Advanced fashion design

Advanced Fashion Design – Dublin

With the option to specialise in Costume Design, Tailoring or Dressmaking

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Fashion Design 6M3706

Duration: One Year Full-Time

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Course Description

At Sallynoggin College of Further Education, near Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, we offer this course, which is suited to learners who have already achieved a QQI Level 5 certificate or equivalent in Fashion Design.

The Advanced Fashion Design course focuses on the creative skills of theme and concept development for fashion, costume or cosplay design. Core technical modules in advanced pattern drafting and garment construction equip the learner with the skills required to make their own menswear, womenswear, costume or cosplay collections. Learners will also develop art and design portfolios suitable for application to Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Employment Opportunities

Many of our graduates, having completed this course have gone directly into employment in the fashion industry or set up their own enterprises.

  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer/Wardrobe Assistant
  • Bespoke Designer/Tailor/Dressmaker
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion Design Production
  • Pattern Drafter
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Retail

Course Features

  • Fashion Photo-shoot featuring garments made
  • Planning and production of the end of year fashion event
  • Learners have the opportunity to enter national sponsored fashion design competitions


  • Pattern Drafting
  • Garment Construction
  • Design Development
  • Collection Planning
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Art and Design Portfolio
  • Textile Techniques
  • Fashion Event Production
  • Work Experience
  • Career Planning

Related Courses

Educational Progression

Graduates of this QQI Level 6 course may be considered for advanced entry to the 2nd year of a related Degree programme in Institutions of Technology and Universities in Ireland and the UK.

Course progressions include Fashion Design, Fashion and Textile Design, Costume Design, Visual Merchandising & Display, Design for Stage & Screen, Styling, Fine Art and Sculpture.

For example; Fashion Design Degree Course NCAD, LIT, Griffith College, London College of Fashion and a number of Colleges across the UK. Costume Design Degree IADT.

Many of our graduates, having completed this course have gone directly into employment in the fashion industry or set up their own enterprises.

Costume Design Student Work

Entry Requirements

  • QQI Level 5 in Fashion Design or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Applicants will ideally have passed the core technical modules of pattern drafting and garment construction or equivalent
  • Interview – Applicants should bring samples of their work to date in order to demonstrate their interest in fashion design. Suggested work includes drawing and artwork, design sketches, scrapbooks, garments made or customised and artefacts
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements

Illustration Student Work


  • Courtney Smith – Fashion Stylist
  • Polina Yakobson – Studio Design Assistant  – Gareth Pugh
  • Cleo Prickett – Design  Assistant – Roland Mouret
  • Sarah Murphy –  Independent Designer
  • Erin Moroney – Product Manager – Lululemon
  • Denise Thomas – Independent – Keem ethical clothing

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