Invest in yourself and gain the skills and know how to build a career in fashion. From new starters to professionals, all ages and abilities we are now enrolling for course in 2018. Study Fashion Design at the Grafton Academy and learn the skills needed to take your fashion career to the next level. Our courses offer students the fundamental design skills needed to take a garment from research and development through to fashion sketching before producing the final garment or collection.

Whether you’re looking for a longer term course or a short course the Grafton Academy has a variety of different course that will meet your needs all you need is the passion to learn.

We offer daytime, evening and weekend classes for your convenience. Our short courses give students an accessible and flexible way to study.


Part-time evening courses are designed to fit into your schedule. Classes run one or two evenings per week between 7pm and 9pm with a duration of 10  to 18 classes, depending on which course you choose. We also have a part-time Saturday course from 1.30 – 4pm for 8 to 10 classes.


With our one and three month intensive Short Course students will cover many key elements of our introduction to Fashion Design alongside more advanced fashion design and fashion drawing techniques. Student of all abilities are welcome on this course. Whether you are a new to sewing or are completing a collection this course is suited to you. The learning outcome varies and will depend on your skill level and speed.


The course is not in a structured setting, there is no lecture or tutorial our classes are studio based. We found that student’s prefer this a hands on approach as they are not ‘kept back’ by others if they are more advanced and they can’t ‘fall behind’ if they miss a day or are having difficulties.

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If you are still not sure if the Grafton Academy is for you you can visit us in the college and we’ll be delighted to show you around the college and explain in detail exactly what students get up to. The college is open from 10 to 4 every day, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 and Saturdays from 1 to 4.30. Alternatively give us a call on 016767940 for a chat or to book your place.


Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to full time courses is interview based, there are no specific points requirements.

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  1. Tine Olsen - January 20, 2018

    say something nice it seems like a good school , and i would like to know haw much for at 3 months
    short course???
    And can you help one with a place to stay when Im there .? 🙂

    My Best Tine from Denmark

    • Janice Halliwell - January 26, 2018

      Hi Tine,
      The three month intensive short course is €2900. Please see our website for more information on what is covered on the course and other options.
      As regards accommodation, AirBnB would be our suggestion for a stay as long as three months.

  2. Sarah Lawlor - January 20, 2018

    I just want yo know how much would it cost me to rhe course part time.

    • Vicky - February 27, 2018

      Hi Sarah.
      We have several part-time courses available, is it the Diploma you are thinking about doing? 1 or 2 evening’s or days? If it’s the Diploma you are thinking of doing then the course content is exactly the same as that of the full-time course so the time that it takes is dependent on the amount of time you are here in the college and how much work you can put in at home. I would be happy to discuss this with you if you would like to give us a call here in the office on 016767940.

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