Fashion Technology

Hands-on Experience

If you daydream of an atelier where visions and ideas transform into actual garments, you are probably destined to become a technologist of fashion processes such as pattern making, draping and 3D design.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Cost:18,000 per year
  • Language: English
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Start:September 27th 2021
End:June 18th 2022

Overview

The Undergraduate in Fashion Technology is a deep craft program designed to create a 360° garment professional. Students sharpen their skills and conceive dresses, tailored garments, streetwear and knitwear.

Mastering techniques such as pattern making, draping, 3D printing, cutting & sewing, print design and embroidery —including a deep knowledge of raw materials and product development processes— is essential for every quality-driven brand, further demonstrating why this role is very in-demand in the job market today.

This program encourages students to make things exactly as they would in an atelier. As the technical level rises in each student from the first to the second year, a specialization is chosen among the many categories of fashion products (including men’s suiting, women’s underwear, children’s outwear, etc.), to develop their portfolios and execute a final project as a tableau vivant performance.

Classes are held by teachers from the industry in the new open space Design Lab. Students receive a welcome kit with tools and materials to begin learning while also having access to expert guest lectures, an immense library, the computer labs and production machines. This course has an intense program of reviews, workshops, field trips and collaborations with companies organized throughout the three-year program.

Candidates with a secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent are eligible and selected after the admission process. English language proficiency is required. Lessons take place from October to June and amount to a total of 600 contact hours. The course is completed with an internship in a fashion company at the end of the third year. Each academic year is worth 60 credits.

Learning modules

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Technology
  • Product Development
  • Design Management

Career opportunities

Based on abilities, experience and acquired skills, Fashion Technology graduates qualify for jobs as Pattern Makers, Textile Specialists, Materials Purchasers, Quality Controllers, CAD Designers, Garment Technologists and Product Testers. Their careers can then lead them to becoming Cutting Room Managers, Product Development Managers, Buyers, Product Trend Forecasters, Heads of Innovation, or pursuing independent careers as Bespoke Tailors.

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