GNcareers, from Gulf News

How to venture into the world of fashion from UAE

How to venture into the world of fashion in UAEImage Credit: Supplied

Individuals considering a career in fashion design will have it easy as it is one of the most sought-after these days, and there are schools in the UAE that cater to such.

Most universities in the country that offer fashion design courses give students the opportunity to apprentice with fashion houses so they learn the nitty gritty of the fashion industry.

A prominent university in the UAE offers a Bachelor's program in Fine Arts and Design. The university has state-of-the-art facilities such as large design studios, computer labs, apparel construction rooms, sewing machines and garment-cutting tables. The university is also equipped with an extensive library that stocks the latest periodicals on fashion and textiles.

Another university in Sharjah offers a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design degree. The study program is focused on print and design processes along with learning more about the historical and cultural context of fashion and textiles. The advantage of the program is that students will have in-depth knowledge of fabrics and can apply this in everyday style processes.

Those who plan to study for this course must have an innate sense of color and style because this is what even the best of institutes cannot teach. This, together with an aptitude for accessorizing, is the perfect combination to become successful.

Handy Hints:

• Some UAE schools offer fashion design courses

• Students get chance to intern at fashion houses

• A career in fashion is one of the most in demand

Click on Art courses if keen on taking a course in art from Dubai

Source: Urmila Santosh, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer