United Kingdom, Bournemouth

Complete Fashion Design

when 18 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1595

Through a combination of studio work, practical exercises and excursions, this course will introduce you to both the design and promotion side of the fashion industry. Delivered from within our dedicated fashion studios and workshops, you will experience the full fashion design process, starting with research, translation and drawing techniques, through to garment design. Ideal for those who are considering further studies or a career in fashion, this course will also introduce key concepts in fashion promotion, editorial and blogging.

This course is designed to encourage your creative thinking and build confidence in expressing your own ideas as well as developing your design skills and knowledge of the fashion industry. You will be guided through initial research and fashion analysis sessions using techniques including collage, 3D experimentation and work on colour and styling. You will explore drawing styles and fashion illustration - a key skill for those wanting to join the industry – and learn how to express your designs figuratively. You will deconstruct and sketch garments as well use experimental workshops in draping, pattern cutting and fabric to inform your own garment design.

You will have a chance to get out and about in London for a course study trip, visiting important fashion collections as well as fashion hot spots to sketch and photograph street styles. Tutor led seminars will explore the ‘business’ side of the fashion industry including blogging, advertising and fashion editorial. You will also learn how to showcase your work for presentations and prepare a fashion folio. At the end of the course there will be a professional photo shot to record your finished garments with exhibition and group critique of work produced.

Target group

AUB Summer Courses are open to all those aged 15 or over at the time of taking the course. Our summer courses are attended by high school students, university students and creative professionals wishing to learn new creative skills, enhance their current studies or change careers.

Course aim

- Develop new creative skills and techniques
– Prepare for an arts course at university
– Boost your career prospects
– Experience studying in a British University
– Learn from creative experts
– Share ideas, skills and talents with students from around the world

Credits info

University Students, who wish their home university to recognise and award credits for their summer programme, should first
check with their home institution so that they can assess and award credit as appropriate. The Arts University recommends
the course is equivalent to 1 - 4 U.S. credits and 3 - 9 ECTS credits. Students will be able to demonstrate their successful
course attendance and completion by presenting their course handbook and Completion Certificate.

Fee info

GBP 1595: Please note our course fee includes all materials used within the course, teaching costs, plus admission fees for any day trips or study excursions that take place as part of your course.
GBP 955: £955 Halls of residence accommodation for students aged 18 years+, including breakfast and lunch on campus (Mon-Fri), and private transport to and from campus (Mon-Fri).

£1,155 Halls of residence accommodation for students aged 16 & 17 years, including breakfast and lunch on campus (Mon-Fri), private transport to and from campus (Mon-Fri) and 24 hour supervised student support.

£1,155 Homestay accommodation for students aged15 years+; carefully selected Homestay family, including full board meal plan of breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of stay, transport to and from campus (Mon-Fri) and access to 24hour pastoral care and support.


No scholarships or financial aid is available from AUB for Summer Courses.