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Fashion design 16278/1624/1819/1/85
Study guide

Fashion design 1

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    • Fashion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Fashion
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 10 credits
This course unit cannot be followed within a
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Gillis Chris
Other teaching staff: Nooren Nellie
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 + Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2018 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Fail mark compensation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 300,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

- showing intrest in contemporary art, other innovative social developments  and the specific fashion field - the student shows his/her enthusiasm in acquiring kwowledge of the fashion field/program  - the student is passionate about the chosen studyprogramme and discipline. An empetus to formulate critical view.  Knowledge of the basic principles of design, conceptualization and representation/imaging.  The student shows great imagination while developing the assignment.

Learning objectives (text)

The students:

- gather the research material from different sources and can rearrange personally and creatively  the results

- develop a concept through analysis and processing of the research material and translate this  in personal and innovative fashion designs.

- develop a balanced design with a powerful silhouette.

- present an innovative color and material selection.

- acquire basic knowledge in the principles of fashion design: lines, proportion, ritme, balance, referring to body, body versus movement

- can propose and present concepts and designs through graphic and digital imaging technology


the students:

- develop a critical and inquiring attitude in research

- develop the capacity for experimenting

- learn process based work

- enter into dialogue with the teacher

- can integrate commentaries into the work process

- develop the ability to report his/her work

- develop a self-critical attitude and independence

- show continuous motivation

- develop a logical workflow, regular and progressive within time limit 

- learn to deal with stress and deadlines

Course content

During the evaluation of the collection at the “final fitting (pas)” a selection is made by the jury members with regard to the presentation on the catwalk. A different style of presentation can be mutually agreed upon.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis118,00 hours
Artistic praxis182,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic praxis100,00