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START YOUR CAREER IN FASHION TODAY

The Cut Fashion Design Academy is committed to inspiring, educating and creating true fashion and business professionals by promoting academic excellence through our rigorous programs and distinctive learner-centered environment. The Cut Fashion Design Academy aspires to nurture the inherent talents of the students by developing an intellectual stimulating community and fostering a culture of skill-based and practical learning environment that enables students to maximize employment opportunities by providing them with career oriented courses. We are building the future generation of designers through education and practical training in the real world.

 

FULL TIME PROGRAMS

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FASHION DESIGN
DIPLOMA
CO-OP

Our Fashion Design Diploma Program is designed to provide students with the creative tools, technical proficiency and industry knowledge they need to pursue a career in todayʼs growing, global apparel business. Courses are workshop-based, taught by working professionals with expertise in visual design, garment construction, apparel supply chain management, business management, merchandising, marketing, and the fashion media. Through our Co-operative education program, students are given the opportunity to work in the industry, so they emerge from the diploma program equipped with an industry-standard portfolio, extensive real world experience and the competitive skills required to work for a fashion brand or to start their own label.

14-WEEK
CERTIFICATE
PROGRAMS

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.

By combining 5 different certificates based in their personal interest students can build their own diploma program and complete it in as little as 12 months.

Courses are available in a range of topics such as Fashion Design, Pattern Making, Product Development, Gerber, Marketing, and more.

PART TIME PROGRAMS

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The Cut Fashion Design Academy offers over 30 part time courses for every level, in the following areas:

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- DRAPING

- GERBER ACCUMARK: PATTERN MAKING & GRADING

- SEWING

- LAUNCH YOU LINE

- FASHION DESIGN: CAPSULE COLLECTION

- FASHION ILLUSTRATION

- ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 101

- PATTERN MAKING

- PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION & SOURCING

- QUILTING

- PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

- PRINT WORKSHOP

- FASHION DESIGN WORKSHOP

- FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROSOFT WORD & EXCEL


 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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2 WEEK
SUMMER INTENSIVES

Summer Intensives at The Cut Fashion Design Academy are a fun and fast-paced opportunity to improve your skills and learn what it takes to succeed at both making a well-designed garment and creating a sought-after brand. We offer you a variety of two-week intensive workshops designed to maximize your industry knowledge within a minimum time frame. In these hands-on programs, students will be immersed in all facets of the fashion business to to gain the knowledge they need to start their own brand. In readings, lectures, and class discussions, students are taught by industry professionals in small group settings, receiving first-class learning in a real-life business environment, using state of the art digital platforms as well as hands-on hard skill applications. Acquire the skills you need to reach your academic and professional goals or complement your current full-time diploma or certificate program, or simply build a competitive portfolio for graduate program applications to prepare for advanced study.

YOUTH SUMMER
CAMPS

Start your fashion career today by immersing yourself in the world of fashion with our summer youth fashion camp! During this week-long camp, receive the chance to network with some of the world’s most influential fashion leaders. Learn how the industry’s top insiders began their careers and what they wish they knew when they first started working in the industry. Students will also receive firsthand advice from mentors whose clients have been featured in magazines like Elle and lnStyle and television programs such as Oprah and Good Morning America.

The Cut’s summer youth fashion camp focuses on Design, Draping, Sewing, and Illustration. Throughout the week, students speak with industry experts about the different careers available in the industry as well as explore fashion design, media, marketing, merchandising, and even fashion tech. Additionally, students receive the opportunity to visit the city’s most exclusive showrooms and work on a real-world fashion project!

 
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Who We Are

The Cut Fashion Design Academy, owned by apparel and production expert, Liza Deyrmenjian, were born in Vancouver as a result of 30 years in the fashion and apparel industry. The Academy is located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Kitsilano, birthplace of global yoga brand, Lululemon Athletica and just over the Burrard Bridge from downtown Vancouver. Our state-of-the-art studio is bright, open and comfortable for working on all of your projects. With access to cutting tables, sewing machines and gerber stations seven days a week you will be able to take your assignments to a whole new level. The studio is accessible by public transportation from any part of the city. The Cut Fashion Design Academy, is how we envision real world education. Our students learn at The Cutting Room, a work-learn space where full time and part time Fashion Design Students learn in an environment where established brands product develop and produce, including our in-house brand, Object Local. 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.