BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
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Our BA (Hons) in Fashion Design is a three-year degree 8 course available on a full-time basis. The course will immerse you in all aspects of the fashion industry and prepare you for any role that requires both creative flair and technical and commercial knowledge.
- Through our Fashion Design and Garment Construction modules, students develop practical skills and explore a personal design philosophy.
- From concept generation, advanced design and pattern development to garment creation, students create a fashion collection using contemporary production techniques.
- Our curriculum offers training in the most dynamic 3D CAD (CAM) patterning and manufacturing technology, complemented by knowledge of business and professional practice.
- Students learn to think creatively when faced with design challenges, adapt to industry changes and develop the key skills needed to liaise with offshore production facilities.
- The calibre of our fashion graduates’ work has been recognised through numerous industry awards and exhibitions.
- An annual Creative Week features graduates from the School of Design with those from Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography.
- Our graduates have strong brand communication and business skills, their collection can be found at Brown Thomas Create, Havana Boutique, Marion Cuddy, Om Diva and Design House.
- Fashion Design 1
- Garment construction 1
- Design graphics 1
- The fashion business
- Contextual studies for fashion
- Fashion Design 2
- Garment construction 2
- Design graphics 2
- Textile Theory
- Culture and design theory
- Fashion Design 3
- Garment construction 3
- Design Futures
- Fashion Illustration
- Branding and marketing
- Fashion Design 4
- Garment construction 4
- Digital Fashion Portfolio 1
- Photography and video
- Entrepreneurship and business
- Fashion Design 5
- Garment construction 5
- Digital CAD pattern
- Business Planning for Creative Activities
- Fashion Design 6
- Garment construction 6
- CAD pattern and digital CAM
- Digital Fashion Portfolio 2
Through the Bachelor of Fashion Design, you will gain valuable design experience, build a solid foundation of creativity and cover a wide range of subjects. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, which include:
- Fashion Design Assistant
- Fashion illustrator
- Wardrobe Assistant
- Fashion and trend forecaster
- Fashion Stylist Assistant
- Fashion blogger
- Assistant Pattern Writer
- Buyer of fabrics and trimmings
- Clothing Technologist Assistant
- Fashion wholesale
- Fashion Public Relations
- Brand Ambassador
- Fashion Marketing
- Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
- In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
- If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that your level of English is of an appropriate standard, i.e. a minimum of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.
- Create a dynamic fashion collection
- Develop digital fashion design and visual communication skills
- Branding, marketing and business skills
- Expert teachers create a dynamic learning environment
- Live industrial projects
- Graduate Fashion Exhibition with Industry Internship Awards
Internship option and fashion careers
Year on year, Griffith College has awarded internships to students and graduates in fashion companies both in Ireland and abroad. Graduates from our BA Fashion Degree have worked at Avoca, Caroline Kilkenny, CVUK London, Ella Boo, Ellis Bridal, Emmett Equestrian, Esquire Footwear, Filmbase, Gareth Pugh, GW Global Trading, Heatons, Helen Mcalinden, Home Studios London, Hybrid Moda, Joanne Hynes Design, Kathy De Stafford, Louboutin, Louis Copeland, Louis Vuitton, Mariana Jungmann, Mirjam Rouden, Native Clothing Designs, Nicole Farhi, Percival , Primark Stores, Reiss, Rick Owens, Simone Rocha, Soho Apparel, Styletex and Vivienne Westwood.
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