Fashion (Foundation)

1. Overview

The main aims of the course are to explore basic sewing and pattern cutting techniques.

Students will develop understanding of the design process in both 2 and 3 dimensional form.

2. What you will study

During the two semesters, students will produce a body of work consisting of sewing samples and construct a basic pattern block. They will also gain experience of working with industrial equipment when constructing their final fashion outcome.

Students will be supported to understand the design process through class talks, group/individual discussions and studio-based practice.

Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, inspiration, individual interests, work of other designer/artists and fabric research.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for beginners with limited to no garment construction experience.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course. 

4. How to apply

Course fee: £305

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional Information

Students must provide their own drafting/drawing, cutting and sewing tools. 

View the Fashion Materials List (PDF 101KB)

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 4 Oct - 22 Nov 2017
Semester Two: 10 Jan - 28 Feb 2018

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks )
7.00pm – 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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Gray's School of Art
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