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Fashion Design

With option to specialise in Costume, Tailoring or Dressmaking

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Fashion Design 5M3865

Duration: One Year Full-Time - September to May

Coordinator: Riona Skuce

This Fashion Design course opens many opportunities in the fashion design industry. Fashion Design students can specialise in menswear, womenswear, streetwear or costume with tailoring and dressmaking as further options. Core technical modules in pattern drafting and garment construction provide the learner with the skills required to make their own outfits based on their own designs. All coursework combines to form a portfolio suitable for application to Degree programmes, although most of our students choose to progress to our Advanced fashion design course.


Employment Opportunities

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

SCFE 2019 Fashion SlowShow

Past Pupils at Sallynoggin College

Fashion Design Short Video

Graduate Show 2017

fashion design

“If you have a passion for studying fashion, this is the college for you. Come and give it a go-you’ll
love it! I did, and now I am commencing Level 6 in September and looking forward to it”

Tara Saeed

Education Progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI Level 5 award in Fashion Design 5M3865
NCAC Fashion Design* Level 8 AD211
NCAC Textiles/ Surface Design/ Jewellery /Objects* Level 8 AD103
NCAC Visual Culture Level 8 AD215
NCAC Art & Design (Common Entry)* Level 8 AD101
NCAC Education and Design* G Level 8 AD202
IADT Design for Film*# (Costume Design) Level 8 DL845
IADT Graphic Design*# Level 8 DL826
IADT Arts Management Level 8 DL822
TU Dublin City Centre Design – Visual Communication* Level 8 TU973
TU Dublin City Centre Creative Industries and Visual Culture Level 8 TU978
TU South Art and Design* Level 8 LC110
TU South Art and Design Teacher Education*G Level 8 LC115
Munster TU Contemporary Applied Art* Level 8 MT820
South East TU Design- Visual Communication Level 8 WD137
South East TU Visual Communication and Design Level 7 CW047
South East TU Visual Communication and Design Level 8 CW088
South East TU Design Level 7 CW707
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry) Level 7 GA274
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry) Level 8 GA284
Atlantic TU Creative Design Level 7 SG232
Atlantic TU Creative Design Level 8 SG245
Atlantic TU Fashion with Promotion* Level 7 LY447
Atlantic TU Design (Common Entry)* Level 8 LY408
Private Colleges (Fees Payable)  
Griffith College Fashion Design Level 7 GC495
Griffith College Fashion Design* Level 8 GC494
Griffith College Graphic Communication Design* Level 8 GC462
*Portfolio Assessment or Audition # Portfolio Assessment / Audition / Project Day G Garda Vetting Required

For a more detailed list of progression options please

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change