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Diploma and Higher Diploma in Fashion Drawing/Pattern Cutting/Dress-Making

First examination: 2013

Throughout the fashion industry there is a wealth of opportunity which throws up all kinds of exciting, challenging and rewarding jobs and projects. Producing clothes/bags/and other accessories is more than just having great ideas or drawing gorgeous dresses which means that there are chances for involvement in many areas other than just design. At ITS Fashion Project in Hong Kong, learning how to design and realize your fashion dreams is but one step in learning an entire process from creation to marketing to sales and so on, so that you will have the skills and abilities to work within many areas of the fashion industry should you choose to do so. If you are looking to go into a fashion-related business on your own then we cover a foundation in the whole range of skills and considerations you will need to be able to step out with confidence. And if you just want to have a clearer learning outcome to your hobby, then you can get a rewarding experience as well and who knows where it might take you.

ITS Fashion Project offers a range of courses in various areas of the fashion field including: fashion design, fashion illustration, drawing, fashion design and portfolio development, computer aided fashion design (CAD), fashion marketing, fashion management for small and medium business, pattern making, sewing, garment construction, shoes design and making, bag design and making.

Very often we hear fashion design students, both enrolled and graduated, from various fashion schools worldwide telling us they don’t know how to make patterns or have poor sewing technique. Some junior/senior designers in employment still don’t know how to draw fashion figures. Their previous training has been very theoretical. That is why ITS Fashion Project decided to provide a comprehensive group of fashion courses through 3 main categories; fashion drawing; pattern- cutting; and sewing & alteration. It is in response to demand for practically-based, industry relevant training, that we offer two comprehensive fashion training programmes that will equip you for further learning or a new career in the fashion industry - the Diploma and Higher Diploma in Fashion Drawing, Pattern-Cutting and Dress-Making.

ITS Fashion Project also offers a number of shorter courses for students who are still at school or who are working full time (maybe wishing to change career). These courses are available during the week, day and night, and weekends and include bag making and design course, lingerie and swimwear-design and -making courses, as well as a more flexible series of subjects covered in the Diploma courses.

ITS Fashion Project uses industry standard equipment and CAD software in our training programmes. Our teaching staff are passionate, qualified professionals with years of experience working within the fashion industry – as teachers, designers, merchandisers and more - passing on their first-hand knowledge and experience to students and ensuring you achieve results that will more than justify your investment in your future career. Our teachers are from all over the world giving students varied cultural learning perspectives.

Purpose of the Diploma

  • To provide students with introductory/intermediate knowledge of fashion figure drawing, pattern making and sewing techniques.
  • To give students opportunities for personal development using the different techniques employed to be a fashion designer/pattern maker and dress maker through providing modules which are broad-based and have a strong practical/skills element.
  • To encourage students to create clothing that is creative, practical and commercial.
  • To achieve outcomes whereby students should know how to use the knowledge and skills acquired from the course to creatively hone their drawing techniques, pattern cutting methods and sewing skills as well as develop their design skills using different fabrication and trimmings.

Purpose of the Higher Diploma

  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of fashion figure drawing, pattern making and sewing techniques.
  • To give students opportunities for personal development using the different techniques employed to be a skilled fashion designer/pattern maker and dress maker through providing modules which are broad-based and have a strong practical/skills element.
  • To encourage students to create clothing that is creative, practical and commercial.
  • To achieve outcomes whereby students should know how to use the knowledge and skills acquired from the course to creatively hone their drawing techniques, pattern cutting methods and sewing skills as well as develop their design skills using different fabrication and trimmings at an advanced level.
  • To enable students to generate a Capsule Collection by using their drawing skill, creativity, research, CAD, CAM, and other technology appliances.
  • To produce students who can professionally make garments from scratch to executing the final work.
  • To produce students who have knowledge of entrepreneurship, business perspective, and management in garment industry.
  • To enable students to use the skill, expertise, and experiences acquired in class to further work in the fashion and garment industry, and study either in HK or abroad.

General Aims:

Students who complete the modules will:

  • Discover how to create an outfit from beginning to end.
  • Develop an understanding of the processes involved in fashion drawing, cutting patterns and garments’ construction.
  • Use materials and fabrics in a suitable way to control the finished outlook of the garment.
  • Become familiar with some different stitches and methods of pattern making.
  • Experiment with different fabrics and different patterns.
  • Interpret source materials in a way that is relevant to the sewing field.
  • Develop design skills that are appropriate to materials and in patterns.
  • Acquire an acceptable level of competency in specific sewing skills techniques.
  • Be aware of safe practices in the use of sewing machinery.
  • Identify common hazards arising from the use of materials and fabrics.

 
Specific Learning Outcomes

      Students should be able to:

  • Adapt drawings and/or pictures sourced from a variety of media into designs suitable for sewing/production.
  • Demonstrate understanding of colour and balance in the choice of fabrics for their designs.
  • Competently use shape, form and fabric in the design and cutting out of garments.
  • Carry out practical workshop design experiments in the classroom.
  • Estimate the value of design proposals and establish cost-benefit analysis and price to target analysis.
  • Make judgments to produce a final design with excellent practicable outcomes at a level of detail required.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of production process.
  • Evaluate critically their own work, recognize where and how they would change things in retrospect and be able to do so regarding the work of others.

Diploma in Fashion Drawing, Pattern-Cutting and Dress-Making

Full time 1 yr = 3 terms of 10 weeks across 10 months (9 billing months). December, July and August are holidays. 6 sessions per week. Must be completed consecutively (within one year)

Part time (day) 2 yr= 6 terms of 10 weeks across 21 months (18 billing months). December, July and August are holidays. 3 sessions per week. Must be completed consecutively (within 2 years)

Locally-based student = 6,800p.m. F/T, 3500p.m. P/T including books and learning material (check terms and conditions for more info)

Overseas student (visa sponsored by ITS, more information contact us) = 9,800p.m. Full-time only.

Higher Diploma in Fashion Drawing, Pattern-Cutting and Dress-Making

Full time 1 yr = 3 terms of 10 weeks across 10 months (9 billing months). December, July and August are holidays. 6 sessions per week. Must be completed consecutively (within one year)

Part time (day) 2 yr= 6 terms of 10 weeks across 21 months (18 billing months). December, July and August are holidays. 3 sessions per week. Must be completed consecutively (within 2 years)

Locally-based students only= 8,800 F/T, 5000 P/T including books and learning material (check terms and conditions for more info)

Overseas student (visa sponsored by ITS, more information contact us) = 11,800p.m. Full-time only.

Entrance Requirements

Diploma in Fashion Drawing, Pattern Cutting and Dress-Making

  • Non–native English speaker should be IELTS 5.5 or above or pass an English test from ITS Tutorial School
  • Hong Kong students entering local F4 in or before 2008 must have completed F5
  •  Hong Kong students entering local F4 in or after 2009 must have completed F6
  •  All other students must be 16 yrs or older on 1st September of the year they wish to join the course

Higher Diploma in Fashion Drawing, Pattern Cutting and Dress-Making
In addition to the above:

  • Must have completed Diploma in Fashion Drawing, Pattern Cutting and Dress-Making from ITS Tutorial School. Or if somewhere else, they have to pass the school’s interview.
  • Or sufficient short courses at ITS , or another recognized school with credits transferred (this will be decided on a case-by-case basis)

Course Outlines

Modules

Session/ Hrs

Diploma

High-Diploma

FAD101/2: Introduction to Fashion Drawing and Spec drawing
Fashion Figure Basics and Proportions/ Fashion Elongation/Drawing the figure freehand/quick sketching/the profile pose/back views/assignments draw full front, profile and back poses based on magazine cuttings
- Basic figure forms/ drawing legs and feet, arms and hands
- Model drawing based on fashion magazines
- Fashion Heads/proportions
- Drawing garment details
- Putting it all together as well as learning how to render with different media
- mount on the board and presentation

20 sessions/ 50 hrs.

Y

Y

High-Dip
FAD201: Collection Building/ and Portfolio Development (assignment)
Practical analysis of the fashion design process in building a collection. The module runs on a single project basis which takes the student from concept to collection presentation boards showing the fully designed collection. Final class will culminate in an in-depth critical analysis of design given by the facilitator in the presence of all students so that they may also understand critical feedback.

20 session/
40 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
FAM101: Marketing Your Own Brand (assignment hand in)

To study 5 Ps :product, price, place, promotion, PR with particular reference to the fashion industry.

10 sessions/
25 hrs

Y

Y

High-Dip
FMG201: Fashion Business Management
This subject will teach you the following:
ñ How to start your own small business – plan and finance
ñ Budgeting
ñ Recording business financial transactions
ñ Regulations – audits and taxation
ñ Planning for the future

5 sessions/ 12.5 hrs

 

Y

High-Dip
CAD201: Introduction to Photoshop/Illustrator for Fashion Design.

Introduces students to Photoshop/Illustrator and encourages them to design fashion apparel using the programs. Early chapters provide a strong foundation in the commands and capabilities of the vector and bit-map programs while the later sections offer application exercises that develop skills in mood board building, rendering techniques, fabric applications, fashion designing, garment flat drawing, as well as presentation techniques.
Available with step by step instructions & assignments which are evaluated by instructors, this course emphasizes the creative process and explores the capabilities of these powerful programs as related to clothing & fashion.

14 sessions/ 28 hrs

 

Y

High-Dip
PDS201: Introducing the Computer-Aided-Program to make digital sewing patterns.

Student will learn how to digitize manual patterns into the PC using the Pattern Design System (PDS) program (Optitex), Illustrator, another CAD program. Then learn how to grade into multiple sizes and plot out as the actual pattern which will be use for mass-production in any factory.

8 sessions / 20  hrs.

 

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Diploma
SWF101: Introduction to Sewing

Students will learn how to use the domestic sewing machine, tools, equipment, stitches, and a glossary of terms used in sewing. This class includes making bound button holes, different types of pockets and how to make ruffles.

5 sessions/
12.5 hrs.

Y

Y

Diploma
PAT101/2: Pattern Cutting – basic and intermediate

Students learn how to take the body measurement and make a flat pattern from their own measurement or standard size. They will make skirt pattern, bodice, collar and sleeve before moving on to learn how to make a variation of skirt, blouse and trousers and jacket, coat and sleeves and collars.

6+7session/
32.5 hrs

Y

Y

High-Dip
PAT201: Advanced pattern making

Students learn how to make patterns for more advanced garments for example basic lingerie, strapless dresses, nightwear, raglan sleeves or adding gussets.

10 sessions/
25 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
SWS101/2: Skirt Making: 1 basic skirt, 1 intermediate skirt
Learn to change the skirt block pattern to match own measurement, pattern cutting and sew skirts that fit own body.

Learn different foundational skirts; A-line skirt, pencil skirt, full-circular skirts (or table skirt) and flared skirt including how to make waistband, adding zipper, lining, hemming etc. Basic embellishment can be included at the students’ discretion. Types of fabric restricted in 101 due to the beginner’s skills.

Intermediate skirt 102: more advanced pattern making; pleats, gores, godets, yokes and other style details. Embellishments can be included at the students’ discretion. Students are allowed to use any type of fabric apart from chiffon and any transparent fabric

6+7 sessions/ 32.5 hrs.

Y

Y

High-Dip
SWS201: Advanced skirt-making

Takes students to more complicated and sophisticated designs including creative input for their own collection.

8 sessions / 20 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
SWB101/2: Blouse Making- 1 basic and 1 intermediate

Change bodice block to match body. Students learn to make openings, front and back button stands, adding detail for example frills or ruffles on the garments etc. including bat-wings and kimono sleeves by their own choice.

 The items involved include bodices, sleeves, and different necklines. Basic embellishments can be included at the students’ discretion.

Students will also learn how to make various collars; bows, ruffle, shirt collar, Chinese mandarin collar, stand-up collar, turn over, flat collars etc. Plus they will learn how to join the sleeve to the bodice.

6+8 sessions/
35 hrs.

Y

Y

High-Dip
SWB201: Advanced Blouse-making
Applying tucks, draped collar, applying bead trimmings, all details. Takes the student to professional standard.

8 sessions/ 20 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
SWD101/2: Dress Making 1 basic, 1 intermediate

Make dresses which involve classic cutting line; sheath dress, little black dress, with the variation of neckline and simple sleeves. Learn how to add the facing, the lining and the zipper to the dress.

Progress to off-shoulder dresses, wrapped around dress, cowl neck dress and shirtdress with the round-pleated skirt with long, short, ¾ sleeve and puff sleeve.

The student will also learn how to change the block pattern to match their own measurement.

8+8 session/
40 hrs

Y

Y

High-Dip
SWD201: Advanced Dress-making
Draping on the stand or dummy. More complex design concepts and more difficult fabric choices.

10 sessions/ 25 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
SWP101: Pant Making Foundation

Produce one pair of shorts or one pair of trousers in classic cut.
Learn appropriate block pattern making. All patterns and garments are designed and made by using the student's own measurements.

6 session/
15 hrs.

Y

Y

High-Dip
SWP201: Pant making Level 2

Learn how to alter the basic trouser block patterns to be more sophisticated such as adding pleats and darts. Student will make 1 pair of pants from their own designs. They can also add belt and bow to the pants

8 sessions/ 20 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
SWJ101: Jacket Making Level 1

Jacket-making with a focus on shoulders and sleeves. The module involves students designing and making a jacket with variation of sleeves and collar (no lapel). The student will learn how to apply the different kinds of lining, interfacing, bound buttonhole or welt pocket on to the garment if they wish. They can choose their own fabric but has to match the design.

10 session/ 25 hrs.

Y

Y

High-Dip
SWJ201: Jacket-making Level 2

Progress to varying all types of jacket. Also applying the trimmings to the garment for example applying the strips and the piping to the collar and lapel.
All patterns and garments are designed and made using the student's own measurements. They also will learn about how to apply the interfacing, the facing, the lining and the shoulder pads to the garments.

10 sessions/ 30 hrs

 

Y

Diploma
DRP101: Basic Draping

Drape fabric on the dress-form then transfer onto the pattern papers.

10session/ 25 hrs

Y

Y

High-Dip
DRP201: Advanced Draping (evening gown)

Learn fitting to the body and applying boning on the side. Draping the fabric on the dress-form

12 sessions/
30 hrs

 

Y

High-Dip
DRS201: National Costume and Bridal wear

The student can choose to make one national costume or piece of bridal wear; they are also allowed to work with lace fabric, embroidered fabrics, trimming, embroidery also the veil for the bridal dress.

12 sessions/ 30 hrs.

 

Y

Total teaching time:

 

120 sessions ​300
hours

120 sessions​ 300
hours

Revision and Exam

 

60 sessions/
150 hrs

60 sessions/
150 hrs

Total

 

180 sessions/
450 hrs

180 sessions/ 450 hrs

Assessment

Portfolio of Assessment

  • Attendance 20%
  • The ability to follow instructions in class  20 %
  • The ability to complete tasks and hand in assignments on time 20%
  • The ability to develop the knowledge and skill acquired in class to come up with work beyond the brief given (and ability to solve problems independently)  20%
  • Examination 20%

Grading

  • Pass 50 - 65%
  • Merit 66 - 75%
  • Distinction 76 - 85%
  • High Distinction 86-100%

Assessment content

Diploma Course
1. Sketch books and flat drawing book
2. Grid books of flat pattern making - basic and intermediate levels
3. A record of fabric swatches/ notions and trimmings used to make garments in class
4. Photographs of the finished garments annotated to explain components
5. The actual garments made in class/outside and during the exam.

Examination
1. Paper exam lasting 2 hours
2. Garment construction. Each student will be assigned to produce a made-to-order garment for a particular event, in their own size, with a theme. They have to start from scratch sourcing the fabrics and trimmings, making the pattern and finish the garment.

Higher Diploma Course
Creative:
1. Sketch books and flat drawing book
2. Portfolio of collection building
3. Assignments handed in for each subject.
4. A blog written about their in-class learning/design journal and a showcase of their electronic portfolios.

Production:
1. Grid book of flat pattern making and draping at an advanced level
2. A record of fabric swatches/ notions and trimmings as well as their overall costs all of which are used to make the garments in class
3. Photographs of the finished garments annotated to explain components
4. The actual garments made in class/outside and during the exam.

Examination
1. Paper exam lasting 2 hours
2. Garment construction. Each student will be assigned to produce a made-to-order garment for a particular event, in their own size, with a theme. They have to start from scratch sourcing the fabrics and trimmings, making the pattern and finish the garment.

Award:

  • On successful completion you will receive your Diploma or Higher Diploma in Fashion Drawing-Pattern Cutting and Dress-Making from ITS Tutorial School, HK registered school 566985.
  • Grades will be Pass, Pass with Merit, Pass with Distinction, Pass with High Distinction.
  • All awards will require a minimum of 80% course attendance as well as work evaluation.
  • The awards can lead to further education opportunities or career opportunities, especially:

- training to be couturier for high- end fashion;
- designing exclusive garments for yourself or your clients;
- making a pattern from a sketch or photograph;
- saving money - commercial patterns are expensive;
- setting up a business in pattern-making; made-to-order, ready to wear.

  • a portfolio of designs could lead to employment in the clothing industry.

Course Duration

  • Winter term: September – November
  • Spring term: January- March
  •  Summer term: April –June
  • Entry time: All year round – we make this possible through the individualized attention we give to each student and the modular nature of the course. The only limitations will be determined by vacancies.

Time Schedule Class session times are as follows:
10:00 – 12:30 or 13:00 – 15:30 Monday to Saturday
6:30-9 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday

  • Full Time students are to attend 6 sessions per week morning or afternoon. They will attend two ten week terms and then work on the final exam and fashion show in the final term.
  • The School will not be responsible for any missed lessons.
  • Part Time students are to attend 3 sessions per week morning or afternoon or evening. They will attend four ten week terms. Classes are arranged at the discretion of the student.
  • Students can also arrange to attend two lessons, morning/afternoon, per day if they so wish.
  •  The school will not be responsible for any missed lessons.
  • In case of sickness and emergency departure from Hong Kong, other flexible plans can be arranged

Fees

  • Fees consist of administration fees, course fees and examination fees.
  • Payment terms and conditions are included in the terms and conditions.
  • Latest fee information can be found at www.itseducation.com/fashion.
  • Payment has to be made before the 5th of each month otherwise the student isn't allowed to attend class and the tuition has to be suspended.
  • Each monthly fee is non-refundable.
  • Course cancellation must be received in writing at least one calendar month in advance.
  • Note that these courses DO NOT qualify for funding from the Hong Kong government. Please ensure you have sufficient funds to cover your fees.

Terms and Conditions

Additionally for fashion:

  • Material: fabric is included BUT NOT, lining, notions, trimming and sewing kits.

The school will provide domestic sewing machines and over locker, industrial sewing machine and over locker as well as long rulers and scissors.

  • Students are responsible for their own errors, delays, mistakes during the production which may result in unfinished garments.

email: info@itseducation.asia for more details

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