Fashion Design & Marketing Foundation Program


IFA Paris Foundation Program certified by FEDE (Fédération Européenne Des Écoles)

  • DURATION: 7 month program in English
  • CAMPUSES: Paris
  • NEXT INTAKE: January 2021
  • TUITION FEE: €6,000
  • LIMITED TO: 25 students per class


Admission Requirements

  • 18 years old minimum
  • High school graduate or equivalence
  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 65 or equivalence or proof of study in English for non-native English speakers
    COVID-19 and Lockdown: We are aware that it is extremely difficult to obtain a language certificate with the current situation. IELTS has launched an online system to evaluate your English proficiency, IELTS Indicator. We accept this certificate and you can find more information on obtaining this certificate here.
  • Strong motivation in fashion
  • Interview (on campus or Skype)

Documents to provide (in English or translated by a certified translator):

  • Fill in the online application form
  • Latest high school transcript
  • Copy of High school diploma or its equivalence
  • Motivation letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport


Full tuition fee: €6,000
Administrative fee: €200

Payment Terms:

Full payment must be made before the course start.
Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments, processed at least 7 months in advance of the course start date.



Fashion Business Core: 120 hours
Business Foundations: Accounting (30 hours)
Business Foundations: Data & Trends (30 hours)
E-Fashion: Retail & Web Development (30 hours)
Fashion Forward: Disruption & Sustainability (30 hours)

Marketing & COM Foundations: 90 hours
Marketing Fundamentals (60 hours)
Fashion Anthropology: Consumer Behavior (30 hours)

Digital Fashion: 90 hours
Digital Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (60 hours)
Digital Marketing: Social Media (30 hours)

French (Fashion Industry): 60 hours
French Language & Culture (30 hours)
Fashion & Cultural Discovery (30 hours)

DESIGN MODULES (320 hours)

Fashion Design Foundations (140 hours)
Fashion Figure/Figurine de mode (20 hours)
Color (30 hours)
Products - Technical Drawing (15 hours)
Volume - 3D Research (15 hours)
Fabric Swatch - Garment Upcycling (20 hours)
Styling Workshop (10 hours)
Life Drawing/Drawing Class (30 hours)

Fashion History & Culture (30 hours)
Contemporary Fashion History (30 hours)

Patternmaking & Draping (78 hours)
Skirt Block - Skirt Construction (21 hours)
Dress Draping (21 hours)
Pants (36 hours)

Production Foundations (72 hours)
Intro. to Sewing + Basic Skirt (24 hours)
Shirt (24 hours)
Creative Shorts Project (24 hours)