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English Plus Fashion (Year Round)

English Plus Fashion (Year Round)

College
London College of Fashion
Level of English required
Pre-intermediate or above

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General English or Academic English courses at UAL Language Centre with practical fashion lessons at London College of Fashion.

I have been here for around 2 months and I’m already very glad to learn more about fashion in such a prestigious University. Moreover, the way of teaching, the quality of my course and the broad approach of my teacher let me think that this is the best place to study fashion. Julie, France

Hours per week


Why choose this programme?


English Plus Fashion Year Round covers 6 topics, giving you the opportunity to try a different aspect of fashion every 4 weeks, if you wish. If you attend for the full 24 weeks you will receive an overview of the industry and an idea of where you might excel if you are considering further study.

Most topics are design or business based, except for English Plus Simple Garment Making where you will be using industrial sewing machines. The tutors on this course all teach at London College of Fashion, and many of them combine teaching with working in the fashion industry.

Key features


What is included?

  • 15 hours of General or Academic English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • seven hours of fashion studies over two days per week
  • regular tutorials and reviews
  • free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • independent study facilities
  • insurance
  • certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and London College of Fashion.

Are materials included?

Basic materials will be provided, students are expected to bring their own pencils, brushes, sketch book, scissors and craft knife, and a camera for recording three dimensional work and visual research.

How many students in a class?

For English language classes, the average number of students in a class is 12 students and the maximum is 15.
For fashion classes, the average is 12 students, and the maximum is 16.

What is the minimum age?

16.

Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study?

No, this course is designed as an introduction to fashion.

Level of English required?

Pre-intermediate.

Not sure? Check your language Level.

2019 Timetable


Our four week blocks take place twice at different times of the year, so you can choose the dates that suit you best.

1 July: Fashion Drawing

Learn about the importance of drawing in a fashion context, through the design process. Understand how to communicate your design ideas more effectively and start to prepare a collection of work for your portfolio.

  • Learning how to draw fashion figures
  • Understanding proportions
  • Innovative drawing methods
  • Exploring colour

29 July: Fashion Trends and Design

Become immersed in the world of a fashion designer on this inspirational and practical fashion course.

  • Branding and customer research overview
  • Trend inspiration and design
  • Presenting a final collection
  • Museum visit

27 August: Fashion PR and Marketing

Learn about job roles which help to create a successful fashion image. Explore how PR and marketing work together to generate sales and brand awareness.

  • Overview of PR and Marketing in Fashion
  • The fashion calendar and press releases
  • Media and communication in fashion

23 September: Fashion - Styling the image

Learn about styling and the different roles for stylists within the fashion industries.

  • Role of a stylist
  • Moodboards and trends
  • Photoshoot in a studio

21 October: Simple Garment Making

Learn how clothes are put together in this introduction to sewing. Make a garment from a bought pattern, and the end of the course you should have a completed piece.

  • Preparing a pattern and cutting fabric
  • Construction methods
  • Garment creation and finishing techniques

18 November: Visual Display

Gain an insight into the key roles and responsibilities of a visual merchandiser. Analyse shop floor plans and fixtures and fittings within a space.

  • The importance of visual merchandising
  • Understanding brands and customers
  • Window concepts and store layouts

2019 dates and fees


These courses can be booked between 4-24 weeks in 4-week blocks.

Course fees 2019

  • 4 weeks: £1,860
  • 8 weeks: £3,600
  • 12 weeks: £5,400
  • 16 weeks: £6,960
  • 20 weeks: £8,700
  • 24 weeks: £10,080

Start dates 2019

  • 1 July
  • 29 July
  • 27 August
  • 23 September
  • 21 October
  • 18 November

The Language Centre holiday is 27 - 31 May 2019 and there will not be any classes in that week.

Please note, Monday 26 August 2019 is a UK public bank holiday so classes that week will begin on Tuesday 27 August.

Read about how to book and pay for your course.

2020 Timetable


Our four week blocks take place twice at different times of the year, so you can choose the dates that suit you best.

6 January or 29 June: Fashion - Styling the Image

Learn about fashion styling and the different roles for stylists within the fashion industries.

  • Role of a stylist
  • Moodboards and trends
  • Photoshoot in a studio

3 February or 27 July: Visual Display

Gain an insight into the key roles and responsibilities of a visual merchandiser. Analyse shop floor plans and fixtures and fittings within a space.

  • The importance of visual merchandising
  • Understanding brands and customers
  • Window concepts and store layouts

2 March or 24 August: Fashion PR and Marketing

Learn about job roles which help to create a successful fashion image. Explore how PR and marketing work together to generate sales and brand awareness.

  • Overview of PR and marketing in fashion
  • The fashion calendar and press releases
  • Fashion media and communication

30 March or 21 September: Fashion Drawing

Learn about the importance of drawing in a fashion context throughout the design process. Understand how to communicate your ideas more effectively and start to prepare a collection of work for your portfolio.

  • Learning how to draw fashion figures
  • Understanding proportions
  • Innovative drawing methods
  • Exploring colour

27 April or 19 October: Fashion Design

Learn the principles of fashion design and be inspired through doing research, creating moodboards and developing your own fashion ideas.

  • Trends research overview
  • Doing your own research projects
  • Using multiple techniques to develop your own designs
  • Creating your own mini-collections

1 June or 16 November: Simple Garment Making

Learn how clothes are put together in this introduction to sewing. Make a garment from a bought pattern, and the end of the course you should have a completed piece.

  • Preparing a pattern and cutting fabric
  • Construction methods
  • Garment creation and finishing techniques

2020 dates and fees


These courses can be booked between 4 to 24 weeks in 4-week blocks.

Course fees 2020

  • 4 weeks: £1,900
  • 8 weeks: £3,680
  • 12 weeks: £5,520
  • 16 weeks: £7,120
  • 20 weeks: £8,900
  • 24 weeks: £10,320

Start dates 2020

  • 6 January 2020
  • 3 February 2020
  • 2 March 2020
  • 30 March 2020
  • 27 April 2020
  • 1 June 2020
  • 29 June 2020
  • 27 July 2020
  • 24 August 2020
  • 21 September 2020
  • 19 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020

The Language Centre holiday is 25-29 May 2020 and there will not be any classes in that week.

Read about how to book and pay for your course.

Any questions?


Email: language-centre@arts.ac.uk.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7514 2309

News


2020 bookings now open

See the dates and fees information for next year's courses by scrolling down this page.

Courses starting soon

1 July - English Plus Fashion Drawing

29 July - English Plus Fashion Trends and Design

27 August - English Plus Fashion PR and Marketing

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