The purpose of this foundation course is to prepare students with the basic skills required for work in the field of fashion design. They will learn how to do a comprehensive body of pre-design work, learn how to draft and use patterns and acquire extensive experience of sewing machine skills. During the year they will visit fashion design studios and have numerous guest speakers visit on campus.
|5N1929||Computer Illustrated Graphics|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Gov PLC Fee||€200|
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Students enter all major national fashion competitions:
- Re-invent Fashion Awards
- Young Wedding Designer (Wedding Journal)
- DCU Young Designer Competition
- Cork Fashion Week ‘Designer of the Year’
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Education Progression Opportunities
CIT: CR112; CR220; CR600
GMIT: GA284, GA274, GA375
NCAD: AD101, AD211
Fashion Design Assistant, Assistant Clothes Store Manager, Junior Visual Merchandiser, Assistant Fashion Magazine Editor, Assistant Buyer, Junior Display Artist, Assistant Stylist, Designers Assistant, Junior Pattern Cutter, Personal Assistant, Marketing and Social Media Assistant, Advertising Assistant , Assistant Production Co-ordinator, Seamstress, Personal Shopper, Fashion Stylist, Alteration Specialist, Accessory Designer, Textile Artist, Sales Advisor, Fashion Blogger, Fashion Promotions, Self-employment.
Featured Former Student
Aidan Sheehan is an award winning Irish Fashion Designer based in East London. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, he went on to study Fashion Design at St. John’s Central College, Cork. It was here that his passion for Pattern Cutting developed. This led him on to study at Central Saint Martins, London. Following a short course studying Patternmaking – Experimental & Explorative Approaches he proceeded to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Innovative Pattern Cutting, also at Central Saint Martins. Soon after leaving Central Saint Martins he gained worked experience with River Island’s design department. It is here within the Accessories department that several of his designs were picked up and put into production to be sold in River Island stores internationally.
At the beginning of 2014 he launched his own label, simply called AIDAN SHEEHAN. His designs draw inspiration from his love of Art Deco design and Japanese fashion.
– City and Guilds of London
– Quality and Qualifications (QQI)