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ESMOD Berlin - Focus Summer Course

Our inspirational and practical Focus Design methodology & patternmaking two week intensive course will immerse you in the world of the fashion designer and will help you understand the process of designing a collection.
We will introduce you to different methods of fashion design, show you how to develop your ideas from extensive research.

F8-14 Focus Summer Programme
Design methodology & patternmaking (2-week intensive course)

How does a fashion designer work today? Which tools does he use? Where does inspiration originate?

During the first week you will get an insight into the conceptual processes of designing fashion and the tools to communicate your ideas.
Week Two focuses on the basic principles of pattern making and gives an introduction into the art and craftsmanship of pattern construction.

This course is a great preparation for anyone interested in studying fashion design but also suitable for people interested in getting a glimpse of the creative surrounding and artistic methods of a designer.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German.

We offer:

  • Museum visit and Store Check for research and concept inspiration
  • Practical Design – Exercises (intuitive drawing, collage, folding techniques, etc.)
  • Collection analysis
  • Alternative illustration techniques (Collage, scraper, One line, ball pen)
  • Fashion illustration (Marker, water colour, mixed media, etc.)
  • Visual communication (Layout and presentation)
  • Material introduction (Mannequin, fabrics, tools, etc.)
  • How to use an industrial sewing machine, overlocker, ironing press, etc.
  • Basic draping and pattern making principals (Skirt)
  • Finishing techniques

Course number: F8-14
Start: 14.08.2017, 9am
Duration: Weeks, 14.08. – 25.08.2017
(Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm, incl. 1 hour lunchbreak, 30hours/week)
Price: 800€, compulsory material included
Enrolment ends: Friday, 04.08.2017
Participants: Minimum 6
Language: spoken English, handouts also available in German

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

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According to §11(1) of the Berlin educational leave regulations, all ESMOD Berlin - Focus courses can be recognised as educational leave.

For start date, duration as well as participants and enrolment information please see the individual course outlines. All prices include necessary materials. Additional materials must be purchased at the participant’s expense.

All courses are held in English, written handouts and task sheets are also available in German. In case of language barriers arrangements can be made on an individual basis.

The participation in any of the ESMOD Berlin – Focus courses is considered active preparation for a creative design study but does not guarantee entry into a university course.

Enrolment closes 14 days before the course start date, see individual course description for more information.

To guarantee your place payment must be received in full no later than seven days before the course start date.

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