If your dream of a career in the fashion industry and want to learn how to design and make your own garnments, CSVPA can help you become the fashion designer you want to be.

What to Expect


In the first term you will be introduced to your specialism through a number of exciting projects and start developing your portfolio ready for university interviews. Through the support of your lecturers and our University Application Officer we will help you identify the right universities and degree courses for you and support you with your application.


In the second term you will apply the skills gained in your first term to a number of projects and live briefs. You will also explore a variety of themes relevant to environmental, social and political issues as you continue to develop your portfolio.


In the third term you will consolidate your practice through a self-directed project. At the end of term, you will showcase your work and celebrate your achievements at our graduation ceremony.

Course Details

1 year (3 terms)

Course Start

Degrees & further education in fashion design, fashion communication. Guaranteed progression to any of our BA courses on successful completion of the Foundation Diploma.

Tutor Support
Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.

Studio Access
All students have access to studio 7 weeks 8am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5 pm at weekends.

How your Work is Assessed
Visual and written assignments and projects.

Local and national education trips to museums and galleries

We Provide

To help our young artists we provide a portfolio case and art box of essential requisites. Specialism materials are also available in our workshops and studios.
We also provide access to all the adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, After Effects and more) and free colour printing, access to an in-studio library, a photography studio and materials needed for print making.

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