The part time Fashion Design course introduces the principles of the fashion design process from concept to the finished product. Students will explore visual research, developing ideas into creative and innovative fashion designs.

Over the duration of the Fashion Design course you will be encouraged to be creative and to develop your own signature style. You will develop techniques to record your visual research using different media to explore form, texture, colour & scale.

Students of the Fashion Design Course will also be introduced to different fabrics exploring their suitability, wearability and function within fashion garments. On completion you will have developed your ideas into fashion designs, which will be presented as a fashion illustration and mood board. The fashion design course is the beginning of your future fashion portfolio!

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Fashion Design

Entry Requirement

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered one evening a week.

Course Content Modules

  1. Fashion Forecast
  2. Trend Analysis
  3. Design Development, Construction and Production
  4. Fabric Sourcing, Sampling & Production



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