Postgraduate Diploma: Fashion Tech Innovation

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IFA Paris Postgraduate Course certified by FEDE (Fédération Européenne Des Écoles)

  • DURATION: 12 month program in English
  • CAMPUSES: Paris
  • NEXT INTAKE: September 2019
  • ECTS CREDITS: 90
  • APPLICATION FEE: €150
  • TUITION FEE: €12,800
  • LIMITED TO: 25 students per class

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"A complete view of the innovative fashion tech industry"

Admission requirements:

  • Preferably 2 years of professional experience (Internships are taken into account)
  • Bachelor Graduate or significant professional experience in related fields
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 79 (or equivalence) or proof of study in English, for non-native English speakers
  • Interview (on campus or Skype)
  • Online test
  • Research proposal

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

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

12 Months – 4 Terms – Level 7 – 80 Credits

The Fashion Tech Innovation course is broken down into three main module groupings:

Creation (40 Credits):

An agile design strategy that allows the creator to continuously test and iterate is a major differentiating factor between tech development methodologies and the traditional fashion cycles. The Creation module grouping is designed to take students through a rigorous design thinking process that allows them to spot opportunities for tech developments at a much faster pace without hindering creativity, idea generation or overall vision.

Modules include:
Computer Science for Fashion (40 hours)
Cutting Edge Digital Design (90 hours)
Personal Final Project (120 hours)
Principles of Fashion Tech Innovation (18 hours)
Product Discovery (18 hours)

Prototyping & Production (20 Credits):

With on-demand making and digital services now readily available, it is now easier than ever for the individual to prototype their ideas. This module grouping explores how to effectively prototype a physical product or digital solution according to a viable product roadmap. Students are encouraged to generate ideas using the minimum viable product process, and aggregate feedback from real-world users in order to continuously improve and validate their ideas.

Modules Include:
Fabric & Material Innovation
Human Engineering & Interaction (40 hours)
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) (30 hours)
Product Management & Roadmaps (30 hours)
Rapid Prototyping (30 hours)
The 4th Industrial Revolution (22 hours)

Commercialization (20 Credits):

The coveted startup unicorn, a status that most technology companies strive to aim for, but how does a company reach this goal? The commercialization modules allow students to dissect and examine the right ingredients to create a successful and commercially viable product. Through a series of workshops and lectures, these modules aim to open up awareness on how today’s startups have utilized technology to establish, scale and grow their businesses. Students will be given foundational skills in data science and deep tech so that they can gain an understanding of how it can be harnessed to unlock commercial potential, which can then be applied to their own ideas.

Modules Include:
AI: Predictive Fashion and Personalization (24 hours)
Deep Tech: Neural Networks and Machine Learning (24 hours)
Data-Driven Story Telling (18 hours)
Fashion Data Science: Identify, Aggregate, Analyze (30 hours)
Future Retail Ecosystems (24 hours)
Neuro-Design: Consumer Insights (18 hours)
Technology Entrepreneurship (24 hours)
Personal Project (10 credits)

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Briefings, tutorials and feedback
Lectures and seminars
Group projects and skills collaboration
Workshop inductions and experimental labs
Presentations and external guest visits

Assessment Methods:

Reports and dissertation
Prototyping
Presentations, peer evaluation and feedback
Blogs
Tutorials