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Course summary

Do you dream of a career crafting couture or styling silhouettes? Our practical fashion-focused degree will deliver technical training in creative techniques and processes allowing you to master construction, pattern design, drawing, printmaking, pattern cutting and creation, fashion illustration and digital art forms. Learn how to manipulate materials and create clothing with our hands-on Fashion and Textiles Foundation Degree. Based in the Cultural Quarter in Leeds and surrounded by the Playhouse Theatre, The Wardrobe and Channel 4 you will benefit from studying in one of the largest shopping destinations in the UK. You will build your design development, pattern and construction skills which will be utilised through a selection of exciting projects. In addition to this, you will gain an understanding of responsible design processes and key sustainability issues in the fashion and textiles industry allowing you to become an ethical and responsible practitioner upon graduation. Put your theory into practice in our on-site fashion and textile workshops, photography studios and digital suites at Quarry Hill Campus. You will also gain industry insight from guest speakers, fashion events and work experience opportunities.


Modules may include: Year 1 – Level 4 Creative Industry Professional Introduction to Design Development for Fashion and Textiles Pattern and Construction Commercial Practice Digital Design for Fashion and Textiles Fashion and Textiles 101 Year 2 – Level 5 Contemporary Issues in the Fashion and Textiles Industry Industry Practice in Fashion and Textiles Collaboration Creation of a Showcase Event Creative and Entrepreneurial Skills

Assessment method

There is an emphasis towards practical workshop learning, which underpin both context and industry relevant topics. The lecture programme will impart the necessary principles and concepts. Group work will allow students to develop their research, communication and teamwork skills. The seminars will be a mixture of student and tutor led sessions considering practical examples of the principles and concepts. Tutor and peer led reflective feedback form the basis of student learning programmes.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £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