Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students are able to use advanced shaping methods as support for their personal design process and creative expression. They have in- depth knowledge of the synthesis of shape and material and are proactive in combining both alternative and traditional patterning concepts as well as exploring new ones.  They are fluent in advanced volume studies. Students will also have the ability to drive further practice- led research on alternative garment shaping methods. 

Credits: 2

Schedule: 13.01.2020 - 30.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pirjo Hirvonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pirjo Hirvonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

English / Finnish


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course consists of practice- led studio work where students explore and research 3D shape on the body, different shaping methods and the detailed synthesis of shape, material and construction, in the framework of fashion design concepts and soft materials. The course features sections with a focus on advanced traditional and experimental methods. The workshop can be combined as support for fashion design courses and thesis work.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Studio work, lectures, tutoring & critiques. Assessment criteria: Experimentation and design development in shaping.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Depends from the workload

    2cr = 54 h

    10cr= 270 h

    max. 70 h teaching/tutoring


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basic knowledge in pattern making needed.



Registration and further information