Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program Menswear (in collaboration with London Collage of Fashion)

3 years İMA (2220 hours)
or 2 years IMA + 1 year LCF

Days and Hours: Weekdays (Monday to Friday) 9:30 – 16:30

Start Date
October 2017

Language: Turkish, English

Application: Applicants will attend an interview and a entrance  exam for admission. The entrance  exam is set to identify the skills and abilities of the applicants. During the interviews, applicants should bring their previous work samples and portfolios to help them express and introduce themselves visually in a more comfortable and efficient manner.
It is not necessary to have a university exam certificate for the three-year education at İMA. All applicants have to have at least a high school degree.

For more detailed information:
Telephone: 0212 219 41 41 (1006)

Click here to download the brochure of the training program.



Combining creative and visual skills with technology, this program includes all fashion design processes from inspiration to collection.

The three-year program includes the opportunity to study at the London College of Fashion and graduate with a diploma. If they wish, students who have shown qualified success during their first two years of education at İMA, and have an IELTS 6 score in English proficiency, can go to London in their 3rd year to study for an undergraduate diploma from the London College of Fashion, after studying for one more year.

Starting with fashion history, you will acquire knowledge on all processes of fashion design, and discover your abilities. You will have an experimental point of view on research methodology and design process, and learn real life practices with field visits, seminars and professional lecturers in the field of fashion. You will conduct projects with famous fashion designers, and get a chance to know them better. Having an opportunity to work with the leading men’s clothing brands of the industry, you will prepare your own mini collection in line with their brief.
Having prepared your final project, which is your first collection, at the end of the program, you will have a professional portfolio and you will present your collection at a fashion show in Istanbul Fashion Week.


  • Acquire the skills to understand and practice the content, principles and methodology of men’s clothing design and production techniques,
  • Have technical skills and an ability that forms a basis and follows a professional approach to solving problems occurring in the design and production processes,
  • Gain experience in gathering fashion information on the basis of product, work, industry and culture of men’s clothing,
  • Have knowledge about design development and production principles in the field of men's clothing, and improve your decision-making and interdisciplinary working capacity,
  • Become skillful at preparing themes combining fabrics, colors and silhouettes in the design interpretation process,
  • Carry out studies on other areas of fashion and follow developments in these areas,
  • Improve your personal collection preparation and presentation skills.


  • High school graduates or persons with a higher degree who are interested in fashion and wish to specialize in the field of men's clothing design in preparation for a professional career in fashion design can apply for the program.


  • Fashion Designer


During the program, students will receive courses on technical skills and practices to provide a design foundation and support the creative process. Based on projects and practices, this program focuses on practicing acquired technical skills, understanding the industry, and creating a personal identity. At the end of the program, having completed their first personal collection with a final project, students take their first step in the industry with a portfolio presenting all the projects they have completed over three years.
Students of Undergraduate Program in Fashion Design and Technology – Men’s Clothing have common courses in the curriculum with those of Undergraduate Program in Fashion Design and Technology—Women’s Wear. Students of Undergraduate Program in Fashion Design and Technology – Men’s Wear prepare all projects for the men's clothing field.

First Year
First year students attend all technical skills and practices courses, which develop their fashion culture, lay a fashion foundation, and support the creative process. Programs are supported with Istanbul Fashion Week fashion shows, guest lecturers from the industry, field trips and museum tours.

First Semester
Introduction to Design Process and Realisation Studies

  • Drawing Techniques 1: Fashion Silhouette Creation
  • Introduction to Design: Visual Diary Creation and Design Idea Development
  • Computer-aided Design 1: Photoshop
  • Pattern Cutting Techniques 1
  • Sewing  Techniques 1
  • Draping Techniques 1
  • Fabrics and Fibers
  • Fashion History and Cultural Studies  1
  • Historical and Cultural Studies on Fashion
  • History of the Costume


Second Semester
Design Research and Realisation

  • Design Research and Development
  • Drawing Techniques 2: Color, Painting Techniques, Fashion Illustration
  • Computer-aided Design 2: Illustrator
  • Pattern Cutting Techniques for Men’s Clothing 1
  • Sewing  Techniques for Men’s Clothing 2
  • Draping Techniques 2
  • Fashion History and Cultural Studies  2
  • Historical and Cultural Studies on Fashion
  • History of Contemporary Fashion


Third Semester
Fashion Design Concept Development

  • Design Research and Development
  • Drawing Techniques 3: Technical Drawing and Technical Flyer Preparation
  • Computer-aided Design 3: Illustrator: Technical Drawing
  • Pattern Cutting Techniques for Men’s Clothing 2
  • Sewing   Techniques for Men’s Clothing 3
  • Draping Techniques 3
  • Fashion Styles and Trends
  • Trend Creation and Trend Forecasting
  • Style in Fashion


Second Year

In the second year, students create design projects where they can practice the technical skills they have acquired in the first year. With these projects, they develop advanced  making  techniques and learn how to interpret a brief from an industry. They carry out their project in line with a brief of a company from the industry.
At the end of the project, students that the company approves will have an internship opportunity.

First Semester

Collection Planning 1

  • Tailoring Techniques
  • Advanced Level Pattern Cutting Techniques for Men’s Clothing 1
  • Advanced Level Sewing  Techniques for Men’s Clothing 1
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Marketing 1
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Market Analysis


Second Semester

Collection Planning 2

  • Industry Project
  • Design Portfolio Preparation: Creating Industry Projects in the Illustrator Program in Accordance with Industry Standards
  • Computer-aided Design: Assyst Computurized Pattern Making
  • Advanced Level  Pattern Cutting Techniques for Men’s Clothing 2
  • Advanced Level Sewing Techniques for Men’s Clothing 2
  • Fashion Marketing 2
  • Market Analysis Target Market and Consumer Behavior
  • Competitive Analysis


Third Semester

Collection Planning 3

  • Capsule Collection
  • Design Portfolio Preparation: Portfolio Creation and Lookbook Preparation for Capsule Collections
  • Advanced Level Pattern Cutting Techniques for Men’s Wear 3
  • Advanced Level Sewing Techniques  for Men’s Wear3
  • Fashion Communication


Third Year
In the third year, students complete their first personal collection with a "Final Project". Having prepared a portfolio which presents all of their works over three years, students get ready for the industry with these projects and their portfolio. As students’ final collections are displayed at the İMA Graduation Exhibition that takes place at the end of the year, a number of final collections are selected by a jury composed of industry professionals, to be exhibited in the İMA Graduation Fashion Show during Istanbul Fashion Week.

First Semester

  • Introduction to Fashion Business
  • Market Research
  • Cost Analysis
  • Creating Design  Proposal
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Final Collection
  • Research
  • Design Development
  • Presentation of Final Collection Proposal

Second Semester

  • Final Collection Design Development
  • Final Collection Production

Third Semester

  • Final Collection Realization
  • Final Portfolio Preparation and Presentation Techniques