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BA Fashion Design

Fashion is culture. Studying the Official Degree in Fashion Design at ESADA opens the doors to a creative sector in continuous evolution and with ample job opportunities at national and international level.

BA Fashion Design

Fashion is culture. Studying the Official Degree in Fashion Design at ESADA opens the doors to a creative sector in continuous evolution and with ample job opportunities at national and international level.

Study Fashion Design

We offer a solid training so that the student is able to face the challenges posed by today's fashion industry.

Studying the Degree in Fashion Design at ESADA will train you to work in complete processes; first you define the identity and image of the brand or project, then in the design and creation of a collection and finally, you develop the communication and distribution strategies.

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The training courses are Prêt-à-porter, Haute Couture, Accessories, Communication and Styling.

It is also complemented by workshops, intensive workshops and real projects, where students have direct contact with professionals from the sector, which generates a real and practical working environment.

ESADA's academic programme emphasises the student's professional development through real projects. In this way, students will develop their creative profile and will be able to work and collaborate with real brands with active professionals in the fashion sector.

In terms of job prospects, students will be prepared after completing their degree to continue their development and training in companies and brands or to create their own firm. We also focus on job opportunities in the field of fashion communication, editorial projects and styling.

We encourage participation in fashion design competitions, where the value of the participants' talent is recognised. In this way we help them to put into practice what they have learnt and to get to know how the fashion industry works right from the start.

We organise presentation events and catwalks to familiarise our students with the way we work, where they learn to work as a team with their collections and to focus on the communication of their projects.

It is time to stop time, to create universes, to be different and real. This society needs a fashion that stirs consciences.
Jairo Díaz, Fashion Design Degree Coordinator.

Fashion Design Syllabus

  • 1º Course

    Workshop: patternmaking and tailoring I (10 ECTS)

    Expression techniques in Design (5 ECTS)

    Representation systems (8 ECTS)

    Vectorial representation (7 ECTS)

    Visual Language (8 ECTS)

    History of Design: XIX, XX and current century (4 ECTS)

    History of the arts and aesthetics (4 ECTS)

    Photographic documentation (5 ECTS)

    Freehand drawing: Sketches (5 ECTS)

    Creativity and Project Methodology (4 ECTS)

    2º Course

    Fashion digital illustration (3 ECTS)

    Clothing volumetric (4 ECTS)

    Textile workshop: materials & procedures (5 ECTS)

    Workshop: patternmaking and tailoring II (8 ECTS)

    Fashion projects I (6 ECTS)

    History of fashion. Designers and contemporary tendencies (3 ECTS)

    History of clothing (3 ECTS)

    Fashion drawing (4 ECTS)

    Technical English (4 ECTS)

    Scientific fundamentals applied to design (7 ECTS)

    Eco-design and sustainability (4 ECTS)

    3D construction (5 ECTS)

    Anthropometry and ergonomics (4 ECTS)

    3º Course

    Theory and culture of Design (6 ECTS)

    Digital technology in fashion design (4 ECTS)

    Pattern-making and industrial dressmaking technology (5 ECTS)

    Textile workshop: process and finishing (4 ECTS)

    Workshop: patternmaking and tailoring III (7 ECTS)

    Modelling workshop on mannequin (6 ECTS)

    Printing workshop: techniques and process (4 ECTS)

    Fashion projects II (6 ECTS)

    Fashion accessories design (4 ECTS)

    Design management (6 ECTS)

    Optativa 2 (4 ECTS)

    Optativa 1 (4 ECTS)

    4º Course

    Final Graduate Project (12 ECTS)

    Integrated digital project (8 ECTS)

    Organization, planning and monitoring of the fashion product (2 ECTS)

    Fashion marketing (3 ECTS)

    Fashion image (4 ECTS)

    Styling, fashion and communication (5 ECTS)

    Styling in shows and audio-visual media (6 ECTS)

    Optional (8 ECTS)

    Practicum (12 ECTS)

  • Specialisation in Digital Marketing

    ESADA, aware of the revolution that digital marketing is bringing about in communications and the importance this has in the professional development of our students, has developed a specialisation in this discipline that all students at our school will be able to access.

    Three subjects related to Digital Marketing are offered and the aim is for students to obtain the necessary knowledge to manage their own brand or to obtain an alternative outlet in the labour market, related to these new professions in demand:

    • Subject I. Fundamentals of digital marketing,
    • Subject II. Advanced digital marketing,
    • Subject III. Digital Marketing: Monitoring and Analysis.

    Students will be able to take these subjects within the optional programme of our study plans. At the end of the course, they will receive a certificate from the centre accrediting their specialisation in Digital Marketing.

  • The objective of higher artistic education in Design will be the qualified training of professionals in the field of design, capable of understanding, defining and optimising design products and services in their different fields, mastering scientific, humanistic, technological and artistic knowledge and the methods and procedures associated with them, as well as generating values of artistic, cultural, social and environmental significance, in response to the social and technological changes that are taking place.

    As it is a regulated education, the regulations that develop the Higher Degree in Design specialising in Fashion Design establish a series of Specific Competences that students must acquire.

    • Generate creative proposals for fashion and clothing design appropriate to the material, functional, aesthetic and communicative conditions of the working assumptions.
    • Conceive and materialise fashion and clothing design projects that integrate formal, material, technical, functional, communicative and realisation aspects.
    • Knowing the characteristics, properties and behaviour of the materials used in the different fields of fashion and clothing design.
    • Knowing the machinery and the manufacturing, production and manufacturing processes of the sectors linked to fashion and clothing design.
    • Adapt the methodology and design proposals to the technological and industrial evolution of the sector.
    • To base the creative process on research, methodological and aesthetic strategies.
    • Interrelate formal and symbolic languages with specific functionality.
    • Solve the aesthetic, functional, technical and realisation problems that arise during the development and execution of the project.
    • Analysing market studies and their incidence in the development of new products and collections.
    • Knowing the technological resources of communication and their applications to fashion and clothing design.
    • Master the specific digital technology linked to the development and execution of fashion and clothing design projects.
    • Knowing the economic and organisational framework in which business activity is carried out.
    • Knowing the economic, social, cultural and historical context in which fashion and clothing design is developed.
    • Understand the legal and regulatory framework that regulates professional activity, occupational health and safety and intellectual and industrial property.
    • Reflect on the positive social influence of design, its impact on the improvement of the quality of life and the environment and its capacity to generate identity, innovation and quality in production.
  • At ESADA, students are trained with a multidisciplinary approach that is essential for professional development and with the ability to stand out in an increasingly complex work environment.
    • Fashion Designer
    • Textile designer
    • Creative direction for the textile sector.
    • Modeller
    • Creative Director
    • Fashion communication manager
    • Stylist
    • Theatrical/cinematographic costume design
    • Tailor-made design and tailoring
    • Coolhunter - Trend research
    • Street Style
    • Theatrical and film costumes.
    • Design of accessories: jewellery, shoes, bags, headdresses, headgear.
    • Business management of creative activities.
    • Personalised or corporate designs.
    • Design, research and development of new concepts, materials, applications and products.
    • Research and teaching.

Access to the degree

Don't forget to visit the section Requirements to find out in detail what you need to study next year at our centre. 

Official Degree

  • 4 years | 240 ECTS

  • Access to public grants

  • Internships from 2nd year onwards

  • Erasmus+

  • Project based learning

Tuition fees and scholarships

New students


Opening of Academic Record: 350€
Reservation: 250€
60 credits ECTS
Students with ESADA records


Reservation: 250€
60 credits ECTS

As students of an official degree, you will have the opportunity to apply for the scholarships of the Ministry of Education for post-compulsory studies, as well as those of the Regional Ministry of Education (ADRIANO).

As these studies are within the European Higher Education Area, you will be eligible for Erasmus+ grants for both study abroad and international internships.

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