ESAFC Design Textile, Paris:
ESAFC (École Supérieure d’Art Françoise Conte) located in the lively Bastille area of Paris, France, is a fashion design school offering a 3 year diploma in Textile and Surface Design. The textile surface designer has an essential role in the world of fashion. They forecast fashion phenomena and define on-coming trends. They seek to obtain the fibers, materials, patterns and colours for the different fields of application. Throughout the course, students undertake a number of work placement internships which are an indispensable complement to their studies.
Certificate of Textile and Surface Designer (3-year diploma course):
- Duration: 3 years. 28 hours of class per week (and additional personal work).
The education provided by the school covers in depth the specificities of textile and surface design for fashion and interiors. Throughout the three-year course, the students are faced with increasingly difficult tasks and constantly improve their plastic skills. During the third year of studies, students work on a personal project, which will be assessed by the jury.
- Development of drawing and painting techniques
- Textile and surface projects
- Work in series
- Colour scales
- Collections for fashion and interiors
- Making/confection of clothes
- Home or fashion accessories
Baccalaureate or baccalaureate level in applied arts or plastic arts or preparatory year for entrance to art schools. There will also be a motivation interview including the presentation of a portfolio with personal artistic works. Direct admission to second year of studies is possible depending on the personal portfolio and on previous education.
There is an evaluation at the end of each semester, during which students present their work individually in front of the board of teachers. A passing average grade is required in every subject for the continuation of studies.
At the end of the third year, there is a two-day evaluation of a given topic related to applied arts. This evaluation, together with the student’s personal works, is submitted to a jury composed of fashion and interior designers. The teacher’s board will grant the Diploma of Textile and Surface Designer upon satisfaction of all requirements and on the final determination of qualification.