Our flexible modular certificate programs allow students to take a deep dive into their areas of interest while giving them the time to keep a full- time job or taking 2 certificates at the same time.
FASHION DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION & CREATIVE DESIGN
This 14-week comprehensive course is tailored to fashion-focused students who want to develop their design skills and is taught by top industry experts. Learn how to conceive, conceptualize and create a full fashion collection for industry presentation. Using fashion illustration techniques, you will gain skills in drawing the fashion figure, and be able to illustrate your designs on a high fashion croquis, utilizing multimedia tools to implement colour into the sketch. The entire fashion cycle and design process will be explored from conception, research, customer profile and mood, to inspiration and execution.
PATTERN MAKING & ASSEMBLING TECHNIQUE
The Patternmaking and Construction Module consists of 14 weeks of intensive skill building. The course enables students to become industry proficient in patternmaking, fit and sewing construction. The first six weeks are dedicated to learning the fundamentals of pattern making, fit and sewing, and by Week 7 students choose their ‘design’ stream: active/technical wear, evening wear, contemporary women’s or menswear. A small class size of 6 allows for individual attention, where we provide an industry-level professional environment and the opportunity for students to learn the necessary specialized skills through hands-on training.
FASHION MARKETING & BRANDING
In this intensive hands-on 14 week course, you will learn how to become an effective fashion marketer. In the competitive fashion industry world, you need skills that speak to the consumer, whether you want to work for an established company or develop the “Brand of You”. In today’s media-heavy environment, it’s essential you are able to communicate a brand’s DNA to their target market. Learn the skills necessary for success by working with industry professionals to gain entry into the creative and profitable business of fashion.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION & SOURCING
In this comprehensive 14-week course, you will learn production development and management in apparel manufacturing. Taking a product line from concept to marketplace, you will research material markets and analyze trends for development of private label merchandise. Prototypes are developed both locally and overseas, and manufacturing and budgetary issues are analyzed. Textile Science, an essential industry component, is examined to understand the role of fabrics, choices, and costing, and technical garment specification packages are emphasized.
GERBER PATTERN MAKING & GRADING
This module examines every aspect of pattern making and grading using Gerber AccuMark Pattern Design software (V10) and focuses on specific job responsibilities often assigned to apparel pattern makers and graders. Rather than focus solely on software commands, this class incorporates invaluable insight gained from the professor’s extensive experience as an industry insider. Lessons, exercises, and quizzes focus not only on teaching the software, but also on preparing students to be successful industry professionals.
COUTURE PATTERN MAKING | EVENING WEAR / SPECIAL OCCASION | LEVEL 2
In this comprehensive and specialized 14-week course, you will focus on the intricacies and techniques utilized in evening wear and bridal. Students will learn how to draft, construct and manipulate fabrics utilizing a variety of specialty fabrics and finishes, including beading, lace work, and tailoring, as well as learn how to drape in jersey and silk. At the completion of this module, you will draft and assemble two couture evening wear designs that reflect your personal design point of view and brand. This advanced course has entry requirements of a one-year Pattern Making course or equivalent.
TECHNICAL PATTERN MAKING | ADVANCED OUTERWEAR / ACTIVE WEAR | LEVEL 2
In this challenging and industry-specific course, you will learn how technical apparel is designed and manufactured. With a focus on pattern making that uses the technical and performance properties of various fabrics for specific end-uses such as sports, recreation, survival, and protection, you will pursue advanced pattern making and garment assembly studies geared to the outdoor sports enthusiasts. You will acquire the knowledge of new fibres, fabrics and trims, and learn how to apply specific technical construction techniques to build performance garments. You will also visit local Vancouver manufacturers specializing in technical apparel manufacturing. For your final project, you will pattern and sew a four-piece capsule collection. This advanced course has entry requirements of a one-year Pattern Making course, or equivalent.
I learned more from Liza in half an hour than I would have apprenticing for a major brand. JAY MCCARROLL - Season 1 Winner, Project Runway
APPLICATION FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $50
ASSESSMENT FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $100
TUITION PER COURSE: $6,995
The Cut Fashion Design Academy is interim designated with PTIB