The course is organized around 3 Ateliers lasting each 30 academic weeks Each atelier encompasses specific module groupings structured around various themes.
The 3 Ateliers correspond to the 3 levels identified within the Higher Education Framework. The course is constructed in compliance with the Bologna Convention principles and grant participants, upon completion, a total of 180 ECTS (60 ECTS per Atelier or year)
The underlying rationale behind this course construction is to allow students to be immersed in an environment that mimics what their working conditions will be like in a fashion studio. The assessment strategy uses a perfect balance between summative and formative assessments in order to improve skills not only on core disciplines but also in project planning and time management. Projects are concurrently conducted between all modules in order to improve students’ transferrable skills, allowing them to link skills and competencies from various domains.
Premier Atelier: Discovery
Troisieme Atelier: Imprint
IFA Career and Alumni Center:
The 3 Ateliers will be complemented on a yearly basis by 60 hours of industry relations. Students will get the opportunity to attend special guest lectures given by industry professionals. Field trips to factories, studios and workshops will also complement the series of guest lectures. Through IFA Career and Alumni Center’s database, students will be able to be exposed to the latest and most current industry techniques while increasing their own professional network of contacts.
2112 Hours of Face-to-Face lectures
Hours of Guided and Self-Study: 2,444
Inclusive of 180 Hours of Industry Networking
High school graduates or above
Above 18 years of age
A strong motivation in fashion
The program Is taught in English and Chinese in Shanghai, English and French in Paris. In Paris non English or French speaking students are required to provide an IELTS or a TCF score.