THE MENSWEAR TAILORING PROGRAM WILL PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE EXCITING WORLD OF MENSWEAR DESIGN.
In this three month curriculum, students learn the traditional art of menswear tailoring. The emphasis is placed on developing the advanced hands-on technical skills specific to the menswear industry. Students will first take their sewing skills to the next level by perfecting the fundamentals of both machine and hand sewing. Upon mastering these skills, students then progress to patternmaking. This process includes creating patterns for a menswear shirt and blazer. At the culmination of the program, students synthesize their skills to create a bespoke vest, jacket and pantsuit. Throughout this process, students will be mentored on creating a menswear portfolio and resume. By completing the Menswear Tailoring program, students will be better prepared to enter the menswear division of the fashion industry.
Payment Plan Options
Fashion Show/Exhibition Final
Next start date: 5/09/2018
Once students finish the Fashion Design program they have the opportunity of advancing their skill with an intensive specialized program. Menswear Tailoring challenges students to develop advanced hands-on technical skills that are specific to menswear. Students will understand the appropriate tools used to create fine tailored clothing. Once students have understood the foundations of tailoring, they will move on to drafting patterns of garments such as a tailored shirt. By the end of the program, students will have acquired the necessary skills in knowledge to create their own full suit with linings.
- Sewing for Menswear
- Menswear Tailoring
Application Deadlines: Rolling Admission
Average Course Length
8 hours per week with additional studio time for construction courses.
Intermediate - Advanced.
Evening - 2 weeknights (Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu), 5:30-9:30pm
This program requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
High School Diploma or College Degree. GED Certificate. If you do not have any, ask us about the Ability to Benefit test (ATB).
Students MUST have previous fashion design work or education experience for entry into this program. Students should have knowledge in both, sewing and patternmaking.
Documentation for Domestic Students
- HS Diploma/College Degree
- Government Issued Photo ID
- Proof of Address
Documentation for International Students
- Original and Translated HS Diploma/College Degree
- Valid Visa
- Proof of Address in the States
Getting a Student Visa
If you're not from the United States, you'll need to apply for a visa to study at New York School of Design.
Note: the school does not provide students with I20s for a student visa. Students will need to apply for a (B-2) tourism and visit visa.
Upon acceptance, students will receive an acceptance letter that states the student will be studying at NYSD for the duration of the program. This letter should be used as proof for the nature of your visit to the United States.
Visit the visitor visa website to learn more.
When should I start applying?
3-4 months before the start date of the program.
How long is my visa valid for?
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$2,200 USD for Domestic and International Students.
Application Fee: $100
Books and Supplies: approximately $200
Living Costs for New York CityPrices are based per month:
- Rent: $1,000-$1,400 for 1 bedroom
- Transportation: $121 monthly Metrocard
- Food: $260 for groceries
Find out more living costs here.
We do not offer financial aid, however, there are several payment plans available.
Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
The primary phase of Menswear Tailoring begins with understanding the tools and equipment necessary to create a fine tailored menswear garment. Then students will dive straight into the sewing skills needed to master the construction of a suit jacket and pant. They will continue to learn these specific sewing skills throughout all three phases of the program.
The next skill set required for menswear tailoring is patternmaking. Students gain these abilities through creating a menswear tailored shirt pattern. They will create a sloper and learn how to mark, notch and adjust patterns.
For the final phase of this course, students will be producing a full suit including linings. This is the culmination of demonstrating the acquired skill set from this program.
Our instructors for the menswear program are all industry professionals who specialize in tailoring. They are patternmakers and fashion designers with real-world experience creating their own menswear lines.
Students are required to have basic skills in both machine and hand sewing. In addition, students should be comfortable with measuring and creating patterns. This is necessary prior to working with menswear patterns and creating slopers. A basic understanding of how menswear fits will be needed as students learn to create patterns for dress shirts, menswear jackets and pants.