Foundation Degree (FdA) Fashion and Textiles

Fashion… Design Your Own Future

From Instagram Trending and Viral Fashion, to High Street Multiples and the ultimate luxury in Fashion, Haute Couture. Fashion Designers of tomorrow will embrace so many different changing markets with socially conscious and ethical creative solutions to make.

The Fashion Industry is worth £32billion in the UK alone, and is the second largest employer in the UK creating in excess of 890,000 jobs. At Kingston College, you will develop skills in designing, pattern cutting and manufacturing garments to become employment ready. In addition, you will learn all allied areas of printed textiles, dyeing, surface decoration, fabric manipulation and embroidery.

Our newly refurbished Knitwear Studio provides and students have access to 16 industrial machines that can combine with hand knit and crochet. Material choices are varied and students are encouraged to challenge themselves, to use mixed media and to recycle and repurpose. CAD programme for knitwear allows pattern and garment shaping.

Students will be working with Industry led Partnerships and Designer Masterclasses, including competitions and other career focused opportunities. Portfolio building runs throughout the course with students guided by experienced industry tutors. Digital and manual Illustration using Photoshop and illustrator is taught throughout, in our large computer suite.

FdA Fashion & Textiles students benefit from a unique course as we have the staff expertise with two technicians in four major fashion areas: the print textile studio, industrial knitting studio, spacious pattern cutting and garment construction studios, and Fashion Communication and brand development in the ICT suite.

Kingston College continues to exceed expectation as a leading provider of Fashion and Textiles courses in Greater London. Students have a progression pathway to the final year of the BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles at the University of West London.

Our student Alumni is impressive with previous students all expressing the cost effective fees at approximately two thirds less than other providers.

Kingston College Fashion & Textiles is a Foundation Degree designed for your success into the future you desire.

Course Content

The course is delivered through a series of modules:- 

Year 1:

• Pattern Cutting and Garment Manufacture

• Professional Studies in Fashion

• Visual Communication for the Fashion Industry

• Creative Textile Techniques and Processes

• Design Exploration and Realisation

• Technological Textiles 

Year 2:

• Creating Design Solutions

• Specialist Studies: Experimental Textiles, Printed Textiles and Knitted Textiles

• Fashion and Cultural Studies

• Professional and Portfolio Development

• Collaborative Live Project – Design

• Collaborative Live Project – Realisation

The award is made upon the accumulation of 240 credits from the units studied, 120 credits for each year of study.

Entry Requirements

Typically, learners applying for this course will have 64 UCAS points from  the successful completion of:

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design,
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing,
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design,
  • 12 unit Vocational A Level in Art and Design at Grades D-E
  • or 64 UCAS points from A2 Level qualifications, plus four GCSEs at grades A-C to include English Language or equivalent. 

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience equivalent to those listed above.  

Applications from International students with equivalent qualificiations and IELTS 6 are welcome.  

We look for enthusiasm and creativity, together with with a willingness to learn and to engage with others.  You will need to submit a portfolio demonstrating your creative skills and abilities and have a successful interview.  Your portfolio should show examples of sketchbooks, research and drawings, which demonstrate good use of colour, mixed with media and the development of ideas.

Duration and Delivery

Two years, full time. Next course start date: September 2019.

Progression

Careers in fashion design, marketing, buying, knitwear, surface textile design, creative pattern cutting and many more.

 Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree there will be the opportunity to transfer onto the BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles Degree at the University of West London (Ealing Campus).

Additional Information

Applications for this course are made through UCAS.

Tuition Fees 2019-2020:

Home/EU students - £6,165 / International Students - £9,500

Fees quoted are per year of study.

Tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change.  They are likely to increase in line with inflation each year.  

  • Awarding Body: University of West London
  • Location: Creative Industries Centre
  • Institution Code: K83
  • Course Code: KC09 

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