English, United Kingdom

Fashion: Print, Style and Capture

when 22 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2

During this course, you will explore fashion concepts: how research informs design ideas and translates into 2D patterns. This will allow you to develop an outfit, which you will then style with accessories and spend time with a professional photographer, capturing the best representation of your concept.

What will you study?
You will be introduced to a range of processes and abstract cutting techniques, and from you will develop ideas based on a given theme or concept. These will then be combined three-dimensionally to create your outfit.

Your tutors will work with you to give you an understanding of fabric, colour and form, and will teach you basic machine skills to enable you to realise your ideas. Once complete, you will consider the final ‘look’ of your outfit and propose ideas for hair, make-up and accessories. You will work with photography and styling tutors in a studio photo shoot. The culmination of the course will be an exhibition of your garments and imagery

The other course we would like to offer will be digital print and CAD work, so much more computer-based. The outcome will produce a basic garment, but the work will involve less sewing.

Target group

English language requirement: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent*
Academic Pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent

*Students who are unable to demonstrate the required competence in the English language are welcome to attend the course on a non-credit bearing basis. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Credits info

15 EC
Academic Status: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS / 3 US credits)

Fee info

GBP 2: What is included in your fee:

Academic course
Accommodation for three weeks
Airport pick-up and drop-off (from Birmingham and Heathrow Airport only)
Breakfast and lunch vouchers to use in the University’s cafe
Cultural visits to London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford
Programme of social events
International Summer School t-shirt

Please note travel to the UK, visa costs and other personal travel and living expenses are not included eg evening meals. We suggest that students should budget a figure of approximately £10 - £50 per day for additional food and drink.