London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This extended degree includes an intensive foundation year (Year 0), which will allow you to progress on to one of our fashion or textiles undergraduate degree courses at The Cass. It is both preparatory and diagnostic, meaning you’ll gain the skills required for your subsequent three years of study as well as giving you the opportunity to explore a number of different directions before choosing your specialism at the end of the year.

**More about this course**

You’ll begin by undertaking a broad range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. These will help you develop skills and techniques that are common across all our extended degree courses and are followed by short projects that focus more specifically on fashion and textiles. During these subject-specific projects you’ll have the opportunity to explore pattern designing and cutting; making, styling and creative direction; recycling, embellishment and customisation; craft, bespoke and couture fashion; woven, constructed and printed textiles; and fashion drawing and photography.

All our extended degree programmes allow you to develop techniques in observational, technical and creative drawing; 2D and 3D composition; framing; sequence/series and narrative, as well as studio and workshop skills. You’ll also attend lectures and seminars, which will frame creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts.

You’ll present work-in-progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on a regular basis, preparing you for the public exhibition at the end of year. This will help you to explore your abilities and guide you towards establishing an individual focus and direction.

By the end of your foundation year you’ll have produced a substantial portfolio of work that will allow you to progress on to one of The Cass’s fashion or textiles undergraduate degree courses. You’ll also have developed as a confident, creative and socially-engaged practitioner with the ability to make more informed decisions about your own work within the context of the creative field you go on to study.

**What our students say**

"The teachers are specialists in what they teach so it has been great learning from such experts."

Former Student

"Studio culture has transformed the experience for me, I really appreciate the chance to explore what my practice may be when I graduate. Teaching staff have been excellent, giving me just enough freedom to explore, but not get too lost! Excellent facilities. Excellent technicians."

Former Student

"Encouraged creativity and confidence, I am much better at communicating as a result and feel more ready to launch into a professional environment. Great access to tutors who are as helpful as possible, and give good feedback."

Former Student

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Techniques (core, 30 credits)

Workbook (core, 30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees