V&A Digital Fashion Design Course Open Call



Want to drive the birth of a new medium? As brands and designers explore the emerging opportunities of the virtual universe fashion designers and artists, who can create real-time experiences, will be in high demand.

Fashion Minority Alliance is working with the V&A Museum on a complimentary Digital Fashion Design Course and are looking for young people aged 18-26, living in London, to take part in something that’s both exciting and and that could lead to a financially rewarding career. This Pilot programme will teach 3D design skills for fashion and how to showcase digital collections on a virtual stage.

Who is it for:

This course is for emerging or aspiring fashion designers or people interested in a career in digital fashion or wanting to include digital garment design in their creative practice

The course will include:

  • Concept development for digital fashion
  • 3D design technical instruction for Fashion
  • Getting started with digital pattern designing computer-aided-design software
  • Creative visualisation of your digital garments for virtual environments or social media
  • Branding/Marketing guidance and portfolio techniques
  • Talks from industry experts & mentoring sessions

What will be gained from the programme?

  • Experience and skills in the fashion design process
  • Development of your collaboration, communication, creative and critical thinking skills
  • Content for your digital or physical portfolio
  • An opportunity to showcase your digital creation at a V&A Museum event


  • Apply by midnight 27th February 2023
  • Participant selection: 1st March
  • Course: 10 sessions between 9th to 30th March

Session dates:

  • On-site sessions at the V&A: 11, 18 and 25 March (11.00-16.30)
  • Online evening sessions: 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 March (18.00-20.00)


We are looking for young people aged between 18-26 who live in London and:

  • Are committed to attend of the sessions
  • Have a basic knowledge of pattern design
  • Have a computer that can run a 3D Design software
  • Available for a 20 minute call on 1st or 2nd March

Applications will be considered by a member of the V&A staff, a fashion industry expert and a team member of the Fashion Minority Alliance.

Successful candidates will be invited to an online interview on 1st or 2nd March.

Applications should be completed here: https://forms.office.com/e/h3hLnbhiNP

Virtual Fashion is the new black. With digital fashion expected to be worth  $50 billion for gaming uses alone there will be countless opportunities for designers who understand the benefits of the technology early.