Program in 3 years
1st Year: Bac or equivalent, for all streams.
State accredited diploma with Level II registration under the National Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) by ministerial decree of 25 February 2016, published in the Official Journal of 17 March 2016. Accessible via VAE (Validation of Acquired Work Experience)

Fashion Designer - Undergraduate

A 3-year programme split into two equal parts: Design and Pattern-Making - design being the creative design process and pattern-making dealing with the construction (the fold or hang, cut, stitching, etc.).
It is the combination of these two disciplines that gives the ESMOD methodology its added value, offering graduates complete expertise both technically and artistically.
 

GOAL

To be able to design and make clothing and accessory collections in a variety of fields, specialising in a specific market in the last year of study.
-* Comparable to Degree – Bac +3 (A Levels + 3 years' higher education)
 

PROGRAMME

1ST YEAR:
The basics
 
Design: Fashion sketching, use of colour, creative approaches, flat drawing, product breakdown, creation of complete design dossiers: skirt, blouse, dress.
Exploration of fashion neighbourhoods, Introduction to Adobe Illustrator software, exploration of different textiles, History of Fashion.
 
Pattern-Making: Research on volumes, learning how fabrics hang, different sewing techniques, creation of templates, etc. Study in canvas of different models of skirt, blouse and dress, using flat pattern cutting and draping. Manufacturing or finishing study pieces. Execution in fabric of a personal model of skirt, blouse, dress and sweatshirt.
 
Additional Classes: Market and Consumer Analysis, Fashion English, Live Modelling, Textiles; Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Photoshop, Illustrator; Computer-Assisted Pattern-making (CAP): introduction to LECTRA SYTEM software
 
The year ends with an exam on design and pattern-making and the presentation before a jury of a personal dress model with a complete design dossier.

2ND YEAR
Immersion
 
Design: Illustration, developing a personal style, product analysis, "optical" research, creation of complete design dossiers: suits, casualwear. History of Fashion, Textiles, CAD (Adobe Illustrator)
 
Pattern-Making: Study of suit jacket using lines and draping, study of basics for city trousers and suit trousers, study of Casualwear.
Creation of a personal model for a suit jacket using draping, suit trousers, jacket and jeans. 
Additional Classes: Market and Consumer Analysis, Fashion English, Fashion Culture, Textiles, CAD/CAP, live modelling, fashion info…
 
During the year, students present (in teams), to a jury, a "casual" model with a complete style dossier. The year ends with an exam on design and pattern-making and the presentation before a jury of a personal dress model with a complete style dossier.
 
3RD YEAR
Specialisation, personal collection and end-of-study internship report -
 
During this year, students first of all learn style and production codes for the products in their specialisation, which they can then apply to their end-of-year personal collection.
 
Specialisations:
Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, Knitwear, New Traditional Couture, New Luxury Couture, Lingerie, Accessories, Costume Design

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