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Fashion Design for Beginners

Fashion Design for Beginners
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 6 October 2020; 19 January 2021
  • Course duration: Tuesdays 6 - 8:30 pm, ten weeks

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On this course, you’ll learn how to create innovative fashion concepts, taking your designs from an initial idea and sketch to a developed collection of concepts and designs.

It’s a great first step if you want to explore the processes involved in designing clothes for yourself or for others, or are considering further studies in fashion or accessory design.


This course is delivered via practical studio activities and manageable homework assignments.

You’ll develop your idea generation and research skills, along with your technical skills in design, illustration and presentation.

There will be time for 1-2-1 feedback as well as group discussions and critiques.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have a sketchbook and portfolio of new drawings and designs, plus photographs of your 3D work.

You’ll have an appreciation of the steps involved in fashion concept development, and the motivation to keep designing into the future.

Tutor Profile:  Hannah Phipps is an experienced fashion designer with over 15 years in the industry. Her wealth of knowledge spans the full design process, from concept to completed product. Hannah is also an experienced short course tutor, bringing plenty of energy to her courses which makes for a positive, enjoyable learning environment.

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • find and evaluate new sources of creative inspiration
  • develop your approach to fashion concept development
  • research themes and trends and apply them to your work in an intelligent way
  • understand historical fashion reference points to create a modern day interpretation
  • learn how to create contemporary fashion illustrations that have impact
  • create working and technical drawings to sit alongside your illustrations
  • explore trends in pattern, print and textile design, and apply these to your work
  • look at fabric samples, colour options and accessorising
  • experiment with draping to create new silhouettes
  • discuss how to make commercially viable designs
  • considering customer profiling and branding
  • produce a coherent collection of designs and present them in a professional way.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No previous design or drawing experience is required – just plenty of enthusiasm and the willingness to share ideas.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No previous design or drawing experience is required – just plenty of enthusiasm and the willingness to share ideas.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £350

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £350

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418