Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals

A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters.

Innovative Pattern Cutting
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Innovative Pattern Cutting
Innovative Pattern Cutting

 

Innovative Pattern Cutting

 

Innovative Pattern Cutting
Innovative Pattern Cutting
Innovative Pattern Cutting

 

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Facts

Course Leader

Patrick Lee Yow

Course Location

King's Cross

Study LevelPostgraduate
Study ModeFull time
Course Length10 Weeks: 9 weeks of tuition and a reading week during week 6
Home/EU Fee

£6,995. Please note that these fees are given as guidance only and are subject to review. 

Please note: 2017/18 entry fees will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.

 

International Fee

£6,995. Please note that these fees are given as guidance only and are subject to review. 

Please note: 2017/18 entry fees will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.

Start Date7 July 2014
Summer Term Dates4 July - 9 September 2016, 2017 dates TBC
Application Route

Application by portfolio. For further information please see the 'How to Apply' section below.

Content and structure

In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience. It is designed to enhance creativity and provide a supportive postgraduate learning environment for personal and professional development.

Emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this craft through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing pattern cutting skills.

You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. The course normally features two or three 'master classes' given by highly regarded specialists who have reputations for working in particularly creative ways. Attendance is 5 days per week.

Structure

Innovative Pattern Cutting framework comprises a full time mode of study with a single exit point.

The course has been structured to attract recent graduates and practising professionals and offers a ten-week full time mode of study. It runs during the summer months and is led by Patrick Lee Yow a respected Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College and supported by experienced designers and pattern cutters from industry.

The course will develop your knowledge of the interdependence that exists between the designer and pattern cutter in translating innovative design into finished garments. The course is mainly delivered through practical workshop sessions, specialist demonstrations and studio critiques.

The aims and objective of this course is to help you develop the creative problem solving and practical skills required by pattern cutters today. You will also be expected to develop your skills further through self-directed study as well as through studio supervision.

For further examples of students work please visit the following websites:

IPC Instagram : csminnovativepatterncutting

IPC ISSUU:- http://issuu.com/innovativepatterncuttingcsm

Staff

Patrick Lee Yow, is a graduate of Central Saint Martin. He is also an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion course and is Course Leader of the Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates & Professionals course at Central Saint Martins.

Careers

The aim of the course is to enhance your employment prospects, whether you wish to follow a career as a pattern cutter in education or the industry or to enhance your understanding and effectiveness as a designer.

This course was running successfully as part of the Post Graduate provision at Central Saint Martins for over ten years, and the content remains the same but without the qualification element. In that time it has gained a high profile and a strong reputation in education and the industry. The course to date has more than met its intended aims to provide education and the industry with highly employable graduates. We now have a large percentage of graduates teaching and working in the fashion industry. Among first destinations in education and industry are:

BURBERRY, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, ROBERT CARY-WILLIAMS, AARDMAN ANIMATIONS, BATH THEATRE, UNIVERSITY WEST OF ENGLAND, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, JENS LAUGESEN, RAVENSBORNE COLLEGE, ALICE TEMPERLEY, GHARANI STROK, CHINA ACADEMY OF ART SHANGHI, UNIVERSITY BRIGHTON, CLEMENTS RIBIERO, JOHN ROCHA, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, PRESTON UNIVERSITY, ELEY KISHIMOTO, RICHARD NICOLL, JULIAN MACDONALD, JONATHAN SAUNDERS, TRISTON WEBBER, OLD VIC, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, EMMA COOK, GILES DEACON, NIGEL PRESTON, ZAC POSEN, BRISTOL UNIVERSITY, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, MARIOS SCHWAB, CHRISTOPHER KANE, KATHERINE HAMNETT, PETER PILOTTO, VIKTOR & ROLF,BOUDICCA, MARY KATRANTZOU, BAZZO & BROOKE, CELINE, H&M, VICTORIA BECKHAM, ROLAND MOURET, ELEY KISHIMOTO, COS, GARETH PUGH.

Prospective employers can contact us to enquire about the course and the graduates.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for both recent graduates and practising professionals.

English language requirements

All classes are conducted in English, so you will be required to have a fluent understanding of the language. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability. We strongly advise international applicants to take an IELTS test as soon as they consider studying in the UK. Minimum scores for entry on to a postgraduate level course are as follows:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 7.0
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): hand written test: 568 - 587, computer based test: 226 - 240, internet based test: 88 - 95.

You can now study English online at the British Council website - please visit www.learnenglish.org.uk

Entry requirements

Honours degree; evidence of experiential learning equivalent to a degree; or 3 years relevant professional experience.

How to apply

Download the IPC Application Form [PDF, 0.1MB] and the Essential Application Guide IPC [PDF, 0.1MB]Essential Application Guide IPC [PDF, 0.1MB], as this will have useful information on how to submit your application to the Innovative Pattern Cutting Course

We will only review completed applications, which must include:

1. A completed application form
2. A short statement (no more the 350 words)
3. An up-to-date CV
4. 15 - 20 images of your work via a flickr account (for portfolio advice please refer to our Essential Application Guide IPC [PDF, 0.1MB])
5. Your IELTS certificate (non-native English speakers only)  

*Please note that there is no strict deadline for applications. We take enrolments until each course is fully subscribed and therefore recommend students to apply at least three months prior to the course start date to avoid disappointment. International students will need to apply for the course as early as possible to ensure they leave sufficient time for their visa application if they are accepted to the course.

We look forward to receiving your application.  After you have submitted your portfolio, you will receive an email letting you know how long you will need to wait for your result.

Alternatively, you can send us your application as hard copies or on CD/DVD (please ensure you disk can be accessed by PC) and post to:

IPC Course Administrator
Short Course Office
Central Saint Martins College
Granary Building Room A005
Granary Square
London N1C 4AA

We recommend that you send your application by recorded mail. Due to the large number of applications, we are unable to send confirmation that your application has been received. Please be aware that any hardcopies of your application sent to us will not be returned.

If your work is selected you will then be contacted to arrange an interview. International students will be interviewed via SKYPE. Appointments for interviews are arranged for the third week of March, and for applications received later, the first week of May. If necessary we will hold a third round of interviews.

If I am from overseas will I be able to get a Visa for my stay?
This course does fit the current criteria for obtaining a Student Visitor Visa for the UK. We can issue a letter to confirm your enrolment once your place has been agreed and the fees paid in full. However, rules about Visas do change and so we recommend you check with the UK Border Agency at http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/ for up to date information.

International students are advised to apply for this course earlier to ensure that there is adequate time for their visa to be processed.

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