Fashion Design is one of our signature courses at this college. Over the years we have produced very successful designers that work for established and recognised designers both Nationally and Internationally . We have also had very successful students launch their own labels and present at Melbourne and Sydney Fashion Weeks.
The Academy of Design takes great pride in building a courses that is driven by Innovation and business smarts !
This is the most Significant Fashion Design course in the Market – that is driven by performance and ‘readiness’ for the industry.
The high standards are driven by our aim to remain leaders in the fashion industry. This is done by Trend Forecasting up to 2 years ahead of the current market. We combine this with innovative design ethos and a realistic sense of business and production in the creation of all design here.
During their studies the students will create daywear, innovation garments, evening wear, swimwear & stretch wear and collections. As exhausting and challenging as the curriculum can be, We pride ourselves in reflecting realistic timeframes and current industry requirements for designers. The diversity and range offered to students allows them be exposed to many parts of the industry where they can them make intelligent decisions for themselves and their future goals in the fashion industry.
The course trains both practical and hands-on-training (pattern-making, sewing, grading) with the business essentials ( trade sketching, computers, marketing, styling, costings, production scheduling, production planning, co-ordinating photographers & makeup artists in fashion shoots and portfolio creation. ,pst importantly we have a strong drive and that fashion business is the underlying focus towards success in the future.
Students can either enter into the industry after this qualification or continue to Advanced Diploma to concentrate more on creating commercial collections and running their own business. Either way, our students have always reflected very high standards of employability and ability to step into the fashion Industry and start achieving their goals.
DAYS OF DELIVERY
( T1 | T2 ) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
( T3 | T4 ) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
10th June 2017 – DON’T MISS OUT !
DIPLOMA OF APPLIED FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, MATURE AGED STUDENTS, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & PEOPLE WITH A PASSION FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
12 MONTHS – FULL – TIME
( 4 TERMS )
4 DAYS A WEEK
FACE TO FACE DELIVERY
[ QTH RECOMMENDED HOURS ]
15 TO 20 STUDENTS
Level 2 | 252, OASIS Shopping Centre, Broadbeach, GOLD COAST
HOW TO ENROL
COMPLETE AN ENQUIRY FORM online on the course page you have selected.
When we have received your online application we will send you a ‘Welcome’ letter and an INFORMATION email that assists you with the rest of the enrolment process.
We will also organise a visit to the campus to see our facilities and further discuss course content.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you require any assistance with enrolment.
- Industrial Bobbin Case
- Industrial Bobbins x 5
- A3 display book
- A3 cartridge pad
- “Patternmaking for Fashion Design” by Helen Joseph-Armstrong.
- 0.4 Fine art liner.
- Paper scissors
- Glue stick
- Black fine permanent market / (sharpie)
- Dart Marker
- Tracing Wheel
- Pattern Hooks x 5
- Ruler Kit, includes: 2 x Set Squares, Curved Ruler & Grading Ruler. these kits may be sourced through M.Recht online).
- A4 arch lever folder
- A4 plastic sheet protectors (one pack of 50 available from Officeworks)
- A4 Black card (one pack of 50)
- 4 metres of Calico fabric
- Sewing box* (or storage container) to store the following equipment:
- Fabric scissors (good quality)*
- Chalk (preferably pencils)*
- Measuring tape*
- Pins – with pearl or coloured heads only! (NOT small metal heads)*
- Good quality Polyester thread 1000metres (Gutermann)
Zipper Feet – You are required to purchase a LEFT & RIGHT invisible zipper feet. NOTE: Equipment marked with * are available online from “M.Recht” or from Spotlight Retail Store.
A laptop is essential for your design and business applications ( preferably a MAC Pro or Air ) It must have the Adobe Creative Suite – ( Illustrator | Photoshop & Indesign ) software.
Course Outline | Units of Study
MSTFD5017 – Apply studio design process
MSTFD4020 – Use electronic fashion design tools
MSTFD4017 – Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs
MSTFD5018 – develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
MSTFD5014 – Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
MSTFD5018 – Determine and specify advanced construction processes
The Academy of Design FASHION DEPARTMENT is built on years of commitment to the creative and innovative side of fashion. The team behind this course supports the need to create a great course, deliver it well and above all create the next generation of emerging designers.
The culture of the Academy is very apparent the second you enter into our fashion Department. Apart from the impressive trainers that all bring something special to the program – we are also all committed to the creative culture that we have all created.
This means – developing an ever evolving curriculum that reflects the very latest of global trends. Staying in touch with all aspects of the industry and bringing this progressive nature back into the classroom. Most importantly – we are creating strong work ethic that is needed out there in the workplace.
Our students know that they are presented with the best of trainers & resources needed to ready themselves for the industry.
Here is a sneak preview of what our design students are challenged with on a duly basis during their studies here.
Catwalk | Runway images from all major fashion capitols in the world. NEW YORK | PARIS | MILAN | LONDON | etc.
Colour Palettes. Both Seasonal and Trend colours palette for the students to make accurate fabric and accessory elections for their designs.
Textiles. Forecast on the latest emerging textiles in the world market. Students can learn texture, pattern and performance of textiles in the world market.
Mood & Theme. Unpack the latest seasonal trend themes and mood boards – essential skills when designing a garment or collection for an individual season.
Illustration, Trades & Shape direction. Each seasons key pieces are presented in illustrative, trade sketch | flats – that is key to the learning of garment construction, performance, fabrication and building a collection.
Trend Forecasting. Critical analysis of global trends and the influences of accessories, fabrics, location etc. All aspects of design through to final sales are broken down and analysed as design process.
Retail and Buying. Essential business learning is carried out through looking at global retail trends and the how and why the world retailers purchase for specific location / season etc.
Business strategy. A vital part of fashion training is the strategic placement of design. This opens up global business trends and puts into context the student employment outcome with the fashion industry.
Graphic & Print Design. A look at emerging trends in print design matched with seasonal themes.
Our trainers are more than happy to discuss your personal goals in the fashion industry. Please make an appointment to discuss any course content and how you would benefit from understanding the diverse and varied aspects of your training at the Academy of Design.