2 months
7160 USD/full
7160 USD/full
Tuition fee
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Only Parsons, a top-ranked design school, can give you a 360-degree immersion in fashion design, trends, and techniques. This Fashion Design program at The New School supports your design vision while cultivating foundational technical skills, from concept development and sketching to sewing, construction, draping, patternmaking, and textile selection.


Gain experience with fashion trends, techniques, and design standards. Begin by completing one of the required courses below. This Fashion Design certificate from The New School must be completed within two years.

What You’ll Gain

  • The ability to create fashion sketches from model images and live models and create fashion flats and fashion illustrations
  • The skill to conduct creative research and apply it to concept development
  • Familiarity with all the tools and materials needed to drape muslin patterns, make flat patterns, and construct garments
  • Expertise in identifying various fabric types, yardage specifications, notions, trimmings, and sewing supplies

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration and video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Color Theory
  • Design Sketching 
  • Construction Techniques
  • Fashion Flats
  • Worth to Westwood: Fashion History
  • Fashion Styling


  • Anyone interested in the design side of the fashion industry
  • Creative individuals who want to use fabric and fashion design to develop and realize their vision
  • Fashion professionals seeking to advance their practice
  • Entrepreneurs learning about garment construction before launching their own companies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Introductory courses for the Fall 2021 semester begin August 30th.




  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7160 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7160 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    7160 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7160 USD for the full programme during 2 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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