Fashion Design
Diploma
Diploma | Fashion Design

SENSE OF STYLE

A major focus of the apparel industry is fashion design. For students who seek an exciting career in a dynamic business, fashion design offers creative opportunities to transform design concepts into garments and accessories sold in retail outlets everywhere. In your case, clothes don’t just cover you. They define you. They tell the world who you are and express your unique sense of style. That’s something you share with the creative professionals who take fashion from concept to consumer. If you also share their talent and tenacity, you may be able to join them. 

Our Fashion Design diploma program can help you start a career in an industry of global influences, trends, and markets. We’ll help you build skills in traditional and computer-generated design and pattern-making as you begin to shape your future. It’s a hands-on education designed to help you work through design challenges drawn from the real world. You’ll take your ideas from sketch to finished product as you have the opportunity to learn the creative and business sides of this segment of the industry. In either program, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’s not a walk in the park. It’s a journey toward doing what you love.

* Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.

** This program is delivered by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-00045 and located at 2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7. LaSalle College and the LaSalle College logo are trademarks of LaSalle International Inc. and used under licence by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc.

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Julie Berg, professors at LCV's Fashion school.

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This program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.

The Fashion Design program offers the ability to transform design ideas into garments and accessories as well as knowledge of the business side of the fashion industry. 

The design segment of the program is intended to help students develop skills in garments construction and design including tailoring, flat pattern drafting and draping as well as computer pattern drafting and grading to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of apparel engineering. 

In addition, marketing courses are designed to enable the students to develop, analyze and implement effective market strategies.

The faculty encourages creativity and provides the opportunity for students to learn hands-on skills using traditional tools as well as industrial equipment similar to those found in the fashion design field. 

The combination of professional marketing skills and technical knowledge is designed to prepare students to seek entry-level positions in the industry such as a junior designer, pattern grader, management trainees, visual merchandisers and assistant merchandise buyers.

  • Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Digital Imaging
  • Survey of the Fashion Industry
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fundamentals of Construction
  • Textiles Fundamentals
  • Product Development
  • History of Fashion
  • Concept Development
  • Digital Illustration for Fashion
  • Intermediate Construction
  • Fundamentals of Patternmaking
  • Intermediate Patternmaking
  • Draping
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Apparel Evaluation and Production
  • Professional Development and Portfolio
  • Design Studio: Women’s Wear
  • Advanced Sewing Techniques
  • Advanced Construction
  • Computer Patternmaking
  • Computer Patternmaking II
  • Final Collection Concept
  • Final Collection Production
  • Introduction to Fashion Marketing
  • Website Development