Farnham, United Kingdom

Fashion & Textiles

when 23 July 2018 - 10 August 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3

During this course you will explore fashion and textiles concepts and processes, utilising a variety of techniques. Over the course of the three weeks, this will enable you to design and produce a length of printed fabric from which you will make an original garment of your own. When you have styled your unique item, you will then photograph it and prepare it for the final exhibition.

Week One

You will be introduced to a range of creative processes and techniques to help you develop ideas based on a given theme.

Combining experimental drawing, playful mark making, line, colour and surface quality, you will explore ideas for one-off textile designs and repeat patterns and colour ways.

At the end of week one you will have created an individual collection of fashion textile paper designs.

Week Two

From your paper designs, you will be introduced to the screenprinting process. Using a range of images and stencil paper to re-create your design on fabric, you will learn how to transfer your textile design onto silk screens for hand printing. You will use a range of print processes including pigment, reactive and chemical printing.

By the end of week two you will have created a fashion textile design and printed it on fabric.

Week Three

Using your length of fabric you will create a three-dimensional garment, using a given creative cutting technique. Your tutors will work with you to give you an understanding of how fabric, colour and form work together, and will teach you basic machine skills to enable you to interpret your ideas.

Once your garment is complete, you will consider its final ‘look’ and capture this in a studio photoshoot. The culmination of the course will be an exhibition of your 3D fashion textile garment with a portfolio of supporting work. At the end of the course you will have made, photographed and styled a 3D fashion textile garment.

Target group

Age 16+

Course aim

We’ll help you to develop your knowledge and explore your own artistic potential surrounded by our academic staff and other aspiring artists and makers.

We have produced Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees.

Our high-profile graduates have been taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff who will support you through your Summer School programme.

Fee info

GBP 3: What's included in your course fee?

- 12 days of academic teaching and creativity

- Accommodation for the full three weeks

- Airport pick-up and drop-off*

- Breakfast and lunch provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)

- Cultural visits to London, Brighton, Royal Windsor and Oxford (inclusive of applicable entry fee)

- Programme of optional social events during evenings and free weekend time**

- UCA International Summer School t-shirt

*Only available on advertised dates from/to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport only

** additional costs may apply to certain optional events