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Hybrid/Online Certificate in
Technical Design (for Fashion)

Esaie Couture Design School has partnered with one of the world's top online learning institutions to provide you an Fashion Design Certificate Online Program designed to teach you the core fundamentals and the essentials to your success in fashion. 

Program Overview

  • The Fashion Industry
  • Textiles
  • Product Development 
  • Flat Pattern Design 
  • Draping for Design
  • Fitting & Alterations
  • Computer Aided-Design

Course 2

  • Intro to Textiles
  • Additional Course Material​ - Textbook
Course 1

  • Introduction to the Fashion Industry
  • Additional Course Material - Textbook
Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all courses.
  • Achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher.​
  • All tuition must be paid in full


Program Outcome

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of fabrics, embellishments, colors, and style for each garment or accessory to the fashion design process
  • Understand the processes and factors involved in fashion designing, production of textile materials, and purchasing materials from suppliers
  • Identify the characteristics and properties of common fabrics and the fibers from which they're made, including details on care, cleaning, and how to handle these fabrics when sewing.
  • Comprehend the basic principles of draping. Learn to use the supplies and equipment for draping fabric, in order to create various original designs directly in fabric.
  • Know the general procedure, equipment, tools, and supplies for flat pattern designing of bodices, necklines, collars, sleeves, skirts and dresses
  • Recognize different body types and the colors, lengths, silhouettes, and styles used to create a finished product that will flatter an individual's shape.
  • Measure a wearer in order to manipulate a pattern to fit the individual's shape and preferences, transfer the pattern to the chosen fabric, and continue to alter for proper fit as the garment is constructed.
  • Recognize the parts of a standard sewing machine and techniques for its threading, use, and proper maintenance.
  • Use acquired sewing techniques to properly cut, pin, press, and hand-sew knits and woven fabrics to complete garments
  • Understand and correctly use (when conceptionalizing the collection) various design details and styles of seams, pockets, necklines, sleeves, collars, fasteners, cuffs, buttonholes, waist finishes, and decorative elements such as hand-sewn embroidery, ruffles, pleats, etc.
  • Recognize the details of successfully managing a design business, including how to purchase professional sewing items, appropriately register a business, price finished products, and use good customer service as a marketing strategy.


Your program includes

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Student discounts 
  • Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Access 24/7 to online community
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Program Cost

Tuition Fee: $1695.00 - Full Course One-Time Payment 
(Textbooks and supplemental materials are additional)

Tuition Fee:$1895.00 -  Full Course Payment with Auto Draft Installments 
(Textbooks and supplemental materials are additional)

Installment Payment Options (The earlier you register, the more installments you can make)
  • 4 Installments of $450.00 + $95 (one time, Non-Refundable Registration Fee) + textbooks/materials
  • 3 Installments ​of $600.00 + $95 (one time, Non-Refundable Registration Fee) + textbooks/materials
  • 2 Installments of $900.00 + $95 (one time, Non-Refundable Registration Fee) + textbooks/materials

Tuition must be paid in full before start of program 
Register now, for 2016/17 classes starting September 6, 2022
Curriculum Details
Course 9

  • Garment Analysis, Specifications and Communication (In-house class)
  • Additional Course Material - Textbook
Course 10

  • Technical Packages and Adobe Technical Drawings (In-house class)
  • Additional Course Material - Adobe CS6 program

Computer Specifications

You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows XP® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program
Course 3

  • The Sewing Machine

Course 4

  • Introduction to Sewing
Course 5

  • Alterations and Fitting
  • Additional Course Material

Course 6

  • Pattern Drafting from Blocks

Course 7

  • Pattern Alterations

Course 8

Business and Technical Writing