Fast Track Fashion Design Course

Short Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Saturday the 9th of July 2016: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

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The AIFD Fast Track Fashion course is a short course designed to provide you with the basics you need to get out into the fashion industry as soon as possible. The Fast Track Fashion course is great for students who are looking at starting their own fashion label or interested in a career as a fashion designer.

By the end of the course students will have made 2-3 garments and will have completed a portfolio of designs (along with other activities/projects).

The course is comprised of 10 sewing lessons and 5 fashion workshops, to give students an overall understanding of what a career as a fashion designer involves.

Fashion Design Class

Sewing Classes

Students learn sewing and garment construction over ten three hour classes and will make garments for themselves from our own cardboard patterns. These lessons have been specifically put together for beginner sewers with little or no previous sewing experience.

Students will start off making a straight skirt which can either be made out of a black stable woven fabric of the student's choice or from calico provided by us. Students with sewing experience are able to work on more complex garments, please speak to the teacher prior to the course start date to arrange.

Workshops: Topic Areas Covered:

  • Fabric knowledge
  • Figure analysis and body types
  • Basic fashion drawing
  • Influential fashion designers and fashion history
  • Couture fashion
  • Standard silhouettes
  • Fabric embellishment
  • Steps to creating a sample range
  • Manufacturing and production – on shore and off shore
  • Marketing yourself and your label
  • Selling your range
  • Business basics
  • Finding industry contacts
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Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course students will have an understanding of how the fashion industry works and what is involved in a career as a fashion designer. Students will learn how a designer gets their designs from their head to a made up collection of garments sold in stores, including the buying and selling process and organising production of their range etc.

Each student will receive a reference folder filled with printed notes that will be a reference for them for the rest of their careers. At the end of the course students will receive a certificate of achievement for their course participation.

Further Study Options

After completing the fast track fashion design course students may be interested in further developing their skills and knowledge by completing one (or more) of the following short courses:

Required Equipment:

Students will require some basic sewing equipment for completion of this course, such as:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Tailors chalk
  • Fabric for your second garment - do not purchase until you find out how much and what type of fabric is needed.

Course Duration:

Over approx 8 weeks. (the first day will be from 9.30 - 12.30 and the remaining 7 days will be from 9.30am - 4pm).

Next Course Starts:

Short Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Saturday the 9th of July 2016: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Course Fees

$1,500.00. A $200.00 minimum non-refundable deposit is required to enrol and secure a position in the course. The balance of the course fees is due on the course commencement date. (A 5 week direct-debit payment plan with ezypay is available, information will be sent to students with their confirmation of enrolment).

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