Can be started at any time
$450 (Easy-pay plan available)
Approximately 3 months
- Study Option
- Home Study
- Course Level
- Entry Requirements
- 18 years old or over
- 5 practical assignments
- The American Academy of Fashion Design is accredited by the International Approval and Registrations Centre (IARC).
Completing this course will enable you to design and create your own clothing by developing basic skills and techniques of fashion design.
Created for enthusiasts, the course is designed around five practical assignments. You will incrementally develop your techniques and understanding of the industry through each assignment.
As a home study student you will have full access to our student area, the Online Learning Centre, which contains course material created by industry experts including: instructional videos, written content and assignments.
Our tutors provide all the support, knowledge and in-depth feedback you need to progress through your course and are always contactable through the Online Learning Centre.
This course can be completed in approximately 3 months*.
*Completion time is based on the approximate time it has taken past students to complete the course. Students have up to 36 months to complete the course.
The list below provides an overview of the topics covered in this course.
- Techniques & Processes
Develop the skills that enable you as a fashion designer to create innovative shapes through draping on a mannequin. Learn how to generate ideas for an outfit and create mood boards to explore different themes and styles. Develop design ideas using sketching, collage and draping. This is the perfect place to start to learn the different techniques and processes at the core of the fashion industry. You will learn about:
- Idea generation
- Starting your sketchbook
- Creating a mood board
- Presentation boards
- Fashion & Textile Practices
Learn about the properties of fabrics, their weights and appropriate uses. You will experiment with fabric manipulation techniques, learn how to create a swatch book and develop designs based on your discoveries. Complete your very own garment, using deconstruction/reconstruction methods. You will learn about:
- Creating a swatch book
- Understanding technical aspects of fabrics
- Choosing fabrics
- Basic sewing techniques
- Deconstruction/reconstruction techniques to upcycle garments
- Experimenting with fabrics
All our tutors are fashion design professionals working in the industry.
Patricia Gomes holds an MBA in Retail Marketing and a BA in Costume Design and Fashion History. She has been working in the fashion industry for 25 years and has been teaching for almost 10 years. Passionate about fashion and tutoring, Patricia is currently doing an MA in Design and Marketing for Fashion Products.
The course shows videos on doing the assignments. They also recommended books to help the student with design trends.
The course has the right blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. I am really enjoying it and I feel I have learnt so much.
I am pleased with the course - I can fit it in around my schedule. The feedback from my tutor is helpful and informative.
The American Academy of Fashion Design
Our philosophy at the American Academy of Fashion Design is to make high-quality education accessible to all by empowering people to do what they love. Through the power of online and blended learning, our students are able to harness their creativity and practically apply it to succeed in their chosen careers.
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