TaF.tc's Diploma in Bag Design and Product Development

Diploma Bag Design Product Development

TaF.tc's Bags Diploma will teach you technical skills required to launch career or start your own brand, such as bag-making, bag-design, and digital marketing.

Overview

The first school in Singapore to provide a full-fledged bag design & production course with industrial standard facilities and studio environment. The Diploma in Bag Design and Product Development is an exciting design and production course that will encompass everything you need to know to start or supplement a business in bag design. 

You will be starting with the fundamentals of materials, learning about the different types of leather and alternatives, their uses and how to select them. After which, you will gain an understanding of the basic components and production methodology of common bag styles. You will be put under the guidance of expert trainers, where you will be shown and guided through the creation of a range of bag styles from small leather goods (wallets) to briefcases, totes & handbags. 

Finally, you will stay up to date in digital marketing trends as you learn how to setup an e-commerce store and use search engine optimization techniques to promote your brand & expand your customer reach. 

 

Our Featured Trainers

  Andy Lin director at AL leather supply

The Details

  • Total Maximum Months

    Full Time: 3.5
    Part Time: n/a

  • Mode Of Learning

    TaF.tc's Diploma in Bag Design and Product Development will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role-plays and hands-on activities.

  • Career Opportunities
    • Bag Designer
    • Bag Technical Designer
    • Bag Merchandiser/Purchaser/Buyer
    • Bag Product Developer
    • Bag Materials Purchaser/Leather Purchaser

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 : 476
Modules (18)

Modern consumers rely on more than just advertising and word-of-mouth reviews in order to make a purchase decision. In fact, they are increasingly relying on Google searches - not only to find the best product for their needs, but also to find new products they might not have even considered before. In this environment, being able to pre-empt and address the needs of potential consumers via Google is increasingly important in drawing new customers to your product. In this module, you will learn the basics of how to create a Google Ads Search advertising campaign from scratch, understand how Google AdWords works, and how to measure and fine-tune your AdWords campaign parameters for optimal results. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Paid Search Engine Marketing SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:08:00 Training Hours:06:30 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:30 View Module

This course uses a Virtual Fit Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to create bag design samples virtually. This software enables you to make quick changes and modifications to design, material and colour with ease and see it rendered in full 3-Dimension. The benefit of this software is to cut down your production costs as sampling different bags designs and sizes can be completely done virtually. This course will teach you how to use this software to better facilitate your design process. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Virtual Prototyping for Bags and Small Goods SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Training Hours:39:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is widely regarded as an important and fundamental part of any digital marketer’s arsenal, yet it still remains very misunderstood by many who still follow SEO techniques from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. SEO has come a long way since then, with Google setting quality benchmarks that all websites need to aspire to, or else face possible penalisation in their SEO rankings. This SEO course in Singapore will help you learn what SEO is, the basics of optimising your website such that it will enhance your site's search rank and performance, and how to use tools to conduct competitor benchmarking.

WSQ Name:WSQ Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:08:00 Training Hours:06:30 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:30 View Module

This course provides a unique hands-on experience to make your very own leather tote bag under the guidance of our professional trainers. You will gain the foundational knowledge you need to select the right materials, and understand what you need to accessorise your tote bag in order to make it uniquely yours. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024 <p><br><img alt="" src="https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/4221236/Untitled%20design-1.gif" style="width: 360px; height: 540px;" /></p> <p> </p>

WSQ Name:Develop Patterns and Sew Tote Bags and Variation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Training Hours:39:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Inbound Marketing is the art of attracting, retaining, and cultivating new leads to your brand and product. This is done by creating valuable content or experiences that educate and delight your customer while satisfying their needs. In this module, you will experience using the basics of a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), set up a customer database and mailing list, and understand how to reach out to customers via blog posts, email newsletters and videos. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Inbound Marketing SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

In today’s world, social media communication is key focus for all businesses. In this social media marketing course, you will learn to identify marketing communication opportunities in new media, how to develop marketing communication plans, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of the social media platform in raising brand profile. The unit is delivered through lectures, group activities, Q&A sessions, group discussions and presentations. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:WSQ Social Media Management SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:30 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:30 View Module

A classic and casual bag style, the hobo bag is a casual bag shape that is young and timeless. Historically made in the shape of a crescent with straps that accentuate a slouch when worn on shoulders. You will learn to draft a simple design with the given specifications and measurements. From here you will be able to make modifications to its design and learn to stitch your bag with lining. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Develop Patterns and Sew Hobo Bags and Variation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Training Hours:39:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Duffle bags were historically popularized in the military as heavy materials were used to enable service men to carry their items easily in a barrel like bag with just 1 opening. But in contemporary times, duffle bags are a common bag style used in casual to formal settings with a variety of materials. This course will teach you to draft a barrel duffle, cut the appropriate material and stitch the bag with lining. This course will also cover the techniques of sewing zippers. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Develop Patterns and Sew Duffle Bags and Variation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:48:00 Training Hours:47:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Briefcases are a formal bag commonly used by men as part of traditional office wear carrying documents. Modern-day needs have modified it into a laptop bag. In this course, you will learn how to draft a basic lined soft briefcase. One of the hardest bags to sew due to its construction needs, your technical skills will be improved greatly after this course. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Develop Patterns and Sew Briefcase and Variation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:48:00 Training Hours:47:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Clutch bags are a timeless piece of design used since the Middle Ages. Once made for its portability, the clutch bag has since become a fashion item and cultural phenomenon. This module will teach you the ins-and-outs of constructing a basic clutch bag, from drafting to stitching of a complete bag. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Develop Patterns and Sew Clutch Bags and Variation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Training Hours:39:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Traditional brick-and-mortar retail outlets are increasingly facing challenges across multiple fronts – from rising labour costs, to high rentals and overheads. In such a competitive environment, new businesses may find their profit margins rapidly eroded, which is why e-commerce platforms are becomingly critical to lean start-ups. In this module, you’ll learn the basics of setting up, maintaining, and operating an e-commerce store from stocktaking to shipping. You will also learn the fundamentals of how to enhance your customer’s online experience, such that you will be able to differentiate yourself in a crowded e-commerce environment. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:E-Fashion Business SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:30 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:30 View Module

While not a bag style, it is still the most common type of leather good in the world. The Small Leather Goods category can include anything from wallets to card cases and this course will teach you to create wallet with hand sewing methods from start to finish. You will draft the wallet, know how to select the right leather for the application and use the correct techniques to construct a wallet that you will love. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Develop Pattern and Sew Small Leathergoods and Variations SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Training Hours:39:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

While hand sketching can be a conceptual ideation process, digital sketching is all about finalizing your designs. You will learn to convert a hand drawing into a complete technical drawing with a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software where you will be able to finalize the lines, add stitches and components with greater accuracy, make modifications to design, add texture and material details. This will produce a complete 2-Dimensional rendering that you will able to send to your factory for production. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Digital Sketching for Bags and Small Goods SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:34:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Choosing the right material is crucial for structure and for the item to perform as intended. Leather is the most common type of material in bag design and in this class you will learn in depth what makes this material a popular choice and how to differentiate different types of leather and its individual characteristics. On top of that, you will also learn about leather alternatives and its role in bag design. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Leather and Materials for Bags SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Quality will greatly affect the cost and target market of your product and its potential customers. In this class you will break down the components of selected types of bags and analyse its construction methods, patterns and accessories to better understand how to differentiate quality. This will enable you to design and produce with an intended target consumer in mind. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Components and Production Processes for Bags SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

This course will cover the concept, ideation and creation of a cohesive look using a variety of different styles and bags. You will study current trends in bag design, identify a customer base, and prepare mood boards while referencing iconic bags. This unique course will teach you how to create seasonal collections for your market. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Design Bags Collection SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Training Hours:39:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Drawing is an important part of the ideation process as you develop your designs. This course will teach you how to sketch out selected types of bags in proportion and detail including its components. At the same time, you will learn how to identify iconic bags and take key points of measurements which will enable you to develop your own bag designs from there. This course will perform as a foundational entry into design drawing for bag design. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

WSQ Name:Basic Design Sketching for Bags and Small Goods SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:24:00 Training Hours:22:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

This module will cover all facets of branding ranging from definition, brand DNA, identity and an opportunity to study the success of exemplary bag brands. We will illustrate and understand the definition of consumer and what shapes their persona. This module will also give students a chance to conduct market research in the bags industry and interpret and analyze the data collected to understand trends and market positioning. Students will delve into the understanding of the role of a fashion buyer/ merchandiser in the bags industry. We will create a merchandising plan for a bags brand and conduct a quantitive and qualitative analysis on how to calculate OTB, with the goal to optimize profit.

WSQ Name:Bags Branding and Buying Strategy SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:28:00 e-Learning Hours:06:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module
Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of relevant WSQ modules within the course, you will be awarded the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Statement of Attainment (SOA) by SkillsFuture Singapore. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners. Upon successful completion of relevant non-WSQ modules within the programme, you will be awarded TaF.tc's Certificate of Completion. Students who have successfully completed all modules within the course will be awarded the Diploma in Bag Design and Product Development certification by TaF.tc.javascript:void(0); 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.

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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.

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

The Bags Diploma will be split into 5 main categories which will cover the fundamentals of bags, design & sketching, digital marketing, bag making, and a final capstone project to wrap up everything you’ve learnt in the Diploma. More details can be found above!

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.

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