Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design

Term 2 – 23 April to 7 July 2018
Term 3 – 16 July to 29 September 2018
Term 4 – 8 October to 22 December 2018

Mid-term enrolments may be available. Please contact the college for further information.

Course Session Times

Sessions are run each term on:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings 8.30am – 12pm,
Tuesday & Wednesday Afternoons 12.30pm – 4pm and
Wednesday evenings 6pm – 9.30pm.

Students may attend from a half day to 3 days per week per 11-week term.

Course Content

This course is designed to give an introduction to the Adobe Illustrator skills used in fashion design flat drawing. The course is suitable for dressmakers wishing to give realistic representations of garments to customers, young designers seeking to outsource production, and those studying fashion in preparation for entry level jobs.

A technical pack is the documentation sent to a patternmaker or manufacturer to communicate the designer’s requirements for a garment and involves a proportionate illustration known as a flat, technical drawing or line drawing.

The drawing is called a flat as it is drawn as if the garment was sitting on a table and viewed from above. It is a realistic representation of the silhouette, seams and design features of a garment.

Students need to bring their laptop to class with Adobe Illustrator loaded. The program can be obtained for a monthly fee from Adobe.

A textbook is used for this course as it enhances the student’s ability to practise outside of class. Details are provided upon enrolment.

Course Content

  • Opening a file and navigating the features of Adobe lIlustrator
  • Drawing basic lines and shapes
  • Using Adobe tools
  • Loading a template and drawing garments
  • Using tools to create brushes symbols and patterns to speed the drawing process
  • Design features of well draw flat garments
  • Drawing design elements such as pockets, flounces, gathers and pleats that are more complex
  • Practice and development of templates of garments that will be used by the students.

Skill level

Some skill with computer programs is an advantage.

Course Fees

Tuition fee:

$770 per term (one half-day per week)
$1,540 (one full-day per week)

The full and half day fees are multiplied by the number of half or full days attended for attendance between 2 and 3 days per week.