Fashion Design Principles I



The recommended course may include:

  • Elements of Design and their use in fashion
  • Principles of design
  • Effect of line in design and dress
  • Optical illusion and dress
  • Shapes and silhouettes and their effect on design
  • Textures and the effect of light on fabric and design
  • The colour wheel
  • Colour, hue value, chroma and colour combinations
  • Colour systems used in fashion to determine colours that suit an individual
  • Proportions, visual scale, balance and unity of design
  • Drawing and analysis of contemporary garments in terms of elements and principles of design

(*) Some fashion drawing skills are required to complete this course

Learning is self-paced, however, a student attending full-time for two terms could reasonably expect to cover the entire program.

Attendance full-time

The courses run over four terms a year each of 11 weeks. During the term, full-time students attend three days per week for 7 tuition hours a day from 8.30am to 4pm. A short course program may extend over a number of terms depending on the short course content.

Attendance part-time

Part-time students may attend for 3.5, 7, 10.5, 14 or 17.5 hours per week during the term. They may attend the course on a weekday, in the evening or on a Saturday. A short course program may extend over a number of terms depending on the course content and student attendance pattern.

Study method

Students are taught individually or in small groups in a face-to-face environment equipped with specialised pattern making and computerised equipment. Students are allowed the flexibility of study at their own pace and will be offered extra and more specialised tuition in areas they find difficult. Students will receive advice on their progress at the end of each term.


Enrolments are currently being taken for 2017.

Term 1 – 30 January to 15 April 2017

Term 2 – 18 April to 1 July 2017

Term 3 – 17 July to 30 September 2017

Term 4 – 3 October to 16 December 2017

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

Classes Held

Day – Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Evening – Wednesday, Thursday