NWSD offers a variety of short courses, such as Part-time Fashion Design, Sewing, Runway Modelling, etc.

In the efforts to make our short courses more affordable, the NWSD short courses are offered as non-credit bearing courses, as these courses are not unit-standard based. The student, therefore, receives a non-credit bearing certificate after completing the short course.

The correspondence courses can be completed in your own time with the help of the award-winning X!act Design Patternmakerâ„¢.

This patternmaking tool was initially designed to address identified needs of North West School of Design students, and is used for drafting basic block patterns that are accurate, accessible and cost-effective. Today, the Patternmaker is used by many fashion professionals and fashion schools.