Message from the Head of the Department
Welcome to the Fashion Design Department where you will find plenty of information relating to our program, our objectives and developments.
The Department of Fashion Design at the Higher College of Technology was established at the start of the academic year 2008-2009. Throughout the year, students follow a challenging program for both Fashion design and Pattern drafting whereby students in Oman will learn the fashion skills and techniques of the clothes production attend workshops designed exclusively for the fashion industry where information regarding latest technologies, fabrics and trends are passed on.
Traditional ideas about fashion design are breaking down as the fashion world becomes more global and economically significant. Though it is not primarily a textbook-course program, students that are selected into the program own an artistic talent to begin with, and are taught to strengthen and develop their passion while given extensive knowledge and comprehension of fashion interpretation. As international fashion brands continue to emerge in Oman, our highest objective is to open opportunities for Omani women to compete in the industry job market having gained one of the strongest educations in fashion possible. We fully support the Sultanate’s Omanization plan and look forward to seeing our graduates fulfill positions such as production managers, textile manufacturers, pattern drafters and fashion designers, marketing and brand managers, buyers, merchandisers and more.
For the time being, the Muscat branch is the only College to offer this cutting-edge program. If you are interested in joining the program, we are very happy to answer any questions in person at the campus grounds, Higher College of Technology, Muscat.