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BA Fashion Illustration

BA Fashion Illustration

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London College of Fashion BA Hons Fashion Illustration

Study Level: Higher Education Study Mode: Full Time Course Length: 3 years Start Date: September Application Deadline: UCAS 15th January University Code: U65 Course code: W221 Portfolio Required? Yes Course Leader: Tony Glenville Course Location: John Princes street / Mare street What will I be doing? This unique course equips you with the skills and knowledge for a career in illustration in the broadest sense, whilst being situated specifically within the context of the fashion, publishing, beauty and lifestyle industries. Much more than simply a course in fashion drawing, this course offers you the chance to learn the widest range of illustration, graphic and visual communication skills. The course is underpinned by a strong drawing and conceptual emphasis and is enhanced by contemporary techniques in photography, new media and the moving image. The small group of students taken on each year creates a personalised course experience. Fashion Illustration students work with fashion products, and their contexts, as a source and potential partner. Their specialist curriculum is underpinned by drawing, but is enhanced with contemporary digital technology, moving images and animation. Course Structure Year one You will be introduced to the breadth of intellectual, practical and transferable skills required in fashion illustration. Projects will cover the design and development process, from in-depth research and analysis in order to develop creative design ideas. Specialist subjects include design, illustration, pattern cutting and garment manufacturing. Projects will introduce you to the design and development process, from indepth research, analysis and techniques in order to develop creative design ideas through to a final outcome. Specialist subjects include visual studies, photography and animation techniques, MAC based skills, and portfolio presentation.

Specialist units will introduce you to a range of core-skills including the ability to identify and collate primary and secondary visual research in order to develop ideas and techniques by exploring a variety of visual approaches; collage, stencilling, painting, and drawing as well as use of photography, image manipulation software and Mac skills. You will also be introduced to a range of techniques in order to enrich your visual vocabulary. Photography, image manipulation software, Illustrator and animation are used in order to develop and enrich visual sensibilities from a perspective of narrative, format, and multi-media applications. Course units include: Fashion Illustration and Drawn Image You will learn the principles and skills associated with the visualisation of ideas and proposals relevant to fashion illustration. Fashion drawing and image development underpins this unit, whilst research encourages you to recognise the importance of observation, visual analysis and synthesis. The unit aims to enrich your visual vocabulary and expand your potential reference sources, linking research and context to illustration. Fashion Illustration and Photographic Images Through this unit you will explore the construction of the photographic image, as a visual communicator of style, content and context. The development of your visual literacy will be extended through the investigation and application of contextual knowledge, acquiring the relevant skills necessary to produce digital/analogue photographic statements. Fashion Illustration and Moving Images You will be introduced to time-based media and the fundamental processes associated with the moving image. You will be encouraged to explore the relevance and effectiveness of sequential delivery within the context of fashion promotion and communication. Year two You will use all the skills acquired from the first year and be introduced to industry-related project work where you will be expected to integrate appropriate design solutions. In addition to the industry-related projects, you have the opportunity to complete a placement within the fashion field, which may be related to your chosen specialist route of study. The industry placement and preparation will be guided and directed by the Fashion Business Resource Studio, through lectures and tutorials which address professional interview skills, networking and C.V. development. You will have the opportunity to select a number of Elective units, which will enable you to contextualise your knowledge base and specialist skills in preparation for your final projects. Elective choices include Music and Fashion, Production and Consumption and Commodifying Desire.

Year three The emphasis of the third year is on self-directed study and exploration. You will further develop your research skills working on independently on chosen research topics and ideas. The final project allows you to negotiate your own brief. Course units include: Research Planning Final Major Project Realisation What are the entry requirements? You should: have a Foundation in Art and Design (recommended) have 2 Advanced Level passes at grade C or above (or equivalent awards) have passes in 3 subjects at GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent awards) have IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent if English is not your first language This course requires a minimum of 160 UCAS tariff points. Preferred subjects include Art, Design, Film Studies and Photography. Applicants are required to provide an art and design portfolio. Applications from mature students are welcome and consideration may be made toward applicants who have practical / work experience which can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications. How to apply All applications to this BA (Hons) Degree course must be made through UCAS. UCAS is the UK central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to full-time first degrees, FdAs and university diplomas. You must apply online via their website www.ucas.ac.uk, please be aware that there will be an administration fee. Applications can be made from 1st September to 15th January of the year you want to start the course. Selection process An admissions tutor will review your application and you may be called to interview. Selection is based initially on academic qualifications and/or previous experience, references and your personal statement. The interview process will include a review of your portfolio and interview with members of the course team. What next?

London College of Fashion runs a number of initiatives that actively seek placements for its students and recent graduates. For more information about the Fashion Business Resource Studio, please visit www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/fbrs.htm or call +44 (0)207 514 7571 Students are also able to take advantage of the Careers Information Centre at our Davies Street site. The centre has a wide range of material on specialist areas in art, design and communications and it’s where you can go to use computers for career-related research and writing or updating your CV. You can use this service at any time during your course and for two years after you leave. To find out more go to: www.arts.ac.uk/student/careers.htm Funding for your course It is essential that you plan your finances and stick to a realistic budget so that you can complete your course comfortably without major financial pressures. If you are a UK student applying for a full time place at college you should contact your Local Authority (LA) for help with funding (application form PN1). If you are studying an Honours or Foundation degree, and are eligible, then you can apply for a loan for £3,290 (2010/11) from Student Support Direct (www.studentsupportdirect.co.uk). They will assess how much maintenance loan or grant you will receive for help with other costs. The amount of maintenance help depends on a test of income (including your parents’ and/or partner’s income). You will find lots more about funding as well other student finance issues at www.arts.ac.uk/fees_money.htm International Students London College of Fashion welcomes students from over 70 countries around the world to study on its courses. The International Office is a course advisory and admissions service for students from outside the European Union. If you are an international student, for further information contact the International Administrator: London College of Fashion International Office, Room 217 20 John Princes street, London, W1G 0BJ Telephone: +44 (0)20 7514 7678/7656/7677 Email: international@fashion.arts.ac.uk Open Days Open Days offer a valuable opportunity to visit the College and gain information on specific courses and student life. For further information and to book these events visit our website www.fashion.arts.ac.uk/opendays.htm Telephone +44 (0) 207 514 7582

Find Out More For further information about the course please contact our Course Advisors: Telephone: +44 (0)20 7514 7344 Email: enquiries@fashion.arts.ac.uk You will be able to find extensive information about all of the issues covered in this document along with details about accommodation, living in London, student services and LCF news and events by going to www.fashion.arts.ac.uk

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy within this course leaflet, but changes may have been introduced after publication since it is the policy of the University to constantly review its provision of courses as well as the performance and content of individual courses. The College reserves the right to make such changes as may be appropriate for reasons of operational efficiency or due to circumstances including industrial action, beyond the Colleges control.

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