This dynamic one year course aims to introduce the student to the planning, buying and selling aspects of the ready-to-wear fashion industry. Whilst the course has a strong business orientation, it also places strong emphasis on the creative process of product development; from inception of the range, to manufacturing, through to fashion marketing and pomotion. Through these diverse areas,students will develop a keen understanding of the design elements of the fashion industry but will also have a firm grasp of the key aspects of the business environment of fashion buying & merchandising. Our work experience programme offers students the opportunity to further develop their skills in this area.
Further Education: Sucessful students can progress to the Fashion Mangement Course (Year 2) in the College.
This one year course introduces the student to the profession of fashion design and styling. Thorough exploration of costume history and contemporary fashion, in addition to to technical skills in garment construction, promotes a strong design & styling ability. This rare combination of fashion theory and practical design and construction skills make this a unique and highly desirable course. Supplemented with make-up skills and the creation of a professional photoshoot, this course provides students with a firm skill base within this niche industry. Students will supplement their studies with work experience in the relevant area. Additional digital media skills prepare students for the digital arena of contemporary fashion blogging and promotion in today's fashion world.
Further Education: Successful students can progress to the Fashion Mangement Course (Year 2) or Commerical Fashion Design (Year 2) in the College.
This dynamic course prepares students with essential knowledge to meet the fashions industry's core business needs. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of apparel, manufacturing and movement in the supply chian as well as management of the value, costing and quality of apparel until it reaches the consumer. The course also explores the drivers of fashion change within the 21st Century sourced production. The concept of developing, producing and marketing a product from initial concept to retail sale is introduced. The role of the customer driven industry is explored and students are encouraged to develop new strategies for retailing, marketing and promotion.
The course is a further development of the First Year Fashion Buying and Merchandising course. It is also suitable for students with an appropriate Level 5 qualification and will appeal to students who wish to develop a career in the business, managerial and retailing side of the fashion industry while actively developing imagination and flair for design, buying and selling.
This industry-focused course will prepare students for the modern retail workplace through a mixture of creative & innovative design, business and practical skills. Students will research and create contemporary colour stories and explore exciting garment shapes and how and where they might be manufactured. Students will gain technological skills like garment illustration and construction and production planning. Designers will explore issues affecting modern global retailing, including ethical, social and technical issues, sourcing, costing and development. Students will gain a multifaceted vision of the global fashion industry and explore all aspects of fashion media from catwalk and astyling to fashion magazine editorial and journalism. Visual presentation and portfolio development are key skills developed on this course.
After several years working in construction and raising a family, I wanted a career change. Working in fashion had been a life-long ambition for me, and after some research I chose the Fashion Styling course in Crumlin. I joined the course as a mature student after reading about it online. It was a well-rounded curriculum and I particularly enjoyed fashion styling, the make-up classes and the fashion industry and design modules. It also gave me more confidence working with computers and learning how to blog was a personal highlight. My teachers were so helpful and offered great support during and after my study. As a mature student, I found student life really enjoyable and everyone in the group was friendly and inclusive. Since graduating I have worked with the HSE in an advisory capacity with the Women’s Health Project and in the wardrobe department of Ardmore Studios. I would highly recommend this course.