Introduction to Fashion Design Summer Course

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Program Description

Ideal for those who are considering further studies or a career in fashion, this course will introduce key concepts in fashion design and encourage you to develop your own fashion identity, to challenge assumptions, think unpredictably and reach surprising solutions.

The UK fashion industry is a thriving, vibrant and creative business; constantly changing and demanding exciting new talent, it has universal appeal.  Through a combination of experimental studio workshops, demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will develop a creative and entrepreneurial outlook, and discover some of the fascinating new creative technology influencing fashion design and garment making.  Delivered in our dedicated fashion studios you will experience the full fashion design process, starting with research, translation and drawing techniques, through to garment design and production. The course includes a day-trip to London and professional photoshoot of your finished fashion piece.


Develop drawing, observational skills & aesthetic awareness in relation to fashion design

Understand the key principles of fashion design and the importance of the research process

Develop an individual fashion identity through a series of exploratory & experimental workshops

Communicate & present fashion design ideas confidently & effectively through oral presentations, sketches & written work

Explore industry standard fashion resources, and understand the appropriate use of fashion equipment & best practice

Understand the fashion industry and the specialist roles within (designer, stylist, fashion writer, merchandiser, buyer etc)

Develop reflective skills through critiqu

What`s Included

• Explore key concepts in fashion design and promotion
• Develop your Fashion Portfolio
• London Study trip: street style sketchbooks, visit fashion collections
• Research workshops: 3D experimentation, colour palettes, fabric awareness
• Fashion Illustration: Drawing the Fashion Figure
• Practical workshops in draping, sketching, deconstructing garments, machine sewing
• Introduction to the fashion industry including blogging and advertising
• Create your own fashion piece
• Develop your Fashion Identity
• Professional photoshoot of your designed garment


Communications, Fashion Design and Merchandising

Program Locations

Poole, United Kingdom

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Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
  • United Kingdom: Poole
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