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Grafton Academy of Fashion Design

6 Herbert Place, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Welcome to the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design, the first fashion design school in Ireland. Established in 1938, we are celebrating 79 years of creativity. With a long tradition of design and tailoring, we specialise in the teaching of design, pattern drafting and garment construction.

We offer a 3 year, full-time professional Fashion Design Diploma course to enable you to work within the fashion industry. Our practical and hands-on approach to learning encourages talent, but also provides order and structure enabling the students to learn the essential skills of design development, portfolio presentation, pattern cutting, prototyping and garment construction.

In addition to the Diploma course, we have other short time courses in Fashion Design, Dressmaking and Millinery. All ages welcome. A diverse range of people apply to the Grafton Academy, school leavers and mature applicants who may want a career and educational break or to gain insight into a career in fashion design.

We have strong links with the fashion industry and our graduates go on to become designers, assistant designers and pattern cutters with major design studios and manufacturers. They work in all areas of fashion ranging from high street brands, evening, bridal, couture, lingerie, children’s, corporate, performance sports and menswear. Other career opportunities include fashion writing, stylist, buyer, designing and making costumes for wardrobe, theatre, film, television and dance.

Many of our graduates are currently working in design houses in Dublin, London, Paris, NY and Milan. Numerous graduates have set up companies within Ireland and abroad and continue to make a major contribution to the Irish economy, both in terms of job creation and exports.

Situated in the heart of Dublin, we occupy a lovely Georgian building overlooking the Grand Canal and close to all city centre amenities; shopping, culture, entertainment and easy transport links.

 

Dressmaking (Saturdays)
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design offer a wide range of Dressmaking courses. The Dressmaking course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice. Students…
Fashion Design Diploma
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design this extensive three year Fashion Design Diploma course. The Grafton Academy’s professional 3-year Fashion Design Diploma course offering students training for the Irish and International fashion industry. Our practical and…
Fashion Design Diploma
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design this extensive three year Fashion Design Diploma course. The Grafton Academy’s professional 3-year Fashion Design Diploma course offering students training for the Irish and International fashion industry. Our practical and…
Dressmaking (evenings)
The Dressmaking course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice. Students are shown how to prepare the pattern pieces, lay and cut out…
Dressmaking (Saturdays)
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design offer a wide range of Dressmaking courses. The Dressmaking course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice. Students…
Dressmaking (summer courses)
The Dressmaking course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice. Students are shown how to prepare the pattern pieces, lay and cut out…
Dressmaking (weekdays)
Check out Grafton Design for evening Dressmaking courses during the week. The Dressmaking course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice. Students are…
Fashion Design Diploma
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design this extensive three year Fashion Design Diploma course. The Grafton Academy’s professional 3-year Fashion Design Diploma course offering students training for the Irish and International fashion industry. Our practical and…
Fashion Design (evenings)
Study Fashion Design evenings at the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design. An initial booking of 18 consecutive classes is required. For those students who wish to develop their pattern making and sewing skills, further modules…
Fashion Design (Saturdays)
Our Fashion Design courses are excellent for the person who wants to learn how to construct their own patterns and sew their own designs, beginning with skirts, trousers, tops or a simple dress. Further modules…
Fashion Design (weekday)
On this short Fashion Design course you will be introduced to the skills of how to design and make a garment from start to finish. Course includes the step by step process of design development,…
FASHION DESIGN - 1 or 3 MONTH SHORT, INTENSIVE & TRIAL
Choose month or months. These courses are suitable for those on a career or educational break and to gain an insight into Fashion Design as a career or for those who simply want to design…
Fashion Design Diploma
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design this extensive three year Fashion Design Diploma course. The Grafton Academy’s professional 3-year Fashion Design Diploma course offering students training for the Irish and International fashion industry. Our practical and…
Fashion Design Summer Course
Study Fashion Design this summer at The Grafton Academy of Fashion Design. The Grafton Academy offers courses in Fashion Design full-time or part-time during the summer for beginners or refreshers. Students may book in for…
Millinery
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design offer this evening class in Millinery this February in Dublin City Centre. This Millinery course will teach you the skills and techniques used to block and shape straws and felt…
Millinery Straw Hat Making
This Millinery Straw Hat Making course will be delivered by Grafton Academy of Fashion Design in Spring 2018. This Millinery Straw Hat Making course will teach you the skills and techniques used to block and…
Millinery summer course (FELTS)
Grafton Academy of Fashion Design will be running this creative Millinery summer course in 2018. This Millinery summer course will teach you the skills and techniques used to block and shape straws and felt hoods…
Millnery summer courses (STRAW)
Get your summer hats ready with this Millinery course provided by Grafton Academy of Design. This Millinery straw hat-making summer course will teach you the skills and techniques used to block and shape straws and…

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