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4 Courses Required
PRICE $3,615
*Tuition rates for individual courses are subject to change over the course of your program

About This Certificate

In this certificate program, you learn to use the industry-standard fashion design software Clo3D for design development and presentation. This software eliminates the need for a traditional sewing studio and reduces consumption of materials.
Your study of Clo3D enables you to create virtual 3D samples using best practices and workflow, providing you with basic knowledge of patternmaking and digital pattern files. You learn how to instantly modify patterns, fit, and fabrication, with the ability to view changes in colors, prints, and graphics. Finally, you create a presentation-ready 3D environmental space with high-quality rendered images and animations.

Clo3D patternmaking digital garment construction virtual styling animation

What You’ll Gain

  • Virtual 3D garment/soft-goods building and design skills 
  • The terminology needed for communication between designers, patternmakers, and factories 
  • An understanding of BOMs (bills of materials) and colorways
  • The ability to create virtual 3D environments and objects
  • The skills needed to develop and style personalized avatars
  • The ability to execute animated videos and rendered images

What You’ll Earn


After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.

Who Should Enroll

  • Anyone interested in creating virtual 3D fashion or soft-goods samples
  • Independent designers and patternmakers 
  • Fashion professionals seeking to advance their practice
  • Students and professionals considering moving into a fashion career

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets


Why The New School?

The professional landscape as we've known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student's creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design—a globally top-ranked design school—our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to a new one in a constantly evolving world.

Additional Details

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Begin by completing one of the required courses. This certificate must be completed within two years. Have questions? Call us at 332.239.2292, email cpe.advisor@newschool.edu, or reach out to us via LiveChat.

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