Stylecad & Illustration Courses

modern fashion designer sketching using laptop computer



StyleCAD is a fashion illustration and pattern making software used by the fashion industry to computerise pattern making. The program is used to create and grade a pattern, which involves adjusting the design to include all size ranges and finally make a marker, which is a layout of the pattern as it will be cut in fabric. Once a style is finalised, the graded pattern may be sent to an outside manufacturer for completion of the garment.

The StyleCAD courses available at our Sydney college suit students who wish to enter the fashion illustration and design profession or are looking into starting their own business. During these courses, students will be first taught the fundamentals of pattern making using both flat and draped manual pattern making techniques. Once they have a firm grounding, they can progress to learning to digitise, create, alter, grade and make markers for their patterns using StyleCAD.  The commercial StyleCAD software is priced competitively so as to be attractive and affordable for small-scale businesses.

At our Sydney college, students in this course will learn to complete fashion illustration specifications for garments, digitise patterns, produce a block, alter patterns using StyleCAD tools, grade patterns and produce markers. StyleCAD uses internationally recognized file formats so that designs can be sent to overseas manufacturers.

Attendance full-time

This 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

Contact in2Mode Fashion Design College in Sydney for more information on our fashion illustration courses.