University of the Arts London

Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear University of the Arts London Degree level: Undergraduate


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BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear will give you the skills needed to succeed as a womenswear fashion designer. This course prepares students for a career in the highly competitive womenswear sector ensuring that graduates have a combination of creative, technical, intellectual and communication skills.

What can you expect?

BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear will develop the core skills of researching, designing, pattern cutting and realisation of womenswear. You will also develop problem solving to achieve the finished product. Students on this course have a strong work ethic, are energetic, focussed, highly motivated, and are drawn from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear will help to build an appreciation of fashion and its place in society. Students will acquire visual and verbal skills which are needed to be a successful designer.

The course takes advantage of its global positioning in one of the fashion capitals of the world, and you will have the opportunity to interact with the city’s thriving fashion, art, music and club cultures. Industry projects will help to consider different market levels, from high street to designer.

The short work placement will enable you to experience the reality of working within a particular company. You can also make useful contacts for your future career. This involvement with industry and society is essential to a designer. Students on this course will also have the opportunity to enter national and international design competitions.

You will be encouraged to develop your individual identity through your work. You will combine your design direction, your excellent craft skills and your knowledge of technological developments. You will understand every aspect of a garment through both the creative detail and the technical skills used in production. By the end of this course you will be equipped with the knowledge to respond creatively to a design brief within the womenswear market.

London College of Fashion (LCF) undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Graduates from this course have worked for companies including Alexander McQueen, Arcadia, Debenhams and Burberry. Other graduates have gone on to operate their own labels.

This course is based at Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The Shoreditch area was at the heart of London’s clothing industry in the 17th-century and Curtain Road is home to many of LCF’s design, textiles and fashion courses. Nearby you will find Spitalfields and BOXPARK markets offering a wide range of crafts, fashion and food traders.

About London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. In design, we teach a combination of heritage and radical thinking. Craftsmanship and new technology. Engineering – and in-depth design research. We teach innovative ideas first – and then innovative practice to bring them to life. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

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!

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Course code W291
Institution code U65
Campus name London College of Fashion
Campus code F

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn

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