University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

The Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design Technology covers design for menswear and womenswear, product development, garment technology and pattern cutting. The course encourages creative thinking and innovative design approaches, and emphasises that 3D realisation is key to understanding the process of design and manufacture. The course covers a range of new and established technologies that give students an insight into manufacturing and design in the fashion industry.

**What can you expect?**

This course prepares graduates for suitable MA courses within the Design and Technology programme at London College of Fashion. This includes MA Fashion Design Technology Menswear, MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear, and MA Pattern and Garment Technology.

Graduates have previously secured places within UAL in addition to the RCA, Westminster, Kingston, Goldsmiths and Aalto Helskinki. Alternatively, graduates of this course will be in a position to gain employment in varied roles within the international fashion industry in the area of design and technology.

This course is based at Mare Street in Hackney, east London. East London has been dubbed the centre of British fashion. It’s where the old meets the new, where the night comes to life, where you can eat almost anything you like and find some of the capital’s best shops. The London College of Fashion (LCF) Mare Street site is now renowned for housing our jewellery, MA Fashion Futures and tailoring courses, alongside LCF’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise.

**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.

Course Modules

Modules include: Fashion language and context; fashion analysis; fashion development; final realisation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip £17,920 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • An Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification; or professional qualifications recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree; or prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning, which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. Exceptionally, applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any 1 skill.