THEORY AND CULTURE OF DESIGN 6 credits ECTS / Annual / 3 hours per week

Theory and Culture of Design is a basic training subject pertaining to the subject of Culture of Design.

On the one hand, the academic background, the socio-cultural environment where he has grown, the sense or perception of professional status and his perception of the market are agents that influence the figure of the designer.

On the other hand, the conditioning factors of production: materials on offer and technology, manufacturing systems and the ability to position the product.

The agents that modify consumption: demography, ethnography, psychological response, taste, etc make up the design culture.

The Culture of Design would be the study of how many factors influence the genesis, diffusion and longevity of objects.

The course involves knowing the intricate network of relationships that condition the life of the objects and, consequently, we embark on a course that takes us into perspectives on design little studied by students: anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, literature, etc.

Consequently, the center of the subject will be in the development of two skills: comprehension (reading, audiovisual) and communication (writing, speaking). These will be put into practice through exercises from which design theories can be deduced.

DESIGN MANAGEMENT 6 credits ECTS / Annual / 3 hours per week

The subject Design Management is a subject of basic and theoretical training within the subject Management of Design.

This subject analyzes the role of fashion design in the professional and business world, trying to provide students with the necessary knowledge to manage and make strategic decisions regarding the organization and management of the fashion product. For students, it is important to know the legal and regulatory framework which regulates professional activity, particularly regarding intellectual and industrial property, patents and trademarks, as well as knowledge of the economic, organizational and production context in which the business activity is carried out (business plan).

Similarly, it is intended to train students in values to work on design values in relation to identity construction activities, sponsorship and patronage, without forgetting the capacity for innovation and quality in production.

PRINTING WORKSHOP: TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES 4 credits ECTS / Biannual / 4 hours per week

The stamping of textiles is an ancestral discipline that goes together with the printing systems from its origin, generating from the times of the industrial revolution, and of course in the actuality, an effervescence of techniques, materials and processes in continuous advance and being the engine of an industry with a specific weight within the professional field of fashion. Understanding the characteristics of textile printing is essential for fashion designers who want to address the design of their own prints personally or in collaboration with professionals in the sector. At the end of the subject, it is expected that the student will be able to: 1. Know the basic processes of printing and textile printing. 2. Design appropriate patterns for each printing system. 3. Use correctly the machinery, products and tools associated with each practical process of stamping.

TEXTIL WORKSHOP: PROCESSES AND FINISHING 4 credits ECTS / Biannual / 4 hours per week

The subject of Textile Workshop: processes and finishes is a compulsory subject of the specialty of Fashion Design, of biannual character. It is located in the third year of studies and has 4 ECTS, developed over 4 hours per week. The knowledge about finishes is fundamental for professionals who are trained in fashion design, who must know its principles, mechanisms, and procedures. This knowledge is addressed in the subject, making a special impact on its practical side, devoting special attention to the creative transformations of the texture of the fabric.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR FASHION DESIGN 4 credits ECTS / Semestral / 4 hours per week

The subject Digital Technology Applied to Fashion Design is developed in the second semester of the 3rd year of studies and is a compulsory subject of the specialty of Fashion Design. It has 4 ECTS and 4 hours per week and belongs to the subject: Materials and Technology applied to Fashion Design.

Its main objective is the realization of practical assumptions in the design of fashion prints that reveal the solutions to the specific problems raised through the project methodology, with special attention to the technical, functional and communicative aspects of the project.

PATTERN TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL CLOTHING 5 credits ECTS / Semestral / 4 hours per week

The technology of Pattern Making and Industrial Clothing is a compulsory theoretical-practical subject of the specialty of Fashion Design, pertaining to the Materials and Technology applied to Fashion Design subject.

This subject focuses on the study of industrial processes for clothing and the technology of the textile sector, developing extensively the section dedicated to computer pattern making and the new technologies applied to it, although it also covers the development of technical and searches for materials at the industrial level. For the study and development of the different units that make up the course, as well as for carrying out the programmed activities, specific software for fashion design and pattern design will be used. The theoretical-practical nature of the subject conditions in it the importance of personal work and research, always directed by the teacher, which will be manifested in the activities to be carried out by the students, seeking in it the development of autonomy and ability Search and management of different sources of information.


Pattern making and confection III, is a subject of annual character. It is situated in the third year of studies and is a compulsory subject of the specialty of fashion design. It is developed through 7 ECTS and 4 hours per week. It is a subject that is part of the pattern making and dressmaking material, already started in the first course with the subject of Pattern Making and Dressmaking I, and that will be completed in later courses with subjects of a similar nature.

The knowledge of pattern making and dressmaking are fundamental in the formation of fashion design. Knowing its principles, mechanisms and procedures is essential for professionals in the sector.

These principles and procedures will be addressed in the subject with a special emphasis on the practical side of it that in this course devotes special attention to the creative transformations of the pattern

DRAPING ON THE STAND WORKSHOP 6 credits ECTS / Annual / 4 hours per week

Modeling on mannequin or moulage is a three-dimensional design technique on the mannequin, or the body of a person, which allows creating a pattern on fabric that will later be transferable to a sewing pattern. In the draping or moulage we can work, from a few bases, with some freedom in a reversible process between the two and three dimensions.

This technique, typical of haute couture, had its heyday in the 50s with designers like Balenciaga, Dior and Givenchy. It allows a development of the design work expanding its creative and technical possibilities, and providing solutions and complementary processes to the pattern on paper.

The theoretical-practical subject is compulsory and is taught in the third year of the Superior Artistic Teachings of Fashion Design. It has 6 ECTS credits; it is an annual subject and has a total of 4 hours per week, divided into two sessions of two hours each.

FASHION DESIGN PROJECTS II 6 credits ECTS / Semestral / 4 hours per week

The subject of Fashion Design Projects II is a semester. It is developed in the first semester of the third course of the Superior Artistic Studies of Fashion Design and is a compulsory subject of the specialty of Fashion Design. It has 6 ECTS credits and is taught over four hours a week.

Fashion design and clothing projects are part of the subject, which started in the second year of these studies with the subject Fashion Design Projects I and culminates in the fourth year with the subject of Integrated Digital Project.

Its main objective is the realization of practical fashion assumptions that reveal the solutions to the specific problems raised through the project methodology, with special attention to the technical, functional and communicative aspects of the project.

It will also include aspects related to the analysis of trends, market studies and their segmentation, fashion design for groups and the concept of Anti-fashion.

FAHION ACCESORY DESIGN 4 credits ECTS / Semestral / 4 hours per week

The subject of Design of fashion accessories is of character biannual. It takes place in the second semester of the 3rd year of the studies and is a compulsory subject of the specialty of Design Fashion. He has 4 ECTS and 4 hours per week. The subject belongs to the area of Design projects for fashion and clothing.

The subject will be developed in an essentially practical way, with some knowledge translated theoretically. The exercises will constitute the essence of the subject, with which it is intended assess the organization of work and the programming of processes as the only effective way to carry out a project. Will be performed special emphasis on the student updating his information about trends, brands, and other aspects related to the system fashion and its reflection in accessories.

BRAND DESIGN 8 credits ECTS / Annual / 4 hours per week

The brands, which initially were born with the aim of differentiating some products from others, have become today the intangible asset of a decisive importance for the success of any project or entity, carrying out strategies that allow influencing the perception of it is on the part of its public and influential sectors for its success and survival.

There are already many who have become aware of the importance of branding for companies dedicated to the world of fashion. For them, and for those who still see in this discipline a distant road to choose, this subject is proposed.

This subject within the framework of fashion, is a platform to teach students that the creation and management of brands, their proper communication, design of appropriate supports and coordination of them, is essential for companies who want to ensure success in the market, but also for other types of projects that aim to reach a certain profile of people.

The brand is just the tip of the iceberg of the conglomerate complex that the user or consumer perceives. That is why it is essential to know them, and to offer coherent communication with personality, valuing it as a safe bet to stand out from the competition, and also as a tool to verify our strength in times of economic recession.

This subject includes the reasons for the importance of the brand for the world of fashion and the need for good management of brand communication.

Whether large or small companies, what can be found here are success stories that serve as examples and role models, to make room for other existing brands.

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 8 credits ECTS / Annual / 4 hours per week

For the fashion designer, photography is one of the key tools in the promotion of his work. Knowing the procedures, techniques and professionals involved in the photographic production will be very useful for the future professional environment of the student.

The Editorial Fashion expresses stories and concepts through photographic images. They focus on the message that creatively projects the concept of a design or brand. To carry out an editorial work requires a commitment and professionalism when managing, coordinating and directing a photographic production. It is necessary to know each of the stages and processes that comprise a professional photographic production. Likewise, it demands a clear knowledge of the most current trends and the contemporary cultural field.

FASHION ILLUSTRATION 8 credits ECTS / Annual / 4 hours per week

Fashion Illustration is an optional subject of the Fashion Department and competent to the professors of the specialty Artistic Drawing and Color.

It is offered as an optional third year of the Studies of Fashion Design.

It is a theoretical-practical subject with a professional character because it tries to introduce the student to the specific professional field of fashion illustration, very present in a historical way and at present through its multiple branding channels (brand identity), visual communication (development of imaginaries, promotion and dissemination), implantation (graphics in space), merchandising and publishing.

This optional subject will be a useful tool for fashion students who wish to broaden their knowledge of aspects of Fashion Drawing, complementing, within the curriculum, other subjects of 1st and 2nd. With the knowledge acquired in it, students will be able to develop the capacity to make their own creative proposals beyond the basic principles and to perform them with style and ease.

The student enrolled in this subject must be studying the 3rd year of their Design studies. This supposes that the present student must have reached the intellectual and graphic maturity that corresponds to this level: in the case of Fashion Design students, they will already have taken the subjects of drawing of 1st and 2nd.