Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Fashion design 36403/3027/2324/1/49
Study guide

Fashion design 3

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    • Fashion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Fashion
  • Bridging Programme Visual Arts
  • Preparatory Programme Visual Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 12 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Wen Brandon
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 390,00 hours


previously registered for Fashion design 2 AND previously registered for Coupe 2 AND previously registered for Fashion graphics 2.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA1 - The student has the necessary artistic skills to design and/or realize a personal project within the broad spectrum of the visual arts under supervision.
As a designer, the student possesses the creative capacity that is specific to the profile of contemporary fashion designer.
The student deepens the innovative capacity, experiment and flexibility in the work process
The student masters the basic elements of fashion design in an adequate way: research versus concept versus design
The student can analyze an ethnic costume and elaborate artistically through in-depth research
The student develops through sketches and other visual techniques an interesting collection concept with the application of the previous research
The student can take the different courses; integrate fashion graphics, fashion design, coupe and digital image processing in an adequate and personal way
The student can apply the basic principles of design in a well-founded way (lines, proportion, rhythm, balance, observation of the human body, movement).
The student is able to work out a graphic and 3D realization of a visionary collection image with at least 8 coherent total silhouettes.
BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student can apply the basic principles of fashion design
BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student develops a powerful and personal vision with regard to fashion
The student studies current art movements and conducts research around a contemporary artist
The student is able to recognise the societal impact of the production process and justify it.
BA4 - The student develops and sharpens his/her critical and investigative attitude towards designs and/or realizations that arise from visual experiments and research, emotion and intuition.
The student has developed a critical, mature personality.
With a critical vision, the student can evaluate and correct his / her own work in all phases of the design process
The student can analyze an ethnic costume after thorough research. (content and graphical)
The student can develop his own signature through visionary colorThe student and the choice of fabric and the development of an innovative silhouette.
BA5 - When developing his/her personal visual language the students starts from a searching and reflective attitude when developing one's own visual language.
The student develops and deepens the dialogue with the teacher
The student has an inquiring and innovative attitude.
BA6 - The student understands the characteristics of his/her personal designs and/or realizations and is able to communicate about this in an appropriate manner.
The student can use a research book in communication with teachers
The student can present a collection on the catwalk, with his own chosen music and light, and work out a personal choreography and photo shoot.
The student can work critically and contructively, confirm and argument on choices.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student can work process-based and respect deadlines in the work process
The student can process the teachers' comments in a mature manner.

Course content

- research and analysis of the socio-cultural background of a country or people, with a graphic representation of this research. - From a thorough pattern study, development of an ethnic costume - followed by a graphic costume book, with the application of digital image processing - research into a current art movement or artist - development of an innovative collection concept - graphic (sketchbook) and 3D development of an innovative coherent collection, with a personal signature - application of a personal and innovative choice of colours and fabrics - development of a first typical silhouette - realisation of various preliminary studies and toiles - construction of the collection in 3D, min. 8 total silhouettes - development of own make-up and styling - design of accessories, specific to the image of the collection - presentation of this collection on the catwalk, with own music and light proposals and a personal choreography + photo shoot - graphic presentation of the complete image of the collection - installation, referring to the image of the collection as part of the final presentation

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 praxis165,00 hours
Artistic praxis225,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00

Evaluation (text)

permanent evaluations and show / check moments during the academic year
semester 1: first directional evaluation after closure of semester 1
semester 2: final jury after closing 2nd semester