Fashion Illustration Level 1 is a 40-Hour short course aimed to introduce students to the foundations of fashion illustration. Ideal for individuals exploring to build an initial portfolio or for fashion professionals to hone their skills for professional practice.



DURATION : 6 WEEKS (40 hours)


Course Description

Fashion Illustration Level 1 is a 6-week program aimed to introduce students to the foundations of fashion illustration. Ideal for individuals exploring to build an initial portfolio or for fashion professionals to hone their skills for professional practice. Individuals will study the anatomy of the fashion figure; basic principles of drawing will be explored along with live model drawing and live sketching that will serve as a strong foundation for their continues study in Fashion Illustration. The course will also introduce students to basic principles of visual communications, such as the study of compositions, color theory various theories in art that will strengthen their work style and provide students the with the needed skills to achieve a finalized work. The course will also provide an introduction to the history of fashion illustration, where students, will investigate the work of master illustrators in aim to further explore styles and techniques used by the masters. Classes are structured to be small with limited spaces per course to ensure students get one-one focus on their learning and objectives.

What will you learn?

Topics Covered: Introduction to History of Fashion Illustration Anatomy of the Fashion Figure Creating a fashion illustration Exploring Colour Theory & Design Principles. Developing your visual vocabulary Exploring different media and techniques Development of a Sketchbook Business of Fashion Illustration


Certificate in Fashion Illustration

The course is approved & certified by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ) Dubai.

Entry Requirements

This is a beginner’s level course and needs no previous work experience or academic qualifications. Fashion professionals with an existing business or previous academic background can apply to build a professional folio of work.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, students can explore opportunities as Illustrators for fashion brands.

How to Enrol

Click the "Apply Now" button to proceed to payment. If you require additional information about the course, kindly fill the online enquiry form to receive further details. Your seat will only be confirmed on payment of fees via bank transfer or online through a credit / debit card. Fees will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances.


Fashion Illustration Q) Where are the tutors from? What is their background in relevance to the course? FAD works with an extensive list of industry experts with diverse national backgrounds and in-depth knowledge of their fields. We focus on the ability and experience of the tutor to deliver industry-level education and engagement with students throughout the course. Q) Do I require any materials to attend the course and do I need to make any preparations prior to joining the course? Other course specific material list will be emailed to enrolled students prior to the start date of the course. You are required to come to class with your personal laptop or tablet, a notebook and a pen depending on your preference. No prior preparation is required before joining the course. Q) Does FAD offer internships? Through our fast growing list of international, regional and local partnerships with major players within the fashion industry, FAD provides ample opportunities for students to take up part-time job placements and internship opportunities. While we do not guarantee internships, we will provide as many opportunities tailored to your specific needs and expose students to industry networks. We have many successful internship stories both during the course and as an alumni. Q) How many hours is the course? Credit hours: 60 Q) Where is FAD Dubai located? And can I use public transportation to reach Campus? FAD Dubai is conveniently located in Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) and is 5 minutes away from popular locations such as Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, JBR and TECOM. Fad Dubai is located in walking distance from Knowledge Village Tram Station and Internet City Metro Station. Q) What are the campus operating hours? The campus is open for students from 10 am - 9pm on weekdays. The student relations team is always on hand to support and provide assistance whenever required. Q) Who can get a student Visa? What is the duration? FAD sponsors students with a 1 year student visa for everyone who takes a course with the minimum length of 2 months. A fee of AED 4500 will be added if you apply for an out of country visa and a fee of AED 6000 will be added if you apply for an in country visa. Q) Accomodation in Dubai The FAD student relations team supports both local and international students with finding the right accommodation for their budget and preferences. FAD does not provide any on-campus or off-campus accommodation, however you can check out for areas close to campus (e.g. Dubai Marina, Barsha Heights, JLT, the Palm) to get a better understanding of the most current rental rates in Dubai. Q) Does FAD offer any alumni Scholarship and/or referral program? Yes, please contact us at to hear more about alumni scholarships. If you are a current student or alumni and refer to a new student who registers for a course with a minimum length of 2 months, you will receive AED 500. Q) Can I study overseas after this course? Yes, we have partnerships with various fashion schools in Europe. When studying at FAD we will guide you and help you with your future goals.