Weekly study2 hours
Introduction to Careers in Fashion Design
Learn the skills needed for a career in fashion design
Careers in the fashion industry are diverse and varied, but also extremely competitive.
On this three-week course, you’ll investigate fashion design jobs and develop the fundamental skills to excel in your chosen field.
Explore different jobs in fashion and plan your future career in the fashion industry
Fashion design incorporates many jobs, from garment cutter to fashion merchandiser.
On this course, you’ll be introduced to a range of different career paths. You’ll learn what each job entails and the skills you’ll need to possess.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify key areas for personal development. This will give you a headstart when preparing for interviews and creating your own relevant portfolio of work.
Develop your fashion design skills from pattern making and draping to sewing techniques
To impress employers, you need to show a breadth of knowledge and skills within fashion design.
You’ll explore a variety of essential concepts including accurate measuring, fitting, and draping techniques, as well as developing your hand and machine sewing skills.
With these fundamental skills, you can demonstrate your ability to produce garments and explain fashion production processes.
Discover the research tools and techniques to create a fashion portfolio
The ability to research ideas and inspirations will help you create an exciting and diverse portfolio of work.
You’ll be guided through the research process and gain insight into working with and creating your own sketchbooks to showcase your ideas.
By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to establish a career within fashion design. You’ll have developed fundamental skills in fashion production and be able to create a portfolio that showcases your skills and talents.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the research process and approaches to research in finding inspiration
- Identify important techniques and practices used in creating a prototype
- Identify the various professional careers and their roles in fashion design
- Identify the function and best practices in creating a fashion design portfolio
- Explain the role and uses of working with a toile in the design process
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in fashion, particularly those considering a career in the fashion industry.
Who developed the course?
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes.and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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