This course is a follow-on from 'Certificate in Fashion Design Level 1' OR for individuals who have some design experience and wish to progress their technical & design skills in fashion. 

The course will help individuals further their understanding of the principles of fashion design, with an emphasis on three-dimensional experimentation. Students work with fabric directly onto dress mannequins and experimental ideas will then be developed onto paper drafts. Individuals get a deeper understanding of the technical skills and work on translating ideas from sketches to three dimensional.  





Course Description

This course will help you consolidate your understanding of fashion design with modules in textiles & fabrics, pattern drafting & pattern making, advanced illustration, draping to basics of garment construction.

Students also make various industry visits to design ateliers, textile markets, production units and fashion events to gain industry exposure and build a network.

On successful completion of the course individuals would be able to develop their signature style & would be able to develop both creative and technical skills and work towards developing collection ideas from initial sketches, patterns to toile.

Tutored by industry professionals and designers, students engage over taught classes, workshops, studio time, master classes and industry visits. Classes are structured to be small and individually focused with limited spaces per course to ensure students receive individual attention to work towards their objectives.

The FAD skilled tutoring team combines high profile industry lecturers and guest speakers, who are experts in their field, as students are prepared for the professional working environment of the fashion industry.

Outside of the classroom study day, students research and prepare live projects and assignments on an individual and group basis. This allows students more time for practical work and encourages individual learning and development.

What will you learn?


Study at the emerging fashion capital of the world - Dubai

Taught by industry designers & fashion professionals

Project driven curricullum

Industry projects, visits & masterclasses

Live project & engagement at Fashion Forward Dubai

Optional FAD Euro Tour during London Fashion Week

International students can obtain a student visa

Oncampus Style & Photography Studio

Access to FAD vintage library resource on campus

Study trips to leading fashion brands

Course approved by the Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( Govt of Dubai Authority)

  • Advance Fashion Illustration
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Draping
  • Textile & Fabric Studies & Manipulation
  • Surface Ornamentation Techniques
  • Converting Ideas from 2D to 3D
  • Development of Toile


Certificate in Fashion Design Level 2 by FAD Dubai. The course is approved by Knowledge & Human Development Authority ( KHDA ), Govt of Dubai.

Entry Requirements

Students or individuals having a previous academic or professional background in fashion with basic skills in fashion illustration or art.

Working professionals with industry experience or those owning their fashion enterprise are welcome to apply to develop further skills at a technical level on this course.

Career Opportunities

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 2 Q) What are the requirements to join Fashion Design Level 2? You must have prior experience in fashion design and be able to both illustrate, make technical drawings and stitching. We require to see a comprehensive portfolio that shows your skills. To apply please contact FAD Admission directly on admissions@faddubai.com, attach your portfolio which should include illustrations, moodboard, technical drawings and pictures/videos of your previous complete looks. 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? 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) What is the productive outcome of this course? On successful completion of the course individuals would be able to develop their signature style, enhance their creative and technical skills and work towards developing collection ideas from initial sketches, patterns to toile. Q) How many hours is this course? Credit hours: 140-150 Hrs 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.