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Fashion Design and Styling for 11 to 15 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

This course is ideal if you are considering fashion or styling as a future career, whether you have a passion for fashion and the fashion industry, or simply wish to try something new. Upon completion, you will have a greater understanding of the processes involved with fashion design and communication, including research and development, 3D experimentation, styling, customising your own garment and developing a project that you can use in your portfolio for further applications. You will explore the process very much in the spirit of Central Saint Martins, where your own personal and explorative approach will be celebrated.

This promises to be an exciting and unique experience for any 11 to 15 year old who is:

  • Interested in developing their own creativity
  • Building a portfolio for future studies
  • Confident in learning from their mistakes
  • Keen to work with students of different nationalities
  • Willing to work and collaborate with others during projects
  • Wishing to develop their skills in communicating ideas.

Central Saint Martins is internationally famous for fashion design. Ex-students include Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson and John Galliano, to name just a few.

Please note: This course is for students aged 11 to 15 years old only.

Please note learners under 16 years of age are not allowed to leave the site during the day. There is a canteen onsite, with a wide range of meals and snacks available. Alternatively you may wish to bring a packed lunch with you. There are microwaves available to re heat food if you wish and if you bring a reusable water bottle with you there are a number of places to refill it.

Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)

Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.

Available dates

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Make an enquiry or call us on 0207 514 7015.


Activities will include:

  • Working in 3D with Fabric
  • Fashion Styling
  • Garment Customisation
  • Design Idea Generation
  • Presentation Skills


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • At least one piece of old/vintage clothes that they find exciting and don't mind cutting up - at least one piece but the more, the better.
  • A selection of exciting fabrics and textiles.
  • Anything to embellish a garment surface - old shells, beads, textiles, ribbon, cardboard, scrap materials.
  • If possible a camera or camera phone to document your work
  • Laptop or iPad for online research if you have one
  • A USB stick
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Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or are interested in studying art, design or fashion at school, this course will provide you with the perfect introduction to fashion design. During the course, you will develop your skills and confidence in experimentation, idea generation and creativity.

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