Program Details

This programme provides the student with an advanced introduction to the challenges and possibilities of organizing and presenting a public, professional, creative and coherent fashion design project.
Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Fashion Accessories

Program Overview

Program Description:

This programme provides the student with an advanced introduction to the challenges and possibilities of organizing and presenting a public, professional, creative and coherent fashion design project. Based around the development of a substantial fashion collection, its presentation in a show and a credible and detailed plan for marketing and further elaboration, the programme also offers supervision on an agreed dissertation topic and two courses in management and marketing from the College’s MBA program.

The core of the programme is the fashion design project. Under faculty supervision, the student is required to devise a coherent and attractive fashion collection. The student oversees the development of the project, from thematic exploration and target market identification for the range, through initial drawing and drafting, pattern development, test cutting and sewing, fitting, final decision making and assembly, management and marketing of the public show, and creating a credible plan for marketing the collection for wider creative and commercial expansion in the fashion industry.

The student will be involved in all areas of the project, though with faculty input will be expected to engage and lead others to assist and collaborate in seeing the project through to presentation and onward development. All aspects of the project, including the decision making processes that went into creating the collection, a critical analysis of the collection’s content, a photographed and videotaped documentation of the final garments and culminating show and a critical review of the collection, are gathered together in a portfolio.

Additionally, the programme requires the research and writing of a substantial dissertation (5,000 words plus illustrative material) on an aspect of the history or contemporary practice of fashion and its relationship to culture and society, the topic to be agreed with an assigned supervisor.

The dissertation module (9 credits) and the faculty panel’s evaluation of fashion design project portfolio and collection show (21 credits) provide the basis for the greater part of the degree. Two additional courses from the College’s MBA offerings (or approved alternate courses) make up the remainder of the programme.

Setting Description:
ACD is a small urban college located in the heart of Georgian Dublin at the Oscar Wilde House on Merrion Square. As a constituent college of Irish American University, we seek to combine the best aspects of Irish and American education by facilitating a close-knit and multicultural academic community. Students are served by an administration that is approachable and student focused. Our students have the opportunity to supplement their academic experience by utilising the evocative cultural offerings of Dublin city life and by availing of Dublin airport as an accessible gateway to exploring the European continent.
Cost:
€12,000 EUR.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA19104, United States of America.

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