Key Information

  • Application fee: €50
  • Tuition fee:
    Paris €1,000
    Istanbul €1,000
    Online €500


This course is aimed at people who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. Fashion design is presented through a mix of theoretical and practical short modules that will give participants a clear overview of the industry, the positions and the skills required to succeed. Modules will be complemented by visits of companies, museums and presentations to allow participants to “feel” what fashion is about.

Course Objectives:

– Understand the structure of the fashion and textile industry from an international perspective as well as the strong link between fashion and culture
– Discover what it takes to be a fashion designer: The creative process
– Realize the importance of pattern making and sewing in fashion: The technical process
– Understand the power of communication behind the product: The fashion image

Course Outcomes:

– Creation of a mini portfolio (that can be used for program admission): Mood board / Silhouette / Mini-Collection
– Creation of a basic pattern of a skirt
– Customization of garment

The online program takes place live and in real-time (Paris or Istanbul local time) and you will interact with the lecturer and other students through our online platform. However, if you cannot attend or miss a live class, every session is also recorded and saved, so you can go back and watch it at a later suitable time for you.

Course Structure (Paris, Istanbul)

8 days, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Course Modules:

  • Fashion Industry Panorama
  • Fashion Culture
  • Collection Process
  • Technical Process
  • The Fashion Image

Course Structure (Online)

5 days, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Fashion Culture

An introductory module to contemporary fashion that will include an overview of key designers, trends and fashion power houses to understand the most important creative movements

Collection process

This module will introduce students to the art of crafting a unique visual presentation through the development of inspiration boards

Technical Process

A basic overview of collection development planning with the creation of 6 complete looks.

Final Presentation

Each participant will be asked to present the collections they have created.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applications for on campus format are open until 1 month before the program start date. Past this deadline, applications will be processed based on seats availability.

Applications for online format are open until 1 week before the program start date. Past this deadline, applications will be processed based on seats availability.

Fee Structure

Paris & Istanbul:
Tuition fee: €1,000

Tuition fee: €500

Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments processed at least 7 months in advance of the program start date.

What is included in the fee:

  • Microsoft Office Pack
  • Access to IFA’s Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Course Material
  • Lectures

What is not included in the fee:

  • Expenses related to module specific materials (ex: purchase of fabrics, future boards…etc)
  • Printing and photocopying costs

Material Requirements (Online)

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Color Pencils, Paint
  • Sketchbook
  • A good internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser (it would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers)
  • Microphone & Headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Webcam