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The Cut - Fashion Design Academy

Address: 1888 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5, Canada

Description The Cut - Fashion Design Academy

  • Year of foundation: 1988
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Age: 8+
  • Type of education: joint
  • Accommodation: family
  • Language learning: English.

Design Academy Cut Fashion Design seeks to inspire, educate and create true fashion business professionals, promoting new knowledge, experience and skills. Cut Fashion Design creates a learning and creative environment focused on students, seeks to develop their talents, intellectual base, create connections within the professional community. The Academy allows students to maximize employment opportunities by offering courses that are focused on the demands of the modern fashion market. Students study at the Cutting Room company, which is working on the process of creating new collections together with well-known designers, brands, and its own Object Object brand.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Cut - Fashion Design Academy

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Diploma programs

 

Fashionable design, creative arts

  • Duration: 117 weeks. (3310 h.), The experience of practical work - 36 weeks. (1080 hrs.)
  • Starting Dates: February, September
  • Price: $ 41,500
  • Application fee: $ 50
  • Appreciation fee: $ 100
  • Language learning: English.

Tuition does not include books, materials.

Education provides future fashion industry professionals with the creative tools and technical knowledge necessary to continue their careers in today's growing fashion business. The courses include seminars conducted by working professionals with experience in visual design, clothing design, supply chain management, business management, merchandising, marketing, fashion. After graduation, students are equipped with an industry standard portfolio, extensive real-life experience, competitive skills needed for production work, to establish their own label.

Annual
16+
from 7 995 $CAD / 14 weeks

Certificate Programs

  • Duration: 14 weeks.
  • Starting Dates: February, September
  • Price: $ 9,500
  • Application fee: $ 50
  • Appreciation fee: $ 100
  • Language learning: English.

Flexible modular certification courses allow students to immerse themselves in the professional areas of their interest, giving them time to complete full-time, parallel education. Combining 5 different modules, students can create their own graduate program, complete it in 12 months.

Creating a template

The course allows students to become professionals in modeling, designing, sewing. The first six weeks are devoted to studying the basics of design, fitting, sewing, on the 7th week, students choose the direction:

  • active / technical clothing;
  • evening wear;
  • modern women's or men's clothing.

Marketing and branding

The competitive fashion industry requires that you have the skills to speak with the consumer in their own language, to effectively promote their products, regardless of whether they work in manufacturing or create their own brand. By working with industry professionals, students can become part of the creative and profitable fashion business.

Product development

The training is focused on the stages of product production from concept to market, analysis of label development trends, production and budget issues. Light industry - the most important industry component - is considered to understand the role of fabrics, choice, costing, and technical specifications of equipment.

Evening fashion. Level 2

Training is focused on the study of the subtleties, methods used in the tailoring of evening and wedding clothes. Students will learn how to work with fabrics, use different types of finishes - beadwork, lace, learn to drape knitwear, silk. Upon completion of this module, students create two couture evening dress designs that reflect the designer's point of view, the brand. An advanced course requires a certificate of a one-year course "Creating templates" or its equivalent.

Technical equipment. Level 2

A complex industry course focuses on the design, manufacture of technical clothing, and the development of templates using the technical and operational properties of various fabrics for sports, recreation, survival, protection. Students explore new fibers and fabrics, apply special technical design methods. Training includes visits to local manufacturers. Pupils come up with, sew a collection of four parts. An advanced course requires a certificate of a one-year course "Creating templates" or its equivalent.

Annual
17+
from 6 965 $CAD / term

Part time programs

Sewing

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of beginning of the semester:
    • for beginners:

Friday, January 12, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Wednesday February 20, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • for intermediate level

Tuesday, February 7, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • for advanced

Monday, November 26, 2018
Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Age: 8+
  • Price: CAD 525 + GST
  • Language learning: English.

Professional sewing courses will help improve professional sewing skills, knowledge of machines, design, technology. Elementary, intermediate, advanced courses are available:

  • in the classroom for beginners they teach how to design clothes, learn the basic seams, methods of their finishing;
  • lessons for the average level include the study of additional sewing technologies, the development of clothing of its own design.
  • Advanced level course examines advanced sewing, draping, and sketch techniques.

Run your own clothing line

  • Duration: 6 weeks.
  • Semester Start Dates: March 23, 2019
  • Price: CAD 795 + GST
  • Language learning: English.

During the course, students learn business secrets, step by step tactics of creating a brand from sample to seller: finding sources of financing, working with contractors, agents, planning exhibitions. The course is introductory for those who wish to declare themselves in the fashion industry.

Fashionable design for beginners: capsule collection

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Starting Dates: January 9, March 6, May 8, 2019
  • Age: from 16 years
  • Price: CAD 650 + GST
  • Language learning: English.

Students develop a five-item capsule collection. Throughout the course, there is thorough practical work on five projects that students submit to their fellow students. The format, style of presentation are determined by each student.

Portfolio preparation

  • Duration: 3, 6, 9, 12 hours
  • Semester Start Dates: At the request of students
  • Program price: $ 85 / hour
  • Language learning: English.

The course is aimed at students who want to improve and develop their portfolio for submitting applications for secondary and higher education in the specialty “Art, fashion design” to the best specialized colleges and universities in the world. Students learn to apply elements and design principles to their work, study the design of a professional sketch, learn to visualize ideas on a blackboard, create sketches, draw technical drawings, sew or create 3D clothing, it is interesting to write about their work and create a professional portfolio.

Design, fashion illustration

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of beginning of the semester: February 18, April 29, July 8, 2019
  • Price: CAD 595
  • Language learning: English.

The course on clothing design, illustration includes the development, illustration of a capsule collection of six models of clothing. Students learn to apply design principles, visualize ideas, make sketches, visually combine fabrics, color, shade, skin tone, create detailed illustrations of models. Pupils will develop, present five projects of clothes, sketches, illustrations.

Workshop on fabric printing for beginners

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Starting Dates: January 2019, every Saturday
  • Price: CAD 225
  • Language learning: English.

The workshop includes the study of the main types of T-shirt design with the application of graphic elements to it. Students learn to express ideas, design, using different environments, platforms for creating graphic elements, practice in various printing methods.

Adobe E Illustrator 101

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 18, April 29, 2019
  • Price: CAD 575
  • Language learning: English.

Students will learn how to realize their projects thanks to the art of digital images, and create spectacular presentations. The course is divided into small projects that come together to create a holistic visual presentation. Format, style of presentation are determined by students.

Fashion design workshop: market, industrial structure, production

  • Duration: 12 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 16, April 27, 2019
  • Price: CAD 995
  • Language learning: English.

At this 12-week workshop on clothing design, students study the target market, industry structure, production processes, get an idea of the full cycle of clothing production. Students explore specific target markets, develop a brand for their market segment, digitally illustrate ideas, preparing them for industrial production. Students create designs of their own design.

The basics of Microsoft Word & Excel

  • Duration: 2 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 19 and 21, April 16 and 19, 2019
  • Price: CAD 475
  • Language learning: English.

Students learn to work on two Microsoft platforms - Word, Excel. Students collect research data to create charts, create trade reports with visual images, edit in Microsoft Word, create a pop-up store layout, compile a list of expenses, price lists, lists in Microsoft Excel, learn to work with presentations, PDF documents.

Beginner clothing designer: Level 1

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 6, 16, 18, 17, 27, 29 April 2019
  • Price: CAD 625
  • Language learning: English.

The course includes the study of basic principles, methods of creating flat patterns, patterns of clothing. Students learn to make a template from scratch, prepare to create a template, their own design.

Beginner Clothing Designer: Level 2

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of commencement of terms: 16, 18 February, 27, 29 April 2019
  • Price: CAD 625
  • Language of instruction: English

The goal of the 2nd level course is to learn how to make a basic bodice block, classic bodice styles, to create your own design for a blouse. Students study the following design elements: collar, types of zipper shirts, raglan sleeves, pockets.

Beginner Clothing Designer: Level 3

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of commencement of terms: 7, February 18, 18, April 29, 2019
  • Price: CAD 625
  • Language learning: English.

The tasks of the 3rd course in developing patterns are to learn how to design classic styles of underwear, create your own sample of trousers, learn the details - top pocket, belt.

Clothing Design: Intermediate

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 1, February 20, April 17, 2019
  • Price: CAD 625
  • Language learning: English.

Students learn to develop classic details, styles, create a prototype of their design, make the necessary changes to the template. Students master the complex design elements of clothing, develops the pattern of their own clothing design. Instructors work individually, based on the level, preferred pace of the learner.

Product development, production, search for funding sources

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 6, April 17, 2019
  • Price: CAD 625
  • Language learning: English.

Students will get an idea of product development, they will understand what is needed for its implementation. The program includes: the study of each item of clothing, the role of the fashion industry, a review of domestic, foreign production. Students will get an idea of the production calendar, learn how to choose textiles, original fabrics, colors, create technical specifications.

Trendy Dictionary

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Semester Start Dates: May 8, 2019
  • Price: CAD 1375
  • Language learning: English.

The lexical course helps students build their personal vocabulary of terms, words from the world of fashion based on live communication during lessons (twice a week for 2 hours), by doing homework, interaction in the industry. Terminology includes the names of the components of clothing, fabrics, words from the world of fashion houses, technical wording.

Drapery for beginners

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 18, April 29, 2019
  • Price: CAD 595
  • Language learning: English.

Students acquire the skills of specific drapery methods, learn to drape the main blocks, drape their own projects, create a paper template, build the first prototype. This course requires basic sewing skills.

Drapery: Intermediate

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 18, April 29, 2019
  • Price: CAD 595
  • Language learning: English.

Students will learn how to create a design, develop a form of a dress with drapery, how to document the process from the initial sketch to the visualization of a 2D idea in 3D. Throughout the course, students study the draping of the sleeves, evading bias in the process, create six completed muslin structures, one design from the final fabric. This course requires a basic knowledge of sewing, drapery.

Quilting

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 16, April 27, 2019
  • Price: CAD 595
  • Age: 16+
  • Language learning: English.

"Quilting for beginners" includes the creation of 25 quilted blocks, design, tailoring your own blankets. Students will learn how to create blocks, stitch, quilting. Muslin is included in the course price, sets of cloth for your own blanket can be purchased at The Cutting Room at wholesale prices.

Creating printing on Gerber equipment for beginners

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 7,13,19, April 16,17,18, 2019
  • Program price: 695 CAD
  • Age: 18+
  • Language learning: English.

Students gain knowledge of the functions of Gerber equipment: digitization, printing, pattern manipulation. Students will learn how to use the digitizer to digitize manually created templates, master various settings for creating patterns, learn how to create storage areas, develop models, create markers, and plot.

Creating a print on Gerber equipment for continuing

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: January 5, February 19, 16, April 27, 2019
  • Price: CAD 795
  • Age: 18+
  • Language learning: English.

The program includes the study of the basic skills of digitizing, creating digital images, advanced Gerber functions, creating advanced patterns with Gerber, graduation cards.

Creating printing on Gerber equipment for advanced: creating patterns

  • Duration: 12 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: February 16, April 27, 2019
  • Price: CAD 995
  • Age: 18+
  • Language learning: English.

During this 12-week course, students learn the basic skills of digitizing, creating digital images, managing Gerber equipment, and learning how to adjust the lining, create pockets, different hemlines, learn how to create full-size markers, and build a graph.

Brand management: creative direction

  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: January 14, April 15, 2019
  • Price: CAD 795
  • Language learning: English.

Pupils of the course gain knowledge about the branding of the creative direction, learn to work at the intersection of art, design and strategy. The course is designed based on case studies of market leaders. Training includes the basics of branding, marketing in fashion, the creation of the concept of the brand, the study of strategy, brand behavior, consumer relations, event planning.

Trip to new york

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Dates of the beginning of the semester: December 10-11, 2018,13-14 June
  • Price: CAD 595 + GST
  • Language learning: English.

If you are a fashion designer or a student, you want to start your clothing line, go to the next level in the fashion industry, then a trip to New York with academy specialists is your chance to learn, make connections and be inspired.

During the tour, participants get acquainted with 6 manufacturers (knitwear, cotton, haute couture, swimwear, wedding dress, cashmere knitwear), 2 manufacturers of fabric patterns, receive contacts of more than 3 dozen fabric manufacturers for small, large supplies.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Academy supports the choice of homestay as a rich, safe and affordable way to stop Vancouver. Homestay is a great way to improve English and get to know a different culture. All families are tested and monitored. Students with special requests for religion, diet, allergies are given options based on their needs. Students are most often offered suburban accommodation, quiet and safe areas close to transport points.

Advantages

  • Cut Fashion Design provides scholarships of up to $ 5,000 to the most talented students. The scholarship is available to applicants 17 years or older from anywhere in the world who have fulfilled all the requirements and accepted for full-time programs.
  • The Academy invites world and domestic industry leaders, iconic manufacturers to conduct lectures and seminars.
  • Academy students research, study and work within the local fashion community. Working with peers and local businesses, they will learn how to promote a creative product locally and globally.
  • Classes in a class designed for a maximum of 6 people, ensuring the interaction of mentors and students.

Equipment The Cut - Fashion Design Academy

The Academy is located in the beautiful area of Kitsilano, the birthplace of a global yoga brand not far from the center of Vancouver - this is a bright modern studio, open and convenient for working on projects. Thanks to constant access to cutting tables, sewing machines, printing stations, student projects are at a very high level. The small class size allows students to learn specialized skills in practice.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Dates of commencement of semesters Professional Diploma Co-Op, Professional Certificate Co-Op: September / February.
  • Application fee: $ 50
  • Appraisal fee: $ 100
  • The price of the diploma program is $ 41,500 / 117 weeks.
  • The price of the certificate program is $ 9,650 / 14 weeks.
  • The cost of the summer program - CAD 1995/2 weeks.
  • Course fees - from CAD 475/2 weeks.

You will save by choosing one of the special offers:

  • when you buy two certificate courses, you save $ 1,000 on each module: the total cost of the two courses will be $ 17,000 + extra. contributions;
  • when buying three modules, the fee for each will be reduced by $ 1,500: the total cost is $ 24,000 + extra. contributions;
  • If you pay for four or more modules, the savings will be $ 2,000 per module: the total cost is $ 30,000 for all modules + ext. contributions.

Tuition does not include books and materials.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Requirements for candidates for the diploma program:

  • signed application form;
  • documents;
  • interview in person or by Skype with the dean or reception director;
  • letter of motivation 250-500 words describing career goals;
  • Certificate confirming English proficiency at B2 level (IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 57, Internet version - 163, FCE, equivalent);
  • portfolio containing 8-12 works created by the applicant (digital format).

Requirements for candidates for the certificate program:

  • signed application form;
  • documents;
  • interview in person or by Skype with the dean or reception director;
  • letter of motivation 250-500 words describing career goals;
  • Certificate of English proficiency at B2 level (IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 57, Internet version - 163, FCE, equivalent).

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