Short course - Foundation
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You will develop understanding of the design process in both 2 and 3 dimensional form.
During the two semesters, you will produce a body of work consisting of sewing samples and construct a basic pattern block. You will also gain experience of working with industrial equipment when constructing your final fashion outcome.
You are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects your personal practice, inspiration, individual interests, work of other designer/artists and fabric research.
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
You will be supported to understand the design process through class talks, individual/group discussions and studio-based practice.
You must provide your own drafting/drawing and cutting equipment.
Students are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. Students will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit their personal level of experience and ability.
A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.
Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.
This course is recommended for beginners with limited to no garment construction experience.
Course fee: £335
A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.
STUDENT ID CARDS
Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:
Gray's School of Art Materials Shop
Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.
Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.University Wide Facilities
Apply direct to the university using our online application form.
Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.
Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.