BlueCrest University introduces certificate in computer-aided fashion design

Saturday 8th September, 2018
BlueCrest University Faction Design
By Kodjo Adams, GNA

Accra, Sept. 8, GNA - BlueCrest University College has introduced a new course: “Certificate in Computer Aided Fashion Design,” to enable students to create designs in a digital environment using the Reach Fashion Studio (RFS) software.

The programme is a six months’ certificate course for students and fashion designers and six weeks course for corporate institutions in a boot camp.

The RFS is a multi-purpose software for the Design, Sales, Sampling and Printing Departments.

Mr Rajesh Kumar Pillai, the Head of Department, Fashion and Design, BluesCrest University, said the software enables students to learn two and three dimensional designs with product visualisation, texture mapping, colour reduction and cleaning, design and repeat, colour ways and colour communication.

He explained that the ability to visualise designs in a three dimensional approach helped designers to create garments that fitted well and ready to wear.

Mr Pillai said the Computer-Aided Design enables designers to tailor and customise existing styles, and produce new clothing to meet customer needs and desires.

He said the software was becoming the future of sketching in the fashion industry, which was working for retail and textile companies as well as fashion designers and studios as it saved time by requiring fewer adjustments of prototypes and samples.

Mr Kapil Guptal, the Chairman of Governing Council of the University, said the Fashion Design Department was established in 2014 with seven students but now had 350 students, cutting across degree, diploma and certificate programmes.

He expressed the hope that the students would take advantage of the software, the first to be introduced in Ghana, to revolutionise the fashion industry and come up with better designs to be competitive in the market.

Prof. Sunil Roy, the Rector of the University, said the Department had made some achievements including winning the fastest growing fashion design school award in 2015, best foreign institution promoting African Fashion in 2017, and best fashion school in 2018.

He said the vision of the Fashion and Design Department was to reach seven million students in Africa.

GNA