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Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 4)



Course Overview

Fashion Design Diploma Online

To make a name for yourself in the world of fashion design is to gain access to one of the world’s most exclusive, prestigious and rewarding industries. Allow your creativity to flourish with our own label, or rise through the ranks of the world’s biggest fashion brands. For those with the require skills, talents and determination to succeed, this is a career path with absolutely no limits.

This Fashion Design Diploma Online, has been designed for those looking to transform an existing passion for fashion into a thrilling life-long career. Ideally suited to those with plenty of creative flair and the willingness to work hard to succeed, the course helps develop enthusiastic amateurs into the kinds of professionally-qualified fashion designers the industry is always hungry for. So whether you’re already on your way to breaking out as the next big thing or are still to master the basics of dress-designing, this intensive diploma could be your ticket to the career of your dreams. 

On this Fashion Design Diploma Online, you will learn the basics of sewing, fabric selection, garment construction, fabric handling techniques, applying knowledge of fabric, coordinating colour and texture, monitoring quality and fit, and fashion sketching, marketing techniques and retail fashion production.Course content on this online diploma in fashion design, begins with a broad overview of the fashion design industry as a whole, incorporating an exploration of the history of contemporary fashion design and an introduction to contemporary trends. This is followed by an in-depth investigation of key design elements and principles, followed by an introduction to the dressmaking and sewing. The course concludes with an overview of the essential steps involved in setting up and running a fashion design business, ultimately priming candidates for success in this uniquely dynamic industry.

Relevant practical exercises and projects are introduced throughout the course aimed at applying the theory and skills learnt. Diploma in Fashion Design, prepares you for the real world of the design professional: we teach you how to start and run your own fashion design business profitably.

This Fashion Designing Course Online, has been designed under the guidance of top fashion industry experts and is especially designed for those individuals who are seeking for a fast track to excel in this field

This course in Fashion Design has been designed under the guidance of top fashion industry experts and is especially designed for those individuals who are seeking for a fast track to excel in this field.

How this fashion designing course online is beneficial for you?

  • Fastest way to develop your career in the field of fashion design
  • You study fashion design course that is designed top fashion design industry experts.
  • You learn inside secrets of becoming a fashion design professional in months not years!
  • You save your valuable time and money which otherwise is wasted in travelling to classes.
  • You set your study pace according to your ease and your schedule.
  • Industry expert tutor
  • Interest free payment plan
  • Explore Interesting, excited and diverse projects.
  • The course is conducted online and is ideal for those candidates who want to adjust their learning in accordance with their job, family or other commitments. This is an online course so you can learn, take tutor guidance and solve assignments from anywhere around the World and can also set its pace that suits you.

This course is accredited from ABC Awards at level 4. The course is unique in a sense that it is not just theory based but also gives you an opportunity to put your hands on diverse industry related projects which help you to know the secrets of the fashion industry and its changing trends.

Different government and private organizations have shown their level of trust on BOLC by registering their staff members for further training at BOLC. This is indicator of the fact that our courses comprise of those contents which fulfil industry expectations and provide total satisfaction.

Course fee covers the cost for all the material required for the course. Upon registration, students will receive:

  • Required study materials
  • Study guide
  • Assessment containing questions, case studies and projects
  • Constructive feedback from the tutor
  • Industry expert tutor who will assist you throughout your course.

We aim to provide you affordable and flexible way to further your education, the course therefore offers you the best deal available. The registration fee, certification fee, and full tutor support- all this is included in the course price. 

Course Syllabus

Fashion Design Diploma Online: Key Topics

This Online Diploma in Fashion Design consists of the following 11 units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design

In the first course unit, candidates are introduced to the concept of fashion design both in its contemporary form and in a historical context. Unit content covers an exploration of fashion throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, in order to provide candidates with essential context by which to consider both current and future fashion trends.

Unit 2 - Elements of Design

The second course unit turns attention to the four most important elements of design – Lines, Shapes, Colours and Textures. Candidates are introduced to each of these elements independently in order to understand their roles and importance, along with how each element of design works with the other three elements.

Unit 3 - Principles of Design

In the following course unit, the primary core focus is that of design principles which once again dissects each of the most important principles of design, in order to convey its respective role and importance. A variety of design principles are investigated including emphasis, balance, harmony and repetition.

Unit 4 - Dress Designing Essentials

Course content in the fourth unit focuses on the fundamentals of successful dress designing. Candidates are introduced to a variety of effective and efficient dress designing techniques, along with a series of important tools/resources for dress designing and a number of critical associated theoretical teachings.

Unit 5 - Colour & Dress Designing

Dress designing continues into the fifth course unit, which also introduces the importance of colour and how to approach/understand colour selection/use. A series of essential colour principles are explored, along with how certain colours are more appropriate for certain applications and how to avoid colour clashes.

Unit 6 - The Design Process

The sixth course unit provides candidates with a broad overview of the professional design process as a whole. Each of the most important steps of the design process – from initial inspiration to final garment production – is broken down and investigated, outlining the importance of structure to the design process in general.

Unit 7 - Fashion Sketching

The basics of professional fashion sketching represents the primary core focus of Unit 7. Candidates are shown how to effectively and efficiently bring their ideas and concepts to life in the form of sketches that are not only useful to them, but can be interpreted and understood by others within the industry.

Unit 8 - Working with Patterns

How to effectively utilise and work with patterns forms the central theme of Unit 8, in which candidates explore how and why it is that specific patterns have very specific impacts on garments in general, those wearing them and the overall cohesiveness of garment combinations.

Unit 9 - Sewing Basics (i)

The ninth course unit focuses on the more practical side of fashion design by introducing candidates to a series of sewing basics. Throughout Unit 9 and Unit 10, course content covers effective hand sewing techniques, use of a professional sewing room and its equipment, how to effectively sew seams and more.

Unit 10 - Sewing Basics (ii)

The introduction to sewing continues into Unit 10, which incorporates an overview of sewing techniques and challenges in association with various materials, along with how to carry out basic alterations and repairs.

Unit 11 - Running the Fashion Design Business

In the closing course unit, candidates are introduced to the fundamentals of creating and running a successful design business from the perspective of an industry newcomer. Core concepts covered include building a brand image, the basics of marketing a fashion design business and ultimately how to succeed as an independent fashion designer. 

This Online Diploma in Fashion Design consists of the following 11 units:
 
Unit 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design
In the first course unit, candidates are introduced to the concept of fashion design both in its contemporary form and in a historical context.  Unit content covers an exploration of fashion throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, in order to provide candidates with essential context by which to consider both current and future fashion trends.
 
Unit 2 - Elements of Design
 
The second course unit turns attention to the four most important elements of design – Lines, Shapes, Colours and Textures.  Candidates are introduced to each of these elements independently in order to understand their roles and importance, along with how each element of design works with the other three elements.
 
Unit 3 - Principles of Design
 
In the following course unit, the primary core focus is that of design principles which once again dissects each of the most important principles of design, in order to convey its respective role and importance.  A variety of design principles are investigated including emphasis, balance, harmony and repetition.
 
Unit 4 - Dress Designing Essentials
 
Course content in the fourth unit focuses on the fundamentals of successful dress designing.  Candidates are introduced to a variety of effective and efficient dress designing techniques, along with a series of important tools/resources for dress designing and a number of critical associated theoretical teachings.
 
Unit 5 - Colour & Dress Designing
 
Dress designing continues into the fifth course unit, which also introduces the importance of colour and how to approach/understand colour selection/use.  A series of essential colour principles are explored, along with how certain colours are more appropriate for certain applications and how to avoid colour clashes.
 
Unit 6 - The Design Process
 
The sixth course unit provides candidates with a broad overview of the professional design process as a whole.  Each of the most important steps of the design process – from initial inspiration to final garment production – is broken down and investigated, outlining the importance of structure to the design process in general.
 
Unit 7 - Fashion Sketching
 
The basics of professional fashion sketching represents the primary core focus of Unit 7.  Candidates are shown how to effectively and efficiently bring their ideas and concepts to life in the form of sketches that are not only useful to them, but can be interpreted and understood by others within the industry.
 
Unit 8 - Working with Patterns
 
How to effectively utilise and work with patterns forms the central theme of Unit 8, in which candidates explore how and why it is that specific patterns have very specific impacts on garments in general, those wearing them and the overall cohesiveness of garment combinations.
 
Unit 9 - Sewing Basics (i)
 
The ninth course unit focuses on the more practical side of fashion design by introducing candidates to a series of sewing basics.  Throughout Unit 9 and Unit 10, course content covers effective hand sewing techniques, use of a professional sewing room and its equipment, how to effectively sew seams and more.
 
Unit 10 - Sewing Basics (ii)
 
The introduction to sewing continues into Unit 10, which incorporates an overview of sewing techniques and challenges in association with various materials, along with how to carry out basic alterations and repairs.
 
Unit 11 - Running the Fashion Design Business
 
In the closing course unit, candidates are introduced to the fundamentals of creating and running a successful design business from the perspective of an industry newcomer.  Core concepts covered include building a brand image, the basics of marketing a fashion design business and ultimately how to succeed as an independent fashion designer. 
Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £104

No of Installments: 12

Each Installment: £38

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £46

Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
 

Career Path

A high-level qualification in fashion design can vastly improve your chances of breaking into the industry. Newly-qualified fashion designers often joined established brands as fashion buyers, design assistants, graphic designers or in customer service roles. More advanced positions including fashion designer and creative director are attainable with experience. Salaries vary significantly, beginning around the £18,000 mark and often reaching beyond £100,000. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Anyone serious about a career in fashion design
  • Those looking to set up their own fashion business
  • Existing fashion workers pursuing promotion
  • Anyone interested in turning a hobby into a career
  • Fashion workers looking to improve their skills and competencies
  • Senior fashion workers targeting improved performance and efficiency

Related Links:

Cerfificate in Fashion Design (Level 3)

Wedding Planning (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
260 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date
Ongoing

  • Discover the secrets to breaking into the fashion industry
  • Enhance both practical and creative design skills
  • Master every step of the professional design process
  • Begin building your own unique fashion brand
  • Learn how to start and run your own fashion business


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Course Cost

£ 460

WAS
£ 560

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£ 100