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The educational program at The Cut Fashion Academy consists of 5 core modules that may be completed individually to earn a specialized certification or combined for a more comprehensive Fashion Diploma. 

Each module is balanced between informative lectures and hours of hands-on lab time. 

Every student also gains the advantage of 80 hours in a co-op practicum position in a field of their interest.


 

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About Liza

The Cut Fashion Academy was founded by Liza Deyrmenjian, a visionary educator and seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience working in all facets of the fashion industry. Deyrmenjian started her first garment-making factory at 20, her first fashion line at 24, and has built several highly successful private companies dedicated to creating online and retail-focused opportunities for designers and fashion labels. Over a prominent career, Deyrmenjian has mentored many young fashion designers including 2 Project Runway winners. 

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Become a fashion industry professional in 4 months. 

FASHION DESIGN & CREATIVE DIRECTION

This 16-week comprehensive course is tailored to fashion-focused students who want to develop their design skills and is taught by top industry experts. Learn how to conceive, conceptualize and create a full fashion collection for industry presentation. Using fashion illustration techniques, you will gain skills in drawing the fashion figure, and be able to illustrate your designs on a high fashion croquis, utilizing multimedia tools to implement colour into the sketch. The entire fashion cycle and design process will be explored from conception, research, customer profile and mood, to inspiration and execution.

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Pattern Making

The Patternmaking and Construction Module consists of 16 weeks of intensive skill building. The course enables students to become industry proficient in patternmaking, fit and sewing construction. The first six weeks are dedicated to learning the fundamentals of pattern making, fit and sewing, and by Week 7 students choose their ‘design’ stream: active/technical wear, evening wear, contemporary women’s or menswear. A small class size of 12 allows for individual attention, where we provide an industry-level professional environment and the opportunity for students to learn the necessary specialized skills through hands-on training.

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Marketing & Branding

In this intensive hands-on 16 week course, you will learn how to become an effective fashion marketer. In the competitive fashion industry world, you need skills that speak to the consumer, whether you want to work for an established company or develop the “Brand of You”. In today’s media-heavy environment, it’s essential you are able to communicate a brand’s DNA to their target market. Learn the skills necessary for success by working with industry professionals to gain entry into the creative and profitable business of fashion.

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Product Development

In this comprehensive 16-week course, you will learn production development and management in apparel manufacturing. Taking a product line from concept to marketplace, you will research material markets and analyze trends for development of private label merchandise. Prototypes are developed both locally and overseas, and manufacturing and budgetary issues are analyzed. Textile Science, an essential industry component, is examined to understand the role of fabrics, choices, and costing, and technical garment specification packages are emphasized.

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Gerber & CAD Training

This 16-week module examines every aspect of pattern making and grading using Gerber AccuMark Pattern Design software (V10) and focuses on specific job responsibilities often assigned to apparel pattern makers and graders. Rather than focus solely on software commands, this class incorporates invaluable insight gained from the professor’s extensive experience as an industry insider. Lessons, exercises, and quizzes focus not only on teaching the software, but also on preparing students to be successful industry professionals.

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CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 2017

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