Pattern design

Specialisation within the Design, Technology and Business programme

Do you have a sense of detail? Do you want to create clothes that fit perfectly? Do you want to be part of the design process, prepare working drawings and giving clothes their form? Then become a pattern designer!

About the specialisation

  • Content

    Pattern Design is an area of specialisation within the on the Academic Profession (AP) Degree in Design, Technology & Business.

    The Pattern Design programme is located in Herning and provides you with a basic understanding of pattern design and applied theories and methods within the fashion industry. 

    Pattern Design is a hands-on programme. You will achieve basic knowledge of materials and learn how to design patterns for clothing of all sizes. You learn about womenswear and will be trained to use CAD software, an important tool for the pattern designer. 

    You will also learn about basic theories regarding pattern design and the production of womenswear of all sizes. And you’ll learn about the various processes involved in making clothes - from sketch to final product. 

    With an AP degree in Design, Technology & Business, you’ll get an understanding of the importance of teamwork and collaboration across the various departments in a company. 

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    Read more about the AP Degree in Design, Technology and Business, admission requirements and international opportunities 

  • Career guidance

    With an AP degree specialising in Pattern Design, you have the opportunity to work as an assistant to a pattern designer. 

    In a design team, it is the pattern designer who gives the garment form. Your job is to assist the pattern designer in developing measurement charts and workshop drawings. This is an important part of the preliminary work before the collection is put into production. An assistant must also check the quality of the collection and production samples. 

    Many AP degree graduates choose to follow a BA top-up programme, which offers access to a wider range of career prospects. 

    Further education 

    Most students choose to take a top-up bachelor’s degree in Design & Business, which allows for a more nuanced job function with greater responsibility. You can take the BA top-up at VIA or at another educational institution. 

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    VIA Design, Business & Technology
    Birk Centerpark 5
    DK-7400 Herning 

    M: + 45 87 55 05 00

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