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CAD for Fashion Design

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student working in the CAD suite

Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, five weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 10

This course is ideal for fashion designers who are competent computer users but who’ve had little opportunity to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in a fashion context.

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Course Dates

7th October 2017 – 4th November 2017

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Course Description

The course focuses on producing industry-standard working drawings and production sketches. You’ll also learn the essential functions of the software that will make your life as a designer simpler and more efficient.

On this course you will:

  • learn new skills using the Adobe Creative Suite software
  • have the option to create your own brief based on your area of interest (whether that is mens, womens, childrenswear or soft accessories)
  • discuss examples and images from industry
  • have time to develop your skills and personal style.

As well as demonstrating techniques to the group there'll also be time for one-to-one tutorials.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have the beginnings of an industry-appropriate portfolio as well as a folder of software instructions and new technical skills.

Also included in the course is a reading list to suggest further research, links to helpful online resources and a set of ready to use fashion specific Illustrator brushes.

Tutor Profile: Erica Horne is an experienced designer and CAD lecturer, highly skilled in the use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for the fashion industry. Whilst working as a designer for the last seven years she has produced CAD work for many well-known high street retailers.

"Erica is a wonderful teacher and i would recommend her to anyone who wants to advance their CAD skills. I really enjoyed the course and learnt so much. She's friendly, approachable and willing to put the time in for you." LD

"Erica is a fantastic tutor with a strong skill set in producing technical garment drawings and moodboards. Erica was approachable and very experienced in using illustrator to produce the technical CAD diagrams. Thank you Erica - I learnt endless amounts of tips for my CAD drawings!” EM

"Erica was a great tutor who helped me to develop my CAD skills and create a strong portfolio. She was attentive and always helpful, giving clear presentations and constant encouragement." CP

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813