Advice and Guidance on Choosing a Career in Fashion Design
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Advice and Guidance on Choosing a Career in Fashion Design

Essential information and supporting tools to help you get started on the path of a career in fashion design.
3.7 (35 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,639 students enrolled
Created by Cheryl Gregory
Last updated 6/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A better understanding of the range of fashion career opportunities that are available in the field of fashion.
  • Have a clearer insight into what type of career you might like to follow.
  • Know what you can do to prepare yourself even before you have finished education at school.
  • Complete a simple career goal plan to help you follow a path in your chosen fashion career options.
  • Identify sources of support to help you fulfill your ambitions along the way.
  • Prove to prospective employers or universities that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge around fashion.
  • Become more motivated and inspired to take fashion as your career choice and fulfill your dreams.
Requirements
  • None
Description

Get a head start in your fashion career. The perfect short course for students at all levels. This free, short, online course will give you guidance to start your career in fashion design. The essential tool for anyone starting out or planning a career in fashion design.

You are considering entering into the field of fashion. We focus primarily on fashion design but the course will help anyone who wants a better understanding of the fashion industry and tools to help prepare themselves.

You'll get to create your own career planner to guide you in the early steps in your career. You will create an action plan that will lead help lead you to a fulfilling and successful career.

Your course helps you to avoid making costly mistakes in your education and fashion career. We'll teach you how to check what your most suited to in your fashion career.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone that is interested in choosing a career in fashion design.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:06:35
+ Introduction
4 lectures 09:17

In this first module you'll get to meet you tutor and a chance to introduce yourself, but for now here are a few points about the layout of the course.

Before You Get Started
00:33

In this first module you'll get to meet you tutor and a chance to introduce yourself, but for now here are a few points about the layout of the course.

Preview 05:34

Cheryl will give you some great tips on how to make the most of the course by following it effectively. There are several things that you can do to improve your overall experience as a student. These will make it more enjoyable and fun to follow, help you join in fully and get the most from the experience Cheryl can offer you.

Preview 02:45

Just because we're hundreds or thousands of miles from each other, spanning different time zones, doesn't mean we can't say hi. Right?

Meet Your Fellow Students
00:24
+ Module 2 - Design And Where It Fits Into The Industry
3 lectures 14:25

The fashion industry is huge. It’s estimated that the global apparel market is valued at 3 trillion dollars, that’s 3,000 billion and employs around 60 million people. So trying to distill how it all works into a single lesson is obviously impossible. But stick with me because I’m going to give you a really useful overview of what’s important for you to know.

Preview 05:36

In this lesson, you will learn about the four different fashion designer levels that you could work in. Each has its own unique characteristics and ways of doing business so that what a fashion designer does at one level may not carry over exactly to the same degree in the next level. Knowing about these four different levels will help you to decide upon where you will aim for.

The Four Fashion Design Categories You Might Work In
04:29

There may come a point in the future when you decide that being a fashion designer isn’t the best route for you after all. But you may still want to work in the fashion sector. So in this lesson, you will learn about the various jobs you could work in apart from fashion design itself. We’re not going to cover every different type of role, just some of the key ones that you could consider.

Career Opportunities That Exist Within The Field Of Fashion
04:19
+ Module 3 - From Dream To Reality
5 lectures 20:05

In this lesson, you'll learn what a fashion designer's typical responsibilities involve. This will help you to figure out if the dream you have of being a fashion designer truly fits with the reality you are likely to face.

A Designer's Typical Responsibilities
08:58

In the last lesson, you learnt about the main responsibilities of a fashion designer. And we focused on the most common type of designer, that’s one who works in high street fashion. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the key skills that fashion designers need to be successful in their careers.

Skills You Will Need To Develop To Be Successful
07:20

In this lesson, you'll learn about the salary levels of fashion designers. After all this is an important part of making a choice in your career.

What Fashion Designers Get Paid
02:41

In this lesson, you'll learn about the qualifications that you'll need to become a designer.

Getting The Right Qualifications
01:06

Ok time for a pause. Here are several relevant videos that give some further and deeper looks into the role of fashion designers. Take a break from the course and choose a couple to watch now.

Inspiring Examples
00:00
+ Module 4 - Planning Your Path To Become A Fashion Designer
5 lectures 18:49
How To Choose What You Are Best Suited For
04:18
Creating Your Personal Vision for Your Career
00:53
Example Personal Vision Statements
01:01
Setting Yourself Goals With A Personal Development Plan
05:20
Completing Your Personal Development Plan
07:17
+ The Next 12 Months of Your Journey
2 lectures 03:57

Everday is an opportunity to take one more step on your path to fulfilling your dreams to becoming a fashion designer. In this lesson, you'll learn about specific steps you can take over the next 12 months.

Things You Can Do Over The Next 12 Months To Develop Yourself
02:53
BONUS LESSON - DO NOT MISS THIS
01:04