• Course Code:    DE
  • Certification:      QQI Level 5 Award in Fashion Design (5M3865)
  • Duration:            One Year


This one-year course aims to introduce the student to the planning, buying and
selling in the fashion industry. There is a strong emphasis on the creative process
of product development; from inception of the range, to manufacturing, through
to fashion marketing and promotion. Students will develop an understanding of
the design elements of the fashion industry and of the key aspects of the business
environment of fashion buying & merchandising.

Programme of Study

• Drawing
• Design Skills
• Fashion Industry and Design Studies
• Pattern Making
• Garment Construction
• Work Experience
• Communications
• Embroidery
• Fashion Buying and Merchandising
• Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design

*Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

• Leaving Certificate or equivalent
• Leaving Certificate Applied Award
• Full QQI Level 4 Award
• Mature Applicants- experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Career Opportunities

• Fashion Retail
• Fashion Styling
• Fashion Buying

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Higher Education Progression*


  • Fashion & Textiles (BTEC Higher National Certificate)


  • Visual Merchanising (DT598)

Griffith College:

  • Fashion Design (GC494)


  • Costume Design (DL829)

IT Tallaght:

  • BA Honours in Advertising & Marketing

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