GEO


                   
   
       
Faculties
 
Design
 

Directions

Ceramic Art

Artistic Glass Design

Textile Design
Fashion Design
Industrial Design
Artistic Processing of Wood and Furniture design
Jewellery and Metal Decorative Plastics

Research Laboratory of Blue Table Cloths

     
 
 
 
Fashion Design
 

Head of the Direction Professor Maka Bakhtadze

Considering the dynamic development of culture, fashion design can be viewed as a type of communication. Being a new branch of arts, it is a synthetic art in contrast to painting and sculpture. Fashion design focuses on visual and technical aspects of clothing style.

Fashion Design is one of the most important directions of the Faculty of Design aiming to prepare highly qualified professionals in the areas of creative textile and fabric, costume, leather, and footwear and accessories design. The graduates of the Direction are expected to have sufficient competences and skills to create single-line as well as mixed collections by applying different technologies.

All of the four Fashion Design specialisations (BA) provide students with competences that are based on:

- the ability for historical, cultural and stylistic contextualisation of a work of art;

- creative thought;

- the expertise in the history of design;

- the awareness of the principles of design;

- the awareness of fashion design technologies;

- the awareness of effects of design elements (colour, texture, pattern) on the aesthetic and practical functions of 3D shapes;

- the ability to bring a concept to a product (including portfolio development);

- the ability to create market specific design by means of building profound awareness of the market;

- the ability to be attuned to and respond quickly to trends in fashion design;

The Master’s Programme prepares fashion designers and researchers. While drawing on the rich traditions of Georgian costume design, the Programme is aligned with contemporary technical and technological requirements of the specialty and provides students with necessary knowledge to create mixed collections for exclusive as well as mass production.

The Master’s students will study the principles of merchandising including the basics of marketing, branding, trade space organisation and the operational principles of equipment.

Those willing to enroll for the Bachelor’s courses must take the national exams, after which short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the Academy. At the Master’s level, admission exams are held in composition and in English (B2).

Most of the Direction’s graduates work as fashion designers in academic and artistic laboratories, small enterprises, mass media, show business and cinemas as well as pursue an academic career in higher education institutions specialising in art. Along with their basic profession, the graduates of the Direction can work as merchandisers, market analysts, quality insurance specialists for shops, fashion salons, store chains, trade show displays, show rooms, etc.

The Fashion Design Direction actively cooperates with Fashion Week Tbilisi, the Goethe Institute, the British Council and BE NEXT. The students and graduates successfully participate in international projects, competitions, master classes and workshops.

The Fashion Design Direction incorporates four specialisations:
• Costume Design;
• Textile Design;
• Leather Design;
• Costume and Textile Design


Teachers:

Maia Bakhtadze, Professor
Ekaterine Chkhutishvili, Associate Professor
Rusudan Ioseliani, Associate Professor
Nino Mgaloblishvili, Associate Professor
Ana Chakvetadze, Assistant Professor
Tea Bogokia, Assistant Professor
Mariam Beridze, Assistant Professor