WELCOME TO OUR BOUTIQUE ACADEMY
Established in 1938, the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design was the first fashion design college in Ireland. Our focus is on practical skills needed to work in the fashion industry. We keep our numbers low for one to one tutoring.
Our students merge aesthetic and traditional processes to produce finely finished garments from a concept through to completion.
FASHION DESIGN DIPLOMA
Our professional 3-year full-time Diploma course offering students training for the Irish and International fashion industry.
MFA IN FASHION DESIGN
Our Fashion Design programme is delivered in partnership with the American College Dublin (ACD).
Our Short Design courses are for those who want to learn how to construct their own patterns and sew their own designs.
This course caters for those who wish to learn how to use a commercial pattern with a fabric of their choice.
Teaching you the skills and techniques used to block and shape straws and felt hoods to create your own individual hat design.
Our practical course that aims to prepare a passionate professional in the elusive art of buying and selling.
These Summer Design courses offer a number of choices and are flexible to suit your preference.
1 MONTH INTENSIVE
A four week full time immersion in fashion design. We have places from beginners to advanced.
3 MONTH INTENSIVE
An immersive dive into pattern making and garment construction. This course is for beginner and advanced students.
When you come and join us at the Grafton Academy you are joining a long list of success stories. We are here to inspire, educate and help you get the very most out of your experience with us. Many who graduate from the Grafton Academy make a name for themselves in the competitive world of fashion. Our practical and hands-on approach to learning continues to inspire and encourage talent.
MEET THE TEAM
Principal M.F.A., Dip.
Managing Partner M.Sc., B.A., Dip.
Head Tutor M.F.A., Dip.
Senior Tutor M.F.A., Dip.
Art Tutor B.Des (Hons)
WHY CHOOSE GRAFTON ACADEMY?
With small classes and personal attention we can cater specifically to the goals of each student. We appreciate that everyone has varied skill levels and strengths in different areas and cater the course to student need.