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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


Classes starting soon

1 April - Fashion: Styling the image

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

29 April - 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.

3 June - 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.

Read more about these courses and others in our full timetable section below.

Why choose this programme?


This course covers 6 topics, giving you the opportunity to try a different aspect of fashion every 6 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 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.

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 April: 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

29 April: 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

3 June: 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

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

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

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

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

Please note, Monday 26 August 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.

Any questions?


Contact us at: language-centre@arts.ac.uk.

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