Fashion Design, pathway in Fashion Accessories



Start date

September 2024




On campus


4 Years


240 ECTS

Course Coordination

Pilar Pasamontes

Fashion accessory design requires a mix of inspiration and know-how and in this program you’ll explore your own individual style to the full, creating breath-taking accessories, a projection of the designer’s creative identity and essence

Using in-depth knowledge and an analysis of the trends, styles and aesthetic codes of the past, present and future, you’ll not only be able to respond to the future needs of the fashion market, you’ll be setting the trend in an industry that’s as dynamic and complex as it is exciting. You’ll acquire all the theoretical and cultural foundations you need to stand out in an international market that’s constantly searching for designers with their own distinct creative personality. 

You’ll create not one but many projects, to become highly skilled in concept development and implementation. You’ll also discover how to use and mix traditional techniques and innovative tools, combining time-tested craftsmanship with the latest state-of-the-art technology.

There are 60 places available for first-year students majoring in Fashion Design. Of these places, there is no specific number assigned by pathway or language.

Information to decide

Combine a theoretical and cultural background with the creation and implementation of projects from day one, in a multicultural learning environment in Barcelona, a hotbed of creative talent.

The program is divided into modules of various complementary subjects, so you can concentrate on one project at a time. This helps you improve your concept development and implementation skills.  

In this program you’ll learn to anticipate trends and identify new industry needs, using both traditional and innovative techniques. 

The syllabus is based mainly on a hands-on approach, in the form of experimental projects. Put what you learn into practice in extraordinary workshops using a variety of different tools and processes. You can also produce digital or 3D prints in the Hybrid Lab, and organise photo shoots at the Medialab.

If you have a deep-rooted interest in the world of fashion, aesthetics and creativity, this is the program for you.

You’ll learn to design a variety of articles and collections, ranging from footwear to headwear, leather goods to jewellery and textile accessories. 

The program encourages you to bring your ideas to life, creating designs that strike a balance between fashion and function, in your own inimitable style. 

Respect for your own unique creative identity and aesthetic style is a constant throughout the program, as is individual progress monitoring to further your academic development.

Our main objective is to give you everything you need to create your own individual style, a creative identity that stands out from the international crowd in an increasingly complex sector, giving your creative talent free rein to reach new heights.

You’ll be working with lecturers who have extensive professional and academic experience and this is what makes us one of the best design schools in the world, with our graduates well-received by companies working in the sector.

The hands-on approach of this IED program helps you internalise the knowledge acquired in the most effective way, gaining the confidence you need to take your first steps in the working world.


What will you learn?

In the first year you’ll learn the basic concepts of design, project culture and methodology. You’ll be actively encouraged to try new things by top professionals working in the field to successfully create and communicate.

Frist Semester

Design Fundamentals I
Representation Techniques
Project Communication I
An introduction to Marketing
Science Applied to Design
Form and Colour

Second Semester

Volume I

Design Fundamentals II
Representation Techniques II
Project Communication II
Technical Drawing I

Year subject

The History of Art and Design

What will you learn?

You’ll begin your second year studying specific subjects and techniques: pattern design, modelling, illustration, accessories, the history of clothing and textiles, and more. You’ll acquire a full understanding of the industry using a combination of traditional and modern techniques, discovering the technologies you can use most effectively to develop your creative talent.

First Semester

The Production Process
The History of Fashion I 
Fashion Materials and Technology I 
Printing Fabrics
Pattern Design for Garment Making I 

Second Semester

Knitwear Collection
Interdisciplinary Project
Fashion Design Project I
Fashion Accessories’ Project I 
Fashion Representation Techniques I
Fashion Project Communication I

What will you learn?

In the third year you’ll specialise in the Fashion Accessories pathway, learning all the ins and outs of the techniques and details you can use to create accessories and manage projects, combining your aesthetic skills to meet the requirements of the latest trends. You’ll also present sustainable projects for the future.

First Semester

Fashion Styling Project I 
Technologies used in Fashion Accessories I
The History of Accessories 
Fashion Accessories’ Project II
Business Plan 
Sustainability and Fashion

Second Semester

The Latest Trends 
Accessory Representation Techniques I
Leather Goods’ Workshop I
Technologies used in Fashion Accessories II
The History of Accessories 
Fashion Accessories’ Project II

What will you learn?

In the fourth year you’ll gain work experience with a real company, and finish your course by presenting your final project. This presentation opens the doors to the professional world of fashion. 

First Semester

Professional Portfolio 
Professional Work Experience 
Multidisciplinary Workshops 
Fashion Research and Communication 
Technologies used in Fashion Accessories III
Leather Goods’ Workshop II

Second Semester

Final Project


Pilar Pasamontes

Course Coordinator

Julia Weems


Estefanía García