University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Fashion and Textiles

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Course summary

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The fashion industry is growing and worth £32 Billion to the UK economy. This programme equips you with the creative and enterprising skills necessary to enter this competitive and rewarding industry. During the Fashion & Textiles Foundation Degree you will spend your time making creative fashion and textiles whilst building your portfolio by participating in exhibitions, collaborative projects and live briefs. This course is now housed in our brand new £60m Quarry Hill campus with state of the art facilities. We have brand new studios, exhibition spaces, state of the art student work zones, and, importantly, a building which is exclusively for our degree students. The new college building sits in the Cultural Quarter of Leeds alongside the BBC, Leeds College of Music (which is also part of the Luminate Education Group, along with Leeds City College), Northern Ballet, and Leeds Playhouse, currently undergoing redevelopment. Between the sites, a shared space is in the process of being created, which will open up access to buildings and amenities. You will explore a variety of commercial practices as you develop specialist fashion and textile skills including design, contemporary and traditional printmaking, and material manipulation. You will experience a range of traditional and contemporary production processes as well as developing an appreciation of colour, pattern, image, form and tactility. You will be encouraged to develop creative and experimental responses to briefs and decide the direction of your portfolio of work; whether that is working on fine art pieces, designing and making garments, or creating textile products.

Course details


Modules may include: Fashion and Textiles Practice Realisation Skills Fashion and Textiles 101 The Creative Entrepreneur Art and Media Art and Commerce Public Exhibition and Events

Assessment method

Assessment is through a variety of forms linked to industry standards and professional practice which can include the production of a portfolio of practical work, diarised logs, pitches, presentations, delivery of workshops and written essays.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code8N67
Institution code L21
Campus nameQuarry Hill Campus
Campus codeQ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. There are additional costs associated with the practical elements of this programme, which may include: Art materials Printing Framing and display of work Optional trips and visits These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.
Fashion and Textiles at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS