BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
- 3 años
El IED Barcelona es el único centro en España que imparte el Bachelor of Arts (Honours) en Fashion Design otorgado por la Universidad de Westminster. Desde 2010 ofrece la oportunidad de combinar los estudios de la prestigiosa universidad, impartidos íntegramente en inglés, con la experiencia IED de la ciudad de Barcelona.
El curso forma profesionales con un amplio conocimiento técnico y cultural a través de un aprendizaje de los conceptos del ámbito de la moda basado en la creatividad y el análisis de las necesidades del mercado. Su filosofía es que los estudiantes se desarrollen como individuos para convertirse en diseñadores innovadores y creativos, capaces de crear un estilo estético que sobresalga en la industria internacional de la moda.
The module introduces students to fashion history focusing on the analysis of clothing and accessories. It addresses past and present concepts found in global fashion. Through the analysis of styles and trends and the works of today's major designers it provides a strong basic foundation for students to draw from and interpret in their current and future projects. This module is made up of three classes: History of Fashion, Semiotics and Styling.
The module introduces the student into the importance of research as a key element to start and carry out the design process. It provides with the different techniques, sources and methodologies to develop a critical investigation both visual and written. The course also analyses the main Western artistic movements and the repective language and media: from the birth of modern art to the historical avant-garde movements up to the contemporary trends and multimedia expressions. This module is made of two classes: Sketchbook and Portfolio, Trends and Art History.
The module introduces the main techniques of fibre and textile manufacture leading to the production of final fabrics. Focusing on each process individually it allows the students to develop an understanding of each aspect of fabric production and how to identify characteristics through simple fabric analysis enabling them to develop a sensitivity to the many different qualities. Additionally, the module also focuses on colour theories and the use of colour in textile fashion design and artisan printing techniques and introduces the theory and practices to develop in a creative way a complete and correct textile design. This module is made up of four classes: Materials & Technology 1, Printing Process 1, Introduction to Colour and Moulage 1.
PATTERN AND DRESSMAKING TECHNIQUES
The module introduces a direct approach to manufacturing and production techniques, focusing on real garment proportions and materials. It provides a firm grounding in practical work transforming and manipulating the basic blocks and draping techniques. This will be the base for students to undertake research and attempt the production of 2D and 3D work, applying the different techniques in a personal way. This module is made up of three classes: Dressmaking 1, Womens Patternmaking 1 and Mens Patternmaking 1.
The module introduces the students to both traditional and computer aided representation techniques. The module encourages the students to develop a personal style through the use of the different techniques in both computer aided design work and hand drawing techniques. This module is made up of two classes: Digital Design 1 and Fashion Drawing.
The module allows students to undertake the complete design process and integrates the different techniques, skills, and production methods they have been working with. It introduces students to research and abstract concept development. Special focus is given to the method and rules required to research and technically approach the subject. This module is made up of two classes: Fashion Portfolio and Fashion Collection.
REPRESENTATION TECHNIQUES 2
The module focuses on the development of both digital design and illustration techniques to produce creative designs. The module deepens on the understanding of different CAD progra-mmes as creative tools to use within the fashion design process and focuses on the experimentation with different techniques in order to develop a personal style. This module is made up of two classes: Digital Design 2 and Fashion Illustration.
TEXTILE DESIGN 2
The module seeks to further develop the students' knowledge of all aspects of textile design manufacture through practical design project work. Focusing on the creative development of textile design techniques, in the context of a given theme, the students are stimulated to research and experiment with many elements of textile design and also improve their understanding of the characteristics of the materials used. Additionally, the module introduces the students to the future of textiles and digital printing in order to allow students to understand the relationship between new advances and technology in the context of fashion and materials. This module is made up of three classes: Materials & Technology 2, Printing Process 2 and Moulage 2.
The module focuses on a basic analysis of the fashion system and the major marketing issues including the marketing concepts, practices and applications from two different points of view: strategic (target, positioning and brand values definition) and operational (product, price, promotion and distribution policies). The module also focuses on the fashion industry and its main structures such as pipeline, finances, management, organization and ethical responsibilities of fashion enterprises in today's context. This module is made up of three classes: Fashion Marketing, Fashion System and Business Plan.
PATTERN AND DRESSMAKING TECHNIQUES 2
The module enables the student to achieve a deeper analysis of garment construction, developing a personalized approach to the use of 2D and 3D pattern cutting work and manufacturing. It reinforces the concepts introduced in the previous year and develops further the experimentation and research towards the design and construction of garments. This module is made up of three classes: Dressmaking 2, Women´s Patternmaking 2 and Men´s Patternmaking 2.
FASHION DESIGN 2
The module generates a more complete approach to the design process, focusing on both mens and womens collections including: developing the entire design process from concept design, research and mood-board to the production of the final garments, flat drawings and illustrations, technical sheets and realization of the designed looks, with a special focus on knitwear. The students produce two complete looks. This module is made up of three classes: Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear.
PATTERN AND DRESSMAKING TECHNIQUES 3
The module enables the student to achieve a sophisticated grasp of garment construction, applying a personalized approach to the use of 2D and 3D pattern cutting work and manu - facturing. It reinforces the understanding and application of the given concepts, allowing students to produce garments that meet industry standards. This module is made up of four classes: Design Development through Moulage, Dressmaking 3, Womens Pattern - making 3 and Mens Patternmaking 3.
FASHION DESIGN 3
This module is made up of a portfolio project, which introduces students to the processes to develop a profesional proposal for a brand. It will enable the student to become aware of the current issues and circumstances that they will encounter working as a designer, deepening the students´ capacity to apply their creative aesthetic to a brand´s values. The 2D fashion work will be presented in a final portfolio. This module is made up of two classes: Collection and Portfolio.
MAJOR PROJECT RESEARCH
The module focuses on the development of the ideas required to complete the students' Major Project through the in depth, relevant and exhaustive investigation of their chosen concept. The module encourages a critical approach to design development and requires the students to support their individual creative practice with appropriate 2D and 3D work. In addition, students articulate their understanding of a fashion related theme in a written dissertation where they must analyze material and demonstrate a coherent viewpoint. This module is made up of two classes: Investigation and Dissertation.
In this module students undertake a six week period of work placement within the fashion industry. This module is designed to allow the student to gain practical experience as well as personal and professional development. On completion students submit a written report critically analyzing their experience on their placement.
Provides the avenue for students to combine the skills and knowledge acquired from all modules taught during the course into one cohesive project, with total creative freedom and in relation to different design concepts. The Major Project begins with concept research where students are required to undertake an in depth, relevant and exhaustive investigation of their chosen concept and to develop the research into a coherent collection. The student then has to define the target market, segment, a corporate identity for the label, a collection concept (including design elements such as silhouettes, materials, colour, form, etc.) and proceed to design a complete fashion collection. It requires the student to combine elements from all aspects of fashion design, including illustration, pattern making, dressmaking, trend research, colour, textile design, computer tools and fashion history and to find clever solutions to issues that arise during the process, staying focused on the chosen thesis concept with sufficient coherent criteria.
- Having completed secondary school (any A-levels or advanced vocational training).
- Age- Be 18 years old by December 31st of the first year of the course.
Idiomas en los que se imparte
El BA (Hons) en Fashion Design ofrece una trayectoria formativa que enseña al alumno a crear su propia firma y a trabajar para otras marcas. Proporciona los conocimientos para formar parte de un departamento de diseño y para relacionarse con los departamentos de una empresa de producción.
El primer año del curso está centrado en adquirir las competencias básicas junto con una fuerte cultura y metodología de proyecto. Se comienza a impulsar el desarrollo del estilo personal de cada alumno y se enseñan las técnicas específicas de la moda: patronaje, modelaje, ilustración, complementos, historia, etc.
En el segundo año se profundiza en el conocimiento adquirido durante los semestres previos, se enseñan técnicas avanzadas de modelaje y patronaje, ilustración, técnicas específicas como punto o complementos, y se realizan numerosas colecciones (de hombre y de mujer). Destacan diversos proyectos con visión de futuro en cuanto a técnicas y tejidos.
Durante el tercer año se insiste en el perfeccionamiento de las habilidades prácticas de acuerdo con las exigencias del mundo profesional. Se realiza un trabajo de sostenibilidad y estilismo, entre otros. En el último semestre se realiza el proyecto de final de carrera que sirve como carta de presentación al mundo profesional. El año culmina con el desfile de los diseños elaborados en el proyecto final.
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