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Fashion Design (HETAC), BA (Hons)

Griffith College, Ireland

Griffith College

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BA (Hons)Full-time3 yearsSeptemberEU 5500 per yearEUR 10000 per year
BAFull-time3 yearsSeptemberEU 5500 per yearEUR 10000 per year

About Fashion Design (HETAC), BA (Hons) - at Griffith College

This BA (Honours) 3 or 4 year programme in fashion design offers a complete university level training to contemporary fashion industry standards through the development of technical design skills and artistic cultural sensitivity. The programme deals with all aspects of the textile - clothing ‘system’ from a comprehensive knowledge of materials through to applied creativity. The course covers all areas of modern fashion design from idea generation and design development through to pattern cutting, garment construction and contemporary production techniques, including CAD and CAM modules. There are projects on accessories and textile design, fashion business and fashion marketing. From a contemporary cultural perspective, students are introduced to the psychology of fashion and trend forecasting, as well as semiotics and cultural studies.

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti MilanoThis programme has been developed with and is run in conjunction with the acclaimed NABA institute in Milan, who also work in partnership with renowned industry educators such as Central St. Martins in London. Students who successfully complete the first three years in Ireland, and meet the Italian language requirement at the end of their third year, may complete a fourth year in Milan.

Holders of this qualification may wish to pursue postgraduate study in a specialised area of fashion design or a masters programme in fashion design.

Graduates of this course will be able to work as fashion designers and design directors in high fashion houses and prep-a-porter design studios, fashion manufacturers, design and production offices and showrooms. Graduates may acquire careers in buying, styling, and journalism.

Design Course Fees will cover tuition only. Materials for the course are not included in the course fees. Material and printing costs may vary for each student and each year.

Course Content - BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Stage I

  • Fashion Design I

  • Drawing I

  • Technology I

  • Cultural Studies I – Language Component

  • Cultural Studies I – History Component

  • Professional Practice I

Stage II

  • Fashion Design II

  • Drawing II

  • Technology II

  • Cultural Studies II- Language Component

  • Cultural Studies II – Visual Culture/History Component

  • Professional Practice II

Stage III

  • Fashion Design III

  • Drawing III

  • Technology III

  • Cultural Studies III

Students opting to take the Elective Sandwich Year must take the Italian Language electives (if not already fluent in Italian). Students cannot compensate across subject areas in Cultural Studies.

Project work will typically consist of a one lecture and one hour in small group or individually based input/feedback from tutors and the remaining time in directed and self directed experimentation. Tutors would remain in studio throughout the day to assist with any queries as they arise..


Entry Requirements

All applicants will be required to submit a portfolio for assessment as part of the minimum entry criteria for Fashion Design programmes at Griffith College.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to pursue a bachelor degree with Griffith College need to have completed high school and obtained grades equivalent to two A levels at Grade "C" and four GCSE's which must include English and Maths. Students must also demonstrate that their language proficiency is suitable for such a programme if coming from a country where English is not the first language.

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