You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0.
More information on English language requirements and equivalencies.
Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).
Central Saint Martins' fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. In this 3 week course you will use research as the key to the design process, using London's streets, museums and people as the starting point. You will then go on to develop your ideas into designs and explore a range of different illustration techniques to present them to finished portfolio standard.
You will be expected to push your ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class you will also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. You will be assessed on research in a sketchbook, sketches and rough design ideas, with designs developed from these ideas presented as illustrations to portfolio standard.
The 3 week course culminates in a fashion show and exhibition held at Central Saint Martins.
Stephanie CooperStephanie works as a freelance designer on projects internationally and also works as a fashion stylist. She is a tutor on BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Arts.
Alexis PanayiotouAlexis is a fashion illustrator and tutor on the BA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins.
Anna-Nicole ZiescheAnna-Nicole graduated in MA Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, in 2000. Her shift towards film and performance art began in her last year of MA Fashion. This is when she made the film 'Infinite Repetition’ for her final show at the Truman Brewery in 2000. Early films were formal investigations of dress, and composition. This was achieved using film’s freedom to manipulate, magnify, and repeat both decorative details but also the body that they enfolded. Her film ‘Non-Bifurcated Diary’ (Portland Green - Capture4) was a departure from these. It was able to convey her core interests more adequately than her past work. It included a spoken, personal text, which was woven onto performed physical expressions of emotions as well as garment and body. Anna-Nicole Ziesche works as a Visual Artist, a BA Fashion Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts and Research Fellow: Design for Performance at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London.
The tutors on this course are subject to change depending on the course dates.
Please bring with you to the first session:
Students will be provided with a Central Saint Martins sketchbook and layout pad. You will need to supply all other art materials including:
- Sketching pencils
- Black pen
- Colouring pencils
- Digital camera (and/or camera phone)
Other art materials are optional and can be purchased at a discounted price from the college shop:
- Coloured inks
- Coloured paper
Dates and Fees
Date: 3 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
Time: 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 weeks
Apply for session 1
Date: 24 July 2023 - 11 August 2023
Time: 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 weeks
Apply for session 2
Summer Study Abroad Award
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Award for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.
- The award covers the tuition-fee only and depends on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Award winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad, including social media posts and takeovers, and blog writing.
Find out how to apply.