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Degree Program in Design 16S Fashion Design (for students who started studies autmn 2016), Lahti


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Introduction to design
Introduction to design studies 5
Designer's digital environments 6
Design theory and consepts 4
Artistic basis of design
Art history 5
Visual design 7
Colour 3
Design process
Design process 1 5
Digital fashion illustration 3
Introduction to pattern and manufacturing technology 7
Textile raw materials and structures 5
Life drawing I 3
Design drawing 4
Swedish language, written skills 1.5
Swedish language, oral skills 1.5
User-centred design
User-centred design 5  
User-centred research and development methods 2  
Professional communication 3  
Information literacy 1  
Graphic software 3  
Eco-efficient design
Eco-efficient design 5  
Knitwear design 5  
Advanced pattern and manufacturing technology 7  
Designer's presentation
Drawing and painting 3  
English Language and Communication 3  
Life drawing II 3  
Designer's portfolio 4  
Product development and the designer
Product development process, functional products 10    
Entrepreneurship in the creative industry 5    
Professional profile
Designer identity 4      
Futures research 4      
Strategic design 4      
Research and development methods 3      
Advanced professional studies
Digital communication 3      
Event management 5      
Independent pattern design 7      
Advanced design process
Design process 2 5  
History of design 3  
Printed textiles design 5  
Sculpture I 3  
Specialisation practice 15  
Professional practice 15    
Thesis planning 5      
Thesis research and writing 5      
Thesis publication 5      
(Select 15 ECTS)
Patterning special products 5    
Special printing methods and material treatments 5    
Ethical and environmental aspects of textiles 5    
(Select 15 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6065355031.528.524.540.52510242610.510.510.

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

The degree programme in Design, major in Fashion Design, provides students with the knowledge and skills to design ethically, aesthetically, technically and economically high-quality products and collections for different target groups.

The studies focus on, for example, user-centred and sustainable design, the functions of clothing, and clothing materials.

Success in fashion design requires idea-generation skills, good interaction skills, project management skills, good visual expression, mastery of computer software used in the field, and skills in gathering and applying information.

A fashion designer can find employment, for example, in the fashion industry, trade, the media, costume design for theatre and film productions, or can become self-employed. The tasks of a fashion designer in the industry include the design of individual pieces of clothing and collections, and making choices about materials and manufacturing techniques. Fashion designers bring their expertise to product development teams, which are part of the marketing organisation of a company.