Short Course: Fashion Design for Beginners




5 days


On campus





Fashion Short Course: Fashion Design for Beginners (5 days / $499)

Want to learn how to design your own clothes? Not sure where to start? Join our Intro into fashion design course and gain the knowledge and skills you need. Taught by professional experts, this one course will teach you the basics of how to turn your ideas into real collections that meet market demand.

Starting with the basics being the elements of principles of design through to studying trend research and how to put together a mood board.
You will then journey through the entire fashion design process, from acquiring drawing techniques that allow you to express your own creativity, to being able to work with fabric on the mannequin, and finally learning fashion illustration. By the end of the course you will have followed the whole creative procedure, from conception to completion, and you will be able to efficiently express your own unique style.

What you will learn about in this course:

  • Elements and principles of design
  • Trends & research
  • Mood boards and colour palettes
  • The main materials used in fashion collections
  • Fashion figure drawing: stylization
  • Fashion rendering techniques
  • Presenting a final A3 portfolio with all class work

Regular intakes are available for this course at the Brisbane (Adelaide Street) Campus. The course runs 1 day per week for 5 weeks and includes all materials. For detailed information about dates and availability, please contact us via the contact form.

Fashion Design Shortcourse

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Course Details


There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, however, we recommend that to get the most out of it, a reasonable grasp of English language and a passion for fashion!

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.


Submit an Application

It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.


Accept your letter of offer

Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!

I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better! Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of. I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.


“NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”

Sarah T

“I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”

Sarah R
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