|Study location||Denmark, Herning|
|Type||Final year and top-up, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1,5 years|
|Tuition fee||€22,550.00 per programme|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
To be eligible to apply for the international BA top-up degree in Design & Business you need to have completed one of the programmes from the list below.
- An AP Degree in Design, Technology and Business, AP Degree in Multimedia Design & Communication, AP Degree in Production Technology, AP Degree in Marketing Management or similar.
- Bachelor in either Design or Business from an international university/university college.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
1) You have to submit an admission assignment*
The admission assignment will be published on 16 March .
In the link you can find the assignment from the last year.
2) A 20-minute interview either in person at the school or through Skype
Pattern Design is an area of specialisation within the on the Top-up Bachelor (BA) degree. The programme takes 1.5 years and is located in Herning.
Being a skilled pattern designer is a matter of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. This programme is centred on projects in which you will develop and combine theories of pattern design techniques with your sense of form – both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional.
As a skilled pattern designer you can work independently creating patterns, estimating silhouettes and proportions, and using with grading systems that support the design DNA. You will be able to decode a brand’s design DNA and determine optimum manufacturing methods.
Areas of focus
You learn to work out complex solutions for pattern designing and grading. Your role is to balance the aesthetic with the functional. You will become very experienced in the use of Gerber Technology’s CAD program, AccuMark, a popular tool for creating patterns and applying grading to the garment.
In addition, you will learn how to estimate the usability of the materials and silhouette in relation to the sketches of the fashion designer. This will make you a valued sounding board in the design process.
During the programme you will acquire a profound knowledge of pattern design, grading, fitting and materials, giving you the ability to work experimentally and innovate within the pattern design process.
The common core projects of the course programme enhance your skills when it comes to interdisciplinary collaborations. The mandatory placement period provides you with the chance to expand your network and CV.
We strive to give all students a clear and realistic picture of the fashion business, and create a strong network during their education. An important part of the programme is learning how to understand the design process all the way from the first sketches to production, and to be able to collaborate with other professionals to achieve an idea.
You will often be in charge of fitting of the garment and the communication and documentation of the fit to Danish as well as international business partners. The pattern designer evaluates the sketches of the fashion designer in order to determine advisable methods of manufacturing.
The pattern designer is responsible for the fit and sizing of the garment and must make sure that the silhouette and fit meets the expectations of the target group and matches the identity and price level of the brand.
The pattern designer and the designer serve as sounding boards for each other in the process of creating a collection.
The theoretical knowledge you acquire during your studies will be an advantage when it comes to managing projects in a design department.