Key Information

  • IFA Paris is a certified FEDE Institution
  • Duration: 7 weeks (252h)
  • Language: English
  • Campuses: Paris, Istanbul, Online
  • Next intakes: Oct. 2022, July 2023
  • Application fee: €50
  • Tuition fee:
    Paris €4,000
    Istanbul €4,000
    Online €1,800


The Fashion Studio Short Course for fashion design provides the basic skills to become a fashion designer: from the drawing of the main idea to the making of the garment and selection of the right fabric. A course to anyone interested in the design of a fashion collection.

The Fashion Studio Short Course is a complete and comprehensive 252 hour program regrouping 3 modules: Fashion Design, Pattern Making and Sewing and Textiles. Upon completion of this course students will gain the essential skills necessary to develop a basic mini collection. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the creation of a range of outfits, from inception to realization.

This short course has been constructed on a unique modular planning in order to allow participants to customize their learning experience by electing 2 options:

  1. Modular Learning: Students have the possibility to choose between 3 modules with themes focusing on Foundation of Fashion Design, Textile Technology and Patternmaking & Sewing.
  2. Comprehensive Course Learning: Students have the possibility to combine the 3 modules within one comprehensive short course titled “Fashion Studio”

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


  • Course 1 : drawing figure 24 hours
    6 units to learn how to draw a woman figure from the basic skills to the creation and personalization of your own figure
  • Course 2 : product + technical drawing 24 hours
    6 units to learn the vocabulary of fashion, to recognize and describe a garment, and to learn the basic skills of technical drawing
  • Course 3 : color 12 hours
    6 units to learn all about colors, how to create the right color palette and to develop a collection with a successful color balance
  • Course 4 : inspiration and creativity 28 hours
    6 units containing a project leading to the process of illustrating an idea and developing a creative vision


  • Course 1 : textile technology 12 hours
    Guide to fibers, material making methods and uses of typical used materials, casual clothing and accessories
    Knowledge recorded within individually crafted fabric book to be used as reference for future courses
  • Course 2 : fabric book 12 hours
  • Course 3 : fabric experimentation 20 hours
    Fabric experimentation and manipulation for the garment construction
    Techniques of knitting, printing, dying and embroidery to help create fabrics
  • Course 4 : creative fabric collection 32 hours
    Personal collection using creative fabrics, and basic garment
    Building a concept, searching for inspiration, developing ideas, realization of a personal garment to be produced with a creative fabric


  • Course 1 : the base 24 hours
    Mannequin measurements techniques, first draping, techniques of stitching
  • Course 2 : the skirts (basic and flare) 32 hours
    Volume and ease requirement for a straight skirt
    Dart placement and amount for bodice
    Toile finalizing with pinning and presentation on the mannequin
    Flares skirt making & making a skirt with dart-slit and waistband in fabric
  • Course 3 : the dresses 1 (yoke dress) 32 hours
    Volume and ease requirement for a provided design
    Dart placement and amount for a dress, draping yoke for a dress
    Toile finalizing with right pinning, presentation on a mannequin
    Dress basic making in fabric, sleeve with gathers, neck facing, hem

Admission Requirements

Fee Structure

Material Requirements (Online)

  • Color Pencils, Paint
  • Sketchbook
  • Tracing Paper
  • Sewing Machine
  • Dress Form
  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • 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