Further Education
2020-2021

Further Education 2020-2021

Fashion Design, Dress Making and Millinery 5M3865

This course develops your fashion awareness and design creativity. You will learn to enhance your creative skills in fashion and design. Students on this popular programme develop a range of other skills which they apply to real life learning in GTI's Annual Fashion Showcase, a project for Applied Learning.

This course is designed to

Introduce students to the theory and processes of contemporary fashion design Enable students to communicate design ideas effectively. Provide students with the educational support and professional expertise necessary to pursue a career in Fashion Design Enable students to prepare a portfolio of work to present at interview with a prospective employer or at a third level college Assist students to develop the range of skills needed to produce a cohesive collection of garments for a fashion show.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent It is advisable to present a notebook, ideas book or portfolio and any garments produced that would illustrate your interest in fashion. Interview Mature applicants welcome

Course Content

5N0784 Design Skills

5N1862 Drawing

5N3845 Fashion Industry & Design Studies

5N0690 Communications

5N1356 Work Experience

5N0764 Combined Materials

5N0755 Appreciation of Art craft& Design

5N1374 Event Production

Extra Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

Certification

QQI Level 5 Award (5M3865)

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

Level 6 Fasion Design at GTI Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme. The main degree courses in Fashion Design in Ireland are in Limerick, Dublin and Belfast. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO Requirements Lookup

Career Opportunities

Assistant Fashion Designer Assistant Pattern Drafter Alterations Assistant

Fees
  • Student Services Fee: €175

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • QQI Certification Fee: €50

TOTAL: €425

Duration

This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

Adult Education & Part time Programmes

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

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Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Testimonial: Laura Payne

For anyone interested in pursuing a love for fashion, I highly recommend the Fashion and Dressmaking course in GTI. I had always not regretted studying fashion when I finished school so when I found this course, I was delighted. I also loved the fact that I didn't need to return to college for another 4 years in order to pursue my dream. The teachers are so nice and all have backgrounds in the fashion industry so the standard of learning is very high. The course is also very varied so you get to learn about the creative process, pattern drafting and dressmaking