Foundation Degree Fashion Design

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    A practical and creative course with a strong focus on industry skills combined with creative development. You'll cover everything from design to garment construction, including fashion drawing and illustration, style forecasting and marketing. What's more, we encourage you to develop your own style right from the outset, meaning you can start carving your niche from the day you arrive in our industry-style Fashion Workshop and spacious design studios.

    The modules studied may include:

    • Idea and Materiality
    • Sustainability
    • Critical Reflection
    • Studio Practice
    • Making Meanings
    • Value & Context

    Find an example of the course handbook here.

    For more information about regulations and policies relevant to studying with the Open University please visit our Wider Information Set page.

    Regulations for validated awards of The Open University and the Appendices can be found here.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    100% coursework, including practical design solutions and written content through an extended essay. This course is delivered on-site each week across the academic year.

  • Progression Opportunities

    Students are able to top-up their qualification to Honours Degree level at University Centre Somerset. In addition, we work with a panel of well-respected people from within the fashion & textiles industry to ensure that our course keeps up-to-date with the expectations of the workplace; as a result, University Centre Somerset students have a good success rate in securing employment upon completion of their studies.

  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess:

    • 64 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification
    • or an equivalent Edexcel qualification (Extended Diploma - MPP/Diploma - MM)
    • or a Pre-degree Access Diploma
    • GCSE English

    Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

    You will be asked to bring a portfolio to interview.