University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting prepares you for a successful career as a pattern cutter for contemporary fashion. You will develop innovative solutions through traditional craft practice and the latest digital technologies.

**What can you expect?**

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting focuses on creative approaches to the production of contemporary fashion. The course promotes innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing.

Students on this course will learn design research, design interpretation and three'dimensional realisation. You will build skills in presentation, fit alteration, pattern drafting, construction and fabric sourcing. Students will also learn about trend investigation, market analysis and awareness of sustainability and ethical issues.

You will have the option of doing a placement year between the second and final year of the course. Successful completion of this placement year will give you an additional qualification. You will also have the opportunity to make contacts and build relationships within the industry. At the end of your studies you will be equipped to enter the fashion industry with an innovative and professional portfolio and a range of skills that make you highly employable.

London College of Fashion (LCF) undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Graduates from this course will be able to gain positions in design, garment and production technology, fabric research, sourcing and manufacture. Technical competence and creative confidence will enable graduates to become technical managers, innovators, consultants and product developers, as well as defining their own individual career opportunities.

This course is based at Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The Shoreditch area was at the heart of London’s clothing industry in the 17th'century and Curtain Road is home to many of LCF’s design, textiles and fashion courses. Nearby you will find Spitalfields and BOXPARK markets offering a wide range of crafts, fashion and food traders.

**About London College of Fashion**

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. In design, we teach a combination of heritage and radical thinking. Craftsmanship and new technology. Engineering – and in'depth design research. We teach innovative ideas first – and then innovative practice to bring them to life. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £19,350 Overseas Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £19,350 Overseas Fees