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Top Foundation Year Programs in Fashion

A student who is interested in a degree program, but without the prerequisites, may want to take a foundation year of study. An individual may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program. Some sort of accreditation is often available for completing foundation year studies.

What is a foundation year in fashion? A foundation year in fashion is generally meant to prepare students for further study, usually an undergraduate degree in fashion. It can provide students with general knowledge of the industry, helping them to determine which area of the industry they would like to focus on. Programs can include introductory courses in different areas of fashion including design methods, marketing, and artistic communication. A foundation year in fashion can also include an internship or other opportunity for hands-on experience in the industry.

While a foundation year in fashion is most often designed to prepare students for further coursework such as an undergraduate degree, it can also introduce students to creative expression and design principles, helping to hone their artistic abilities.

The cost of a foundation year in fashion can vary. Different programs are available and students may have different needs and interests. Students who want more information should research the programs and choose one that best fits their goals and budget.

Students who complete a foundation year in fashion will usually have fulfilled the requirements to enter an undergraduate program, and they will usually know what area of the industry they want to study. They will have developed basic language and speaking skills and have had several basic courses intended to introduce them to the career and equip them with the knowledge and confidence to move forward.

A foundation year in fashion can prepare students to pursue an undergraduate degree. If you’re interested in learning more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Elizabeth Galloway Academy Of Fashion

Elizabeth Galloway’s Introduction to Fashion Design Course has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it may act as an introduction to the three-year full-time diploma in Fashion De ... [+]

Introduction to Fashion Design (foundation, part-time)

Elizabeth Galloway’s Introduction to Fashion Design Course has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it may act as an introduction to the three-year full-time diploma in Fashion Design. This programme enables candidates to start exploring the techniques of fashion design by developing skills beyond the basic level to the level required for acceptance on to the full-time programme. Secondly, after successfully completing the Introduction to Fashion Design course candidates who want to become economically empowered and self-sufficient will have developed the skills to assist them in their endeavours.

This programme aims to: Provide a practical introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to begin the design process. Cover practical skills and knowledge needed to make finished fashion wear items. Expose the candidate to a range of materials, mediums and methods of recording design processes. Develop an understanding of the visual implications of the design process. The programme outcomes are: Apply basic design ideas to the making of fashion wear items. Plan, prepare and manage the making of fashion wear items to a design brief. Operate tools and equipment applicable to fashion wear carefully, safely and effectively. Make a well-constructed fashion wear item with a design brief. Appreciate the contextual influences relating to the fashion wear. Introduction to Fashion Design is presented on Saturdays. Runs over 38 weeks from March to November. Classes take place from 9 am – 4 pm Saturday. Introduction to Fashion Design Summary ... [-]
South Africa Cape Town
February 2019
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Online College of Art & Design

The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish t ... [+]

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The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be fashion or textile designers, footwear designers, stylists, make-up artists, fashion photographers, buyers, journalists and managers. This exciting and transformative course gives students the skills they need, providing them with unique insights into the dynamics of this ever-evolving industry.

This stimulating course has a strong practical focus, developing not just skills, knowledge and understanding of cultures, design and design theory, but also the development of challenging ideas that provoke conventional fashion and create a dazzling and beautiful future today.... [-]

United Kingdom Stevenage
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Amsterdam Fashion Academy

This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environ ... [+]

Course: Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma in Fashion

This exciting preparatory programme is designed to introduce you to the versatile world of fashion. It will help you develop skills as well as personal qualities and attitudes that are essential when entering the fashion industry. The Fashion Foundation Year also prepares you for going on to study Fashion Design at degree level at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy.

One-year programme

This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environment of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. You develop your portfolio and gain a real understanding of the professional working practices and expectations of the fashion industry. Of course all of this is combined with learning to design and manufacture your own clothing and textiles. All activities are underpinned by a core of drawing and visualization skills. Obviously academic discipline – along with theory projects – forms the basis of this programme, which focuses on intensive learning. ... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Conde Nast College

The Condé Nast Foundation Programme is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in higher education. This level three (120 credits) pre-univers ... [+]

Foundation Programme

Start your journey into higher education with the Condé Nast College Foundation Programme! This is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in higher education. The Foundation is a level three (120 credits) pre-university course is suitable for UK, EU and International students interested in studying fashion related subjects at degree level at a later stage. Students will be introduced to key aspects of the creative industries with an emphasis on fashion and media. The programme will focus on developing transferable skills in research, academic practice and visual communication.

The foundation is suitable for school leavers interested in fashion related courses that are as yet unsure which area they would like to specialise in at degree level. It is also suitable for those that do not meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Fashion Communication or equivalent degree courses at other institutions. Study and research skills are embedded into all modules to ensure students are effectively prepared for the transition to higher education and support with degree applications is a priority. Successful and engaged students who complete the Foundation will be considered for the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication should they wish to join this course.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Conde Nast College

The Vogue Fashion Diploma is a highly intensive programme that provides a broad and practical introduction to the fashion industry.* It is suitable for graduates looking ... [+]

The Vogue Fashion Diploma is a highly intensive programme that provides a broad and practical introduction to the fashion industry.* It is suitable for graduates looking for a more vocational focus, for non-graduates keen to explore opportunities in the fashion industry or fashion education, and/or as a stand-alone alternative to a traditional degree-based route into the industry. This is a 120-credit UKQCF level 4 course.

*The Vogue Fashion Diploma concentrates on fashion communication, our main area of expertise; there is no fashion design content.

About the Course The Vogue Fashion Diploma is a highly intensive programme that provides a broad and practical introduction to the fashion industry*. It is suitable for graduates looking for a more vocational focus, for non-graduates keen to explore opportunities in the fashion industry or fashion education, and/or as a stand-alone alternative to a traditional degree-based route into the industry. This is a 120-credit UKQCF level 4 course. During the final term, students undertake a 4-week work placement before completing an independent fashion communication project with a focus on their main area of personal interest. The two preceding terms are periods of intensive college-based study that provide an insight into fashion industry practice with a strong academic underpinning. Units are integrated with and taught alongside the first two terms of the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication. Term 1 provides a foundation for further study with students developing skills in visual communication, research and analysis, and exploring the history and context of fashion. The focus of term 2... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus