Visual Communication for Fashion

The core courses of this certificate provide an overview to understanding design and visual communication in fashion. Students are taught the basics of drawing and rendering fashion figures, harmonic proportions, color contrasts and spatial relations of shapes. They also effectively analyze artworks and styles as a source of creativity, and develop a personal approach through visits to couturiers, design fairs and exhibits.




Course List


Core courses

*Some courses may require advanced skills. Please check for prerequisites of individual courses in the LdM Academic Catalog, or write to [email protected] for more information.

Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 cr./45 hrs

Fashion Illustration I  3 cr./90 hrs

Fashion Communication 3 cr./45 hrs

Track courses
(students are required to choose two courses from the following)

Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability: Beyond the Catwalk 3 cr./45 hrs

Visual Merchandising 3 cr./45 hrs

Principles of Fashion Photography 3 cr./90 hrs




Computer lab equipped with the latest industry software and technologies

Classrooms equipped with design tools and instruments

Material samples

Library specifically focused on the fashion industry, including periodicals, books, press, and movies.