TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design and Product Development (Transition)

Diploma Apparel Design and Product Development

TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design will teach you the technical skills required such as sewing, drafting, and pattern-making to design and produce your own unique fashion collection!

Overview

Specially tailored to focus on industry-relevant areas, TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development emphasises necessary skills such as technical specification for materials, sewing, pattern drafting and development, among others. With TaF.tc’s experienced trainers, you will also gain in-depth knowledge about how to manage quality assurance, creating your own fashion brand, merchandise buying, and developing your own design collection.

*Part Time Programme consists of 12 months. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

 

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The Details

  • Total Maximum Months

    Full Time: 4
    Part Time: 12

  • Mode Of Learning

    Blended

  • Career Opportunities
    • Fashion Designer
    • Assistant Designer
    • Assistant Pattern Maker
    • Merchandiser
    • Technical Designer
    • Technical Support Executive
    • Product Developer
    • Quality Control Auditor / Compliance Assistant Auditor

The TaF.tc Difference

Practical Industry Knowledge

Everything you learn at TaF.tc can be applied to your professional life in fashion and will be taught by industry practitioners through interactive workshops, whether online or in TaF.tc's Sewing Labs.

Global Network of Entrepreneurs and Experts

Our partners and advisors are as close to home as Thailand or Japan and as far as Italy or the UK. Tap into a professional community built over decades of industry immersion.

Post-Graduate Career Support

Our career support connects you to jobs available on the market, opportunities for further studies, and resources to help you start your own brand.

Curriculum

Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours : 561
Modules (15)

This course aims to give participants a holistic understanding of how patterns and virtual garment samples can be created using Virtual Fit software. Students will be able to evaluate fit and style virtually and create pattern alteration, accessories and trims placement across all garment sizes thus eliminating the need for full-size set samples. Participants will learn to develop virtual library of pattern pieces, fabrics, accessories, trims and prints for their future reference. This course is highly recommended for Virtual Fit users to enhance their skill set. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Apply Virtual Fit Evaluation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:39:00 Training Hours:37:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Learn all the fundamentals of garment construction in a week. Be exposed to the techniques employed in the fashion industry including how garments are constructed and the various seams and stitches utilized in the different components of a garment. With this knowledge, you can minimize impractical designs that cannot be replicated in mass production, eliminate misinterpretation in sampling and production, and improve communication in production specifications. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Analyse Garment Construction SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Training Hours:16:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

This course will allow you to advance your knowledge on pattern drafting and garment construction. Through hands-on experiences, learn how to draft skirts and pants, and the sewing techniques involved in their construction. Classes mix hands-on activities, demonstrations and lectures to convey learning concepts in a multifaceted approach. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Sew Bottoms SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

This course will introduce the techniques necessary to draft pattern and sew basic tops. You will learn to develop different types of tops using basic block. This includes knowledge of necklines, collars and sleeve variation in pattern making. Gain these new skills through a variety of practical activities, demonstration and explicit teaching. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Sew Tops SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

Learn how a garment is made from pattern drafting, cutting and sewing. With the basic knowledge in drafting and sewing, you can progress to making patterns and sewing. This course covers basic threading of the industrial sewing machine and sewing techniques. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Interpret Pattern Draft and Sewing Sequence of Apparel SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:32:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

This course provides the fundamentals and criteria for conducting apparel fit evaluation which is critical in the development of the final pattern draft before the garment goes into mass production. It is highly recommended for anyone involved in the technical design and prototyping process. You will learn how to conduct fit evaluation, identify issues from the fit evaluation, and alter patterns to address the various issues identified. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Conduct Fit Evaluation and Pattern Alteration SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:28:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

Branding can play a significant part to make your brand stand out from the crowd, particularly in competitive markets. You will have an intensive, interactive, hands-on understanding of how to create your own brand from scratch including your brand name, logo, identifying your unique selling proposition, identifying your target market, brand positioning and developing the sales and marketing strategy. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Create and Manage Fashion Brand SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

This course reverses the process of conventional pattern making by manipulating fabrics on the form before drawing the pattern. This specialized course allows individuals to understand how apparel design and paper patterns can be drafted through draping techniques. Conducted in an active, hands-on approach, student will learn the techniques necessary for design development and developing 3D patterns. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Designs through Draping SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

The world of fast fashion moves at an incredible pace, where changes in designs and colours can happen at the drop of a hat. This course will prepare you for the demands of the industry, and create a collection within the shortest possible time. The development of the design collection takes a look at both the inspirations and practical considerations that go into a design collection. Conceptualise your collection through runway shows, forecast information, directional trends and consumer demands. Get in touch with the process every step of the way from size specifications to overseeing the samples to the final fruition of a complete look all within a given scope. From this unique immersive approach, take your first brave steps into the Fashion Industry. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Develop Design Collection SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:74:00 Training Hours:70:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

Go beneath the surface and learn various textiles, down to the fibers and the processes involved in weaving, dyeing and much more. This comprehensive course provides you with the ability to identify fabrics by their industry’s name, the fundamental knowledge to help you understand the risks of using certain fabrics, empowering you with the ability to trouble shoot issues related to textiles limitations. You will experience screen printing in class, e-learning and receive a complimentary copy of your very own fabric reference library consisting of 50 – 60 different types of fabric swatches. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Identify and Analyse Textiles and Processes SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:23:00 e-Learning Hours:09:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Technical drawing is an important tool to turn your creative thoughts into reality. Learn to communicate the details of your garments accurately and clearly to your manufacturer to ensure error-free production. Interpret and Draw Production Sketches

WSQ Name:WSQ Interpret and Draw Production Sketches SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Wish to know how to build quality into your products? Join this course to learn about the principles of quality management, statistical sampling, defects classification, product testing, safety standards, sample evaluation and report writing. The multifaceted delivery will aid you in identifying problem areas and developing solutions to assure quality in the end product. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Manage Quality Assurance in Textile and Fashion Industry SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:33:00 Training Hours:21:00 e-Learning Hours:09:00 Assessment Hours:03:00 View Module

In today’s world, buying according to market trends and consumer demands is important to remain competitive in the fashion industry. This course aims to equip you with skills to forecast, budget and plan merchandising assortment with key focus on consumer centric buying and relevancy to market merchandising concept. Conducted in multifaceted manner, get the skills needed to maximize customer satisfaction and create lasting synergy between customer and brand. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Perform Fashion Retail Merchandise Buying for Textile and Fashion Industry SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:35:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:03:00 View Module

With the growing trend of buyers asking for value-added services, only factories who can offer design and product development services can compete in the global arena. Garment manufacturers have to develop their own product development team to meet their buyers’ requirements. It is also imperative to create the most relevant collection in the shortest time for the buyers, as lead time gets shorter. Product development is not just about the creation of new samples – it has to meet the criteria and the needs of the buyers. This course covers the various aspect of product development. From understanding the customers to the creation of design, articulate the various elements of product development and how to meet these challenges in the shortest possible time while giving the buyers the right product at the right time. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Support Apparel Product Development SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as Adobe illustrator with our digital fashion design course in Singapore. You will learn how to draw various fashion illustrations and render them on this platform to reflect the qualities and details of your design. A must technique for every fashion designer to convey creative concept in a professional presentation with technical specification. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Draw Digital Images SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:28:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module
Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of each module within the course, you will be awarded the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Statement of Attainment (SOA) by SkillsFuture Singapore. After successful completion of all modules within the course, you will be awarded the WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development), and the Diploma in Apparel Design and Product Development certification by TaF.tc. TaF.tc diploma and advance diploma are accredited by institutes globally. For more information please go here to check our accreditations or to contact Louise Clement at louiseclement@taftc.org or Miriam at miriam@taftc.org

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You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
*Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.

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Not at all! You can enrol for our Diploma programme without any prior experience, as long as you have a passion for fashion!

The Apparel Design Diploma will be split into 5 main categories which will cover the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion business essentials, digitalising fashion design, dressmaking, and a final capstone project to wrap up everything you’ve learnt in the Diploma.

Yes we will! Whether it's through promoting your brand on our alumni portal THE LABEL SG, or providing mentorships and consultations to further your studies, we’ve got your back!

Most definitely! Upon completion of your Diploma programme, you will be awarded a hardcopy WSQ Diploma certificate from us, and you can also access the softcopy via your MySkillsFuture portal!

As an Edutrust and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certified training centre, with 11 top fashion schools recognising our Diplomas for accreditation programmes like Paris College Of Art and Atelier Chardon Savard, TaF.tc continues to stay in line with leading national and international fashion industry standards.

The Diploma will be done both online via Zoom, and offline at our Central Plaza campus (Tiong Bahru MRT) and Thye Hong Campus (near Redhill MRT).

The courses are conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, and hands-on activities. You will then be assessed on the work you have done with a final evaluation at the end of every course.

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