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    Programme Title  Certificate in Fashion Fundamentals
    CAO Code  Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  1 evening x 2hrs x two 12-week semesters
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Minor
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?  
    Fashion Fundamentals will appeal to all those interested in fashion and style and who have a desire to learn the basics of the fashion industry.
    The classes include Irish fashion, fashion history, technical design, sustainable fashion, illustration, retail buying, store planning & much more. With Donegal once being a leading hub of tweed manufacturing, this course aims to showcase the potential the students have within the county, the country & the international market.
    Students on this  programme have gone from being novice’s to near experts within weeks. The mix of students was varied. Like the industry itself, students of all ages, backgrounds & ability worked together on projects that showcased them individually and as a team.  
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • This programme is a hands on studio-based course that requires no previous artistic experience. However enthusiasm and passion for fashion are a must. Basic computer skills are required.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterModulesNo of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Foundations in Fashion 1: Design & Merchandising  5  2
     1/2  Foundations in Fashion 2: The Sustainable Past  5  2
    Learning Outcomes
      On successful completion of this Programme the learner will be able to:
    • Competently carry out fashion design projects
    • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the technical processes in the production of fashion design projects.
    • Apply design methods in all stages of project work
    • Produce original designs and work with a wide range of materials
    • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and perform effectively in working groups, contributing from a range of skill sets
    • Recognise how the fashion industry operates in business terms
    • Contact: Anne Brennan, Life Long Learning, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.brennan@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186175

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