CAD for Baby and Childrenswear

CAD for Baby and Childrenswear - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 29 June 2020
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

This course focuses on the creative use of CAD to produce an innovative and commercial garment collection for babies or children.

You will learn how to produce product fabrication technical files and creative placement graphics that can be used in a capsule collection.


This course is ideal if you have some understanding of Adobe Illustrator and want to explore specialist design techniques.

The skills taught, although targeted at garment details, treatments and graphics, lend themselves well to a diverse range of design projects.

You’ll be introduced to these skills and techniques through technical workshops, demonstrations, exercises on the computer, one-to-one feedback and group critiques.

To benefit from this course you should have some experience in using Adobe Illustrator.

The course will be taught on PCs (but you are welcome to bring your own PC or Mac with a Wacom tablet if you prefer).

What will I gain?

By the end of the course, you will have a newfound confidence in using Illustrator in creative, effective and efficient ways, and gained an understanding of the baby and childrenswear industry.

Tutor Profile: Catherine Wise has combined working as a designer with teaching and training in the fashion and textiles sector.

After graduating with a degree in textile design from Nottingham Trent University, she went into industry working with suppliers and retailers such as Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Fat Face, Boden, George, New Look, Ben Sherman and Mothercare.

Catherine currently works as an associate lecturer specialising in digital design skills.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Need accommodation for a summer course?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms: www.ntu.ac.uk/summeraccommodation

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • research trends in baby and childrenswear
  • create moodboards
  • improve your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • design a small capsule collection
  • learn about placement graphics and apply them to your garments
  • present your collection in a PDF to a professional standard.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £650.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £650.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418