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Fashion Design

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS
FINE ARTS

 

Specialty: Fashion Design
Title of qualification awarded: Fashion Designer
Level of qualification: Bachelor 
Programme duration: 4 years, 8 semesters
ECTS credits allocated: 60 credits per academic year, 240 credits per the entire period of studies
Field of study (ISCED-F): 0212: Fashion, interior and industrial design
 Specific admissions requirements• Specific admissions requirementsr
Specific admissions requirements: Completed secondary education. The admissions procedure is based on an interview and presentation of a creative portfolio
Specific order for recognition of prior studies:
• information is obtained from the ECTS Coordinator of the Department of Arts - Assoc. Prof. Maria Kardzhieva, office A-113, tel: +359 52 359 584, e-mail: m_kardjieva@abv.bg;
• the credit recognition procedure is based on submitted documents:
- a diploma of prior studies;
- International diplomas and foreign language certificates (English - Cambridge FCE, TOEFEL; German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Sprahdiplom, Zweite Stufe; Russian - TRKI; French - DELF; Spanish - DELE);
- International diplomas and computer skills certificates equivalent to ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence).
• the award of credits is in accordance with the curriculum of the specialty and on the basis of the diplomas and certificates submitted.
Qualification requirements and rules:  defence of diploma thesis
 
Profile of the specialty:  In this specialty, highly qualified specialists are trained in the following fields: Design of clothing and accessories; Production of wearing apparel; Advertising in the field of fashion; Marketing and management in the field of fashion business.
Key learning outcomes:
The graduate students acquire knowledge and skills to:
• Design fashion collections;
•Analyse the fashion trends for the season;
• Build up fashion styling;
• Create and read constructive drawings;
• Make technologically wearing apparel;
• Organise fashion shows and trade fairs;
• Analyse current design processes;
• Manage processes in the fashion industry;
• Teach at vocational secondary schools;
• Develop entrepreneurial, marketing, strategic and business plans;
• Manage fashion companies.
 
 
Structural diagram of the courses with credits:
 

No ECTS code Course Lectures and seminars Out-of-class workload Credits
1 ART 1007 Art history 30 60 3
2 FAR 1044 Colour Science 30 60 3
3 INF 2010 Computer-aided design  (Corel Draw ) 30 60 3
4 FAR1255 Drawing and perspective 30 60 3
5   Foreign language - elementary level 60 120 6
6 SPO 1007 Physical culture and sport 30 60 3
7 FAR 1060 Fashion design I 90 180 9
Total for the 1st semester 300 600 30
1 FAR1255 Drawing and perspective 30 60 3
2   Foreign language - elementary level 60 120 6
3 SPO 1007 Physical culture and sport 45 90 4,5
4 FAR 1060 Fashion design I 75 150 7,5
5 FAR 1010 Combinatorics 30 60 3
6 ARC1243 Painting I 30 60 3
7 ARC2192 Computer-aided design  (Photoshop) 30 60 3
Total for the 2nd semester 300 600 30
    Total for the 1st year 600 1200 60
1 ARC1251 Painting ІІ 30 60 3
2 FAR 1078 Drawing 30 60 3
3 ARC1255 20th century art history 45 90 4,5
4 FAR1254 Textile material science 45 90 4,5
5 FAR1058 Clothing construction 30 60 3
6 FAR 1061 Fashion design II 120 240 12
Total for the 3rd semester 300 600 30
1 FAR1058 Clothing construction 60 120 6
2 FAR 1061 Fashion design II 120 240 12
3 ARC1287 Illustration 30 60 3
4 FAR1092 Clothing technology 45 90 4,5
5 FAR1068 Portfolio 45 90 4,5
Total for the 4th semester 300 600 30
    Total for the 2nd year 600 1200 60
1 ART1259 Composition in visual arts 30 60 3
2 ARC1247 Design history 30 60 3
3 FAR1050 Fashion design and styling I 120 240 12
4   Elective course 1 60 120 6
5   Elective course 2 60 120 6
Total for the 5th  semester 300 600 30
1 FAR1050 Fashion design and styling I 150 300 15
2 FAR1032 Fashion history 30 60 3
3   Elective course 3 60 120 6
4   Optional course 1 60 120 6
Total for the 6thsemester 300 600 30
    Total for the 3rd year 600 1200 60
1 FAR1051 Fashion design and styling  ІІ 120 240 12
2   Elective course 4 60 120 6
3   Elective course 5 60 120 6
4   Optional course 2 60 120 6
Total for the 7th semester 300 600 30
1 FAR1051 Fashion design and styling  ІІ 80 160 8
2   Elective course 6 60 120 6
3   Optional course 3 60 120 6
Total for the 8th semester 200 400 20
    Total for the 4th year 500 1000 50
    Diploma thesis defence
 
  300 10
    Total for the entire course of study 2300 4900 240
 
Elective specializing blocks - 1 block with a total of 36 credits is selected
A Business     36
1 MAN1067 Fashion management 60 120
2 AMG1007 Business planning 60 120
3 FAR1074 Advertising in fashion 60 120 6
4 FAR1256 Innovation in fashion and textile 60 120 6
5 FAR1257 Communication in fashion 60 120 6
6 INF1490 E-business 60 120 6
B Styling     36
7 FAR1047 Makeup and hairstyle 60 120 6
8 FAR1084 Fashion Styling 60 120 6
9 ART1010 Forecasting 60 120 6
10 FAR1064 Fashion vision 60 120 6
11 FAR1038 Accessories design 60 120 6
12 ARC1317 Photography 60 120 6
C  Advanced pattern making     36
13 FAR1258 Fashion atelier – clothes making 60 120 6
14 FAR1259 Advanced pattern making of ladies wear 60 120 6
15 FAR1037 Moulage 60 120 6
16 FAR1260 Advanced pattern making of men’s wear 60 120 6
17 FAR1261 Advanced Pattern making of knitwear
 
60 120 6
18 INF1104 Computer-aided clothing construction 60 120 6
 
Optional courses - eleven courses with a total of 18 credits are selected
  (one in the 6th , 7th , 8th  semester)
 
1 ARC1359 Packaging  design
 
60 120 6
2 ARC1271 Aesthetics 60 120 6
3 FAR1030 Custom made clothing 60 120 6
4 FAR1043 Textile design 60 120 6
5 ARC1299 Interior 60 120 6
6 MAN1071 Entrepreneurship 60 120 6
7 INF1460 Computer-aided design (3D Studio Max) 60 120 6
8 FLT1004 Foreign language 60 120 6
9 ARC1358 Synthesis of Arts 60 120 6
10 LAW1206 Copyright 60 120 6
11 MAN1242 Design management 60 120  6
 
 
Mode of study: full time
 
Rules for semester exams, assessment and grades: During the course of their studies, students are subject to continouos assesment, defence of course assignments and projects and written exams.
Общи изисквания към обучаемите:
Optional or compulsory mobility windows: mobility under Erasmus programme
 
Internship: none
 
  • none

 
Professional profiles of the graduates: The graduates can pursue careers as designers of clothing and accessories, constructors and technologists in the sewing industry, stylists, fashion consultants, advertising experts, lecturers, marketing specialists in the field of fashion, specialists with qualification in the field of management.
 
Access to further studies: Master’s degree programmes
 
Programme director:
Head of the Department of Arts: Assoc. Prof. Kapka Manasieva, PhD 
Admission Day: Tuesday, Office A 110, from 10.00 to 12.00.
Phone: 052/359-642
е-mail: mti@vfu.bg