Study Fashion Design in Dublin Ireland


Study Fashion Design in Dublin Ireland
Are you passionate about the contemporary world of fashion? Have you the drive and ambition to become a professional designer of the future. Do you want to experience a comprehensive course that will equip you with the skills and attributes essential for a career in the fashion industry?
Fashion Design aims to educate students to become professional practitioners in the field of fashion and related industries. Students are encouraged to have an awareness of fashion in its social and cultural context and to bring that understanding to their work. The department places great value on its industry and professional links that gives students an insight into real-world commercial requirements. Emphasis is placed on developing informed, creative designers, who are prepared for the needs of industry.

As a Fashion Design student you will learn about the design process as it applies to the Fashion industry. Elements covered include visual research, drawing, design process, fashion design, knitwear design, pattern cutting, garment construction, illustration presentation, manufacturing techniques and market research. There is a focus on understanding fashion in context and students will undertake field research, trend analyses, customer profiling and branding within a wide range of contexts for the fashion industry. Students will also be able to develop links with historical fashion and Material Culture through practical application of Visual Culture

Year 1
See First Year

Year 2
The focus in the Second Year is on developing a personal visual language and the skills necessary to translate this into successful Fashion Design practice. You will also focus on researching and defining a specific audience and developing a market understanding through professional practice.

Year 3: Studio + & International
Studio+ is an optional year open to all Design students allowing you to engage with the world beyond NCAD by gaining practical work experience in the form of internships and industry placements on live commercial, social or community projects. Studio+ can also include a work placement abroad or a study abroad period through the Erasmus programme with internationally recognised art and design faculties partnered with NCAD.

Final Year
In the Final Year students are ready to develop their own programme of study, which reflects each individual’s skills and interests within Fashion Design. This will culminate in a substantial body of work for assessment and display at degree shows, exhibitions and events.

Each year is supported by a series of lectures by leading creative practitioners and theorists, collaborative interdisciplinary opportunities, live industry projects, field trips and study visits.

Coursework, essays, practical design projects are assessed at key points throughout the year. Formal assessment results are issued at the end of each academic year.

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