Creation

of their own clothing lines,
design of scarves or hats,
creation of clothes with new materials.

FASHION DESIGN – Cycle 2

2 years – 120 ECTS – Postgraduate Studies

PRESENTATION

Fashion design is evolving. Stylists are now choosing materials that are more respectful of the planet, they are designing eco-responsible fashions, they are giving clothes second lives, they are working with new materials.

With the evolution of our society and behaviors, the creation of a new Fashion & Textile Design program from September on seems like the logical next step for CAD.

The training of future creatives begins at CAD, through the development of their artistic culture, their curiosity, the sense of proportions, volumes, materials, fabrics, colors …

In line with the CAD philosophy which best prepares its students for the realities of the professional world, the school will also prepare them for the real life of a fashion house. For this, they must learn to create the visual identity of a clothing line, the presentation of products, photography, the different components of a fashion show, …

Throughout this 3-year cycle, students will develop their creativity to be able to provide innovative solutions in their concepts. They will start by using “traditional” textiles to create women’s, men’s, mixed and children’s collections. They will then address the topic and the inexhaustible sources of natural materials as well as of recycling…

Finally, and the challenge is important, we will develop in our students the technical skills necessary to realize the most innovative ideas, to work with new so-called intelligent textiles and to understand the technologies of tomorrow.

They will be followed and supported in their ideas to one day create their own concept. They will meet designers, avant-gardists and stylists who make the fashion of today. They will also complete many internships. What better way to prepare them for the reality and the challenges of these beautiful creative professions with a bright future.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

The CAD is an international institution. The classes are taught in English allowing our students to obtain internships abroad, take part in international workshops and get acquainted with foreign cultures through cultural visits and trips organized each year.

All those international experiences give the opportunity to our students to pursue international careers all over the word (USA, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, China…. and all the European countries).

MAIN CLASSES

  • Fashion Design
  • Pattern maker
  • Creation of a collection
  • Accessories
  • Scenography (defile)
  • Corporate identity
  • Communication
  • Up Cycling

YEARLY SCHEDULE

The 2 years are divided in 4 semesters of 5 months each:

-Year 1 – S1: October – November – December -January- February
-Year 1 – S2: February – March – April- May – June
-Year 2 – S3: October – November – December -January- February
-Year 2 – S4: February – March – April- May – June

Year 1

  • Ten weeks internship in a fashion house between July and the end of October,
  • Start of Academic Year, last Monday of October,
  • The two semesters are animated by two transversal projects.

Year 2

  • Six weeks internship in a specialized fashion house during the summer holidays,
  • Start of Academic Year, first Monday of October,
  • First semester is animated by the graduation project and 160 hours of business management courses including classes in accounting, taxation, entrepreneurship, law, professional ethics …
  • Second semester is spent doing two 3-months internships, including at least one abroad (ie outside Belgium and outside the student’s country of origin).

Note that classes, curricula and timetables may be adapted from year to year or during the year to keep up with professional life and for the convenience of students and teachers.

TUITION FEES

The annual tuition fees are 8.400 EUR + 300 EUR registration fees* (total: 8,700 EUR) and are to be paid as follows:

  • 2,800 EUR + 300 EUR – ie 3,100 EUR (first instalment), at registration,
  • 2,800 EUR (second instalment) by June 30
  • 2,800 EUR (third instalment) by September 15.

For international transfers, bank fees are at the charge of the payer.

Note however that there is a staggered payment possible for some residents (upon acceptance and subjects to a surcharge of 300 EUR).

Those tuition fees don’t involve the cultural visits and study trips.

*Registration fees: this amount covers the general administrative costs as well as individual insurance (taken out by the CAD) in case of accident at the school.

CERTIFICATES

In Belgium, private schools can’t deliver states diploma.

The CAD diploma is a professional school diploma. The awarded degrees are certificates which may correspond with Masters and are credited of 60 ECTS per years.

ASSOCIATION

CAD is member of CUMULUS Creative Linking

Cumulus is the main International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media in the world. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of 340 members from 61 countries.

The awarded CAD is member of CUMULUS, this main international network of design school.

INFORMATION

For more information, please contact secretariat@cad.be –   T.: +32 2 640 40 32