Sportswear Design

Master Courses - Barcelona

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The fashion industry is calling for more and more professionals specialising in sportswear design, having grown to become so widespread that its use extends far beyond the fitness world. Seeing the need to address the industry’s new challenges, the Masters in Sportswear Design allows creators to specialise in everything from designing technical or activewear to the more sporty, urban concepts.

Students will learn all about the peculiarities of sportswear and activewear design, including ergonomics and design, specialised pattern-making, colour and texture trends, and textile innovation. The course will follow a theoretical and practical approach enhanced by exchanges with companies and professionals in the sector, equipping students with all of the tools they will need to dominate this field where fashion and sport merge harmoniously.

 

Complementary Module

Check the new Research & Publish Module course, a complementary module with a duration of 6 months, that provides an introduction to the main theoretical and practical tools for research and reflection that are generated in the field of communicating and disseminating projects in the field of design so that students can acquire the skills to document their work correctly, communicate it properly to their target audience and disseminate it through the most appropriate channels. Request more information to your advisor.
  • Credits
    60*
  • Start date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
    evening
  • Language
    Spanish

Methodology 

The Masters in Sportswear combines specific theoretical knowledge of the sportswear and activewear sector with sound practical input, allowing students to apply what they learn in designing and producing specific sportswear items. The learning process includes a practical stage involving workshops, visits to businesses in the sector, work groups and masterclasses delivered by professionals, along with projects and work reviews. 

Objectives

To provide specific sector knowledge so that professionals who have qualified in fashion design, fashion and textile production or product design can further their studies in the field of sportswear.

To develop content linked to designing, developing and producing sports clothing.

To produce a sportswear/activewear collection.

To build solid foundations so as to approach the world of sports fashion with the right know- how, analytical skills, the ability to pick out technical fabrics, specialised pattern-making for sportswear, and good production means.

To identify and understand each fabric’s technical properties.

To learn about marketing and communication, market analysis and how to identify users and their needs.

Students profile

Designers with an undergraduate degree and experience in fashion or product design wishing to specialise in the field of sportswear and activewear.

Graduates and working professionals with experience in fields linked to producing clothing, pattern-making, textile techniques and engineering, production managers, and other related professionals with an artistic and creative eye who are interested in specialising in the sportswear industry.

Job opportunities

These postgraduate students will bring added value to a company working in the textile, fashion and especially sportswear design sector. They will be qualified to work as sportswear and activewear designers either in a fashion label’s design department or textile production company, or alternatively as freelance designers with their own projects.

Here are some of the areas where they could work:

Sportswear and activewear fashion brands and labels.

Textile production companies in the sector.

Design studios.

Freelance designers.

*Credits

 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 has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

  • SPECIFIC MODULE

    • CULTURA DE LA MODA

      HISTORIA Y EVOLUCIÓN DE LA MODA DEPORTIVA
      SPORT TRENDS
      TEORÍA DEL COLOR
      TEJIDOS Y MATERIALES

       

    • TÉCNICAS DE MODA DEPORTIVA

      PATRONAJE DEPORTIVO
      TALLER DE CONFECCIÓN DEPORTIVA
      ERGONOMÍA
      WEARABLES Y TECNOLOGÍA APLICADA (WORKSHOP)

       

    • TÉCNICAS DE REPRESENTACIÓN Y COMUNICACIÓN

      TÉCNICAS DE REPRESENTACIÓN DE MODA I:DIBUJO AL NATURAL
      TÉCNICAS DE REPRESENTACIÓN DE MODA II:ILUSTRACIÓN
      TÉCNICAS DE REPRESENTACIÓN DE MODA III:DIBUJO TÉCNICO
      COMUNICACIÓN DE PROYECTO: PORTAFOLIO

       

    • GESTIÓN

      BRANDING Y MARKETING
      PROCESOS DE PRODUCCIÓN

       

    • DESARROLLO DE PROYECTOS

      PROYECTO FINAL

  • COMMON MODULE

    • MÓDULO COMÚN DE DISEÑO DE SPORTSWEAR

      DESIGNING FOR THE MANY
      DESIGN TOUR
      PUBLIC SPEAKING
      PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
      RECURSOS PARA LA BÚSQUEDA DE INFORMACIÓN
      DESIGN PROCESS
      DISEÑO SOCIAL Y SOSTENIBILIDAD
      HERRAMIENTAS PARA LA COMUNICACIÓN DEL PERFIL PROFESIONAL

       

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.

Alfonso Diestro

Alfonso Diestro
He designs sportswear, footwear and accessories. For over 14 years, Alfonso has been working for international firms in the fashion design and sports product sector, where he provides a creative and versatile touch. His profound respect and passion for product design have led him to work on sport and casual footwear for Pirelli Pzero, McLaren F1 and Formula1. He also designs sportswear and activewear for brands such as Best Kitesurf, Pachá Sport and Moov Athletics. Coordinator of the Master in Sportswear Design and of the CSP in Sneakers Design.   

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