Our Fashion Textiles (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio and make more informed decisions about your work. The imaginative teaching approach will help you explore your aptitude and potential.
This course is an alternative route into higher education – ideal if you can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year course. On graduation you’ll also receive the same award and title as students on the three-year course.
Our four-year degree in fashion textiles has a built-in preparatory year, which, through its exciting and imaginative approach to teaching, will help you discover your potential within different creative practices offered at The Cass.
Your foundation year will be shared with others studying a degree with a foundation year at The Cass and you’ll develop a range of skills that will be related to a range of our undergraduate programmes.
In the first term you’ll take on a range of short studio projects in visual imagery and making, followed by short-term projects in the second semester where you will be able to begin to specialise in textiles or further explore different creative practices. The individual project in your third term will be more closely aligned to your final BA award.
The foundation year will offer a balance of studio and workshop practice with lectures in critical and contextual studies, which will frame creative practice in historical, contemporary and cultural discourse. In those lectures and seminars you’ll find an emphasis on a thorough engagement with materials, forms and processes combine with intellectual skills, such as observation, analysis, discrimination, innovation and creativity. The programme will encourage personal research, exploration and development as a means to your bring individual interests and styles to creative practice.
The subsequent three years of your studies will be shared with students on the standard course. To find out more about the content you’ll study please visit our Fashion Textiles BA (Hons) course page.
During the foundation year you’ll be assessed via project work, essays and an individual portfolio. In the subsequent three years of your degree we’ll assess you via formative, summative, diagnostic, peer and self-assessment methods, as well as your studio work, digital projects and workshops.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Year 0 modules include:
Year 1 modules include:
Year 2 modules include:
Year 3 modules include:
On graduation from this four-year course you’ll be ready to take on multiple roles on the creative side of the industry. This includes roles such as:
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). A foundation year at The Cass is the starting point for many of our art, architecture and design students and acts as an introduction to the wide range of creative practices explored within the University. You may join us with a clear idea of the subject you intend to study or you may use it as an opportunity to explore a number of different directions or experiment with your creativity. A foundation year degree is also a great choice if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.
Non-UK and EU applicants for September entry may apply via UCAS, but may also apply directly to the University via the apply online button.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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