Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS

Course summary

This course is for students who are excited by a career in fashion, costume and textiles. It is part of a staged approach to study and suits students who have achieved an HNC (Level 4) and wish to progress to an HND (Level 5) specialising in Fashion. It is delivered at Kingston College Campus, by highly skilled teachers and technicians with expertise across printed textiles, weave, knit, pattern cutting and garment construction, illustration, design and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Students collaborate with industry led partners and benefit from other career focused opportunities, delivered within our richly resourced Creative Industries Centre. You will join a vibrant and creative higher education community and enjoy unrivalled access to studios, workshops and commercial machinery.


Level 5 units: Professional Practice (Core, 15 credits) Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) (Core, 15 credits) Advanced Fashion Studies (Core, 30 credits) or 37 Advanced Textile Studies (Core, 30 credits) Plus 3 Specialist Fashion related Units Styling (15 credits) and/or 64 Advanced Life drawing (15 credits) Branding & Identity (15 credits) Conceptual Practice (15 credits)

Assessment method

Teaching: You are taught mainly through practical workshops with some theory sessions. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard equipment and have access to studios, workshops and library facilities throughout your course. Independent learning: When not attending timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve research, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, digital suites and specialist studios. Overall workload: Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, while your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules selected. Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Regular formative feedback is provided with a final grade awarded for each unit upon completion. All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Tier 4 students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With no lower than 5.5 in any one band,
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

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Art and Design (Fashion and Textiles) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS