Fashion Design

Undergraduate Courses - Barcelona

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The Undergraduate Degree in Fashion Design (240 ECTS) prepares professionals who are capable of envisaging solutions and responses for the future trends in aesthetics and new market needs. Project methodology becomes the academic central point, from which the expression of own creativity emerges.

This degree aims to develop the student as individual, with the objective of creating an innovative aesthetic style to outstand in the international fashion market.

Professional outcomes: Fashion designer, stylist, trendsetter, fashion accessories designer, visual merchandiser, fashion communication and brand image, illustrator, consultant, pattern designer, textile designer, coolhunter, product manager, etc.

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  • Start date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    4 years
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The Undergraduate Degree in Fashion Design offers an academic path that allows students to work for several brands or create their own. It provides the knowledge required to connect with various departments in a company or to work in a design department.

The degree is predominantly based on a practical methodology, through experimental projects and business simulations conducted by professionals in the sector. It is divided in subject modules so students can develop one project after another, not many at the same time. A more effective proceeding that allows improvement in both development of concepts and production process of each project.

The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project methods. Students learn to dare to create and communicate.

The second year entails the beginning of learning specialized fashion techniques: pattern making, modelling, illustration, accessories, history, etc., essentials for anyone working on the field of fashion. Traditional and modern techniques are always combined during the lessons, to face the current industry in its full extent and encourage each student to discover techniques to further the development of the own creativity.

During the third year, students major in Fashion Design, and they start studying the latest trends, advanced techniques on modelling, pattern making and illustration, and creating several collections (for man and woman). There is an especially prominent project on sustainability and fashion and various forward-thinking works on techniques and tissues.

During the fourth year students take an internship in a company and also present the degree final project, which is their official introduction to the professional world. The year culminates in the fashion show, where the creations conceived for their final project are shown.

Duration: 4 years

Start: September 2020

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.

Pilar Pasamontes

Pilar Pasamontes
IED Fashion Scientific Director, Fashion historian and Vice-President of Moda FAD.

Julia Weems

Julia Weems
She started to work as a freelance stylist in New York, collaborating with such magazines as Glamour, FHM, Podivm and as well as major international celebrities and numerous video-publicity productions. In Barcelona she has continued her career in such fields as theater costume design, fashion show production and fashion designer. Currently she is the Fashion School Director at IED Barcelona.