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Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design
College
Central Saint Martins
Level
Open to all levels

Follow in the footsteps of Central Saint Martins' fashion alumni such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney at one of the world's most renowned fashion universities.

This course is ideal if you want to experience one of our renowned subjects for 3 weeks in London and:

you are 18+ and a student, or you want to apply to university

or

you work, or aspire to work in a creative industry

or

you have an interest in fashion, art and design

and

you want to study and live in London for 3 weeks.

Why choose Fashion Design?

During this intensive three-week course you will:

  • experience a taster of the prestigious BA Fashion Design degree programme at Central Saint Martins
  • learn from tutors who are practicing artists, designers and communicators; benefit from access to specialist facilities at one of UAL’s six Colleges.
  • meet like-minded individuals from around the world!
  • get involved in UAL life through social events and activities.
  • All courses are assessed and you'll receive a record of study at the end of the programme if you wish to request credit from your home institution.

Entry requirements

English requirements

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 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.

Academic requirements

Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).

Course details

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.

Tutor information

Heather Sproat

Heather is senior lecturer and pathway leader for BA Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. She gained her BA in Fashion from the college and worked subsequently for Dior and Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie 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 Panayiotou

Alexis is a fashion illustrator and tutor on the BA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins.

Dominic-Afsheen Akhavan-Moossavi

Dominic is a graduate from the BA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins. He is a menswear designer, with a deep interest in print, colour and performance. As well as his own practice he is involved in education and helping anyone achieve their potential and ideas.
Anna-Nicole Ziesche 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.

Materials

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
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pastels
  • Gouache
  • Glue
  • Watercolours
  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors

Dates and Fees

Session 1

Dates: 4 July - 22 July 2022

Cost: £2055

Time: 10am - 4pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Location: Central Saint Martins

Apply to session 1.

Session 2

Dates: 25 July - 12 August 2022

Cost: £2055

Time: 10am - 4pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Location: Central Saint Martins

Apply to session 2.

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.

Find out how to apply

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 scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.

Questions?

Summer Study Abroad: Fashion Design

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