Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program | İstanbul Moda Akademisi

Education

 

Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program

(in collaboration with London College of Fashion)


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

Duration

3 years Istanbul Fashion Academy
2220 hours

Or 2 years İstanbul Fashion Academy +
1 year London College of Fashion

Day and Time

Every weekday
09:30 - 16:30

Starting Date
24 October 2022

PROGRAM LANGUAGE

Turkish (Foreign national participants must obtain a minimum intermediate level certificate of competence in Turkish from an educational institution certified by Ministry of National Education.)

Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program is conducted in cooperation with University of the Arts London / London College of Fashion (LCF). It is a 3-year program that comprehensively addresses all processes of fashion design from inspiration to creating collection. Students receiving training at İMA in the first 2 years may continue receiving training either at LCF or İMA based on their qualifications and preferences.

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON / LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION ACCREDITATION

Students who wish to complete their education at University of the Arts London / London College of Fashion by going to London from the 2nd or 3rd year of their education must meet the criteria under accreditation.

Accreditation Criteria:

Students who wish to continue at London College of Fashion from the 2nd year must have received 6 points from IELTS or an equivalent foreign language exam,

Students who wish to continue at London College of Fashion from the 3rd year must have received 6.5 or 7 points from IELTS or an equivalent foreign language exam,

Grade point average for 2 years spent at İstanbul Fashion  Academy must be minimum 70 out of hundred.

Students who apply in line with accreditation criteria are admitted based on the results of evaluations made by LCF.

  • have knowledge of all processes related to fashion design starting from fashion history and have discovered your skills.
  • have understood research principles and methodology, learned research techniques.
  • have learned all techniques such as drawing, pattern, draping, photoshop, illustration that you need during design process and have strengthened your background.
  • have gained ability to prepare themes using fabric, colors and silhouettes in design interpretation process.
  • have experienced all stages of design and manufacturing.
  • have learned design development and manufacturing principles in the area of women’s and men’s wear, have improved your decision making and interdisciplinary working skills.
  • have the ability and technical skills to follow a contemporary, creative and professional approach and create your design identity.
  • participate in international projects and contests and prepare for international markets.
  • have made field visits and become closely acquainted with the industry.
  • have performed projects with famous fashion designers, find the opportunity to work with prominent brands in the industry.
  • have prepared your own mini collection for famous fashion brands.
  • have learned real world practices at the seminars that you will participate regularly from professional speakers in the area of fashion.
  • have worked in secondary areas of fashion and followed the developments of these areas in the industry.
  • have improved your ability to prepare and present personal collections. have a professional portfolio by preparing your first collection which will be your final project at the end of program and find the opportunity to exhibit your collection.
  • meet the leading names from the brands in the industry with the “Industry Meeting” event organized every year and find the opportunity to introduce your collection included in graduation exhibition.
  • introduce yourself to the industry with New Gen fashion parade during İstanbul Fashion Week and form the key building blocks of your future.

People who are at least high school graduates, interested in fashion and wish to prepare for a professional career in fashion design, specialize in women’s or men’s wear design and become a Fashion Designer may apply for this program.

  • Fashion Designer

Participants are selected through interviewing and talent exam. Talent exam is given in order to measure the skills and abilities of participants. Having, if any, examples of previous works and portfolios with them during interviews would be helpful for participants to express and introduce themselves more comfortably in visual terms.

With talent exam, perception and visual ability of a student is tested. To that end, every school may apply different methods every year.

1st STAGE - Drawing Test and General Knowledge; tests drawing ability and general knowledge of student candidates.

2nd STAGE - Portfolio interview; held orally regarding presentation file prepared with artistic knowledge and applications. Candidates are admitted to the exam one by one. (**Does not necessarily have fashion design content.) Candidates should come to interview with a presentation file about the particular branch of art they are interested in or their competences.

The exam and interview are held at İstanbul Fashion Academy.
Student candidates who succeed in both stages are provided feedback to complete their enrolment process in Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program.

Discovering young talents, offering them a bright future, supporting them on their way and bringing young people talented in design area into the industry take an important place in corporate culture of İstanbul Fashion Academy. Scholarship opportunities are the most important element of this support to young people.

Applicants filing for scholarship are given an applied exam and interview. Portfolios, sketchbooks and all visual knowledge of candidates submitted in accordance with the program applied are evaluated by “Scholarship Committee”. Students who are found eligible and meet the scholarship criteria are granted scholarship.
 

Conditions and documents expected from candidates for scholarship applications

  • To be at least a high school graduate
  • To bring a file comprising portfolio and examples of works
  • Scholarship application form to be obtained from İMA and to fill in the application form correctly and in full
     

Training programs for which scholarship is provided

Fashion Design and Technology Undergraduate Program

Pattern Cutting and Modelling in Fashion Design

Candidates who wish to take advantage of scholarship must apply in person to İMA and necessary interviews with them are also made at İMA.

PROGRAM CONTENT

In the first year, students receive lessons on all technical skills and applications that will improve their fashion knowledge providing background for design and that support creative process. Trainings are supported by watching İstanbul Fashion Week parades, guest speakers from the industry, field and museum visits.

First Semester

Introduction to Technique and Design Works 

  • Introduction to design; skirt project
  • Making visual diary
  • Developing design idea
  • Research techniques
  • Drawing techniques 1; creating fashion silhouette
  • Computer aided design 1; photoshop
  • Pattern Cutting Techniques 1
  • Application techniques 1
  • Draping techniques 1
  • Fabrics and fibers

Historical and Cultural Studies

  • Historical and Cultural Studies in Fashion 1
  • History of Costume
     

Vocational English

Second Semester

Design Research and Development 1

  • Design research and development; White shirt project
  • Drawing techniques 2; color, painting techniques, fashion illustration
  • Computer aided design 2; illustrator
  • Pattern Cutting Techniques 2
  • Application techniques 2
  • Draping Techniques 2
  • Fabrics and fibers

Historical and Cultural Studies

  • Historical and Cultural Studies in Fashion 2
  • Modern fashion history

Vocational English

Third Semester

Design Research and Development 2

  • Design research and development; dress project
  • Drawing techniques 3; technical drawing and drawing sheet preparation
  • Computer aided design 3; illustrator; technical drawing
  • Pattern Cutting Techniques 3
  • Application techniques 3
  • Draping techniques 3


Styles and Trends

  • Formation of trends and trend estimates
  • Style fact in fashion
  • Fashion week evaluations

Vocational English

In the second year, students perform design projects by which they can apply technical skills they gained in the first year. They develop advanced level application techniques with these projects and learn interpreting an industry brief. They prepare their projects in line with a brief given by a company from the industry. At the end of this project, students deemed eligible by the company are provided with the opportunity to be placed in internship.

First Semester

Collection Planning 1

  • Tailoring project
  • Advanced Pattern Cutting Techniques 1
  • Advanced application techniques 1
  • Fashion illustration

Fashion Marketing 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Market Analysis

Vocational English

Second Semester

Collection Planning

  • Industry Project
  • Preparing design portfolio; preparation of industry project designs via illustrator program according to industry standards
  • Computer aided design; photoshop and illustrator
  • Advanced Pattern Cutting Techniques 2
  • Advanced application techniques 2

Fashion Marketing 2

  • Target Group and Consumer Behaviors
  • Competition Research
     

CLO Training

  • Introduction to CLO3D Technology / Interactive Interface Review Simulation
  • Polygon and 3D Pattern Placing
  • Interactive Sewing Principles, Interactive Sewing Applications
  • 3D Fabric and introduction to textile surfaces
  • Digital Pattern Modulation Techniques - I (2D Window)  
  • Simulative Interface Techniques - I (3D Window)   
  • Virtual Product Visualization Works
  • Use of render interface, use of animation interface


Vocational English

Third Semester

Collection Planning 3

  • Capsule collection
  • Preparing design portfolio; portfolio making for capsule collections
  • Advanced Pattern Cutting Techniques 3
  • Advanced application techniques 3
     

Fashion Communication

  • Making communication plan
  • Management of press relations
  • Online strategies
     

Vocational English

In the third year, students complete their first personal collections with their “Final Projects”.
Students preparing a portfolio whereby all works done for three years are presented prepare themselves for the industry with these projects and portfolios they formed. Final collections of students are displayed at İMA Graduation Exhibition held at the year end and final collections selected by a jury of industry professionals take part in NEW GEN parade during İstanbul Fashion Week.

First Semester

Final Collection 1

  • Research and Concept development
  • Presentation of proposed subject for final collection
  • Academic writing skills
  • Personal presentation skills
     

Fashion Graphics; Final Portfolio 1

  • Preparation and arrangement of final portfolio
     

Fashion Entrepreneurship; Entry to Industry

  • Market Research
  • Brand identity - Current brand understanding
  • Consumer perception
  • Forming design proposal
  • Cost analysis and targeted profitability
  • Creative marketing and communication

Vocational English

Second Semester

Final Collection 2

  • Final collection design and development
  • Final collection prototype production and development
  • Fabric and material development
  • Academic project based writing skills
  • Presentation techniques

 

Fashion Graphics; Final Portfolio 2

  • Brand image and concept development
  • Printed and interactive portfolio arrangement
     

Vocational English
 

CLO Training

  • Introduction to CLO3D Technology / Interactive Interface Review Simulation
  • Polygon and 3D Pattern Placing
  • Interactive Sewing Principles, Interactive Sewing Applications
  • 3D Fabric and introduction to textile surfaces
  • Digital Pattern Modulation Techniques - I (2D Window)  
  • Simulative Interface Techniques - I (3D Window)   
  • Virtual Product Visualization Works
  • Use of render interface, use of animation interface
Third Semester

Final Collection 3

  • Final collection preparation and presentation techniques
  • Final collection production and presentation
  • Academic project based writing skills
  • Presentation techniques

 

Fashion Graphics; Final Portfolio 3

  • Brand image and concept integrity
  • Printed and interactive portfolio arrangement