Central Saint Martins
Stage 1: April / Stage 2: October / Stage 3: January
11 weeks per stage
The objective of this highly intensive fashion programme is for students to produce a portfolio of work which can be used to apply for an undergraduate, postgraduate fashion programme, or for employment or personal development. You will be given advice about future studies and follow projects in order to create a portfolio that represents your own personal approach to fashion design.
We are now accepting applications for Stage 3 and Stage 1, starting in 2021.
This programme will push your understanding of fashion and challenge your preconceived ideas of how to design garments. Visual research, experimentation and idea development combined with unique presentation skills are at the focus of everything you do. You will be expected to work hard, find inspiration in new and unexpected places and identify your strengths and weaknesses whilst learning to overcome your limitations. Each stage group consists of approximately 20 students which allows each student a great deal of one-to-one tuition.
View photographs of the latest students work on Instagram.
Fashion Folio is a full time course where students have directed study and work independently, you will also have access to a dedicated work space, open on weekdays, for self-practice and portfolio creation. Each stage is taught on a progressive basis, providing the opportunity to study for up to one academic year.
Curriculum / learning and teaching:
Subjects covered on the course includes visual research, fashion drawing / illustration, idea development, approaches to media techniques, colour, layout and presentation. These topics are taught by means of workshops, lectures, demonstrations, visits, one-to-one tuition and independent study.
You are recommended to take all three stages, but other entry points are available providing your work, ability and experience is at the appropriate level for entry.
Stage 1: for students developing/revisiting their portfolios (open to all)
Stage 2: for students developing/revisiting/finalising their portfolios (open to all)
Stage 3: for students finalising/refining their portfolios (open to students who have attended stage 1 and/or 2, or for personal development or employment portfolio creation)
Who will teach the course?
Patrick Lee Yow (Course Leader) is a Central Saint Martins alumnus, having studied and taught on the prestigious MA Fashion course. Since setting up his own business in Fashion, he has redirected his career to teaching and is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins working on the BA Hons, Fashion Print programme. He is also the Course Leader for Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals at Central Saint Martins. Patrick’s wealth of experience culminates from his professional practice and experience in the Fashion industry as a coach, influencer and as an educator.
Stephen Yong is an alumnus of Central Saint Martins, having studied on the Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals course. He is also a Civil Engineer, and his 10 years experience in this industry allows him to be spatially aware of the technical requirements of modern creative pattern cutting. He has since worked as a creative pattern cutter and has taught on both Fashion Folio and the Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals at Central Saint Martins.
How to apply
Opportunities for all
We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on email@example.com or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.
This course is open to students aged 18 years and older