Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design

A pathway into top fashion-related bachelor's degree programmes

Course overview

This structured foundation programme provides essential preparation for entry to degree courses in fashion and textiles. You will carry out a wide variety of fashion design activities in the studio and on study visits. During the course you will identify your strengths and interests and ultimately choose your specialist pathway.

All universities require applicants to fashion degree programmes to submit a portfolio of their work, and it is on this portfolio that their application will mainly be judged. On this foundation programme you will put together a portfolio of your best work under the guidance of experienced tutors.

You will have a dedicated studio space, access to IT, a virtual learning environment and a 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 culmination of the course is a fashion show where you will be able to show your designs on the catwalk.

University and career opportunities

The 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. It will also enable students to pursue careers in Fashion Design, Fashion Contour Textile Design, Fashion Promotion & Imaging, Fashion Styling & Photography, Fashion Business and Textile Design.

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