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Creative Fashion Design and Textiles Foundation Degree

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree - FD

  • Location

    Taunton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Fashion and textiles are the UK's largest creative industries, internationally renowned for quality, innovation and craftsmanship.On this two-year course, you will study alongside those on the BA route. You will discover the disciplines of fashion and textile design and traditional craftsmanship by designing and making garments, accessories, fabrics and other fashion or textile products.Translate your fashion ideas from 2D to 3D by building your pattern cutting, construction skills, and manufacturing skills or bring your textile designs to life through print, fabric manipulation, embroidery or knit.You have the opportunity tailor your degree, experiment within fashion and textile disciplines or concentrate on one area. You can develop a unique identity, preparing you for your chosen career path into industry. The course in the second year is built up of professional practice with live briefs and competitions being a main focus, along with the opportunity for work-based placements. You are able to learn from visiting industry experts in the studio, and closely with industry partners. This enables you to apply your learning and gain real world experience. You will also engage with research, its importance as you develop your design practiceYou will showcase your work at our annual summer show, as well as throughout your second year in our gallery space and at external galleries. You may have the opportunity to visit trade shows in London and Premier Vision in Paris.Career ProgressionOn completion of your Foundation Degree you may choose to progress on to the BA (Hons) Top-up Degree programme available at University Centre Somerset. Our students go on to work in industry, develop enterprise opportunities or explore further research at postgraduate level. Whatever you want to do, our team of subject experts will support you with your next steps.Many of our graduates go on to successful careers with high profile companies like Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, All Saints and River Island, choosing from roles such as fashion designer, textile designer, studio manager, art director, product developer, pattern cutter and materials research.

Application deadline

26 January

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UCAS Points : 64

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University information

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

  • Campus address

    Bridgwater and Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, England

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