Fashion Design


Faculty of Design

1. Name of the Curriculum Moedisain
2. Name of the Curriculum in English Fashion Design
3. Higher education level Professional higher education
4. Study form(s) Full-time study and part-time study
5. Educational establishment Euroacademy
6. Volume of Curriculum (ECTS) 240 ECTS
7. Nominal duration of studies 4 years
8. Curriculum group Arts
9. Curriculum code in Estonian Education Information System (EHIS) 137677
10. Language(s) of instruction English
11. Other languages needed for achieving the study outcomes  
12. First registration of the Curriculum 05.01.2012
13. Date of approval of the curriculum version in the educational establishment 25.08.2015 by EuroAcademy´s Senate

25.08.2015 the NPO Eesti Euroinfo Ühing Managing Board

14. Admission requirements Secondary education or corresponding foreign qualifications; professional suitability interview with the Admissions Committee; existence of a creative work portfolio
15. Curriculum’s major speciality (or specialities) and their volume (ECTS) Fashion Design (240 ECTS)
16. Minor(s), other possible specializations and their volume (ECTS) ———-
17. Goals of the Curriculum The curriculum aims to:

·         provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills for qualified professional work according to the current professional standard of Fashion Designer’s Assistant IV.

·         develop prerequisites for qualified basic fashion design education corresponding to the principles of higher education and requirements of labor market

·         develop necessary ethical, aesthetical and ecological values

·         direct to value the role of art and design in society

·         develop creativity and innovation

·         support the development of cultural world-view

·         provide knowledge and practical skills  for modelling clothes for various purposes, for their design and sewing and  for production organization

·         provide knowledge and skills for further studies at Master’s level.

18. Outcomes of study          The student who has gone through the curriculum

·         can apply the acquired knowledge in professional work, is ready to work at enterprises dealing with fashion design

·         is cooperative and displays initiative in executing designs and bears responsibility for his work.

·         orientates in professional design and art literature and in corresponding terminology.

·         can gather, analyze and critically select and find professional information and to interpret it creatively.

·         recognizes interdisciplinary connections between various areas of application

·         has broad-based knowledge of the fashion design profession and systematic overview of the basic concepts of the specialty, is able to formulate issues associated with the profession, analyze them and offer solutions.

·         can design and develop new garment collections both for private clients and sewing industry considering historical and cultural background

·         can when designing a collection select and apply appropriate methods and technologies and CAD/CAM systems.

·         masters the communication skills necessary for work as well as communication technologies

·         is ready to participate actively in civil society and be tolerant towards various attitudes and values

·         is able to explain orally and in writing in the study language as well as in one foreign language issues associated with the profession and participate in discussions

·         can  estimate the role of professional activity and its results in the society considering social and ethical aspects

·         student gone through the curriculum is competent to work as a fashion designer-stylist or designer’s assistant in garment industry (sewing factories or private ateliers), to execute unique author’s collections  or work as a costume designer

·         is able to perfect permanently his professional skills and working knowledge independently and continue studies in the acquired profession.

19. Name of diploma or academic degree(s) upon graduation Diploma of professional higher education


20. Documents issued upon graduation Diploma of professional higher education, Transcript of records,  Diploma Supplement in English
21. Short description of the Curriculum structure Module I. History of Art 19.0 ECTS

Module II. General Art Subjects 59.0 ECTS

Module III. Main Subjects 81.5 ECTS

Module IV General Subjects 11.5 ECTS

Module V. Languages 6.0 ECTS

Module VI. Electives  8.0 ECTS

Module VII. Practical Training 36.0 ECTS

Optional Subjects 6.0 ECTS

Graduation Thesis  13.0 ECTS

22. Options for completing the Curriculum The student has to choose at least 8.0 ECTS of electives and 6.0 ECTS of optional subjects.
23. Graduation requirements Completing the curriculum in its full scope, including the defence of the graduation thesis. 
24. Additional information Dean of the Faculty of Design

Prof. Jevgeni Hristoforov, PhD

Email:         /Signed/






Name of module:

Module I. History of Art

Volume: 19.0 ECTS



Develop general skills in the subject of art. Provide fundamentals of the different periods in the world’s and Estonian art history. Develop skills of orienting in the historical and modern directions of art and his/her specialty.
Learning outcomes Student can correctly estimate the historical period of a piece of art and the style. Student knows the names of spectacular artists from the history of art. Student has acquired comprehensive vocabulary, which allows to express his/her opinion in discussions about art history and his/her professional work.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
DPEN1010 General History of Art I-VI 12.0
DPEN2010 History of Estonian Art and Design 3.0
MPEN2080 History of Costume I, II 4.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Name of module:

Module II. General Art Subjects

Volume: 59.0 ECTS


Develop general artistic-professional skills and skills for correctly expressing his/her own ideas using different figural tools. Acquisition of the terminology of art criticism.

Learning outcomes

Student has acquired different figural tools and artistic methods to express his/her ideas by drawings or figures. Student can correctly picture the proportions, colours and surface of different objects.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
DPEN1020 Drawing I-VI 24.0
DPEN1030 Painting I-VI 24.0
DPEN1060 Colour Study I, II 5.0
SPEN1070 Fundamentals of Composition and Form Studies I 2.0
SPEN1050 Descriptive Geometry I, II 4.0
DPEN2020 Plastic Anatomy 2.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Name of module:

Module III. Main Subjects

Volume: 81.5 ECTS


Acquistion of the fundamentals of garment industry and modelling. Ability to use modern infotechnological tools. Ability to apply the knowledge in practice. Possession of specialty vocabulary.
Learning outcomes Student can independently compose the garment models of different purpose. Student has acquired technological methods and sewing techniques, can apply modern computational systems in garment design. Knows the technological and material base of garment industry. Is able to design and present the examples of fashionable garments.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
MPEN1080 Sewing Technology  I-IV 8.0
MPEN1100 Clothes Modelling I-VI 21.0
MPEN1110 Specialty  Drawing I-III 12.0

Specialty Graphics

MPEN1120 Theory of Style I, II 5.0
MPEN1090 Specialty  Composition (design) I-V 14.5
MPEN2090 Material Studies 2.5
SPEN2040 Defence of Design Works 2.0
MPEN2050 Clothes Design. Computerised Cutting-out (CAD/CAM) I, II 4.0
SPEN2053 Computer Aided Design III 2.0
MPEN2070 Sewing Industry Equipment 2.5
MPEN2100 Presentation of a Collection I, II 2.0
MPEN2110 Making Outdoor Clothes 2.5
DPEN1140 Portfolio 1.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Name of module:

Module IV. General Subjects

Volume: 11.5 ECTS


To prepare students for the comprehension of the processes of society. Acquire the rules of communication and behaviour in a group. Introducing the national public organisations and fundamentals of policy.
Learning outcomes Student is able to estimate the social processes and analyse the consequences of his/her actions basing on the principles of aesthetics and art, and considering the professional ethics.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS


DPEN2030 Aesthetics 2.5
GPEN6120 Psychology 3.0
GPEN6110 EU Fundamentals and Institutions 3.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Name of module:

Module V. Languages

Volume: 6.0 ECTS


Provide necessary knowledge in at least one foreign language, which allows successful self-development by means of scientific and technical literature. Teach elementary communication skills on the professional level and skills to formulate his/her ideas, and to understand questions and answers in foreign language.
Learning outcomes Student is able to acquire specialty related information in the foreign language. Ability to communicate, compile documents and give orders in the foreign language. Can participate in the international events, performances, practical or continue studies abroad.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
K020 Speciality English 6.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Name of module:

Module VI. Electives

Volume: 8.0 ECTS


Provide chances for further development in the artistic and professional activities.
Learning outcomes Student acquires basic knowledge in fields related to his/her specialty, skills and options to the professional activities in the labour market, establishment of his/her own firm, and knowledge to utilise his/her education in a broader way.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS


DPEN3030 Photography 2.0
GPEN6070 Fundamentals of Economics 3.0
MPEN3070 Workshop 2.0
MPEN3073 Draping 2.0
GPEN6060 Computer Studies 3.0
GPEN6100 Fundamentals of Ecology and Environmental Protection 3.0
K010-080 Another Foreign Language 6.0

Principles of selection: must select at least 8,0 ECTS



Name of module:

Module VII. Practice

Volume: 36.0 ECTS


Confirmation of the theoretical knowledge and application of the practical skills in the independent work. Getting acquainted to the organisation in the real work processes. Working with the modern techniques and technologies used in garment industry. Work methods applied in a collective and with clients.

Learning outcomes

Getting acquainted to the structure and processes of the enterprise. Ability to design garment models, and prepare for the production. Ability to prepare the documentation and materials to present his/her garment models or collection. Ability to work in a collective Ability to work in a collective, consider the critics, be tolerating to the other’s opinion. Independence and ability to solve stylistic and artistic tasks. Can exploit modern infotechnological tools and computer programmes.
Assessment of module completion: credit test. The student submits the filled in report of the practicals and portfolio of the completed artworks
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
DPEN4000 Practice I, II (Outdoors Artist´s Practice) 12.0
MPEN4003 Practice III (Sewing Practice) 10.0
DPEN4004 Practice IV (Professional Practice) 14.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Courses at liberty Volume: 6.0 ECTS
Objectives Satisfying the student´s extracurricular individual needs and interests.
Learning outcomes Learning outcomes depend on the selection of particular courses and their syllabuses.


Based on the general assessment system according to courses.

Principles of selection: As regards courses at liberty, the faculty recommends selecting such courses at other Faculties of EuroAcademy or other higher education institutions that support the acquisition of the major.


Graduation Thesis MPEN7000 Volume: 13.0 ECTS
Objectives Assessment of the knowledge acquired in the process of studies. Development of the individual and independence by selection and realisation of the subject of graduation thesis.

Learning outcomes

Independent selection of the subject and object of the graduation thesis. Ability to analyse the actuality and perspective of the models of the graduation thesis. Ability to express and realise his/her ideas both artistically and technically, and to perform his/her work. Ability to plan the professional activities. Ability to adequately estimate and consider the critics of the supervisor. Ability to work with the clients.


Graded assessment. Grade given at the defence A, B, C, D, E according to the established criteria. Assessment takes place at the public defence.

Principles of selection: A compulsory module



Jevgeni Hristoforov

Dean of the Faculty of Design