Foundation Year2020-05-20T15:42:55+00:00

For Beginners

This year serves as the necessary basic training in the development of the practical/technical skills in clothing construction and assembly.

Program Structure

11 months with internships (between 3-6 months throughout the year). An 11 week intensive program is also available with varying dates throughout the year.

  • Sewing (Hand and Machine)
  • Fabrication of study pieces (assembly of pockets, fasteners and cuffs)
  • Assembly of garment pieces(skirt, pants, dress, blouse, jacket with lining)
  • Introduction to patternmaking and draping
  • Fabric technology
  • Clothing technology
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Technical drawings
  • History of Fashion
  • Research projects in fashion history, fabric technology, exhibitions and visits
  • Fabrication of self study garment pieces


Successful completion of this module guarantees access to the following (full-time) patternmaking diplomas: Clothing Patternmaker or International Patternmaker.

Graduates of this training module are ready to apply for jobs in sewing operations or draping in design studios.


10 300 € payable in 2 installments (50% upon enrollment/ 50% prior to session start)

The intensive module (11 weeks) or 380 hours of in-school training: 5 550 €.

Registration fees and teaching materials fees are 160 €.

Under certain conditions tuition and fees can be funded by unemployment agencies or by continuing education (training) policies for employees by companies.

Consult our Terms and Conditions

Next intakes (enrollment deadline 3 months prior to start date)

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