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Undergraduate Program "Fashion Designer"

Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
English, French
Start dates
September 2022

September 2022

September 2023

September 2023

Program description

Undergraduate Program "Fashion Designer"

A 3-year program that is divided equally between Styling and Modeling: styling addressing creative design where model making translates it in terms of flat construction and molding.

It is the combination of these two disciplines that gives the ESMOD methodology its added value by offering graduates a complete expertise, both technical and artistic.


to be able to create and realize collections of clothing and accessories in various fields by specializing in a specific market during the last year.

Integration possible directly in 2nd or 3rd year. See Required Profile.

Admission requirements

Stylist Designer Fashion

For candidates for the 1st year or for the Intensive Training, the realization of the portfolio does not require any particular prerequisite and will allow us to appreciate your Fashion sensibility and your creativity. This work will then be the subject of an oral presentation during a motivational interview with a member of the teaching team.

Required profile

1st Year

Bac level or equivalent, regardless of the sector.

2nd and 3rd Year

From bac + 1/2 in a fashion sector. Evaluation on study of the application file and technical skills.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year 1: Basic Learning


Fashion sketches, coloring, creative approaches, flat drawing (dap), product variations, production of complete style files: skirt, blouse, dress. Discovery of fashion districts, introduction to adobe illustrator software, discovery of different textiles, history of fashion.

Model making:

Research of volumes, learning of fabric falls, different seams, construction of patterns. Study on canvas of the different models of skirt, blouse, and dress, by flat cut and by molding. Manufacturing or finishing study parts. Creation of a model in skirt and blouse fabrics from a selection of selected models. Realization of a personal model of sweatshirt and dress.

Complementary courses:

Market And Consumer Analysis; fashion english; living model ; textile ; CAD: Illustrator; Computer software: initiation to LECTRA SYSTEM Software

Year 2: Immersion


Illustration, development of the personal universe, product analysis, ""optical"" research, production of complete style files: tailor, casualwear. history of fashion, textile, CAD (Adobe Photoshop)

Model making:

Study of the tailored jacket by tracing and molding, study of the basics of city pants and trouser suits, study of casual wear pieces.

Realization of a personal model of suit jacket, pantsuit, jacket, and jeans

Additional courses:

Market and Consumer Analysis, English for fashion, fashion culture, textiles, CAD (Photoshop) / MAO (Lectra - 2nd level Modaris Expert), live model, fashion info.

Year 3: Specialization

During this year, students first learn the style and pattern codes related to the products that characterize their specialization, which they can then apply to their personal end-of-year collection.

Compulsory internship of 3 to 6 months , with writing of an internship report.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

€11,250 per year.


  • Analyze trends and images of brands and fashion companies
  • Imagine and illustrate collections, lines of clothing and products and accessories
  • Make a creation of fashion products and accessories, and design a pattern and a prototype to send to a fashion manufacturing workshop
  • Control the production stages of the creations; design the presentation, promotion and image of collections, products and fashion accessories

Career opportunities

  • Model maker
  • Stylist Tendancer
  • Stylist / Fashion designer
  • Artistic director

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About this institute


Founded in 1841 in the city of fashion that is Paris, ESMOD is a school that established itself throughout the ages as the reference in the fashion world. It anticipated in the evolution of its time to offer a complete...

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Why study at ESMOD

4 Reasons for choosing The ESMOD International Group


  • Experience and longevity: 180 years of existence
  • Opportunities covering all professions in the Fashion, Textiles and Clothing sector
  • Two major training streams: Fashion Design / Fashion Business


  • Top French Fashion School 2018-2019: Wardrobe Trends Fashion + CEOWORLD + BOF (Business of Fashion)
  • State accredited diplomas


  • Cultural diversity within ESMOD-ISEM with over 70 different nationalities in each year group
  • Member of the CAMPUS France and its network, executive State agency for the promotion of higher education, hosting of international students and mobility
  • Possibility of exchanges within the ESMOD international network

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12, rue de la Rochefoucauld
75009 Paris

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