Sekolah Tinggi Desain’s creative campus (STDBali) blends an academic environment with a family atmosphere. It is one of Indonesia’s most popular creative arts educational institutions.
The four-week Summer School course “Southeast Asian Fashion Design” will introduce you to the technical skills of fashion design, all while you explore the unique fashion of Southeast Asia, especially the traditional clothing of Balinese people.
4 subjects give an insight into the unique fashion of Southeast Asia – from traditional clothing to the use of natural materials to textile processing and clothing construction. During the course you will develop your own mini-collection as an expressive brand with an individual design identity.
12 Credit Points
With the completion of this program you can receive up to 12 credit points. All credits are transferable among the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and other Credit Systems.
Southeast Asian Fashion Design
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with a unique blend of exotic culture, traditional ceremonies, clothing, and textiles. The Summer Course “Southeast Asian Fashion Design” at Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali is a 4-week program that provides international students, graduates and everyone who is enthusiastic about fashion design, in-depth insight into the Fashion Design of Southeast Asia. In this program, participants will learn about Balinese culture, focusing on traditional textiles and traditional costumes. Participants will develop new concepts of fashion collection, blending international fashion codes with local inspiration.
Facts & Figures
How is the course organized?
- Lectures in English
- Design project
- Social activities
- Selected cultural events
Who can participate?
The Summer School is directed at students in the fields of
- Fashion Design
- Textile Design
- Costume Design
- Fashion & Styling
- and related disciplines
The course is eligible for beginners and intermediates, and is suitable for everyone who is enthusiastic about fashion design.
Why Summer School in Bali?
- gain expertise about the fashion in Southeast Asian countries
- learn traditional techniques for the production of textiles and fabrics
- develop your own collection, blending international fashion codes with local inspiration.
- expand your portfolio
- collect up to 12 credit points
- make friends with people from all over the world
- gain insights into the cultural diversity of Indonesia
Book a room in one of the "Student-Villas" and stay together with the other participants of the Summer School.
Villa Cemara 1&2
Villa Cemara is set amidst a lush tropical garden with a beautiful pool and 8 air-conditioned double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The villa consists of 2 units with 4 bedrooms each.
Villa Cemara 3&4 is located right next to Villa Camara 1&2. The spacious villa has a big, beautiful pool, a large community space and 8 airconditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
- Fashion Design Project Studio (6 ECTS)
- Southeast Asian History of Fashion Design & Traditional Clothing (2 ECTS)
- Sketching & Illustration (2 ECTS)
- Clothing Construction and Pattern Construction (2 ECTS)
Fashion Design Project
The Fashion Design Project will guide students to design and realize an exotic mini collection, based on Balinese inspirations. Students will also create a printed documentation about the concept development and research, with fashion illustrations with strong identity, styling for look book and professional presentation as well as solutions in terms of marketing (Logo and Brand Name).
This subject focuses on the history of fashion development in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia, and extends insight into several styles of Indonesian traditional clothing and textiles. Students will get to know the national costume of men and women in different regions and understand how to apply traditional styles, materials, and techniques to modern fashion design.
Sketching & Illustration
In this subject students will learn how to create a fashion design printed presentation, including fashion illustrations, visual layout and a professional look book. Participants will use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in order to develop a strong communication for their designs and define their own language mixing digital techniques with hand drawing sketches. One important aspect of this subject is the development of the figurine as signature of the designer, producing identity and innovation.
This subject focuses on pattern making and garment construction. In order to understand methods of construction related to the design, students will use the notions of pattern making classes to create a strong final outfit. They will apply the basic skills of clothing construction to the final design, emphasizing volume and silhouette, using deconstruction methodology in order to have a creative and unique final design prototype. The prototype, as final garment, will be used for the final photo shooting.
Excursions & Workshops
You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your letter of enrolment, a copy of your passport ID page as well as a high-resolution picture of yours handy.
Sign the registration confirmation and send it back to us. Your registration is now complete and you will receive all further information regarding study fees, visa, accommodation, etc.
Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali – Campus of ‘Creative Innovation’
Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali, or STD Bali for short, is located in Denpasar, the capital city of the island of Bali, widely recognised for its beautiful landscape, strong traditional arts and culture, as well as friendly people. STD Bali focuses on creating a family style academic environment to remain the preferred creative arts educational institution in Indonesia. With the vision of setting industry standards for education and training with the twin mottos of “empowering people to be creative” and “knowledge is our power” STD Bali has developed a coordinated process for insuring that learning is relevant to the work place. Offering various domestic and international classes, vocational and short courses in design, architecture, interior, landscape, tourism, art culture and others, the Creative Campus seeks to help students to become smart, competitive, creative and tough in order to meet the needs of both local and international industry.
- Students must wear appropriate clothes at all times on campus and on excursions. For men this means long pants and a shirt or t-shirt. Tank tops and board and shorts are not appropriate. For women, tops that cover shoulders and long pants are preferred. Shorts, mini-skirts, singlet and tank tops are not appropriate.
- Students must be in the class at least 5 minutes before class start.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere inside STD Bali building.
- Physical attendance at classes and excursions (85 %) is obligatory to gain the full amount of CP.
- In case of illness the student should inform the secretariat. For more than 2 days of sickness, a doctor certificate must been obtained.
At the end of the program, students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be awarded certificates as follows:
- Certificate stating that the student has attended the summer school program.
- An Academic Transcript showing the student’s performance in the program. The grades in the transcript are the final marks.
- A Certificate stating that the student has participated in the workshop or certain academic excursions (on request).
Each module’s credits are transferable to the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS).
If you want to have the subjects credited at your home university, we suggest having the course pre-approved by the home institution’s exchange coordinator, academic advisor, or a professor. Whoever is in charge of credit transfer should sign a “Learning Agreement” in order to provide a transparent and efficient preparation of the study period abroad and to ensure that the student will receive recognition for the educational components successfully completed abroad.
For the four week summer course in Bali you will require a valid visa that allows you to attend a short course. The recommended option is to obtain a VISIT VISA in your own country with a 60 day validity.
The cost is around € 50.
The traffic on Bali’s roads is impressive and very different to that found in Western countries. It can seem pretty chaotic in the beginning. Traffic jams are a part of everyday life. The traffic flows according to its own rules. Time, patience, and serenity are important at peak times in this respect. Many students choose to ride a scooter. It´s the fastest and easiest way to get around. They drive on the left side of the road, but one gets used to that relatively quickly.
An international driver’s license is mandatory. You can apply for one in your home country.
During the Summer School you can live with the other participants in one of the “Student Villas”. The “Villas” are located in Umalas and Canggu, in the south-west of Bali. There are many cafes and restaurants and it is only a 10 minutes ride by scooter to the beach. To STD Bali campus it takes about 20-30 minutes – depending on traffic. The room rates are between 320 – 455 euros for the entire 4 weeks.
The rooms can be shared, of course. At the Villa Oasis, there are twin bed rooms, so single beds can booked as well.
If you want to find a place to stay by yourself, we recommend the areas around Kerobokan, Umalas, Seminyak or Canggu – for those who like it more quiet we suggest Sanur. Denpasar is not recommended.