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Introduction to Fashion Design


LA College of Creative Arts Award




  • Full time: 8 weeks, Mon - Fri, 9.30am - 3pm


  • Clothing manufacturing
    • Machine & Sewing Skills
    • Intro to Pattern Drafting
    • Intro to Garment Cutting
    • Intro to Garment Assembly
  • Fashion Design & Art
    • Basic design development skills
    • Intro to developing colour & texture skills
    • Intro to illustration techniques
  • Industry Practice & Retail
    • Market & Trend Research
    • Professional Photoshoot 


The Intro to Fashion Design course is constructed carefully to allow students to get an overall understanding of the fundamentals required to begin a career as a fashion designer. It will allow many students to go on and seek a placement as an assistant pattern cutter or illustrator in a design house or for many they may choose to continue on to the 1 Year Fashion Design course in which students are afforded the opportunity to create their own garments and expand their portfolios.


Fashion Design Course

What better way to understand the skills and knowledge needed to become a success within the field of fashion design than learning from a talented team of reputable fashion designers teaching at the LA College of Creative Arts College. 

Designed for those who have no prior expertise within the discipline, this part-time course commences with the essential basics of art, design and illustration before moving onto the design fundamentals of fashion drawing, pattern drafting, pattern cutting and garment construction.

Fashion Design - Success

Becoming a success in the world of fashion design is no longer about having an interesting idea and producing a quick sketch of what this may look like on a piece of paper. A graduate of fashion design can now work in so many different capacities, from designing specific garments and footwear collections to being tasked with studying international trends as a fashion writer or within a design office environment. 

Fashion Design Course - Portfolio

Throughout the duration of this fashion design course, students will work on their own bespoke garment. The finished design will not only demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of fashion design but also of the production and finishing techniques it will have acquired. The garment will be included in a finale fashion shoot which students can incorporate into their design portfolio and also present to guests in an imaginative format on graduation day.

Another popular component of this course is the ‘LA Tea & Cake’ seminars which take place regularly on campus. This provides an opportunity for key industry experts to share their story and offer insider advice and tips on the latest industry techniques. Students are encouraged to network and make a good first impression with all guest speakers as these influential people could provide future employment opportunities and character recommendations.


● Dressmaking pins.
● Camera.
● Fabric scissors.
● A3 Layout Pad x 2.
● Fine black fiber tip pens.
● Glue stick.
● Permanent marker.


  • Deposit Amount: €1000.00
  • Full Cost: €3500.00


2 Payment Options Option 1: Deposit of €1,000 and remaining payment of €2,500 before the course commencement Option 2: Deposit of €1,000 and 2 instalments of €1250 at the beginning and mid-point of the course


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