If you wish to become a Fashion Designer who would have comprehensive knowledge and understanding in all aspects of fashion industry to help you develop your own fashion brand or to work in international fashion companies, this is a real course for you. This course will build your career in fashion design and development by learning creative design, practical production skills and marketing for work in the fashion design industry.
Over the last 14 years in Vietnam, the London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi) has built international reputation for fashion training and given many graduate students a valuable start to their careers in the fashion industry such as Kelly Bui, Lam Gia Khang, Vu Ta Linh, Vu Thao, Bobby Nguyen, to name a few. Practical environment in LCDF- Hanoi will enable immediate graduates to serve in the fashion industry at a wide range of career direction.
You will learn how to apply creativity or develop a range of innovative solutions using a wide range of materials and styles. Projects including the design of street wear, tailoring, evening wear and final fashion collection as you develop your work from initial design concept through to the finished garment.
The prominence placed on the evolution of the student portfolio is a significant factor in the course, as the portfolio is the vehicle with which the designer demonstrates his/her abilities throughout their career.
Year one develops fundamental fashion design and business skills, historical and cultural studies, illustration techniques and computer-aided design and business practices.
Study in year two is more focused, with emphasis on experimentation and in-depth project research with 3D development. New skills are introduced such as evening wear design and fashion designers influences, as well as collaborative work with industry. Students complete this academic year with a major project to give them an opportunity to set their own briefs and produce a final collection of garments.
Students who complete 2 years of study at LCDF – Hanoi are capable to work in the Vietnamese and International fashion industry at different positions such as Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter, Fashion Manufacturer, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Producer, Forecaster, Stylists, Trend Forecaster, to name a few.
Many LCDF - Hanoi graduates have transferred to the UK to continue their study on BA (Hons) degrees or higher at the following Universities: Northumbria University (Newcastle), The University of West England (Bristol), The University of Middlesex (London) etc., Students are therefore able to experience more of a international lifestyle by studying outside Vietnam.
LCDF-Hanoi provides a full time bachelor programme including 2-3 years studying at LCDF-Hanoi and 1 year studying at Universities in the UK. Many LCDF graduates have transferred to the UK to continue their study on BA (Hons) degrees or higher at the following Universities: Northumbria University (Newcastle), London University of the Art (London), The University of the West of England (Bristol), The University of Middlesex (London), The University of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), to name a few.
The employment potential is very wide in the fashion industry, and the personal portfolio with which the student leaves, should demonstrate a bias to a chosen profession.
Fashion Design, Pattern Cutting, Production, Fashion Drawing and Illustration, Fashion Marketing & Promotion, Styling, Trends Forecasting, Fashion Buying and Merchadising.
Pattern Cutter - Kruszynska Fashion Co., London, UK. LCDF Graduate 2012
I had chance to study in UK and worked for a fashion company after graduation. I’ve realized that pattern cutting seems not to be interesting for me at the beginning but then be a very important part in fashion production because this technique helps to build proper form and finish the products at high quality.
MA Fashion, Central Saint Martins - UK, LCDF graduate 2012
I feel very excited with the valuable learning experience I receive every day. LCDF- Hanoi is the best design college in Hanoi that I have ever known that has supported and encouraged me to continue studying abroad.
VINFASHION join-stock company - VINGROUP, LCFS graduate 2012
First Vietnamese winner Star Creation 2013.
“LCDF is always my family, supporting me to access to international fashion design competitions, experiencing life and gaining further knowledge.”
Self-employed, Chula Fashion Brand
“Great teachers, nice space, helpful staff and as well the mates are so interesting that I always learn more that I was expecting"
Self-employed, Kelly Bui Fashion Brand
“Thanks to LCDF–Hanoi. I come here to remind me of my student time and to meet with many future designers whom designers for Kelly Bui brand.”
Self-employed, Lam Gia Khang Fashion Brand
“Creative environment, experienced teachers and great facilities, LCDF – Hanoi is the best place to help me to fulfill my dream”
High School Graduate or an equivalent international foundation course qualification which includes art and design.
English language certificate of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country and haven't completed a degree in English, you'll need to provide evidence of your English language ability to study with us. English for Design courses are available before and during the course for students who need to improve their English level to study with us.
Have ability in drawing or illustration or show interest (through interview). For students who are not based in Hanoi, portfolios and interviews can be done via Skype or submitted electronically.
Intensive Design Foundation
If you don’t meet our entry requirements, you may be able to apply for a preparation course to help you gain entry to our undergraduate study.
2 year programme
VND 68,500,000 per term, 3 terms per year
VND 182,000,000 per year
3 year programme
VND 85,500,000 per semester, 2 semesters per year
VND 150,800,000 per year
If you need any further information about accommodation nearby us and cost of living in Hanoi, please refer to the website below or feel free to ask us for support. You can find lots of information on houses in Tay Ho District, which is close to the college.
You can apply the course online or obtain application form from our college.
For further information on how to apply, please visit the How to Apply page.