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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 classes 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?


This course covers six topics, giving you the opportunity to try a different aspect of fashion every four weeks. If you attend for the full 24 weeks you will have 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.

For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.

Timetables for 2018 and 2019


Timetable 2018

22 October 2018: Making a Simple Garment

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

19 November 2018: Visual Display

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

Timetable 2019

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

7 January 2019 or 1 July 2019: 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

4 February 2019 or 29 July 2019: 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

4 March 2019 or 26 August 2019: 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

1 April 2019 or 23 September 2019: 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 2019 or 21 October 2019: 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 2019 or 18 November 2019: 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. 2018 and 2019 dates and fees are given below.

Start dates 2018

  • 22 October
  • 19 November

Course fees 2018

  • 2* weeks: £890
  • 4 weeks: £1,780
  • 6* weeks: £2,580
  • 8 weeks: £3,440
  • 10* weeks: £4,300
  • 12 weeks: £5,160
  • 14* weeks: £5,810
  • 16 weeks: £6,640
  • 18* weeks: £7,470
  • 20 weeks: £8,300
  • 22* weeks (includes 2 week block in April): £9,130
  • 24 weeks: £9,720
  • *These course lengths are only possible if they include the 2 week block

Start dates 2019

  • 2 January 2019
  • 4 February 2019
  • 4 March 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 29 April 2019
  • 3 June 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 29 July 2019
  • 26 August 2019
  • 23 September 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 18 November 2019

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

Any questions?


Please contact us by emailing: language-centre@arts.ac.uk.

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