The Fashion Design Level 1 course is an introductory level course for individuals wanting to explore a career in design or conceive an initial portfolio of work. The course introduces both skill-based & creative development modules with key focus on research, design, development process and fashion history.

After the completion of the course, students will be able to illustrate and communicate their ideas, learned creative and technical skills which they use to develop a small capsule collection. 





Course Description

The Fashion Design Level 1 course is an introductory level course for individuals wanting to explore a career in design or conceive an initial portfolio of work. The course introduces both skill based & creative development modules with key focus on research, design development process and fashion history. Individuals approach fashion with a global perspective and learn various visual communication techniques and understand how to develop inspirations and mood boards and illustrate using various media. Students also get an overview into the design process from ideation, illustration, draping & pattern making to final collection realization, though some of the modules are taught on the Level 2 course. On successful completion of the course individuals would be able to draw and communicate their ideas exploring silhouette, detail and colour, eventually developing a small capsule collection of designs. Individuals can continue to Certificate in Fashion Design Level 2 to gain further technical skills in Pattern Drafting & Pattern Making and Garment Construction Techniques.

What will you learn?

Topics Covered: Introduction to Fashion & Global Fashion Awareness Inspiration & Mood Boards Visual Research Skills Development Trends & Fashion History Fashion Illustration & Drawing Techniques Basic Body Blocks for Pattern Drafting Ideas Generation Introduction to Textiles Illustrating & Conceiving a Fashion Capsule Collection


Certificate in Fashion Design Level 1 by FAD Dubai. The course is approved by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ), Govt of Dubai.

Entry Requirements

The Fashion Design Level 1 course is an introductory level course for individuals wanting to explore a career in design or conceive an initial portfolio of work. Passionate individuals keen to explore careers in a constantly evolving & an exciting fashion industry . Applicants must be over 16 Years by the course start date. Working professionals with industry experience are welcome to apply to develop further skills and a professional portfolio.

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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 Design Level 1 Q) Does this course include accessory, shoe or hat design? No, we do not offer accessory design at FAD. 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: 140-150 Q) Can I continue further studies at an advanced level? Yes, we offer fashion design level 2 and 3 which you can sign up for now and receive a 10% discount on all courses, or sign up for later while you take the fashion design level 1. 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 www.dubizzle.com 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 admissions@faddubai.com 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.