Duration: 1 YEAR

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Advanced Fashion Designing ( Skill Development )

Course Duration: 1 Year (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with advanced fashion design skills and knowledge.
  2. To familiarize students with equipment, fabrics, and raw materials used in fashion design.
  3. To teach both manual and computer-aided patternmaking techniques.
  4. To guide students in the sewing process, including darts, pockets, and zippers.
  5. To enhance students' design skills, including trend analysis and collection planning.
  6. To develop proficiency in fashion drawing, painting, and collage creation.
  7. To prepare students for self-employment as fashion designers or entrepreneurs in the fashion industry.
  8. To impart business and marketing skills for setting up and running a fashion design business.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Welcome to the Course (4 weeks)

  • Introduction to the advanced fashion design course
  • Assessing required skills and career paths
  • Self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses
  • Techniques for finding inspiration and creativity

Module 2: Equipment (4 weeks)

  • Equipment for patternmaking, cutting, sewing machines, and ironing
  • Understanding various sewing machines and their applications

Module 3: Fabrics and Raw Materials (6 weeks)

  • Types of raw materials and natural fibers
  • Introduction to chemical fibers and textile materials
  • Understanding woven fabrics, knitting, and finishing techniques

Module 4: Patternmaking by Hand (8 weeks)

  • Taking and applying basic measurements
  • Creating patterns for skirts, tops, sleeves, and trousers
  • Modifying and adapting patterns for various designs

Module 5: CAD Systems (6 weeks)

  • Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems like Grafis, Assyst-Bullmer, and Gerber
  • Using CAD for pattern design and modification

Module 6: The Sewing Process (4 weeks)

  • Detailed study of darts, pockets, and zippers
  • Hands-on sewing techniques and applications

Module 7: Design Work (8 weeks)

  • Starting the design process
  • Working with fashion trends and planning a collection
  • Creating and designing garments for fashion week

Module 8: Fashion Drawing and Collection Collages (8 weeks)

  • Understanding proportions and mediums in fashion drawing
  • Advanced painting techniques and perspective
  • Exploring color, patterns, and creating fashion collages

Module 9: Setting Up Your Business (6 weeks)

  • Setting up a fashion design business on a budget
  • Choosing a workspace and business type
  • Writing a business plan and managing business operations

Module 10: Marketing (6 weeks)

  • Marketing strategies for a fashion design business
  • Finding work opportunities and creating printed materials
  • Using public relations, websites, and networking for business growth

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Interactive theory and practical sessions
  • Hands-on patternmaking, sewing, and design projects
  • Utilizing both manual and computer-aided techniques
  • Group critiques, design reviews, and peer learning
  • Business simulations and marketing exercises
  • Guidance on creating portfolios and online presence

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This comprehensive 1-year course is vital for Indian learners as it equips them with advanced fashion design skills and the knowledge needed to succeed in the competitive fashion industry. Graduates of this course can pursue careers as fashion designers, entrepreneurs, or work in various roles within the fashion sector. Self-employment in the fashion industry is highly achievable with the skills acquired.

Note: The course contents can be customized based on specific learner requirements or location preferences. Additional topics or modules can be added to align with evolving fashion trends and industry demands.

This syllabus provides a structured framework for students to develop advanced fashion design skills over a 1-year period, ultimately preparing them for self-employment and career growth in the dynamic and creative field of fashion design.

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