Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology

University of the Arts London

Program Description

Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology

University of the Arts London

This intensive one year programme allows you to develop your skills in creative fashion design technology, which will facilitate progression to MA study or into employment. '

Content and Structure

PLEASE NOTE: This course will run at Level 6, which is equivalent to the final year of a BA Honours degree, and is a preparatory course for students who want to study at postgraduate level, but currently need further knowledge and skills before being eligible for postgraduate study.

The course is also suitable for graduates who would like to further their knowledge and skills before moving into industry. It covers design for menswear and womenswear, product development, garment technology and pattern cutting.

The course encourages creative thinking and innovative design approaches, and emphasises that 3D realisation is key to understanding the process of design and manufacture.

Specialist staff and facilities cover a range of new and established technologies that give students an insight into manufacturing and design in the fashion industry. Students from the Graduate Diploma are part of the postgraduate community in the design hub at Mare Street, and many students find this course helpful in preparing them for progression to MA study.

Other graduates move straight into the international fashion market. Students are encouraged to think about fashion in the wider sense and use their time at LCF to proactively forge industry links. Many alumni have gained employment within the industry.

Course Structure

  • One Year level 6 120 credits
  • Terms One and Two: Fashion Language and Context (20 credits)
  • Term One: Fashion Analysis (40 credits)
  • Term Two: Fashion Development (20 credits)
  • Term Three: Final Realisation (40 credits)

Travelling across London

The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events.

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  • English

Careers

The Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design Technology is located within the Graduate School at LCF. This course prepares graduates for suitable MA courses within the Design and Technology programme at LCF, including MA Fashion Design Technology Menswear, MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear, and MA Pattern and Garment Technology.

Alternatively, graduates of this course will be in a position to gain employment in varied roles within the international fashion industry in the area of design and technology.

LCF Careers

LCF Careers provides a comprehensive career management service supporting our students to become informed and self-reliant individuals able to plan and manage their own careers.

Cost & Fees

Home/EU Fee

£9,000

International Fee

£15,950

Entry Requirements

Course Entry Requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification

OR

Professional qualifications recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree

OR

Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required

OR

A combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning, which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required

Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

It is anticipated that the majority of applicants will come from overseas and this is indicated in target numbers for the course.

English Language Requirements

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.

The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one skill.

Miscellaneous

Course Location: Mare Street



Last updated March 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
17,230 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Aug. 2016
Place
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 1 year
Price 17,230 GBP
International Fee: £17,230 (2016/17 fees); Home/EU Fee: £9,000 (2016/17 fees)