Students learn world-class fashion design techniques and skills.

  • 01Two overseas trainings are held to enable students to learn about real fashion.
    Overseas trainings with intensive study are being planned at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for second-year students and at design offices in Europe for fourth-year students. Students will be able to learn professional techniques and business acumen from designers currently active on the actual front lines.
  • 02Students acquire professional-level skills in four years.
    The professional skills acquired range from the specialized knowledge that students have gained in the curriculum through their third year, which includes draping for women’s apparel and the handling of specialized materials, to the advanced techniques in men’s tailored apparel useful for handling upscale clothing that fourth-year students learn. Students also receive substantial practical training, including clothes making that begins with going off to domestic factories to search for outstanding materials.
  • 03Students gain business knowledge for selling their own clothing.
    Students acquire practical knowledge and techniques for developing their own brands of clothing into businesses, such as negotiating skills and import and export practices for stocking materials smoothly, domestically and internationally. Moreover, the substantial curriculum has students establish their own branding and produce designs for every season of the year, working one on one with the top-rate instructors guiding them.
  • 04Advanced diplomas may also be acquired, in addition to fashion-related qualifications.
    Along with the fashion-related qualifications constituted by the second level of the Pattern Making Skill Test and the Fashion Business Proficiency Test, students can also acquire advanced diplomas granted to those who have completed a four-year course of study at a vocational school.

Acquirable skills

Learning from the basics to the advanced level of apparel making
After learning the basics of design drawing and patternmaking, students aim to achieve a higher level of apparel making in pursuit of beautiful form and functionality. Through the making of original works under a certain theme and image, as well as materials, the goal is to increase the ability of expressing their own ideas.
For mastering the technique of draping using a mannequin
Students are taught to acquire the skills to accurately express the imaged form in draping. While draping using a mannequin is particularly challenging, it aims to improve the draping technique in a stepwise fashion with due consideration to materials and details.
Designed to learn the flow of planning, production, and sales through hands-on training.
This course allows students to keep practicing in a practical setting of the apparel industry to develop their skills.
Through presentations and role-playing exercises, students learn comprehensively from product planning, trend analysis, production, and sales management.
Mastering materials, patterns, and tailoring
An exclusive fourth-year curriculum is carried out based on the skills students have cultivated up through their third year. Students acquire skills for men’s tailored apparel that are useful for handling upscale clothing.

Acquirable qualifications

  • Acquirable qualifications
  • Second Level Patternmaking Skill Exam
  • Apparel Sales Skill Exam
  • Fashion Business Performance Exam
  • Dressmaking Skill Exam
  • Color Exam, supported by MEXT
  • Assistant Teacher’s License

Career and job opportunities after graduation

  • Design director
  • Designer
  • Patternmaker
  • Sewing technician
  • Fashion advisor
  • Stylist
  • Sales
  • Press
  • Buyer
  • Shop manager