Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design

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A foundation programme that provides access to university degrees

Course overview

This exciting foundation programme provides you with essential preparation for entry to degree courses in fashion and textiles. You will experience a range of fashion activities which will assess your strengths and confirm your aspirations and lead to a more specialised area of interest.

All British universities, including our partner university, Heriot‑Watt, require applicants to fashion degree programmes to submit a portfolio of their work as part of the application process, and it is on this portfolio that their application will mainly be judged. On this foundation programme you will, over the year, put together a portfolio of your best work under the expert guidance of experienced tutors.

A team of professional artists, fashion designers and teachers will support you. You will have a dedicated studio space, access to computing labs, a virtual learning environment and a well stocked library. Our Central London location will give you easy access to some of the finest museums, art galleries and fashion houses, from which to draw your inspiration.

The climax of the course is a fashion show, open to the public, where you will be able to show your designs - on the catwalk!

Foundation Diploma Student Work 2013 Foundation Diploma Fashion Show


University placement

Although the College offers an excellent Heriot‑Watt University degree programme in Fashion, our students are not limited to this. Their Foundation Diploma is recognised by universities throughout the UK, notably by the University of the Arts London's own institutions such as the London College of Fashion (LCF) and Central St.Martins. See the Fashion section of our website for full lists.

Government Funding

Under a special scheme for Art & Design courses UK and EU students are eligible for government funding and student loans for this programme. Please see Financial Assistance for UK/EU Fashion Students for details.

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