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Postgraduate Course in Handbag Design

Postgraduate Courses - 4 months

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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. 


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  • 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

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Postgraduate Course in Handbag Design

  • Type of course : Postgraduate Courses
  • Language : Español
  • School: Fashion
  • IED Credits: 20
  • Start date: October 2018
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Timetable : Afternoon-Evening 19.00 - 22.30 h, Mon to Fri, 3 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: 3000 €
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