Introduction to Careers in Fashion Design

English
Beginner
6h

Introduction to Careers in Fashion Design

Introduction to Careers in Fashion Design
Hosted by FutureLearn
Provided by Bloomsbury Publishing
Taught by Astrid deRidder
Free
No fee required
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Overview

Learn the skills needed for a career in fashion design


Careers in the fashion industry are diverse and varied, but also extremely competitive.

On this three-week course, you’ll investigate fashion design jobs and develop the fundamental skills to excel in your chosen field.


Explore different jobs in fashion and plan your future career in the fashion industry


Fashion design incorporates many jobs, from garment cutter to fashion merchandiser.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to a range of different career paths. You’ll learn what each job entails and the skills you’ll need to possess.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify key areas for personal development. This will give you a headstart when preparing for interviews and creating your own relevant portfolio of work.


Develop your fashion design skills from pattern making and draping to sewing techniques


To impress employers, you need to show a breadth of knowledge and skills within fashion design.

You’ll explore a variety of essential concepts including accurate measuring, fitting, and draping techniques, as well as developing your hand and machine sewing skills.

With these fundamental skills, you can demonstrate your ability to produce garments and explain fashion production processes.


Discover the research tools and techniques to create a fashion portfolio


The ability to research ideas and inspirations will help you create an exciting and diverse portfolio of work.

You’ll be guided through the research process and gain insight into working with and creating your own sketchbooks to showcase your ideas.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to establish a career within fashion design. You’ll have developed fundamental skills in fashion production and be able to create a portfolio that showcases your skills and talents.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in fashion, particularly those considering a career in the fashion industry.