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Native Designing

Program Overview

 After completing the First Nations Cultural Sewing program, Students can take an additional 4 months of Native Designing.  Students will learn how to sew and design basic modern garments using traditional influences in their work.  More than a sewing program, students will also learn how to alter and fit commercial patterns and sizing garments to sell.  Students will look at the basic functions of modern day apparel and how they can incorporate traditional design to wear as everyday clothing. 

Requirements  

Must have completed one of the following courses: Certificate of Fashion Design, Diploma of Fashion Design, or have completed The First Nations Cultural Sewing Program.

Start Dates

January, May, September, November

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FAQ'S


  • When are my tuition and other costs due?

    All fees must be paid in full on or before the first day of classes. 

  • Does the school have an attendance policy?

    Students must be in attendance at least 90% of every month.  After 2 months of failing to attend at that rate, disciplinary action will commence.  If your attendance does not improve you will be asked to withdraw from the school.

  • Where is the Entrance to the school?

    The entrance to the Academy is inside our onsite fabric store.  Our design and cutting room is on the main level, while our production room is in the second story loft. 

  • What can I do to prepare myself for a fashion education?

    Potential students can prepare themselves for the exciting world of fashion by keeping an eye on industry trends, fashion business news, and the global market.  Students should also be fine tuning existing skills that relate to our program such as Illustration, Garment Construction, and Design. 

  • Can I have a job while I am attending school?

    Yes! It is also something we encourage to all of our students.  Our school hours allow our students to take on a job in our industry after school and on weekends. 

  • Is the Fashion Industry right for me?

    Success in our Industry is dependent on people who are highly motivated, self starting, and hard working individuals that make decisions quickly and with purpose. 

  • Do I need to now how to draw, sew etc...when I start?

    Although any skills you have previous to enrollment are an asset, it does not mean that having no skills in the beginning will be a detriment to your education. 

  • Must I move away to become a successful Fashion Entrepreneur?

    Saskatchewan's home grown attitude is very supportive of local talent in our own growing fashion industry.  With the guidance of the Academy's instructors anyone can have a successful career in many different areas of the industry here in Saskatchewan.  If students choose to relocate during their career as some have, they find that their education from the Academy of fashion Design has prepared them for what is ahead. 

  • What are the Academy of Fashion Designs Prerequisites?

    All of the students must have an intense passion of the Fashion Industry in addition to their High School Diploma / Equivalency, or be eligible to apply as a mature student. 

  • Can I work while attending school?

    International Students are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week during full time study and as much as they like during school breaks.  

  • Do my Transcripts have to be translated to English?

    Academy of Fashion Design requires that International Students have their transcripts translated to English as does the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS).  We ask that you submit both the Notarized translation and the original document at the time of your application.  

  • I have emailed the school and did not receive a response?

    The Academy of Fashion Design respond as quickly as possible to all emails.  Some emails can end up being flagged as spam when coming from distant locations, please resend your email if you have not been acknowledged. 

  • How long does it take to process an international application?

    The Academy of Fashion Design makes every effort to process your applications as soon as we can.  We acknowledge your application upon receiving it and it can take approximately 7-10 days to process your application after your completed application, all documentation and application fees have been received. 

  • Where do I purchase Supplies for my course?

    Supplies for all of our programs can be purchased at Academy of Fashion Designs onsite fabric store HJ Fabrics.  Before you first day of classes any outside supplies should be discussed with the school as not all tools are created equal.

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