Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology
Course Summary School: IFA Paris International Fashion Academy, Paris & Shangai
Location: France, Paris
The Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology is the IFA Paris signature program. It combines the French fashion heritage with the latest technological changes and an international perspective to meet the current fashion industry requirements.
The innovative teaching methods mixing traditional lectures, practical workshops, personal researches, experimentation, peer to peer presentations and various visits, lead students to become creative and pragmatic, curious and analytical, imaginative and excellent technicians and prepare them to the possibility of an international career. The one to one approach allows them to develop their own creative universe while being adaptable to different styles, types of brand and market segments at the same time.
This very complete, intensive, varied and exciting program trains fashion lovers to the jobs of Fashion Designer. However the perfect knowledge of fashion products and creative process it provides, allows participants to also achieve positions such as Stylist, Pattern Maker, Production Manager, Independent Designer, or even Collection Director, Art Director, or Merchandiser when completed by IFA Paris' Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design.
- 18 years old minimum
- High school graduate or equivalence
- IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 65 (or equivalence) or proof of study in English, for non-native English speakers
- If you want to join this program taught in French in Paris, you must provide the DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française) certificate with a minimum B2 level. This test can be taken at Alliance Française in your country.
- Strong motivation in Fashion
- Interview (on campus or Skype)
Documents to provide:
- Fill in the online application form
- Latest high school transcript
- Copy of High school diploma or its equivalence
- Motivation letter
- Passport photo
- Copy of passport
The course is organized around 3 Ateliers lasting each 30 academic weeks. Each atelier encompasses specific module groupings structured around various themes.
The 3 Ateliers correspond to the 3 levels identified within the Higher Education Framework. The course is constructed in compliance with the Bologna Convention principles and grant participants, upon completion, a total of 180 ECTS (60 ECTS per Atelier or year).
The underlying rationale behind this course construction is to allow students to be immersed in an environment that mimics what their working conditions will be like in a fashion studio. The assessment strategy uses a perfect balance between summative and formative assessments in order to improve skills not only on core disciplines but also in project planning and time management. Projects are concurrently conducted between all modules in order to improve students’ transferrable skills, allowing them to link skills and competencies from various domains.
IFA Career and Alumni Center:
The 3 Ateliers will be complemented on a yearly basis by 60 hours of industry relations. Students will get the opportunity to attend special guest lectures given by industry professionals. Field trips to factories, studios and workshops will also complement the series of guest lectures. Through IFA Career and Alumni Center’s database, students will be able to be exposed to the latest and most current industry techniques while increasing their own professional network of contacts.
Student Workload over the 3 years :