Key to Foundation is idea development through research and knowledge of fashion in context. Critical thinking is encouraged so you can assess what is good and bad in order for further progression.
You will learn how to take your ideas from sketch to catwalk, and how to learn the physical making of a garment, from choosing the correct material to pinning and draping materials on a dummy and sewing the final pattern.

Term 1 and 2

Throughout the first two terms you will be set a number of projects which you will work on, whilst developing your portfolio. We will help you to identify the right universities and degree courses to apply to and support you with your university applications through a combination of help from your dedicated University Application Officer as well as your lecturers, who are all experienced designers bringing a wealth of industry knowledge.

Term 3

The third term is all about your final major project. As part of this you will also complete a journal which is a reflection and evaluation of your work.

Example skills learned : Fashion Illustration, Customisation, Translating Designs From 2D Drawings to 3D Garments, Garment Making, Research and Sketch Book Development

Preparation for Degrees in: Fashion Design, Fashion Styling and Production, Fashion Design & Development, Creative Direction for Fashion, Fashion Retail Management, Footwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing Fashion Promotion and Imaging, Fashion: Media and Marketing, Cordwrainers - Footwear, Product Design and Development.


We Provide

.....5 days a week contact time

.....small class sizes, on average no more than 15 students to 1 teacher support in class

.....personalised portfolio assistance and advice

.....your own dedicated workspace

.....your own mannequin

.....lecturers based in your studio all day every day access 7 days a week

.....guaranteed participation in an end-of-year show

.....dedicated university officer, to help with your university applications and careers advice

.....opportunities to  broaden your experiences by visiting exhibitions and shows over the world

.....outstanding teachers who are working artists, still exhibiting, bringing industry links and real insight to the world of work

....a dynamic and global community bringing opportunities, international contacts and friendships