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Dubai’s first fashion college opens doors
BY IMRAN MOJIB November 28, 2016
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DUBAI: The College of Fashion and Design (CFD), the first dedicated and accredited College of Fashion and Design launched in Dubai, will begin the academic semester on Jan.9, 2017. The college is set to hone future faces of the fashion and design industry, establishing the Middle East as a ‘fashion hub’ by 2021.

Founded to prepare its students to become leaders in the global fashion and design industries, the college offers several courses including Bachelor in Fashion Design, Bachelor in Fashion Management, and Diploma in Fashion & Design.

The college will be offering an outstanding generous half a million dirhams of scholarships, available to applicants within its first year alone.

Following the American academic credit system, the CFD curriculum follows a rigorous academic framework designed to impart global perspective and artistic flair into professional mannerism.

The college boasts world-class infrastructure and facilities; state-of-the-art technology, multi-cultural student base, a Fashion Incubation Centre, and business development programme set to support the next generation of fashion and design graduates in the UAE.

Proficient global faculty, with doctoral degrees in their respective areas of expertise, will imbibe industry insights, encouraging an experiential style of learning for students.

Dr Haifa Al Anjari, Founding Faculty Member and Assistant Professor, said, “CFD will offer a unique set of interdisciplinary programmes, placing fashion and design in a contemporary, global context. The degree and non-degree programmes represent our commitment to provide talented fashion and design students with the professional training and contextual understanding they need in order to excel in today’s employment market, and in the future of fashion and design.”

Non-degree students can be placed in any of the Bridge Programmes; Elementary Fashion Programme (FPrep) and Basic English, for upgrading knowledge and skills for personal interest or for transferring to degree programmes.

Al Anjari added, “The CFD will generate numerous career pathway opportunities for its fashion design and fashion business management graduates, working towards generating the future faces of the fashion and design industries, coining the Middle East as a ‘fashion and design hub’.

According to the Mena 2016 Design Education Outlook Report, an estimated 30,000 design graduates are needed in the Mena region by 2019, to achieve growth projections in a self-sustainable manner, i.e. without importing skills from outside the region and this would require a nine-fold increase in the number of design graduates in the region.
 

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