About The Course
Explore your personal design direction with our BA in Fashion Design. Over the course of 3 years, you’ll be immersed in all aspects of the fashion industry from traditional methods of tailoring, draping, and embellishment techniques to fashion illustration and computer aided design (CAD) skills. Nurturing your design and creativity is our main objective for this course, and we strive to give you the most opportunities to succeed in the fashion industry.
The core studio and technology modules allow you to explore your personal design style—from idea generation, design development, and pattern creation through to garment construction using contemporary production techniques. Throughout the course you will see what changes are taking place in the fashion industry, and learn to recognise the traditional manufacturing bases that have been relocated to low cost economics.
Our course has responded to this need with a comprehensive syllabus offering training in the most up-to-date CAD pattern and manufacturing (CAM) technology, complemented with business and professional practice knowledge, including brand and marketing skills. This fashion degree will prepare you for any role that requires both a creative flair and a technical and business knowledge. Previous graduates are working as fashion designers liaising with offshore production facilities, buyers, trend forecasters, and visual merchandisers.
Portfolio Assessments 2017
A portfolio is required for our fashion design degree.
Portfolio assessment dates for entry into the course in 2017 - to be confirmed
To book a place for portfolio assessment please contact Emily Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on creating your portfolio please see our guidelines here. You can also read a recent blog post with tips on how to prepare a portfolio.
Take a look at some our recent graduates' work
The quality of the our students’ work has been recognised throughout the design industry, our students’ have been invited to exhibit in industry exhibitions and have won many prestigious design awards
- DCU Young Designer of the Year Award
- Dublin Fashion Festival Young Designer of the Year Award
- Golden Egg Fashion Innovation Award
- IDI Graduate Award
- Nissan Generation Next UCD Young Designer of the Year
- Triumph Inspiration Online Voting Award
- Vodafone DIT Student Design Award
- World Expo Shanghai Exhibitor
- Kerry Fashion Week Student Designer of the Year Award
Their work has been published in leading online and fashion editorial publications including
- Social and Personal Magazine
- Sunday Independent
- Image Magazine
- Irish Tatler
- Hot Press
- RSVP Magazine
- Prudence Magazine
- World Expo Magazine
During the course, you’ll be taught by practising designers, illustrators, industry technicians, art historians, journalists, stylists, marketing and brand experts ensuring that the faculty maintains strong industry links. Our courses are regularly reviewed by industry professionals, to ensure we are meeting the current needs of the industry and following best practice. Professionals from the fashion industry are regularly invited to give guest lectures, and in our award years, participate in critiquing student work.
Past students of our fashion degree have been awarded internships with Avoca, Caroline Kilkenny, FeeG, Helen Cody, Helen McAlinden, Jennifer Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, Liz Quin, Louis Copeland and Percival London
Experiential learning is an important part of our courses, therefore most modules have class trips as a part of their curriculum. Every year the faculty travels internationally and nationally to places with both current and historical design importance. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Venice.
A key date in our calendar is the annual Creative Week showcase. This showcase gives graduates of the design faculty a platform to present their work alongside those of media, journalism, computing, film, and photography. Not only will this exhibit give you the experience of showcasing to industry standards but it allows for extensive PR and networking opportunities.
Annual Fashion Graduate Exhibition
Our annual fashion graduate exhibition, which launches Creative Week, takes place every May. It shines the spotlight on our brightest new design talents, giving them a national platform to showcase their best work. Every year TV3 films Griffith’s Graduate Fashion Exhibition for their fashion trends programme Xposé.
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