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If you are looking for a Vancouver art & design school that offers you a diploma course in Fashion Design & Merchandising, and hope to pursue a career in the fashion industry, the following Art Institute of Vancouver program may be just the education you've been searching for.

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The Fashion Design and Merchandising program offers the best of both worlds - the ability to transform design ideas into garments and accessories as well as knowledge of the business side of the fashion industry.

In the design segment of the program, students are introduced to basic skills of construction in sewing, tailoring, flat pattern drafting, and draping to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of apparel engineering. In the merchandising segment, usage of textiles, colours and design to create visual merchandising campaigns are taught. Business courses are added to teach students how to develop, analyze and implement effective sales strategies.

The faculty nurtures creativity and teaches hands-on skills using traditional tools as well as industrial equipment similar to that found in the fashion design field. The combination of professional marketing skills and technical knowledge help students prepare for successful entry into the industry as junior designers, patter grader, management trainee, visual merchandiser, and assistant merchandise buyer.

Curriculum:

1st Quarter
Drawing
Fundamentals of Design
Digital Imaging
Life Drawing I
Colour Theory

2nd Quarter
Fashion Sketching & Illustration
Fashion Marketing
Costume History
Survey of Fashion
Construction I

3rd Quarter
Concept & Line Development
Textile & Fabrics
Product Development
Construction II
Pattern Making I

4th Quarter
Concepts & Trends in Apparel
Construction III
Design Specialties I
Pattern Making II
Consumer Behaviour

5th Quarter
Design Specialties II
Computer Pattern Making I
Advertising for Fashion
Draping I
Visual Merchandising

6th Quarter
Fashion Business & Retailing
Draping II
Computer Pattern Making II
Fashion Design I
Catalogue & Web Site Development

7th Quarter
Fashion Design II
Production Systems
Apparel Evaluation & Production
Digital Applications III
Trade, Tariffs & Resources

8th Quarter
Professional Development
Entrepreneurship
Fashion Design III
Public Relations
Portfolio Preparation

This is a sample schedule only. Class scheduling is subject to change without notice.



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