestigious fashion university After a fun-packed 10 days, you’ll take home: Design development sheets A sketchbook bursting with creativity A fashion diary with insider knowledge and exhibition literature Your own mood boards Unique patterns made by you- Observational fashion illustrations Fashion quizzes An experimental garment made by yourself from your capsule collection The Summer Fashion School London tote bag full of goodies A certificate of completion International friends and unforgettable memories!... [-]
United Kingdom London
July 2019
10 days
Campus
The Summer Fashion School London

We've created this course to include younger fashionistas with a focus on having fun, creating, designing and sewing in the studio. This workshop is perfect for those not ... [+]

About

We've created this course to include younger fashionistas with a focus on having fun, creating, designing and sewing in the studio. This workshop is perfect for those not yet old enough for our 10-day programme, who'd love to learn about fashion and design

Overview Tailored for ages 10-13 12 - 16 August 2019 (5 days) 10 am – 4.45pm with an hour lunch each day Non-residential £450 each You will learn how to: Assume the role of the designer and develop your own ideas into a design Complete a fashion brief Create mood boards and learn why designers use them Pattern cut, sew and construct your own garment Take your first steps into the fashion industry You'll attend: A talk from guest speakers within the industry Fashion careers and CV talks A fashion history taster End of week exhibition in the gallery space at KCC Whilst learning valuable skills such as: Communication Fashion design Fabric knowledge Embellishment Accuracy Machine and hand sewing You will leave with: Design development sheets Your own mood boards An outfit designed and made by yourself The Summer Fashion School London tote bag A certificate of completion ... [-]
United Kingdom London
August 2019
5 days
Campus