Gray's School of Art


Short Course - Intermediate

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Fashion (Intermediate)
The course will provide you with a more in-depth understanding of the garment design process through textile and technical knowledge, research and development, pattern making/adaptation, construction and presentation.

This course is suitable for students who have completed the Foundation Fashion course, or students who are confident in garment construction and want to learn more complex constructions, pattern adaption and develop their design skills.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
3 Oct - 21 Nov 2019
Semester Two:
9 Jan - 27 Feb 2020
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
7:00pm - 9:30pm

This year the course will be based on "Fashion and the Environment". You will design and make a garment reflecting the environment in which they will be used, or from which they are inspired. Or your garment can reflect the impact of the fashion industry on the environment.

Understanding fibres and fabrics and manufacturing will inform the development of your final piece. You can adapt a commercial pattern or develop your own from a block.

Due to the time consuming nature of garment construction, you will be required to continue working on their projects out of class to complete this course.

You are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects your observations, thoughts, 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.

Due to the time consuming nature of garment construction, you will be required to continue working on your projects out of class to complete this course and build confidence in self-directed study.

You must provide your own drafting/drawing and cutting equipment.

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

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.

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


This course is not formally assessed.



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.


The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.



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 if you have completed the Foundation Fashion course, or who have some previous experience in garment construction.


Course fee: £360


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.


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.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop


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:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

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.

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