United Kingdom, Epsom

Fashion & Textiles

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3500

During this course you will explore fashion and textiles concepts and processes utilising a variety of techniques. These skills will enable you to design and produce a length of printed fabric from which you will make an original garment of your own. When you have styled your unique item, you will then photograph it and prepare it for the final exhibition.

Target group

International Students

Course aim

Week one
You will be introduced to a range of creative processes and techniques to help you develop ideas based on a given theme. Combining experimental drawing, playful mark making, line, colour and surface quality, you will explore ideas for one-off textile designs and repeat patterns and colour ways.

At the end of week one you will have created an individual collection of fashion textile paper designs.

Week two
From your paper designs, you will be introduced to the screen-printing process. Using a range
of images and stencil paper to re-create your design on fabric, you will learn how to transfer your textile design onto silk screens for hand printing. You will use a range of print processes including pigment, reactive and chemical printing.

By the end of week two you will have created a fashion textile design and printed it on fabric.

Week three
Working with your length of fabric and using a given creative cutting technique you will create a three-dimensional garment. Your tutors will work with you to give you an understanding of how fabric, colour and form work together, and will teach you basic machine skills to enable you to interpret your ideas.

Once your garment is complete, you will consider its final ‘look’ and capture this in a studio photoshoot. The culmination of the course will be an exhibition of your 3D fashion textile garment with a portfolio of supporting work. At the end of the course you will have made, photographed and styled a 3D fashion textile garment.

Fee info

GBP 3500: What's included?

- 12 days of academic teaching and creativity
- Accommodation for the full three weeks
- Airport pick-up and drop-off*
- Two meals a day provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)
- Cultural visits every Wednesday (including entry fees)
- Programme of optional social events during evenings and free weekend time**
- UCA International Summer School t-shirt.

*Only available on advertised dates from/to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport.

** Additional costs may apply to certain optional events.
GBP 3250: Early Bird - if booked before 18th March 2019.