fashion & textiles foundation

The fashion and textiles foundation course is a preparation course for university for any student that has a keen interest in fashion.

The course offers a broad range of specialisms that include life drawing, painting, fashion, textiles, fine art, 3D Design, graphic illustration an installation art. This course has a strong art and design bias.  You will learn to develop concepts in a creative design / craft studio environment with support from our knowledgeable and dedicated art team. There are a broad range of future careers available to you, and previous students have gone on to work in the commercial fashion sector, accessory design, textile design, theatre costume design, graphic design, fine arts and photography.

We also offer Art, Architecture and Media Foundation Courses

Students will undertake a rotation throughout the department learning a broad range of skills, demonstrating their creativity. The course curriculum is designed to help students prepare a portfolio which showcases their abilities and enables them to make informed decisions about their chosen specialism at university. 

In Fashion and Textiles you will have the opportunity to learn fashion, fashion styling, textiles, print-making, fine art, photography, 3D design, life drawing and contextual studies. The emphasis is on experimentation with processes and materials to create final work.  

Previous students have gone on to work in the commercial fashion sector, Bespoke Tailoring, Accessory design, Textile design, Theatre Costume Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Styling and Production at prestigious universities. 

These are the entry requirements for our Fashion & Textiles Foundation Course.


Here’s some key information about the Fashion & Textiles Foundation Course.

FASHION & TEXTILESSeptember StartJanuary Start
Minimum Age16.517
Course Length3 terms2 terms*
Start Dates7th September 202011th January 2021
English Language RequirementIELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5
Hours of study per week23 (24 in term one)>30
Tuition Fees per Term£6900£6900
Accommodation OptionsResidential or HomestayHomestay

You will study the following subjects on the Fashion & Textiles foundation course.

  • Sculpture & 3D Studies
  • Life Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Textiles & Textural Studies
  • History of Art
  • Portfolio & E-Portfolio
  • English (IELTS/EAP)
  • University Preparation Course

Read the full Fashion & Textiles Foundation Course Syllabus here

Fashion and Textiles Foundation

Here’s some of our recent fashion & textile student portfolio work

To apply for a course, go to our APPLY page. You can choose to apply online or download our application forms and scan them to us. Please ensure you read the instructions on the page so you complete the correct forms.