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Slim’s Fashion and Arts School

Slim’s Fashion and Arts School is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Slim’s Fashion and Arts school was founded in1960 by the highly regarded Fashion Designer Salvacion Lim Higgins and her sister, Purificacion Lim Zurhorst. Initially, the school offered two courses-Dressmaking and Fashion Design-providing students with strong foundation of skills and knowledge to help them enter the Fashion industry as professionals. It was one of the first institutions in the country that focused on and fostered the development of the creative arts-particularly those related to the field of fashion. The program was soon expanded to include other related courses that helped individuals to learn vocational skills.

Slim’s Fashion and Arts School

Address: Slim’s Building Pasong Tamo Street, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 887-3392; 887-3390; 843-2109
Website: http://www.slimsfashion.com

Slim’s Fashion & Arts School celebrates 55 years of providing in-depth, technical courses in fashion design and dressmaking/patternmaking. The most established fashion school in the country, the school’s alumni include notable names that have helped shape the Philippine fashion industry: Joe Salazar, Oskar Peralta, Cesar Gaupo, Oliver Tolentino, Michael Cinco and Joey Samson, to name a few.

With an unparalleled track record, the school’s regular courses are designed to equip students with the skills necessary to embark on careers in fashion or to establish their own shops. Short workshops are also available, offering specialized subjects, or basic training for those who wish to learn on a non-professional level.

Slim’s Fashion & Arts School was founded in Manila by iconic Philippine couture designer Salvacion Lim Higgins (“Slim”) and her sister Purificacion. Together, the sisters wrote the highly technical lessons that continue to serve as a solid foundation for the school’s curriculum today – a procedure that has become widely known as ‘the Slim’s Method’.

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Slim’s Fashion and Arts School” in the City of Makati.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Dressmaking NC II 275 hours
Fashion Illustration/Design 6 months
Fashion Sketching 6 months

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 887-3392; 887-3390; 843-2109. You can also visit Slim’s Fashion and Arts School. The assessment center is located at Slim’s Building Pasong Tamo Street, Makati City, Philippines.


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