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Program Vision

We aim to inspire, motivate and create unique, skilled, thinking, design focussed individuals, with relevant transferable skills to enter a competitive contemporary local or global Fashion Industry.

Program Content

How will we teach you?

  • DESIGN for real people & real lives
  • Interpret dynamic IDEAS & design the way it really is
  • To look for inspiration EVERYWHERE
  • Learn to be OPEN & see the world differently through design eyes

Special Features

Explore the design process. Your individual design handwriting & encourage creativity. Engage in dynamic and futuristic discussion. Collaborate with the world of fashion to develop a true understanding of the business. Discover the synthesis between traditional craft & contemporary design practice.

Become a desirable, skilled, knowledgeable creative, equipped with skills, ready for industry, to drive fashion forward

Advisory Board of Governors

The members of the ADVISORY BOARD OF GOVERNORS are leading National and International professionals who advise on the management and the delivery of the GLOBAL FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM.

Chairperson, Advisory Board of Governors CMD, IMS-DIA, Chairperson and Innovator Fashion Brand Management Graduate from UCLAN, UK CEO of a highly successful venture ‘Surkhab Exports’


Honorary member, Advisory Board of Governors Principal Curriculum and Programme advisor Professor of Practice at ITC, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumnus, Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London Academic/ Writer/ Designer/ Innovator/ Creative


Honorary member, Advisory Board of Governors Professor Emerita Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London Former Dean of Fashion &Textiles, CSM Former Head of College, CSM Alumnus of Royal College of Art Designer/ Writer/ Educator


Honorary member, Advisory Board of Governors Adjunct Professor, Fashion and Merchandising department, LIM Design Institute- New York Former Adjunct Professor, FIT, New York Alumnus, Royal College of Art Designer/ Artist/ Educator


Honorary member, Advisory Board of Governors Industry Advisor Couture, Ready-to-wear, Mens, Womens and Childrenswear Designer Formerly at Dior, Valentino, Chloe, Cerruti, Lagerfeld as well as own London based designer label Alumnus, Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London

First Year Syllabus

The Fundamentals: Experimentation & innovation: An emphasis on creative play, research, verbal & visual Communication to underpin further study

  • Design Principles / Design Practice
  • Design for Good (Design Thinking / research & play)
  • 2D to 3D, The body as object (Experimental design & construction)
  • Surface & Texture Exploration (Textile Manipulation)
  • Drawing I
  • Fashion in Context (Culture / society / Behaviour)
  • Design Process (The Basics of Fashion Design)
  • Future Thinking (Forecasting)
  • Principles of Construction I & ll (Experimental Sewing / Innovative Patternmaking)
  • Wearable Sculpture (Headwear / Millinery)
  • Communication (English)
  • Study Experience I- International (Sri Lanka)

2 weeks trip

A green role model for sustainable apparel manufacturing to a global market. You will:

  • Understand the importance of a green and sustainable apparel and textile manufacturing model.
  • Examine contemporary & innovative craft-based business models.
  • Understand the need for integration of Corporate Social Responsibility into the design process & supply chain.
  • Contextualise traditional craft into a relevant contemporary expression within design.
  • Visit manufacturers in Sri Lanka to understand the whole supply chain process from thread, to factory floor, to worker, to design, to export.
  • Gain a greater understanding of where fashion products are produced and sourced from.
  • Learn how to apply sourcing and supply chain management theory to practice.
  • Enjoy an adventure safari.
  • Airfare/ Transport/ Accommodations/ Visa included in the fee.

Second Year Syllabus

Transferable Skills: Design theory, practice, skill acquisition: An emphasis on nurturing core Design, CAD & technical skills as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of the fashion industry.

Design in Action / Design Reality

  • Digital Design l & ll (Illustration / Introduction to Illustrator / Photoshop / CLO 3D)
  • Drawing II
  • Design Studio l & ll (Fashion design projects)
  • Technical Lab l, ll & lll (Patternmaking / garment construction)
  • Fashion Systems l (Fashion Business fundamentals)
  • Shapewear (Corsetry)
  • Surface Textile Narratives
  • Costume Design (Film/ video/ theatre)
  • Communication (English / Mandarin)
  • Study Experience II – International (London)

2 weeks trip

A green role model for sustainable apparel manufacturing to a global market. You will:

  • Experience the design capital, city of inspiration, street style and diversity
  • Understand about street style and fashion inspiration
  • Gain awareness of important new as well as established designers
  • Gain insight into the dynamics of a city with history, heritage and style
  • Explore key museums and exhibitions for designs inspirations
  • Examine how retail works in the UK
  • Experience British culture
  • Visit Graduate Fashion Week
  • Airfare/ Transport/ Accommodations/ Visa included in the fee
After the 2 weeks study trip, students will also have the options to enroll in a 3- week full- time summer course at Central St. Martins – Summer Study Abroad, for an additional fee. They will use research as key to the design process, using London’s streets, museums and people to develop, expand & explore how an idea translates through to a design solution.The final work will be assessed and students will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
A scholarship will be awarded for achievement to the most meritorious student, in the form of a fee waiver for a Summer Programme at Central Saint Martin’s, London.

Third Year Syllabus

Practice in Action: Specialism: An emphasis on application of design & technical skills & specialist product categories, to enable collaboration with industry.

Specialist Skills / Industry Collaboration

  • Digital Design lll (CAD / Portfolio)
  • Design Studio ll (Collaborative industry project)
  • Fashion Systems ll (Fashion business)
  • The Fashion image l & ll (Styling & Fashion Photography)
  • Technical Lab IV (Prototyping / Fit)
  • Creative Visual Communication (Presentation skills)
  • Visual merchandising
  • Design for occasion (Occasion wear/ Bridal/ Festive)
  • Stretch (Swimwear/ Resort)
  • Menswear
  • Product Development
  • Communication (Mandarin)
  • Study Experience III- International (China)

2 weeks trip

  • To understand why China has a firm stronghold on the global fashion industry.
  • Aims to expose students to new age manufacturing processes
  • To source of fashion fabrics / trims
  • Most importantly to sensitize them to the culture and style
  • Airfare/ Transport/ Accommodations/ Visa included in the fee

Fourth Year Syllabus


Consolidation:  Amalgamation of skills & knowledge: Culminating in a professional project response evidencing a personal & informed approach to design practice

Project Preparation / Project Realisation

  • Collection Proposal / Design Studio III
  • Marketing / Social media
  • Fashion Film (making / editing)
  • Event Production (Fashion show/ Exhibition)
  • Entrepreneurship / E-Commerce
  • Portfolio (Professional)
  • Preparation for Industry (CV / interview skills)
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