Professional Diploma in Fashion Communication

How fashion is communicated, promoted, and presented to different audienecs

                                                                                                                                                                                                        This programme is aimed at Designers, Stylists, Journalists, and Fashion Activists who have a strong connection and interest in how to create a contemporary narrative for the future of the Irish and International Fashion sector.  The content is aimed at established and emerging experts within the broader fashion industry and is designed to create a dialogue between National and Internationaltrends and oppurtunties. This programme provides participants with appropriate skills and knowledge that can be applied to their professional development as a creative practitioner;develop participant’s knowledge and skills to prepare them for further life-long learning;assist participants in developing their own practice in relation to contemporary creative practice and discourse.

The course starts on 8 of March and ends on 10 November 2024.


This programme is aimed at participants interested in how fashion and clothing are communicated, promoted and creatively presented to different audiences. The course explores how we communicate fashion through different creative media, from fashion photography, styling and image making, film and digital media through to advertising and journalism. The pathway enables learners to understand how changes in our society drive new fashion concepts, while developing their knowledge.                                                                                                               

Trimester 1 Design Principles Fashion Communication - 5 credits

This module introduces learners to fundamental principles, working methods, skills and theories that underpin contemporary creative practice in Fashion Communication. This module will focus on the theoretical underpinnings, contemporary issues, topics and concepts relating to Fashion Communication. Introducing learners to the fundamental principles and processes of the discipline, and enabling them to approach creative work from a theoretically informed perspective.                                                                                                                                                   

Design Practices Fashion Communication - 5 credits This module enables learners to undertake a body of work within the field of fashion communication, supporting their personal and professional development as a fashion communicator and designer.                                           

Design Collaboration  Fashion Communication - 5 credits This module introduces learners to methods and techniques that will help you to navigate the evolving creative landscape, identify opportunities and collaborate to address creative challenges. Learners will undertake a thematic project with colleagues and creative peers, and develop work through teamwork, negotiation and collaboration.                                                                                                               

Trimester 2                                                                                                                                                 

Design Capstone 1 Fashion Communication - 5 credits. This capstone module enables learners to undertake a project that demonstrates their fundamental knowledge of fashion communication practices and theories. Learners will reflect upon, document and disseminate their creative practice.