Chelsea College of Art & Design (CCAD) and London College of Fashion (LCF) will host short courses at the Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, from October 13 to 28.
Tutors from the UK sister colleges, part of the University of the Arts London, will be flying into Dubai to teach 10 LCF and four CCAD courses, which will appeal to a mix of interior design and fashion enthusiasts and professionals.
This is the first time that CCAD will be offering its short courses in the Middle East and, along with LCF, it hopes to help boost the level of interior design and fashion education in the region.
Alanah Cullen, business manager at CCAD, says: ‘With so much development going on in the Middle East, the interiors sector has grown alongside it. We want to provide a programme of courses that would complement this growth and provide an international level of education for those who are interested in the industry.’
LCF has already held three successful Dubai Short Course programmes in the UAE since 2010, responding to increased demand and feedback of students from across the region.
High-profile tutors for LCF include designer Richard Sorger, whose collection is worn by stars like Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford and Kate Beckinsale, and international bestselling author of ‘How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label,’ Toby Meadows.
The 10 LCF courses and consultancy sessions are: Fashion buying & merchandising 1 (3 days); Fashion buying & merchandising 2 (4 evenings); Principles of fashion styling 1 (5 days); Principles of fashion styling 2 (4 days); 5 steps to successful style (1 day); /Fashion design 1 (4 days);Fashion design 2 (4 days); Fibres & fabrics (2 days); Starting your own fashion label (5 evenings); Business start-up consultancy (90 mins).
The four courses being offered by CCAD are: The Principles of Interior Design (5 days); Decorating your Villa or Apartment (3 days); Create a Colour Scheme for your Home (2 days); Lighting Design for interiors (2 days).
For more details, visit www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/MiddleEast or call 020 7514 7552.