BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Undergraduate Courses - Barcelona

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IED Barcelona is the only centre in Spain imparting the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design validated by the University of Westminster.

The BA (Hons) in Fashion Design prepares professionals with a wide technical and cultural knowledge through learning concepts from the fashion field, based on creativity and analysis of the needs of the market. Its philosophy is to develop students as individuals, to become innovative and creative designers, and challenge them to develop an aesthetic style relevant to the international fashion industry.

  • Credits
    360 UK
  • Start date
    September 2021
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Methodology

Didactics is focused on a practical methodology of experimental projects and business simulations performed jointly with 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.

Objetives

The first year is focused on acquiring the main competences together with a strong culture and project methodology. The development of the personal style of each student starts being motivated and specific techniques of fashion are infused: 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.

During the second year, students widen the knowledge acquired in previous semesters, they learn advanced techniques on modelling and pattern making, illustration, specific techniques such as knitting or accessories, and develop several collections (for man and woman). Various projects stand out because of their forward-thinking on techniques and tissues.

The third year emphasizes on the improvement of practical abilities in accordance with the exigencies of the professional world. A project on styling and sustainability will be developed, among others. During the last semester students will perform their 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.

Job Opportunities

- Fashion designer
- Stylist
- Trendsetter
- Accessories designer
- Visual merchandiser
- Fashion communication and brand image
- IIlustrator
- Pattern designer
- Coolhunter
- Product manager
- Etc.

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.

Fabricio Pérez

Fabricio Pérez
Fabricio Pérez began likes freelance costume designer for dance companies and theater productions. Soon afterwards he set up his own enterprise, Llamazares y de Delgado, with Jaime Martínez.

Pilar Pasamontes

Pilar Pasamontes
Law graduate, Vice President of ModaFAD and Director of Development of the Fashion School of IED Barcelona. Designer of accessories and ideologist of the stores “special effects”. Fashion, advertising, film and television stylist. Fashion expert with monthly section in Marie Claire magazine. Fashion consultant for television and companies. Coordinator of the Postgraduate in Wedding and Ceremony Dresses Design.     

Julia Weems

Julia Weems
After studying Art History and Costumes, Fashion and Textile Design, she started freelancing as stylist in New York for Glamour, FHM, Paper Magazine or Podivm. She worked in costumes design for Teatre Lliure, Teatre Tantarantana o the Gale Gates Arts Center, as well as for several video and music productions. Her career also includes work in fashion shows productions (José Castro, Circuit), market editor for Style.com and as a designer, for José Castro among other brands. juliaweems.com      

Julia Pelletier

Julia Pelletier
Julia graduated in Textile Design at L’ Ensaama Paris, specializing in silk-screen printing at Central Saint Martins College. She has worked freelance since then, drawing, silk-screen printing on papers and textiles, making art books and developing artistic interventions through workshops. In 2006, she created the International Illustrated Book Festival Como Pedro por mi casajuliapelletier.com    

Ana Tichy

Ana Tichy
Independent professional in the field of fashion. As well as a fashion design for her own line Ana Tichy, she holds a range of teaching roles in different design schools, and invests her free time in promoting activities related to the creative and fashion fields.    

Consol Rodríguez

Consol Rodríguez
Consol Rodríguez is a visual artist and Fine Arts graduate from the University of Barcelona. She studied 2D animation and storyboarding at Central Saint Martins Art and Design College (London), and has a Master's degree in 3D animation from IDEC - Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).  

Eddie Cuming

Eddie Cuming
Edward Cuming launched his eponymous label after completing an MA in Menswear at Central Saint Martins and an Undergraduate degree from IED Barcelona/University of Westminster, and has since gained recognition for his artistic approach to tailoring, experimenting with colour and texture. The founder looks to the likes of photographer Martin Parr and film director Ulrich Seidl to inspire his thought-provoking collections. His collection is sold at Opening Ceremony and Matches Fashion. @edward.cuming  

Flora Ximenis

Flora Ximenis
Graduate in Fashion Design from the University of Southampton (ESDI). A fashion designer with wide experience in the sector, having held the posts of Creative Director, Illustrator, Buyer and Producer of fashion prints. She has created her own brand of bridal and evening dresses, Flora as well as Tales and Tails by evaiflora.  

Francesc Grau

Francesc Grau
Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Fashion Design from the University of Southampton through Barcelona's l’Escola d’Arts i Tècniques de la Moda (ESDI) and Master in Fashion Design from the Domus Academy in Milan. Since 2016, he has been the Creative Director of his own brand Estudi Studio. He has also held the positions of Product Manager for the brand Josep Font, Coordinator and Designer of women's collections for Antonio Miró, Creative Director for Menchén Tomàs and Designer for leather accessory and footwear lines for Diego della Valle, TOD’S and HOGAN in Italy. Coordinator of the Master in Fashion Design      

Martínez Lierah

Martínez Lierah
Daniel Lierah and Arturo Martinez opened their studio in Paris in 2010. They also work with other brands such as Rick Owens and Celine.  

René Zamudio

René Zamudio
The right hand of Sybilla in the brand's early stages. He has also worked as a costume designer for films by Pedro Almodóvar, and has dressed leading actresses including Penélope Cruz. He currently works in advertising for brands such as Nike. renezamudio.com  

Thorbjorn Uldam

Thorbjorn Uldam
Thorbjorn Uldam is Danish of origin, but fled to Barcelona, Spain at the age of 20. Here he worked under Spanish designers Josep Abril and Gloria Rodriguez Figueroa, on collection development from sketch to prototype, and various textile development projects. In 2010 He left for Belgium to study at the fashion department of the royal academy of fine art in Antwerp, where he graduated from in 2011. Today, he continues both his personal and freelance work (including from brands like Missoni).  

Yadira Garcia

Yadira Garcia
A History of Art and Fashion Design graduate, she has worked in Italy and Spain as a freelance fashion and print designer since 2006. In 2008, she created her own studio of vintage design, which continues to be operational to date. She has worked as a stylist and hair and make-up artist for the advertising and cinema sectors in Los Angeles (USA) and Spain.

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