Fashion Studio Short Course (Online)

Course Details

Select Intake: March 2022
Duration: 2 months
Taught in: English
Format: Live
Applications: Open
Limited to: 25 students per class
Tuition Fee: € 1,800
Enrollment Deadline: February 28th, 2022


The online Fashion Studio Short Course for fashion design provides the basic skills to become a fashion designer: from the drawing of the main idea to the making of the garment and selection of the right fabric. A course to anyone interested in the design of a fashion collection.

The online Fashion Studio Short Course is a complete and comprehensive 252 hour program regrouping 3 themes: Foundation of Fashion Design, Textile Technology and Patternmaking & Sewing. Upon completion of this course you will gain the essential skills necessary to develop a basic mini collection. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the creation of a range of outfits, from inception to realization.

The online short courses at IFA Paris have been constructed on a unique modular planning in order to allow you to customize your learning experience by electing 3 options:

  • Modular Learning: You have the opportunity to select very specific modules, ranging from 16 to 24 hours, in order to address precise needs related to your current or future career paths
  • Thematic Learning: You have the possibility to choose between 3 modules with themes focusing on Foundation of Fashion Design, Textile Technology and Patternmaking & Sewing.
  • Comprehensive Course Learning: You have the possibility to combine the 3 thematic within one comprehensive short course titled “Fashion Studio”.

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




Module 1: drawing figure – 24 hours
6 units to learn how to draw a woman figure from the basic skills to the creation and personalization of your own figure

Module 2: product + technical drawing – 24 hours
6 units to learn the vocabulary of fashion, to recognize and describe a garment, and to learn the basic skills of technical drawing

Module 3: color – 12 hours
6 units to learn all about colors, how to create the right color palette and to develop a collection with a successful color balance

Module 4: inspiration and creativity – 28 hours
6 units containing a project leading to the process of illustrating an idea and developing a creative vision





Module 1: textile technology – 12 hours
Guide to fibers, material making methods and uses of typical used materials, casual clothing and accessories
Knowledge recorded within individually crafted fabric book to be used as reference for future modules

Module 2: fabric book – 12 hours
Making of a fabric book composed of different fabric types

Module 3: fabric experimentation – 20 hours
Fabric experimentation and manipulation for the garment construction
Techniques of knitting, printing, dying and embroidery to help create fabrics

Module 4: creative fabric collection – 32 hours
Personal collection using creative fabrics, and basic garment
Building a concept, searching for inspiration, developing ideas, realization of a personal garment to be produced with a creative fabric




Module 1: the base –  24 hours
Mannequin measurements techniques, first draping, techniques of stitching

Module 2: the skirts (basic and flare) – 32 hours
Volume and ease requirement for a straight skirt
Dart placement and amount for bodice
Toile finalizing with pinning and presentation on the mannequin
Flares skirt making & making a skirt with dart-slit and waistband in fabric

Module 3: the dresses 1 (yoke dress) – 32 hours
Volume and ease requirement for a provided design
Dart placement and amount for a dress, draping yoke for a dress
Toile finalizing with right pinning, presentation on a mannequin
Dress basic making in fabric, sleeve with gathers, neck facing

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee: € 1,800
Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments processed at least 7 months in advance of the enrollment deadline.

FYI, each module can also be taken as a standalone course:

Foundation of Fashion Design (88 hours):  € 800
Textile Technology (76 hours): € 800
Patternmaking & Sewing (88 hours): € 800

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 fees:

  • Expenses related to module specific materials (ex: purchase of fabrics, future boards…etc)
  • Printing and photocopying costs
  • Production costs related to prototyping such as tracing paper, toile, fabrics, trimmings


  • Color Pencils, Paint
  • Sketchbook
  • Tracing Paper
  • Sewing Machine
  • Dress Form
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • 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