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Online fashion design courses
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WHAT DOES THE COURSE OFFER?
The Fashion Design Courses are provided online. You study at home in your own time and at your own pace.
THE ONLINE FASHION DESIGN COURSE
At The Online Fashion Design Institute, we don’t just teach fashion design; we encourage every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity. We also teach the technical and practical skills necessary to translate those design ideas into reality. Our course is up-to-date and comprehensive, covering every aspect of fashion design
The Online Fashion Design Course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating, on average, about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments. Extensions can be purchased if extra time is required.
This course provides students with exclusive access to over 10 hours of professionally shot HD video tutorials. These videos complement the course modules by explaining fashion design techniques and processes as well as demonstrating historic, iconic, and on-trend fashion designs.
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The Online Fashion Design Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study courses in Fashion Design using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.
Our contributors have an enormous wealth of knowledge in all aspects of fashion design.
Everyone dresses, thus building a unique visual identity. Kathryn Hagen has spent much of her adult life exploring global fashion culture and the relationship of the designer to the fine artist. She believes in the validity of thinking with your hands and the value of the maker in this extreme technological age.
Dr. Amy Williams
Amy (Amelia) Williams, Ed.D. is a Change Consultant focused on sustainability strategies advocating for environmental and social justice, and specifically, gender equity initiatives. She earned her Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education in Organisational Change and Leadership, and completed a Leadership Fellowship at the California College of the Arts.
A passionate educationist, social entrepreneur, and keen thought leader – Ms Samira Shah is the principal architect and founder of the leading design school, Le Mark School of Art and Timeless Artisans, an exciting study venture for art enthusiasts around the world. Samira found her true calling as a teacher over 20 years ago and has constantly contributed to and built the fashion and textile industry.
Dr. Koffa Khan
Dr. Koffa Khan, Ed.D (Dr.K) is an Educator, Author, Content Creator, Marketer, Designer and has held many professional titles over the years. Since 2002, these titles, which include Founder, Lecturer, Retail Store Manager, Makeup Artist, and Instructional Designer, and Apparel Manufacturing Consultant (Product Development) have aligned perfectly with her Bachelors Degree in Apparel Merchandising and Management/Apparel Production, Masters of Arts and Doctorate of Education.
Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Laura studied a Diploma of Fashion Design and then completed her Advanced Diploma of Fashion Design. She started with her eye on costume design, but after experiencing the fast-paced and trend-driven environment of the global fashion scene, she was hooked.
Katharine studied Fashion Design and Styling and began her professional fashion career as a cutter and patternmaker. She designed and managed womenswear fashion ranges for several brands, supplying retailers globally. Building and leading design teams through these years, Katharine attained extensive experience in fabric sourcing and initiating and implementing off-shore development programs.
Christina is a winner of the prestigious reality TV show Project Runway 2012, which set a perfect platform for her to achieve global design success.
After getting her fashion degree and being an entrepreneur at heart, she launched her Athleisure wear brand EXIE.
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The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally, you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.
You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor’s role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.
No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.
No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in Fashion Design.
Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and basic computer knowledge is required. You will need:
• Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Docs or similar software
• Internet access
The following items would be nice to have access to, but are not essential for the course:
• Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, illustrator, acrobat pro)
For this course, you will also require a Professional Women’s Dress Form and a Domestic Sewing Machine. The course contains practical tasks and a list of materials has been compiled as you progress through the course.
The list has been broken down into modules, to help you spread the costs over the duration of the course.
You do not need these items just now, but it is a great idea to start gathering them when you have some time.
Don’t stress if you cannot find these items and please ask your tutor if you need help or have any questions.
Materials that may be useful during your course:
• Stationery Kit
• Sewing Kit
• Embroidery & Surface Ornamentation
• Draping & Pattern Making Kit
• Illustration & Rendering Kit
• PPE Kit
To see a complete list of what is required to complete the Diploma course, please click here and view the EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS section.
As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.
Our courses are delivered online, and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format, you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.
If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions.
Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded designers where you can discuss your assignments, the course, and anything about fashion design!
We have developed a bespoke RPL that is only available to students who have enrolled in our Certificate Course and have completed all 12 Certificate assignments. By completing this RPL process, a student will upgrade their qualifications and receive the Diploma certification.
The RPL course consists of a set of modules and assignments that are designed to gradually build and expand on the knowledge our students have gained in the Certificate course.
Students have 12 months to complete our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) course.
Yes. We offer a credit transfer to any applicant who provides suitable evidence that they have successfully completed a unit of competency at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO).