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BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear

College
LCF
Start date
September 2019
Course length
3 years
UCAS code
W291

Course summary

Applications are open for 2019/20 entry.

Scroll down to the How to apply section below.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear teaches students how to respond creatively to a design brief within the womenswear market.

About


Students on BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear build a strong work ethic on this course, to become highly motivated design practitioners.

Great reasons to apply

  • Students develop excellent employability skills, working with their choice of company during their Work Placement and going on to set up their own brands or work for exciting new designers and established brands upon graduating.
  • Graduates have chosen to pursue their studies at postgraduate level.
  • With high level design and technical skills as well as a deep level of understanding of Cultural and Historical Studies students are well prepared for further study at MA level.
  • Staff include active practitioners and guest lecturers to ensure that the curriculum is always relevant and industry focused.
  • Students are engaged with the sustainable issues relevant to the design and realisation of fashion
  • Access to specialist, industry standard equipment.

Location

This course is based at Curtain Road in Shoreditch. Find out about the local area, including Hoxton, Shoreditch and Dalston, in our local area guides on the Student Life pages.

Student and graduate work

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Facilities

Library, John Princes Street
Library, John Princes Street Photography by: Ideal Insight

LCF library and archives

Take a tour of LCF's world renowned fashion library, ideal for research and study.

Machine Room, Curtain Road
Machine Room, Curtain Road Photography by: Ideal Insight

Design and pattern cutting facilities

Take a tour of Curtain Road's design, sewing and pattern-cutting facilities along with facilities at JPS and Lime Grove.

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LCF's social spaces

Explore our social spaces, for collaborative study and breaks, across our six sites in London.

Course details

BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear will develop the core skills of researching, designing, pattern cutting and realisation of womenswear, including problem solving, to achieve the finished product.

As well as learning these skills you will gain an intellectual appreciation of fashion and its place in society through studying relevant academic units, and acquire the visual and verbal skills necessary to be a successful designer. The course considers market levels, from high street to designer, through a range of projects, many of which are in conjunction with specific labels or companies, or are for a particular sector of the market. The course takes advantage of its global positioning in one of the fashion capitals of the world, and you will have the opportunity to interact with the city’s thriving fashion, art, music and club cultures.

The short work placement will enable you to experience the reality of working within a particular company, together with the chance to make useful contacts for your future career. This wider involvement with industry and society is invaluable to your development as a designer, as is the opportunity to enter national and international design competitions and to take part in collaborations across the College on specific external projects. You will be encouraged through the course to develop your individual identity through your work, by a fusion of your design direction and the excellent craft skills and knowledge of technological developments that you have acquired. You will understand every aspect of a garment through both the creative detail in the design and the technical skills used in production. By the end of this course you will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to respond creatively to a design brief within the womenswear market. Graduates are working in high level jobs in the industry, or working as designers with their own label, or pursuing their studies at postgraduate level.

Course structure

The academic year for this course is divided into Block 1 and Block 2.

Block 1 is of 15 weeks’ duration from late September to February. In accordance with the University timetable, there will be a four week holiday in December.

Block 2 is also of 15 weeks’ duration from mid-February to the end of June with a four week holiday for Easter.

Year one

  • Introduction to Womenswear
  • Design and Realisation
  • Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Transformative Futures
  • Better Lives

Year two

  • Option: Cultural and Historical Studies unit
  • Professional Product Development
  • Work Experience
  • Aesthetics and Identity

Final year

  • Contextualising Your Practice
  • The Pre-Collection
  • Main Collection

Students on this course might be invited to participate in study trips. This may involve, for example, visits to key areas of capital cities, factories, stores and museums. Attendance on these trips is not compulsory but recommended. Details regarding timings and costs will be issued closer to the relevant trips.

Course units

Year one

Introduction to Womenswear aims to introduce you to your course and its subject specialism as well as to effective learning and studentship at undergraduate level. It will orientate you to the practices and knowledge-base needed to understand your discipline, through concept development and research methods. You will develop skills for independent study, reflection and your own self development. This Unit has three core purposes: to introduce you to your discipline in the context of study at a Higher Education level. to introduce you to learning skills and the requirements of effective studentship at undergraduate level to orientate you within your course, the College and the University Emphasis is placed on the skills needed to locate, navigate and communicate information and ideas effectively and appropriately. You will be introduced to resources that support your studies.  We will also discuss studentship, the importance of being an engaged and participatory member of the group and your own personal and professional development.

The Design and Realisation unit focuses on the importance of how research and creative concepts and its development are the basis for design ideas. This unit introduces you to a variety of approaches to research and their relevance and application to the design process and the realisation of ideas. The overall focus of this unit is on the importance of research and how it informs the design process and the 3D development of ideas. Visual communication and an exploration of techniques will be encouraged in this unit. You will be introduced to ways of recording your work in a stimulating, exciting and informative way, using a variety of communication methods and media. You will be asked to develop creative ideas that relate to and expand upon your visual references that will inform the final outcome. You will be introduced to core practical 3D skills through demonstration of basic pattern-cutting and manufacturing techniques. An induction to the Materials Library will help you to begin the process of fabric sourcing and identification. You will be encouraged to use resources in order to develop creative samples, which will further establish the link between your 2D thinking and the 3D progression of design.

Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies introduces the Cultural and Historical Studies approach to fashion and related areas. The unit provides a broad overview of the subject and introduces key concepts and ways of thinking that will form the basis of subsequent study. It will also inform decisions regarding the Cultural and Historical Studies unit that is chosen for future study.

Transformative Futures aims to encourage a transformational approach to your practice and the wider fashion industry. The emphasis of the unit is on creative teamwork and your individual contribution to a collective output. Through teamwork you will explore materials, techniques and outcomes that challenge current practice in the fashion industry. You will work with diverse fabric types and investigate the differences, experience and experiment with the innate characteristics, handle and uses of these fabrics between structured and unstructured garments through a range of pattern cutting approaches.  The emphasis will be on the creative application of materials and specialist techniques within a sustainable context to propose and realise new design ideas. This analysis will inform manufacturing techniques and finishes that will further explore the translation of ideas within the 2D and 3D design process. You will use IT programmes for the professional presentation and communication of both design and technical work.

Better Lives

London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF) is a leader in fashion design, media and business education. We have been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. We encourage students to examine the past and challenge the present. To have inventive, assertive ideas that challenge social and political agendas. We give students the skills, opportunities – and above all, the freedom – to put those ideas into practice. By leading the way in fashion design, business, and the media, we influence culture, economics and our society. This unit will provide you with a solid understanding of LCF’ core values and how they connect to your practice. As part of this unit you will explore diversity, social responsibility and sustainability, themes which you will then apply to a selected project. At this stage the emphasis is on how you apply your thinking across these important themes to your practice. Your thinking is more important than a finished piece of work at this point. Fashion can change lives. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, this unit will get you thinking differently. We want you to use fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. That’s why we call this unit ‘Better Lives’.

Year two

You will be able to study a Cultural and Historical Studies unit of your choice that will broaden or deepen your learning of areas relating to your interests in your chosen field. You will have the opportunity to participate in lectures, seminars and workshops with students from other courses within your School, and will read relevant academic texts and complete a formal academic essay for assessment. Further information on the options available will be provided during Year 1 of your studies.

In the Professional Product Development unit you will be asked to design and realise garments for a client (specific or simulated). You will conduct research to fully understand the client profile and make appropriate decisions about size and fit. You will be asked to explore the principles and techniques of tailoring and outerwear garments and apply them creatively to a contemporary range of garments. You will expand on your skills of research, design development, fabric sourcing, pattern cutting and manufacture. You are also asked to present work in a professional way that is appropriate for your client.

The Work Experience unit will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your skills and apply them in a professional environment. You will experience real industry challenges and working practice and will be able to examine the way in which a professional team respond to different situations. The unit will increase your awareness of the industry and the opportunities for career progression. You will be expected to take an analytical and reflective approach to the work experience and will produce written and visual evidence of your knowledge, based on a minimum 10-week period in industry. LCF Careers will provide career guidance in order to prepare you for your work experience. You will be expected to engage and be proactive in securing your own work experience, relevant to your skills and career aspirations, this means applying directly to companies. You will also be expected to provide feedback on your experience both during and after your work placement. The College Placement Handbook will provide additional support for this Unit.

The Aesthetics and Identity unit aims to refine and consolidate techniques, methods and processes that have been learnt and encourages you to explore your personal aesthetic and how you may consider your place as a designer within the fashion industry. Through reflection and development, you will be evidencing your design identity and will investigate and produce a body of work that shows directional consideration of consumer, market and product. You will be required to investigate a personal response to the brief that will culminate in a range of products showing a deep understanding of research, analysis, design development, experimentation, manufacture and range planning. You will be required to develop your own unique style of communication using creative and technical drawing, as well as using IT packages for professional presentation. Your engagement with research methods and the development of a personal design philosophy will provide the foundation for your final year design proposal.

Final year

To begin you will do the Contextualising Your Practice unit which allows you to build on your historical and theoretical understanding of fashion through a research-led extended essay. You will identify a topic, related to your field of practice, that you will investigate through design-led research methods and significant cultural and critical theories. It is an opportunity for you to undertake a substantial piece of structured research that examines fashion practice in context and it will build on the critical debates and concerns raised through your course.

The Pre-Collection unit will inform and prepare you for the Main Collection. You will be expected to negotiate a project brief that will support the development of a thorough body of work that evidences investigation and innovation in both design and realisation. You will identify your proposed market level, customer, brand ethos and core philosophy as a designer and undertake a practical journey culminating in a body of work that shows innovative design and technical experimentation with fabric, process and potential garment solutions. You will be expected to engage in prototype testing that will be evidenced through 2D and 3D investigation and sampling, within both your design and technical portfolios. The focus on this project is using your skills to show extensive creative experimentation, whilst considering the practical aspects of problem-solving, through fabric and trims sourcing. Extensive investigation into appropriate use of finish, detailing and manufacture will be documented alongside silhouette/shape development. The completed outfits will form the basis of your collection for your Main Collection.

The Main Collection unit is the culmination of your undergraduate learning experience. Through the development of a final major project you will be further demonstrating your innovative approach and deeper engagement, analysis and conclusions drawn from your Pre-Collection unit. You should refine and execute your design, design development and realisations established in through a process of design synthesis. Through practical application you will be demonstrating your rigorous analysis in the exploration and development of your design ideas. This unit provides the opportunity to apply the findings established through your investigation of the challenges of your chosen brief. It evidences your ability to construct, direct and organise an overall professional outcome. This Main Collection is the vehicle by which you evaluate and reflect upon your own learning and skills in order to establish a potential career path. You will accompany your work with a career pack that will enable you to take up roles or pursue business objectives as soon as you graduate from London College of Fashion.

Showing your work

All students are advised to set up a profile on portfolio.arts.ac.uk, UAL’s new portfolio platform, which can be done at any point during your time at LCF and will last for up to 12 months after graduation. This platform is often used to source student work for promotional use on the website, social media and for print and can be a great way of getting your work seen. You may also be asked to have a portfolio profile for the selection process when it comes to degree shows.

Staff

Shee Fun Chan is the course leader. After graduating in BA Fashion and Textiles from Ravensbourne, she has worked a variety of roles in the industry over the past 15 years including accessory design/production and showroom sales for Ann-Sofie Back, with collections sold internationally in Opening Ceremony Korea, Ooga Booga NY and featured in publications including i-D, 10 and Vogue. After gaining a PG Cert in Innovative Pattern Cutting from Central Saint Martins she worked as a freelance pattern cutter for clients including Mulberry, Danielle Scutt and Antipodium. She is currently studying for her MA in Academic Practice at UAL, exploring concepts in 3D realisation.

Peter Cox started making his own clothes from the age of 10. His first job at the age of 16 was working for Eastex and Dereta, where he trained in all departments of the factory, ending as a stock cutter and lay planner. After 6 years he left to study menswear tailoring at Perivale Tailoring College, then went on to work for bespoke tailors GD Golding for 10 years, eventually becoming a master tailor. At this point he was keen to start his own business and so studied HND Womenswear Design and Clothing at the University of Hertfordshire. After working as a production tailor and pattern cutter for Marchpole \ Jasper Conran \ YSL for two year's Peter ran his own company aimed at making one-off garments, often for famous clients. He has worked with many big names (including Lee McQueen, John Galliano, and Stella McCartney) and has freelanced for a variety of clients including the V&A, Primark, and Long Tall Sally. Peter has worked for the UAL since 1995 and is currently working as a lecturer on BA Womenswear and is the international student coordinator for the School of Design and Technology.

Henderson McCue graduated from East Sydney TAFE Australia, and joined designer Gareth Pugh as his right-hand man and head pattern cutter between 2007 and 2010. Henderson was a key collaborator on a number of Pugh’s showpieces, side projects and clients’ projects such as Kylie Minogue, Lady GaGa and Daphne Guinness. By 2010, Henderson moved to Paris and became head womenswear designer at luxury leather brand Jitrios. Since 2012, Henderson has been freelancing in the UK as a creative pattern cutter and creative consultant for clients such as McQ, House of Holland, COS, Nasir Mazhar, PRPatterson and Ivy Park. He joined the BA Hons Womenswear Fashion Design Technology course as a lecturer in 3D development and realisation and continues to freelance.

Anne McCloy graduated with a first-class honours degree from Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear as well as the Colin Barnes Award for Illustration. Alongside her role as a design lecturer, Anne McCloy has a multi-disciplinary creative practice through which she conceives and curates exhibitions and events which have included Shirt Futures at The Shirt Factory Project with CSM at Derry City of Culture 2013 and Inside Outside Underground at Red Gallery Shoreditch showcasing music, art and illustration for Frieze London 2015. AKA Some Product, she has performed at the ICA, had poetry published in Beat magazine, music released on Mute and film showcased at Raindance film festival and Rockumentary Britannia. She continues her design work through her associated own label focusing on graphic streetwear, and fine art and music specific collaborations and commissions.

Lindsay Banks is a design tutor, and year 1 lead design tutor, on the BA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear course. Previously working as a designer/pattern cutter for 15 years, for both women’s and menswear, Lindsay has designed casualwear clothing for high street retailers such as Topshop, Marks & Spencer, Zara- Denim, Debenhams. She has also designed performance outer garments for Mountain Equipment. She was print design director for independent men’s swim brand Bluhe and has also worked at Lectra supporting designers using computer packages for design. Lindsay has worked in further and higher education in various course leader roles since 2015, and is currently working freelance for sustainable brand ‘Phannatiq’ alongside her work at LCF.

Kathy McGee graduated from the BA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear course at LCF and went on to study MA Menswear at the prestigious Royal College of Art, graduating in 2015. She now teaches at RCA as a visiting lecturer on MA Fashion and through her personal professional practice explores ways in which digital technology can enhance an understanding of design realisation for the body. This work has resulted in projects such as Digitoile which explores a new approach to prototyping, garment construction and material usage.

Marilyn Rainey: 3D realisation lecturer.

Jessica Saunders is the programme director for the Fashion Design Programme, which includes BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear and BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery. Read Jessica Saunders' full profile here.

Rob Phillips is the creative director for the School of Design and Technology. Trained in fashion womenswear, surface textiles: print, menswear and illustration Rob went on to become the fashion editor for International Textiles magazine and consultant for fashion brands. Rob's broad skill set of fashion design, process, graphics, presentation, typography, advertising and communication led to his appointment as Creative Director of Fashion Forecast magazine, where his progressive work promoting young fashion talent garnered him much acclaim from industry. Rob continues to nurture talent at LCF across all courses within the School, teaching holistically about fashion, developing the students’ full potential so they can make their unique contribution to the fashion industry. He furthers the work of the College through many routes, including industry projects, collaborations and competitions. He also curates and directs the School’s events including fashion shows, films, photoshoots, publications and exhibitions. Rob continues to contribute to industry as a fashion commentator (BBC, The Guardian, SHOWstudio and more) and as creative consultant for fashion brands. Read Rob Phillips' full profile here.

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 disability@arts.ac.uk 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.

Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include, Art, Design, English, Maths);
  • a Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design;
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • an Access Diploma or 64 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 160 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
  • and three GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4.

Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • OR a combination of these factors

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English Language Requirements

IELTS level 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Please check our main English Language Requirements 

Selection Criteria

The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:

  • A strong interest in fashion, visual imagery and an awareness of technology
  • An understanding of the need for a critical and analytical approach to the area of study
  • An approach suited to the demands of the course and the projected career futures

This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement, a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

Making your application

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply and how your application is considered, and what happens next.

How we assess your application

Your application form is reviewed when you apply to the University. If you have achieved or expect to achieve the standard entry requirements we will invite you to submit a mini portfolio. The mini portfolio is assessed by Academic Reviewers who will select applicants to attend an interview. Please note that not all applicants are invited to attend interview. When you have attended your interview we will advise you of your outcome through UCAS Track.

You should apply though UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – and you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 W291

We do not consider applications for Year 2 and Year 3 Entry for this course.

London College of Fashion does not accept applications for deferred entry. You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 15th January for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

What happens next

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry Requirements and Selection Criteria sections.

Depending on the quality of your application, you may be asked to submit a number of images of your work. For this course your portfolio should show evidence of: drawing/presentation skills; contemporary fashion/cultural awareness; a level of research, exploration and experimentation; fabric and material selection/knowledge; construction/technical competence; ability to think/work in 3D; and visual communication skills.

If the course team wish to consider your application further, you will be invited to our interview week (18th to 22nd February 2019) where the course team will look at your portfolio and ask questions to establish your suitability for the course. If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Applicants are not guaranteed to be asked to upload work, nor are they guaranteed an interview. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the following at interview: a strong interest in fashion and visual imagery; an awareness of technology; a critical and analytical approach; a motivation to succeed on the course; and a motivation for working as a womenswear designer.

Please note that if you are unable to attend, the College may not be able to re-schedule.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through UCAS Track. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.

This section includes all the information you need on how to apply and how your application is considered, and what happens next.

How we assess your application

Your application form is reviewed when you apply to the University. If you have achieved or expect to achieve the standard entry requirements you will be invited to submit a portfolio of no more than 45 images. Your portfolio is assessed by our academic team who will select applicants to attend an interview. Please note that not all applicants are invited to attend interview. When you have attended your interview we will advise you of your outcome.

There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at London College of Fashion:

You should apply though UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – and you will need the following information:

University code:          U65

UCAS Code:                 W291

You can only apply to the same course once per year whether you are applying via UCAS, UAL Representative or using the UAL online application system. Any duplicate application will be withdrawn.

For further advice on how to apply please visit the UAL International Application page.

We do not consider applications for Year 2 and Year 3 Entry for this course.

London College of Fashion does not accept applications for deferred entry. You should therefore apply in the year you wish to study.

Application deadline

We recommend you apply by 15th January for equal consideration. However this course will consider applications after that date, subject to places being available.

What happens next

Immigration History Check

Whether you are applying online via UCAS or through a UAL representative or direct application you will need to complete an Immigration History Check to identify whether you are eligible to study at UAL. Do be aware, if you do not complete the Immigration History Check we will not be able to proceed with your application.

Initial application check

All application forms, personal statements and references are read and considered by the course team against the selection criteria listed in the Entry Requirements and Selection Criteria sections.

Depending on the quality of your application, you may be asked to submit a number of images of your work. For this course your portfolio should show evidence of: drawing/presentation skills; contemporary fashion/cultural awareness; a level of research, exploration and experimentation; fabric and material selection/knowledge; construction/technical competence; ability to think/work in 3D; and visual communication skills.

If the academic team wish to consider your application further, you will be invited to attend an interview either in person or via telephone where an international academic will look at your portfolio and ask questions to establish your suitability for the course. If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Applicants are not guaranteed to be asked to upload work, nor are they guaranteed an interview. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the following at interview: a strong interest in fashion and visual imagery; an awareness of technology; a critical and analytical approach; a motivation to succeed on the course; and a motivation for working as a womenswear designer.

Please note that if you are unable to attend, the College may not be able to re-schedule.

How we notify you of the outcome of your application

If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS through UCAS Track. If you have applied directly or through an agent, we will notify you through the UAL portal. You will only receive further communication directly from the College if your application has been successful. This will be in the form of a full offer pack including details of accommodation, fees, and other important information.


After you apply

After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal. We’ll use this Portal to contact you to request any additional information, including inviting you to upload documents or book an interview, so please check it regularly.

Once we’ve reviewed and assessed your application, we’ll contact you via UCAS Track or the UAL Portal to let you know whether your application has been successful.

Potential changes to course structure

Please note: the information outlined is an indicative structure of the course. Whilst we will aim to deliver the course as described on this page, there may be situations where it is desirable or necessary for the University to make changes in course provision, for example because of regulatory requirements or operational efficiencies, before or after enrolment. If this occurs, we will communicate all major changes to all applicants and students who have either applied or enrolled on the course. Please note that due to staff research agreements or availability, not all of the optional modules listed may be available every year. In addition, the provision of course options which depend upon the availability of specialist teaching, or on a placement at another institution, cannot be guaranteed. Please check this element of the course with the course team before making a decision to apply.

Webpage updates

We will update this webpage from time to time with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please use the register your interest form above.

Fees & Funding

Home / EU fee

£9,250

This applies for the 2019/20 academic year.

Tuition fees for undergraduate degree courses have been set at £9,250 per year for full-time study. This applies from the 2017/18 academic year, subject to changes in the law. Tuition fees may increase in future years for new and continuing students, in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Please visit our Undergraduate tuition fees page for more information.

International fee

£19,890

This applies for the 2019/20 academic year.

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

All of our undergraduate courses offer career development, so that you become a creative thinker, making effective contributions to your relevant sector of the fashion industry.

LCF offers students the opportunity to develop Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills while studying through:

  • An on-course work experience or placement year. Please note, this is not available on every course; please see the Course Details section for information about work placement opportunities.
  • Access to to speaker programmes and events featuring alumni and industry.
  • Access to careers activities, such as CV clinics and one-to-one advice sessions.
  • Access to a graduate careers service
  • Access to a live jobsboard for all years.
  • Advice on setting up your own brand or company.

Graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level can progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Career paths

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent Womenswear graduates from this course are working in many companies across the industry including Max Mara, Celine, Hillier Bartley,Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Tesco, Arcadia, Debenhams, Jaeger, All Saints and Burberry. Other graduates have gone on to set up and operate their own labels, showing their collections independently, being selected for Fashion East, or producing guest collections for H&M.

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