Fashion Design

The LdM Fashion Design Certificate offers students the opportunity to work in a variety of career disciplines: Fashion Designer, Fashion Editor, Stylist, Illustrator, Patternmaker, Quality Manager, Fashion Critic, Product Developer, Technical Drawer, Show Room Manager, Personal Shopper and many more.
Students are given an overview of the industry, as well as a solid foundation of costume history and textile science.
Draping, pattern making, construction, and illustration are taught, allowing each student to execute a collection which will later be displayed during a fashion show or an exhibit at the end of the year.

 

 

Course List

Certificate (Year 1)

1ST SEMESTER (FALL ONLY)

•Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 cr./45 hrs
•Construction Techniques 3 cr./90 hrs
•Fashion Illustration 3 cr./90 hrs
•Textile Science 3 cr./45 hrs
•CAD for Fashion Design I 3 cr./60 hrs
•History of Costume 3 cr./45 hrs

2ND SEMESTER (SPRING ONLY)

•Patternmaking I 3 cr./90 hrs
•Fabric Styling 3 cr./60 hours
•Fashion Illustration II 3 cr./90 hrs
•Draping I 3 cr./90 hrs
•Trend Forecasting 3 cr./45 hrs

 

Professional Certificate (Year 2)

1ST SEMESTER (FALL ONLY)

•Knitwear I 3 cr. / 90 hrs
•Advanced Pattern Development 3 cr. / 90 hrs
•Product Development 3 cr. / 45 hrs
•Apparel Construction 3 cr. / 90 hrs
•Fashion Lab: Experimental Design 3 cr. / 60 hrs

2ND SEMESTER (SPRING ONLY)

•CAD for Fashion Design II 3 cr. / 60 hrs
•Portfolio Development 3 cr / 90 hrs
•Collection Production 3 cr. / 90 hrs
•Interdisciplinary Design 3 cr. / 60 hrs

Choice of one of the following:

•Accessory Design 3 cr. / 90 hrs
•Knitwear II 3 cr. / 60 hrs

 

Facilities

– Lab equipped with mannequins and sewing machines

– Computer lab equipped with the latest industry software and technologies

– Classrooms equipped with design tools and instruments

– Material samples

– Library specifically focused on fashion