Fashion Design Discovery Short Course (Online)

Course Details

Select Intake July 2022
Duration: 5 days
Taught in: English
Format: Live
Applications: Open
Limited to: 25 students per class
Tuition Fee: € 500
Enrollment Deadline: to be announced

The online Fashion Design Discovery Short Course is aimed at students who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. Fashion design is presented through a mix of theoretical and practical short modules that will give you a clear overview of the industry, the positions and the skills required to succeed.

Course Objectives:

– Understand the structure of the fashion and textile industry from an international perspective as well as the strong link between fashion and culture
– Discover what it takes to be a fashion designer: The creative process
– Understand the power of communication behind the product: The fashion image
– Creation of a mini portfolio: Mood board / Silhouette / Collection Plan

Course Outcomes:

– Creation of a mini portfolio: Mood board / Silhouette / Collection Plan
– Creation of a basic pattern of a skirt
– Customization of garment

This online course takes place live and in real-time (Paris or Istanbul local time) and you will interact with the lecturer and other students through our online platform. However, if you cannot attend or miss a live class, every session is also recorded and saved, so you can go back and watch it at a later suitable time for you.

Course Structure

Day 1 (Morning): Fashion Culture – 3 hours

An introductory module to contemporary fashion that will include an overview of key designers, trends and fashion power houses to understand the most important creative movements

Day 1 Afternoon and Day 2: Collection process – 12 hours

This module will introduce students to the art of crafting a unique visual presentation through the development of inspiration boards

Day 3 and Day 4: Technical Process – 12 hours

A basic overview of collection development planning with the creation of 6 complete looks.

Day 5 (Morning): Final Presentation – 3 hours

Each participant will be asked to present the collections they have created.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee: € 500
Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments processed at least 7 months in advance of the enrollment deadline.

What is included in the fee:

  • Microsoft Office Pack
  • Access to IFA’s Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Course Material
  • Lectures

What is not included in the fee:

  • Expenses related to module specific materials (ex: purchase of fabrics, future boards…etc)
  • Printing and photocopying costs



  • Basic Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Particularly Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator)

Material required to follow the course:

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Color Pencils, Paint
  • Sketchbook
  • A good internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser (it would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers)
  • Microphone & Headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Webcam