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Creative Fashion & Textiles Foundation Degree

Course Overview

Fashion and textiles are the UK's largest creative industries, internationally renowned for quality, innovation and craftsmanship.

Today's fashion and textile designers are constantly exploring new materials and traditional crafts, incorporating these together and reinventing what fashion and textiles can be. This course teaches you about fashion design and textile design and how they affect and inform each other.

On this course you will discover the disciplines of fashion and textile design and traditional craftsmanship by making garments, accessories, fabrics and other fashion products. Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course.

Tailor your degree to your creative strengths by specialising in fashion design or textile design, allowing you to develop a unique identity and career path that suits your ambitions.

You will gain knowledge about ethics in fashion and textiles whilst developing skills to help build a sustainable industry.

Modules may include:

  • Year one
    • Idea and Materiality
    • Sustainability Culture and Concept 
    • Introduction to Visual Culture
    • Studio Practice and Technology
    • Orientation
  • Year two
    • Making Meanings
    • Principles of Visual Culture
    • Creativity & Collaboration
    • Portfolio / Professional Practice
    • Navigation

Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice.

Apply for Creative Fashion & Textiles Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Fashion and textiles are the UK's largest creative industries, internationally renowned for quality, innovation and craftsmanship.

Today's fashion and textile designers are constantly exploring new materials and traditional crafts, incorporating these together and reinventing what fashion and textiles can be. This course teaches you about fashion design and textile design and how they affect and inform each other.

On this course you will discover the disciplines of fashion and textile design and traditional craftsmanship by making garments, accessories, fabrics and other fashion products. Translate your ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting and construction skills throughout the course.

Tailor your degree to your creative strengths by specialising in fashion design or textile design, allowing you to develop a unique identity and career path that suits your ambitions.

You will gain knowledge about ethics in fashion and textiles whilst developing skills to help build a sustainable industry.

Modules may include:

  • Year one
    • Idea and Materiality
    • Sustainability Culture and Concept 
    • Introduction to Visual Culture
    • Studio Practice and Technology
    • Orientation
  • Year two
    • Making Meanings
    • Principles of Visual Culture
    • Creativity & Collaboration
    • Portfolio / Professional Practice
    • Navigation

Professional practice is key to this course and students take up placement and project opportunities every year. You will also engage with research as you develop your design practice.

Student Spotlight

Raisa Ali, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

I really appreciate the facilities at UCS. The fashion room is my favourite place on the whole campus. It’s great to have access to professional-standard workshops. It makes my training much more applicable to the real world.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Teaching is in the form of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. You will develop skills in visual and verbal presentation techniques through group and individual project work.

Focusing on the avenues that most interest you, through your modules and assessments, you will explore different career paths and graduate with the confidence and skills to succeed. 

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

On completion of your Foundation Degree you may choose to progress on to the BA (Hons) Top-up Degree programme available at University Centre Somerset. Our students go on to work in industry, develop enterprise opportunities or explore further research at postgraduate level. Whatever you want to do, our team of subject experts will support you with your next steps.

Many of our graduates go on to successful careers with high profile companies like Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, All Saints and River Island, choosing from roles such as fashion designer, textile designer, studio manager, art director, product developer, pattern cutter and materials research.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 64 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification
  • GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study

The fee for 2022/23 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2022.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

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