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Wedding Dress Design Class and Course Descriptions

Wedding dress design courses are available through certificate, associate degree and bachelor's degree programs in fashion design. Read on to learn more about the specific classes that prepare students for wedding dress design.

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Essential Information

In wedding dress design classes, students learn about the creation and tailoring of gowns, as well as how bridalwear fits into wedding planning. Fashion design students also learn a variety of techniques, skills and tools for use in the fashion industry, which can be applied to the specialty of bridal design. Some programs include internship opportunities. Commonly taught concepts related to wedding design include:

  • Draping
  • Sewing techniques
  • Pattern making
  • Tailoring
  • Computer-aided design

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List of Courses

Bridal Design

This course allows students to research wedding wear designs and the bridal industry's trends. Using dress making skills, students design and build a wedding gown.

Apparel Design

This course teaches students about draping and structured silhouettes, and focuses on honing sewing and construction skills.

Sewing Techniques

This is a basic course that covers construction, cutting fabrics, and the use of techniques for embellishments on a variety of textiles.

Fashion Drawing

Students learn to draw clothing styles, and are introduced to model drawing.

Digital Design

Students are taught to use computer-aided design programs (Illustrator, Photoshop) to sketch and create fabric designs. This course combines hand drawing techniques with digital tools used in the fashion industry.

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