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Fashion Folio

Course description

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.

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, 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 (April - June): for students developing/revisiting their portfolios (open to all)
  • Stage 2 (October - December: for students developing/revisiting/finalising their portfolios (open to all)
  • Stage 3 (January - March): 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 should attend?

This highly intensive fashion programme is designed for students who need to produce a portfolio of work to either support an application to undergraduate or postgraduate fashion, or for employment or personal development.

Course outcomes

Students will have received individual guidance to develop a strong portfolio for progression to their chosen course or career.

Entry requirements

Making your application

To apply for this course please check that you meet the entry requirements and then click here to complete the application form.

All applications will be reviewed in 7 – 14 days. An email will be sent to notify you of the outcome along with information about the next steps.



Available dates

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Upon booking a place a full list of course materials will be provided


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the exact dates for each stage?

The exact dates can be found at the bottom of the course description. With the stages running at the same time each year as follows:

  • Stage 1 (April - June)
  • Stage 2 (October
  • Stage 3 (January - March)

Before booking the course, students must complete the application form.

All applications will be reviewed in 7 – 14 days. An email will be sent to notify you of the outcome along with information about the next steps.

When is the deadline to submit my booking?

Bookings will be accepted up to one month before the start of the course. Please read section 8 of our terms and conditions carefully with particular attention to our refund policy.



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Meet the Tutor:

The objective of this highly intensive fashion 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.

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