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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute

Fashion Design


Course Code(s):  5M3865
QQI Award Code:  5M3865 Fashion Design
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course develops your fashion awareness and design creativity. You will learn to enhance your creative skills in fashion and design. Students on this popular programme develop a range of other skills which they apply to real life learning in GTI's Annual Fashion Fiesta, a project for Applied Learning.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Design Skills 5N0784
Drawing 5N1862
Fashion Industry and Design Studies 5N3845
Appreciation of Art Craft and Design 5N0755
Combined Materials 5N0764
Embroidery 5N1441
Garment Construction 5N1276
Pattern Drafting 5N1303
Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Modules
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Dressmaker   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Footwear Designer   Beauty Therapist  
Beauty Consultant   Fashion Technologist  
Designer/maker   Fashion Stylist  
Hairdresser   Tailor  
Wigmaker   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Fashion & Beauty
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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AFDXX 

5M3865