Fashion Accessories Design

Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona

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The Postgraduate in Fashion Accessories Design teaches professionals how to encompass and control the entire design process (materials, patterns, protocol, ergonomics), which includes producing and manufacturing a range of fashion accessories focussing on handbags and small leather goods.

With accessories, the key lies in understanding and overseeing the entire process, knowing who the technicians are and the workshops where these ideas are brought to life. 

This Postgraduate Degree provides specific insight as to the techniques, materials and trends involved, as well as leveraging the experience of sector professionals and offering them patterning, design, design software, material and business tools.

  • Credits
  • Start date
    April 2021
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
  • Language


The course combines theoretical subjects with practical workshops and includes a final project to design and make a complete collection of accessories, with its associated production and marketing viability study.


The objective of the programme is to provide the basic tools for developing accessory collections that include bags, leather goods, hats, textile accessories and costume jewellery, while taking into account their subsequent manufacturing and having first-hand experience of major companies in the sector that work both in and outside Catalonia.

Student profile

The course is intended for graduates with a degree in and professionals of:

Fashion design, who wish to specialise in the world of accessories.

Product design, who wish to specialise in the world of accessories.

Other disciplines, who have creative curiosity and an interest in the in-depth study of fashion accessories, with a prior basic knowledge of pattern-making and sewing.

Job opportunities

Accessories designer in a company or for a brand.

Independent accessories designer, creating their own brand

Designer of fabrics for the accessories world

Marketing or communication manager in an accessories company or department

Creative director of an accessories company

Coordinator or administrator in an accessories company

Accessories trends analyst

Accessories stylist

Researcher into textiles and materials for accessories


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Irene Sierra

Irene Sierra
Designer with postgraduate illustration at the London College of Communication. She has worked in Camper developing different functions. In 2013 she founded her own brand of handbags and accessories, Sila. She also continues to develop projects related to fashion design, editorial and corporate identity from her own studio founded in 2014. Coordinator of the Master in Graphic Design and the CSP in Fashion Accessories Design.