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Bag Design: Intensive, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 10 days
London, United Kingdom
This exciting handbag design course will offer you an insight into the wonderful world of handbag designing. Under the expert guidance of the tutor you’ll be guided through creating a range of bags (with coordinating purses or wallets).
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By attending this course you’ll also be guided on fabric selection, trims and fixtures. To add to your design range you’ll also produce mood and design boards as well as creating industry specification drawings to help communicate your collection effectively. Once confident in the basics of designing and researching, you’ll be given a variety of projects to work on involving designing bags for different lifestyles and occasions.Looking at various different case studies you’ll start to investigate the importance of critical paths as well as how to analyse and interpret future trends. You will start to consider more advanced shapes, styles and construction as well as the importance in matching these to your target audience.You’ll also discuss the importance of branding and how best to brand your collection. The course will be supported with lectures and discussions and the chance for presentations and group feedback.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trend research Preparing design/mood boards
  • Creating customer profiles
  • Working drawings, spec sheets and material specifications
  • Researching materials and their practicality
  • Analysing collections for production and marketability
  • Producing a working sketchbook
  • How to translate and evolve your collection season to season

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

English language requirements

  • As a guideline for students whose first language is not English, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 4.5 for practical courses and 6.0 for lecture courses.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    950 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
  • National

    950 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/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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