Third-year students are required to present a collection of 8 silhouettes by the end of the year. This collection must be based on a preliminary study of either a European or a non-European culture. Again, the recreation of a typical costume or dress is seen as a necessary period of contemplation before starting to design the individual collection itself.
The study of ethnic people leads to surprising discoveries, which, combined with the student’s own experiences, can give rise to an original collection. Regular consultation between the student and the teachers is very important to supervise the creative aspects and to find solutions to the technical and dimensional problems of tailoring. The best final results are achieved by those students whose creativity, enthusiasm and justification of the selected theme are followed up on a regular basis.
The students can further broaden their horizons in graphic design, computer graphics and the courses on modelling/ draping. Drawing from a model remains an important artistic subject on the curriculum.
In this year, the students have to take theoretical subjects which they can choose from a broad range of courses.