Fashion Design Short Courses

Expanding one's design capability is a continuous process. SoFA Design Institute recognizes the need for enthusiasts, college graduates and students, and even current professionals, to gain a more comprehensive grasp of the ever-evolving practice of Fashion Design.

The following are 18-session programs that touch on the varied disciplines with two courses of study - Fashion or Interior Design. Each class lasts for 3 hours and is scheduled once a week and runs for 18 sessions. Depending on the chosen subject matter, tuition ranges from PHP20,142.00 to PHP25,587.00.

COURSES

Design Studio 1: Creative Problem Solving

Course Description:

The course will be divided into 2 parts where each part will consist of a minor project and a major project. These will be accomplished by using different ways of generating ideas combined with some themes and concepts to come up with original designs. They will not be limited with their inexperience in putting garments together and should be liberated by using a multitude of materials instead.

Schedule: Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition approx.: PHP 25,587


Basic Illustration

Course Description:

During this course, students will be introduced to drawing a woman’s figure in the fashion sense and how the body is manipulated to show movement. We will go over features such as the face, muscles, the feet and the hands. The drawing of garments will also be introduced in this course.

Schedule: Wednesday | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 25,587


Fashion Merchandising & Buying

Course Description:

This course focuses in all activities in the Merchandising Cycle, required to have the right fashion merchandise available in the proper quantities and place, at the right time, price, and quality, to meet customer satisfaction at a profit. It also introduces concepts by which retailers create special store-brand merchandise for targeted customer segments. This course introduces basic concepts, principles and techniques used by retail buyers as they complete their day-to-day duties and responsibilities. A step-by-step approach is presented for buying tasks that give participants the opportunity to develop buying skills with a marketing orientation.

Schedule: Tuesday | 12:00 NN - 3:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


Pattern Making and Sewing 1

Course Description:

Students will learn how to develop basic blocks based on given measurements or their own. They will learn how to transfer measurements to flat patterns. They will develop basic skills in the usage of the sewing machine to gain confidence in the basic sewing and construction techniques.

Schedule: Saturday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition approx.: PHP 25,587


Fashion Marketing & Promotion

Course Description:

This course will involve the study of fashion marketing management concepts, which include planning, market analysis and marketing communication. Fashion promotion functions such as advertising, retail promotion and public relations will also be thoroughly discussed and practiced.

Schedule: Thursday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


Textile Technology

Course Description:

Textile Technology focuses on the history, construction and properties of different textiles, while providing an understanding of how textiles are created.

The course will also help students develop an understanding of the use of textiles within contemporary fashion.

Schedule: Monday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


History of Design: Clothing Evolution

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a keen understanding of the various clothing and fashion styles throughout history, summarizing the way people have dressed from ancient to modern times.

Schedule: Thursday |12:00 NN - 3:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


Fashion Trends

Course Description:

This course aims to teach the basic skills in spotting and forecasting trends. It will tackle the various trends throughout fashion history and the social factors that helped shape it. This course also involves the study of emerging trends particularly in fashion, culture and lifestyle. It seeks to develop the student’s keen eye and astute mind in order to be a good observer of current and upcoming trends.

Schedule: Thursday | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


Fashion Product Development

Course Description:

The process of product development, from research to production to distribution is studied. Students will work on market and trend research and plan a design and marketing project developing a new product range for a specific market.

Schedule: Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


Makeup Techniques

Course Description:

The course is focused on the fundamentals of make-up application: from the theories to understanding how make-up products and tools work, as well as the aspects of make-up applications: how to create make-up for print, live shows, TV and film formats.

Schedule: Monday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 25,587


Fashion Photography

Course Description:

In the course, the students will learn the fundamentals in conceptualizing ideas for digital fashion photography, helping them develop knowledge in the proper use of lighting, composition and story-driven photographs together with efficiently learning and understanding fashion imagery through hands-on training and instructor-led presentations.

Schedule: Thursday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142


Fashion Styling

Course Description:

The basic course consists of lectures following the course outline in the first half and field activities on the remaining half. The course covers establishing a students’ fashion philosophy and discussing theories and facts associated with fashion styling. Mood board creation to implementation of projects will also be vital parts to sharpen the students’ skills in styling. Familiarization trips include mannequin styling and styling according to specific markets. Specialists in Fashion styling, brand marketing and TV/movie styling are also invited to broaden the students’ perspective of the industry. Course finals include creation of a magazine editorial, which most practicing fashion stylists specialize in.

Schedule: Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition approx.: PHP 20,142




Enrollment is now open for the August Semester (S.Y. 2019-2020).

Note: Course availability varies per semester. Please inquire for more information.

Outcomes

Our short courses are aimed at start-up designers who wish to gain skills and knowledge on a specific subject matter relating to Fashion. These course are likewise designed for professionals who wish to take supplementary or refresher courses that will keep them abreast of relevant industry practices and know-how.

Tuition

Depending on the chosen subject matter, tuition ranges from PHP20,142.00 to PHP25,587.00.

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