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Fashion Design, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months


The Fashion Design program develops each designer’s vision while cultivating the technical skills needed for the fashion industry—from concept development and sketching, to sewing, and construction techniques, draping, patternmaking, and textile selection. Finish your fashion design studies by learning how to create the perfect fashion portfolio, and polish your job-seeking skills with Professional Practices: Fashion.

What You'll Learn

  • How to draw from a live model for fashion sketching and create fashion flats and fashion illustrations.
  • How to conduct creative research and apply it to concept development.
  • Familiarity with all tools and materials needed to drape muslin patterns, make flat patterns and construct garments.
  • Become adept at identifying various fabric types, yardage specifications, notions, trimmings, and sewing supplies.
  • The role of sustainability and the textile industry: future and industry responsibilities.
  • Exposure to a variety of methods and practices needed in the art of sewing, construction, and garment design.


  • Studio stylist
  • Production manager
  • Designer of garments, home products, soft goods, fabric research and development
  • Design coordinator
  • Lead sewer/seamstress
  • Fit technician
  • Fabric & trim buyer
  • Pattern maker
  • Pattern manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details: Each course has a different start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fashion Design Basic Core 
  • OR Color Theory, Design Sketching , and Construction Techniques 
  • Fashion history elective
  • Fashion Flats

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Who Should Enroll 

  • Anyone with an interest in the fashion industry from a design perspective.
  • Creative individuals who want to use fabric and fashion design as a mode of artistic expression.
  • Professionals from the fashion industry who are seeking a change in what they are currently doing.
  • Those with the desire to translate their design vision from concept development to creation.
  • Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the construction of garments before launching their own company.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5714 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    5714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5714 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • In-State

    5714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5714 USD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
 $5,714 - $6,368 total

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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