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Course Description

The ICI Fashion Design course has been designed in consultation with the fashion industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. 

The ICI Fashion Design course has been designed in consultation with the fashion industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. 

Course Content

Course Outline: What You Will Cover

1 Introduction

  • What a Fashion Designer Does
  • Benefits of a Fashion Design Career

2 Fashion and Design Process

  • What is Fashion?
  • Why We Buy
  • The Cycle of Fashion History
  • Fashion Categories
  • Designers, You Should Know
  • How to Design a Garment:
    • Define Your Idea
    • Choose the Materials
    • Sketch Your Design
    • Determine the Size
    • Pattern Making
    • Make Your Samples
    • Manufacture Your Garment

3 Fashion Design Skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Textile and Sewing Knowledge
  • Sketching by Hand
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Skills
  • An Eye for Fashion
  • Creativity

4 Fashion Design Careers

  • Finding Your Ideal Job
  • Types of Employers, Positions and Salary Packages
  • Finding Jobs: Advertised Positions & Unadvertised Positions
  • Your Portfolio, Resume & Cover Letter
  • Interviews: How to Prepare, How to Dress, Make a Great Impression, Questions to Expect, Following Up & Discussing Salary

5 Starting Your Own Business

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Your Marketing Plan
  • Your Financial Plan and Projections
  • Choosing a Name
  • Insurance & Taxes
  • Setting Up Your Workspace / Renting a Showroom
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Your Fabric Supply
  • Manufacturing Needs
  • Design Needs
  • Fulfilling Orders
  • Hiring Assistants or Contractors
  • Outsourcing to a Manufacturer
  • Setting Your Prices
  • Getting Paid

6 Marketing Your Designs

  • Define Your Market
  • Type of Garments
  • Who Will Wear Your Designs
  • Your Price Range
  • Your Unique Selling Point
  • Promotional Tools
  • Advertising, Websites, Catalogues and Publicity
  • Finding Wholesale Buyers
  • Speciality Stores and Boutiques
  • Department Stores and Large Retailers
  • Trade Shows / Runway Shows
  • Getting Into a Fashion Magazine

Course Outline: What You Will Cover 1 Introduction What a Fashion Designer Does Benefits of a Fashion Design Career 2 Fashion and Design Process What is Fashion? Why We Buy The Cycle of Fashion History Fashion...

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Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

Assessment Methods

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

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