Grow your start-up

The Haute House University provides a fresh & contemporary approach to teaching business for the ever-changing world of the fashion industry. Our mentor-tutors are industry professionals & academics. Their combination of industry experience and know-how is makes HHU special. We want you to succeed!

Launching any start-up is no easy feat. Many fashion graduates, fashion management grafuates and aspiring designers and managers don't realize that launching a new fashion-related business is as challenging as launching a new tech start-up.

We're here to guide you and empower you to launch a strong start-up business...or help you to strengthen and grow an exiting young business.

What makes HHU even more special? Our mentors can continue to guide you and your business after the successful completion of the course - by arrangement, of course. :)

Courses & Workshops for aspiring fashion, textile & accessories designers & fashion business managers
strategic & creative thinking: building a solid foundation for your fashion business and career
close the gap
between creativity & business knowledge
The essentials

Price: US$495.00

Duration: 12 weeks

Next Cohort: Mar 2016 (Spring Cohort)

Meet the team
Our curriculum includes study modules in finance, marketing, branding & more.
Launch & grow your start-up | Start a new career

Increase and enhance your critical skills. Our short courses and workshops are designed for you to build a broader, business-specific skill set and be more competitive within the industry.

Learn the very latest fashion business & marketing tactics and strategies

The Haute House University Courses are always current, relevant and actionable. Our Training videos, resources, and courses are kept up-to-date. All. The. Time.

How it works
  1. This course is taught entirely online.
  2. Our curriculum is designed to minimize your risk while accelerating your brand.
  3. You will be taught by qualified industry professionals. Our mentors will teach you the steps you need to set and establish your fashion career with the strongest foundation possible.
  4. will have a total of 3,000 hours of study time over the course of 12 weeks.
  5. You will receive (4 hours) of one-to-one mentoring with each of our industry professionals during the course of each of their modules. This 4 hours of mentoring per module is included in the price of the course.
  6. Additional contact hours are encouraged, and can be arranged with mentors per agreement. There will be an additional cost of ($75 per hour) for this service.
You won't be on your own

Our staff and your tutor-mentors are here to support you.

You won't be herded into a virtual classroom and left to your own devices. The Haute House University doesn’t work that way. Your learning is important to us.

We guide your learning. Step by step. Better still, you’re guided by real people. You have up to 4 hours of one-to-one contact time with each mentor during the course of his or her unit. So that’s a total of 12 hours one-to-one time with our mentor-tutors. There are in-built key checkpoints for contact with your tutors. In short, we guides you through the steps and the practices you will need to ensure success.

You will also receive regular feedback on your assignments. Your feedback will cover what you’ve done well - as well as areas for you to strengthen and improve upon. Feedback is an invaluable contact point with your individual tutors. Think of it as personal mentoring that provides real answers.

Your learning experience will be supervised by Alex, our wonderful Course Leader. Alex has extensive university lecturing experience, including online learning. He knows the challenges online learners face and he is here to support you...including technical support.

There will also be opportunities to attend fashion events…both industry events and Haute House Design Studio events. These are invaluable networking events.

We offer so much more than just a bunch of videos and bullet points.


This course will help you in attaining your goals in the following areas in the fashion industry:

  1. Brand management
  2. Career as an assistant designer/designer
  3. Developing your own brand
  4. Working with a design team or as a freelancer
  5. Working as a production manager
  6. Retail and merchandising
  7. Fashion buyer
  8. Forecasting (fashion, apparel, accessories & textiles)
  9. Marketing communications, PR and digital media
  10. Styling, creative direction or visual merchandising
  11. Opportunities in fashion-related journalism or publishing
Mentoring &
1-to-1 Tutorials
  1. Ever wish you could talk to someone who's been there and done that? Our trusted qualified mentors are industry experts that are here to help and assist you with any learning challenges that you may encounter during your course of learning. They are your gateway to a better understanding of the lessons being taught.
  2. Additional contact hours (in addition tot he 4 hours of contact hour per module, which are included in the price of the course) can be arranged with mentors per agreement. There will be an additional cost of ($75 per hour) additional one-to-one contact time with our mentors.
Eligibility, Admissions, Portfolios &
Submitting Your Application

Please carefully review the information given on the links above.

Minimum Technical Specifications

You will find outlines covering the minimum system and technical requirements to successfully complete this online course. Please click the text links in this section.

Module overview...
fashion biz mgmt

Fashion Business

  • The fashion start-up
  • Business basics
  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Bookkeeping tools
  • Legal Structure
  • Taxes


  • An Introduction to Branding
  • An Introduction to Copywriting
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • An Introduction to Blogging
  • Website Best Practice (Including the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
fashion industry

Fashion industry

  • Networking
  • Fashion production
  • Styling
  • Event Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Personal Etiquette
  • Conscious design
  • The importance of a Look Book & quality photography

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Want to find out more about the course? Worried about studying online? We'd love to hear from you. Use our Contact Us form to arrange a telephone call. Our Spring 2016 Cohort starts March 2016
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