Mallow College of Design and Tailoring
161, West End, Mallow, Co. Cork

Tel: 022 22768
Fashion Design Course

Fashion Design Course

Overview: This is a 3 year part-time course.

Content Covered: Art & Design, Design Development, Trends and Fashion Forecasting, Experimentation with Fabrics, Pattern Cutting, Toile Making of Design, Garment Assembly and Finish, Draping on the Stand, Figure Analysis, Accessories, Fashion History.

The Certificate in Fashion Design is obtained after successful completion of the 2 year part-time course.

The areas covered are as follows:

  • Year 1 Garment Assembly, Pattern Drafting, Completed skirt, Pants, Blouse in calico, Sewing samples, patterns for skirts, bodices, sleeves and collars.
  • Year 2 Creative Art, Design, Draft and Construct two outfits.

The Diploma in Fashion Design is achieved on successful completion of year 3 of the part-time course.

The areas covered are as follows:

  • Year 3 Creative Art, Fashion Design, Design and Create a collection of 3 outfits, one accessory, draping and difficult figure.

A year end Fashion Show is held annually where all students get the opportunity to display their collections. In addition students are encouraged to participate in other Fashion Design Competitions.

There is no obligation on the student to complete the three year diploma and fees are paid on a term by term basis.

Course Times
The Fashion Design course runs for 3 years. There are 3 terms per year. Students have the option of attending the course:

  • One day per week from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00. or
  • Two nights per week from 19:30 to 21:30.

Fee per term : €375. There are 10 weeks in a term. Students can take the course term by term and are under no obligation to complete the 3 years to complete the diploma.

How to Apply
Please download the application form and send it to Mallow College of Design & Tailoring with a €25 deposit.

Assessments and qualifications: In order to obtain the Diploma students must achieve the required standard in each of the key areas of Art, Garment Design and Assembly, Accessories, Draping and Difficult Figure and History of Fashion.

The Certificate and Diploma in Fashion Design are awarded by Mallow College of Design & Tailoring following approval by the examinations board. The Board of Examiners are :

  • Mary Cashman Principal Dip. Fashion City & Guilds
  • Sue Pearce Dip. In Fashion City & Guilds, Fashion Designer
  • Jess Lucas Dip in Fashion City & Guilds/ Fashion Designer.

How to Apply
Please download the application form, and send it to the Mallow College of Design & Tailoring with a €25 deposit.

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