The course Fashion Design is divided into two sections: a Bachelor qualification, and a Masters which builds upon it. The four-year Bachelor course aims to provide students with the skills to develop their own creative stance and design identity in the area of fashion design. The first year is spent studying the basics of art and design in an interdisciplinary course together with students from other courses at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art. The following three years of study aim to foster a critical understanding of fashion and its historical, sociological and economic foundations. Students are taught a wide range of academic and design knowledge, methods and skills to enable them to approach complex, interdisciplinary design assignments methodically and to complete them successfully. The course content covers the design of fashion and clothing ranges for serial production, as well as one-off designs. The course is marked by the intensive interplay of practical design work and theoretical debate. Fashion is examined in all its complexity and correlations between fashion trends and society are highlighted.
The one-year Masters course continues to develop students’ own design identity and creative vision at the most advance level. Building upon a foundation of a sound knowledge of fashion design, students receive a comprehensive understanding of the global fashion market. Priority is given to project-based learning. Masters students may work on projects from neighbouring disciplines, or on interdisciplinary projects, as well as classic fashion concepts.
Applicants for this course must demonstrate an artistic aptitude, have previous vocational training and the general qualification for university entrance. Artistic aptitude will be tested in an examination.
Bachelor of Arts / Fashion Design
Master of Arts / Fashion Design (expected to begin in the winter semester 2012/13)
weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
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Professor für Mode-Design / Kollektionsgestaltung
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Professorin Mode-Design / Künstlerische und Konzeptionelle Gestaltung
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