What to expect

Year One

To help you realise your designs in 3D, you will learn key skills that underpin research, design and development and encourage you to consider fashion in a global, contemporary context. You’ll achieve this through a mixture of classes and workshops including sewing, pattern cutting, Gerber CAD/CAM, drawing, surface design and digital presentation skills.

Year Three

The final year demands a self-directed approach with modules including a series of 'warm-up' projects followed by the development and presentation of your final collection. You'll take ownership of your portfolio choosing how to digitally present it and, in some cases, a short promotional video is created. On successful completion of the course, final year students will have the opportunity to participate in our high profile Graduate Show in London and possibly outside of the UK.

Year Two

Core skills are refined and advanced via hands-on workshops and classes. The focus is on 'live' design projects and creative commerciality, visiting industry lecturers and designers will help you develop your talents and inspire higher levels of professionalism. Building from last year, you may also round off the year showcasing a selection of your work at a fashion event.




CSVPA Benefits


We also Provide

  • Your own design space, accessible 7 days a week
  • 5 days a week studio time
  • Tutors based in your studios 5 days a week
  • One-to-one with tutors
  • Direct connections to industry
  • Technical skills tuition
  • Guaranteed Graduate Fashion Show in London
  • All calico for toiles
  • All pattern cutting paper and card
  • Findings and trims required for set projects such as corsetry and tailoring
  • Basic interlinings
  • Screen printing with inks and foils
  • Fabric dyes
  • Free printing up to A3 colour

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