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Postgraduate Course in Handbag Design

Postgraduate - 3 months

Immerse yourself in the entire technical, creative and commercial process for designing handbag collections

    Postgraduate Course in Handbag Design

    The world of accessories, and especially that of handbags, has become a key part of fashion firms. Large brands have increased their presence in this area and new brands are emerging which devote themselves exclusively to this field.

    A handbag designer has to have specific knowledge of this realm, regarding technical aspects, materials and trends. Because of this, this course will teach you about the experience of industry professionals: designers, commercial, coolhunters, suppliers, etc. and will help you get to know pattern-making tools, drawing techniques, design software, materials, business aspects, etc. 



    • Research and experiment with materials and techniques to get to know the processes of design and product development
    • Learn about the phases of the production of handbags for a signature collection or as accessories within a brand
    • Understand the importance of trends in the stages of design development
    • Gain in-depth understanding of materials and learn how to manage orders with suppliers
    • Provide tools so that students can turn their ideas into designs using traditional drawing, illustration and the latest computer-assisted technologies

    Professional Opportunities

    • Handbag designer in mass production sectors or high-end fashion companies
    • Freelance handbag designer
    • Accessories department coordinator at any company specialising in this sector
    • Product manager in luxury and retail handbag firms

    Course Director

    Ruth Arilla - Postgraduate Course in Handbag Design - IED Madrid

    Ruth Arilla Acosta

    Designer specializing in accessories.
    She works with designers like Duyos and Jesus del Pozo and for brands like Sybilla Jocomomola and Fun & Basics. She currently has her own collection and collaborates with different projects as a freelance designer.

    Master in Fashion Accessories Design

    Course file

    Postgraduate Course in Handbag Design

    • Type of course : Postgraduate
    • Language : Español
    • School: Fashion
    • IED Credits: 20
    • Start date: October 2019
    • Duration: 3 months
    • Timetable : Afternoon-Evening 19.00 - 22.30 h, Mon to Fri, 4 to 5 days per week
    • Attendance: In-person
    • Qualification: Private / A private certificate will be issued at the end of the course.
    • Directed to : designers, graduates or those with a diploma with experience who want to be trained in this field of design.
    • Admission process : a selection will be made on the basis of CV / Motivation Letter / Portfolio / Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team
    • Enrollment rate: 1200 €
    • Course Fee: 3100 €

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