Fashion Designer Course Online, introduces the skills, talents and personal attributes required to make it in the high-flying world of fashion design. Building on an existing passion for style and design, candidates are taken through the fundamentals of fashion and exposed to the crucial core principles and elements of the industry. Fashion Designer Course Online, has been designed to bridge the important gap between amateur fashion fanatic and professionally-qualified fashion designer, for those chasing their dream careers.
Course content for fashion designing course online, begins with an introduction to fashion design as a historical concept, examining the changing face of fashion over several centuries. The primary focus however is forward-thinking 21st century fashion and the principles of outstanding design in a modern capacity. As one of the most important core elements of fashion, the course introduces fashion forecasting along with the ever-active fashion cycle.
Practical design-focused units move onto the most important elements of fashion design, along with key design principles that underpin successful design work. From appropriate colour choice to the basics of dress designing and the importance of choosing the right material, the course syllabus is structured to be as digestible and manageable as possible. Rounded off with an introduction to basic sewing skills, successful candidates gain a comprehensive insight into both the hard-skills and theoretical knowledge required to make it in this uniquely exciting industry.
This course consists of the following seven units:
Unit 1 - Introduction to Fashion Design
Fashion design as a principle is introduced in a historical context, with candidates being guided through the fashion of the 18th, 19th and mid-20th centuries. An understanding of the origins of fashion paves the way for better understanding of contemporary fashion.
Unit 2 - Fashion Forecasting
In the second unit, candidates are introduced to the supremely important art of fashion forecasting. By gaining an understanding of fashion cycles, candidates develop the skills and knowledge required to predict and pre-empt future fashion.
Unit 3 - Elements of Design
In this unit, course content moves onto the four basic elements of design – Lines, Shapes, Colours and Textures. The importance of each in its own right and when used collaboratively with others must be understood by any professional fashion designer.
Unit 4 - Principles of Design
The fourth unit introduces the subject of key design principles and how they apply to all aspects of fashion design across the board. Principles investigated include emphasis, balance, harmony and repetition.
Unit 5 - Colour and Dress Designing
The importance of colour and understanding colour choices is introduced in the fifth unit. In addition to the basic principles of colour, this unit also provides candidates with an important introduction to colour application in regard to dress designing.
Unit 6 - Choosing the Right Material
Material choice represents the primary focus of unit six which provides crucial insights into a variety of common and rare fabrics, along with their respective properties and recommended uses. The unit also touches upon the subjects of testing, make-up and dying.
Unit 7 - Sewing Basics
The final unit of the course moves away from theoretical teachings to focus on the basics of sewing. Candidates are guided through the process of sewing seams, stitching by hand and safely using the tools and equipment of a professional sewing room.
Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £25
Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315
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 itself has been designed by BOLC 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.
Upon completion, you will have the option of pursuing a career with an established fashion brand, or building your own business from scratch. Entry-level positions as design assistants, brand representatives and in customer service usually start from around £18,000, while senior fashion designers can easily take home £100,000 or more.
200 Hours Approx.
No entry requirement.
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