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LEVEL : UNDERGRADUATE  

DURATION : 3 YEARS 

START DATE : SEPTEMBER 2024

DUAL COUNTRY : FINAL YEAR BACHELORS DEGREE OR SEMESTER OPTION  IN UK, ITALY, FRANCE OR DUBAI


FULL FEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AN OPTIONAL  1 MONTH LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN DUBAI
 

CERTIFICATION : ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN FASHION DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE BY SQA (UK QUALIFICATION)

DIPLOMA IN FASHION DESIGNING BY NCVRT (GOVT. OF INDIA APPROVED BODY*)

BACHELORS DEGREE FROM PARTNER UNIVERSITIES IN THE UK* (3RD YEAR OPTIONAL, EQUIVALENT TO 4 YEARS B.DES)

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATION BY FAD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE OVERVIEW

The three-year Undergraduate program in Fashion Design is meticulously crafted to provide students with a rich learning experience that spans from foundational principles to advanced professional expertise. Through a blend of structured guidance and hands-on studio learning, the curriculum aims to develop the creative, technical, and professional skills essential for success in the global fashion design industry.

 

This program caters to individuals who aspire to excel in various aspects of fashion design, encompassing disciplines such as pattern making, fashion illustration, and the utilization of cutting-edge software like CLO3D. In the first year, students establish a solid groundwork in fashion fundamentals, mastering techniques such as pattern making and fashion illustration, while also familiarizing themselves with industry-standard software tools. As students progress to the second year, they delve deeper into advanced techniques such as garment construction and couture craftsmanship, refining their skills and preparing for real-world application. This phase includes intensive training in pattern drafting, garment assembly, and the intricate art of couture.

 

Upon completing two years of immersive learning and receiving personalized career guidance from seasoned mentors, students enter their third year with the opportunity to specialize further. They are presented with various options, including pursuing a Bachelors Degree (equivalent to the 4-year B.Des degree in India) from participating universities in the UK. Alternatively, they may opt to continue their learning in India with specialization in advanced techniques like couture or garment construction, or choose to continue their studies while engaging in internships with prestigious fashion houses and design studios.

 

Moreover, the students are given exposure to international fashion shows, such as London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, and others. Witnessing firsthand the creativity, innovation, and diversity showcased on these prestigious platforms provides invaluable inspiration and insight into the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry, preparing students to navigate and contribute to its dynamic trajectory.

 

Opportunities like the FAD Europe tour and year abroad programs broaden students' perspectives. The FAD Europe tour immerses students in Europe's fashion capitals, offering exposure to iconic landmarks, design studios, and industry events. Year abroad programs enable exploration of global fashion markets, fostering cross-cultural understanding and expanding professional networks. These experiences enhance technical skills and develop a nuanced understanding of the global fashion ecosystem, preparing students for success in an interconnected industry.

YEAR 1

In Year One students undergo foundation in art & design to develop creative thinking and grasp the design development process. Students are also introduced to global fashion studies and fundamental modules in Fashion. By the end of the year students are able to creatively translate their inspirations from 2D to a final 3D product with a sound technical ability. Students study varied modules and learn to adopt a global perspective on fashion. This inaugural segment of the course has been mindfully set up to enable students to bestow their creativity aiming at professing their signature skills.

Core Learning Modules - 120 Credits / 600 Hours

Fashion Illustration: An Introduction (Mandatory Unit)
Creative Garment Design Development: An Introduction (Mandatory Unit)
Textile Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics (Optional Unit) 
Fashion Technology: Pattern Drafting and Development (Mandatory Unit)
Sewing and Finishing Techniques for Garment Development (Mandatory Unit)
Sewing and Finishing for Garment Development: Advanced Techniques (Mandatory Unit)
Pattern Development for the Fashion Industry (Mandatory Unit)
Fashion Design using Computer Technology
Concept Garment Design: An Introduction (Optional Unit)
Designing and Producing a Fashion Garment: An Introduction (Optional Unit)
Fashion Design and Manufacture: Graded Unit 1 (Mandatory Unit) 

GradShow Collection
Portfolio Production

YEAR 2

In Year Two students develop both creative and technical skills in fashion and investigate the wider social, cultural and economic impact on fashion and work towards making a collection at the end of the year. Students study advance level modules with greater understanding and exposure to market trends and industry needs. In this year students apply their learning to both womenswear and menswear by end of the year. Several integrated projects allow students to develop their personal identity in fashion whilst learning the technical skills and experimenting their creative freedom.

Core Learning Modules - 120 Credits / 600 Hours

Fashion Technology: Design and Produce an Outfit (Mandatory Unit)
Fashion Forecasting: Research and Development (Mandatory Unit)
Pattern Cutting: Complex Skills (Mandatory Unit)
Designing a Garment Collection (Mandatory Unit)
3D Design: Portfolio and Presentation (Mandatory Unit)
Creative Garment Design and Manufacture: Advanced (Mandatory Unit)
Fashion Design and Manufacture: Graded Unit 2 (Mandatory Unit)
Manufacturing a Garment Collection
Concept Garment Design: Advanced
Art and Design Project (Optional Unit)
Art & Design Context (Optional Unit)
Journalism: Feature Writing Advanced
Marketing Communications: Using Digital Media 

YEAR 3

In Year Three, students begin with a four month internship and end with a 2 month specialisation project. The year is focused on equipping students with knowledge and skills of management and strategy across the fashion industry.

120 Credits

Luxury Brand Management & Strategy 
Leadership & Project Management 
Introduction to Styling & Fashion Customization
Womenswear Commercial Styling
Menswear Commercial Styling
Professional Practices
Portfolio & Dissertation
Sustainability & Circularity in Fashion

OPTION OF YEAR 3 OR SEMESTER OVERSEAS

FAD International aims at giving students a truly global experience of learning. Students can transfer to Year Three in the UK to complete their Bachelors degree or pursue a semester at following universities subject to portfolio evaluation and visa issuance to study overseas.

Nottingham Trent University - BA (Hons.) International Fashion Business

Manchester Metropolitan University - BA (Hons.) International Fashion Practice ( Design or Fashion Business )

Bath Spa University - BA ( Hons.) Fashion Design -

Coventry University London Campus - BA (Hons) International Fashion Management and Marketing Top Up

IED - Italy Semester in Fashion Design / Fashion Communication

Polimoda - Short Course in Fashion Design / Business

FAD Dubai - Semester in Fashion Design

 

Apart from the above, students have an opportunity to apply to various European Universities across Italy, France & UK. Faculties from universities visit FAD International to facilitate students seeking admissions for the same through the year. Contact the Creative Universities Application Centre at FAD International Academy for details and any assistance on UG / PG Applications to over 40 universities.

FAD EUROPE TOUR

The Europe tour gives students an exquisite opportunity to visit some of the world’s gilt-edged fashion capitals, namely- Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparalleled academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

12th ​Passouts / A Level / IB Diploma or equivalent. ​Students having passed 10th, O Levels or equivalent with a Foundation in Art & Design will be considered based on a portfolio review.

QUALIFICATION HONORED

Three Years International Programme in Fashion Design by FAD International.

Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Manufacture by SQA (UK Qualification).

Diploma in Fashion Designing by NCVRT (Government of India recognized body).

 

YEAR 3 SPECIALISATION IN UK / EUROPE (OPTIONAL)

In addition to the above mentioned qualifications the students who choose to specialize in UK or Europe will also be awarded a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design or Bachelors Degree in Fashion Business by Participating top universities in UK & Europe.

*FAD qualifications have multiple accrediting bodies varying by course. Not all qualifications are certified by NCVRT (Government of India recognized body).

 

CAREER PROGRESSION

Students can work as Fashion Designers, Creative Directors, Fashion Illustrators, Garment Merchandisers, Fashion Consultants, Fashion Boutique Owners, Fashion Entrepreneurs & other creative professions.