SoFA Design Institute
SoFA Design Institute is the Philippines’ first specialized design college. Inaugurated in 2007 we quickly earned credibility as the country's go-to destination for design—now more than ever before. As a flourishing community dedicate to the creative learner, we continuously add new areas of focus. Interior Design, Lighting Design, Furniture Design—these are just a few of the increasing number of subjects available within our design-focused approach to education.
SoFA Design Institute graduates are trained to be Design Leaders and industry-ready professionals who are experts in translating design concepts into pragmatic solutions. We are a bit different from others; smaller classes, respect for individuals learner, and especially a commitment to critical thinking are fundamental to the SoFA Design Institute approach.
The time and place to roll up one's sleeves and put the passion for design to work is here. Every January, March, and August, SoFA Design Institute offers 4 to 8-session modules on Fashion and Interior Design. Whether for initial or complementary training, participants expand their skills in varied design and technical disciplines.
The following workshops are available for Summer 2018:
Schedule: May 9 - June 27 | Wednesday | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Fee: PHP 13,500
Translating a design into an object is best executed when there is thorough knowledge and appropriate use of materials and processes. This comprehensive workshop will focus on leather and the various manipulations that can be done by hand. It starts with a lecture that zeroes in on the material and proceeds with project-based sessions aimed to equip students in handling leather crafting tools. Sourcing leather and hardware will be covered as well to assure that students have access to suppliers even after the workshop. These sessions should prepare the students to appropriately use leather in the execution of their original designs, from bags to sandals.
- Batch 1: May 8 - 18 | Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 6:00 - 9:00PM
- Batch 2: June 19 - 29 | Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Fee: PHP 7,500
This course partnered with MAC Cosmetics is an introduction of make-up essentials. Students will learn about the steps of make-up from the tools, basic skincare, faceshape, skin tone and proper application. Looks will be created for natural, day to night and a focus on eyes. Lastly, a glimpse into various make up categories will be discussed: editorial, bridal, theater and film/commercial as well as MAC make up trends. Students will also have a glimpse in a day in the life of a make-up artist through a MAC store visit.
Design for Kids: Fashion Design
- Batch 1: April 17 - June 7 | Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00 - 3:00PM
- Batch 2: June 14 - August 2 | Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00 - 3:00PM
Faculty: Monica Leviste
Fee: PHP 15,000
The Design for Kids: Fashion Design Workshop serves as introduction to fashion for kids. This summer’s program introduces 7 significant periods and their impact on today’s fashion. We will explore various forms of inspiration and translate them into innovative fashion. The kids will be guided in visual research in a nurturing and fun environment. They will be encouraged to experiment with techniques in developing their own design concepts. The workshop will conclude with a fashion show displaying their creative output.
Fashion Construction for Teens
- Batch 1: May 2 - June 4 | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 1:00 - 4:00PM
- Batch 2: June 18 - July 20 | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 1:00 - 4:00PM
Faculty: Eli Gonzales & Richard Papa
Fee: PHP 24,000
In this course, students will learn how to draw using a nine head template and illustrate them with garments as well as how to render color. They will also learn about different body parts and how to take body measurements. From the course, students will create an A-line reversible overlap skirt, put a button and button hole, make a simple extended sleeve blouse, a garter waisted jodphur pants and an embellished spaghetti blouse. They will also learn how to fit and alter their garments.
Introduction to Fashion Construction
Schedule: June 4 - July 30 | Monday | 4:00 - 9:00PM
Fee: PHP 18,000
In this course, students will have a brief introduction to illustration and finding design inspiration. They will also gain skills on pattern making, sewing, fabric cutting, finishing, fitting and embellishment.
Schedule: July 24 - August 16 | Tuesday & Thursday | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Fee: PHP 12,000
This course includes lectures, and activities that will introduce students to the world of fashion and fashion styling. Students will learn about the relevance of fashion styling, gain familiarity with the industry's influential personalities, and understand the idea of focal points and editing.
Schedule: July 17 - 27 | Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Fee: PHP 7,500
In this next level course by MAC Cosmetics, students will take a more comprehensive look at various makeup categories. Participants will learn makeup application techniques for fashion shows, TV, avant-garde/editorial looks and theater, and will likewise be taught the latest MAC trends. The workshop will close with a field day at a MAC store where students will get PHP2,000 worth of products.
Schedule: April 11- May 30 | Wednesday | 6:00-9:00PM
Fee: PHP 12,000
This 8-week course is focused on teaching concepts and techniques for creating ideal set-ups for parties and events. In this class progression, students will learn how to conceptualize, develop, and execute ideas to make scenic decor settings for a variety of occasions. The course will delve into floralscaping, tablescaping, backdrops and props, lighting, fabrics, color management, and other vital principles of event styling.
Basic Interior Styling
- Batch 1: March 5 - April 30 | Mondays | 6:00-9:00PM
- Batch 2: May 14 - July 2 | Mondays | 6:00-9:00PM
Fee: PHP 12,000
In this best-selling workshop, students will gain skills in developing ideas, laying out floor plans, choosing the right color palettes, and selecting the right furniture pieces and furnishings to enhance the look of interior spaces. This 8-week course is ideal for individuals who are interested in exploring the art and science of styling spaces.
Register here for the SoFA Design Institute summer courses.