During the Fashion & Textiles Foundation Degree you will make creative fashion and textiles work whilst building your portfolio by participating in exhibitions, collaborative projects and live briefs.
This course is now housed in our brand new £60m Quarry Hill campus with state of the art facilities. We have brand new studios, exhibition spaces, state of the art student work zones, and, importantly, a building which is exclusively for our degree students. The new college building sits in the Cultural Quarter of Leeds alongside the BBC, Leeds College of Music (which is also part of the Luminate Education Group, along with Leeds City College), Northern Ballet, and Leeds Playhouse, currently undergoing redevelopment. Between the sites, a shared space is in the process of being created, which will open up access to buildings and amenities.
You will explore a variety of commercial practices as you develop specialist fashion and textile skills including design, contemporary and traditional printmaking, and material manipulation. You will experience a range of traditional and contemporary production processes as well as developing an appreciation of colour, pattern, image, form and tactility.
You will be encouraged to develop creative and experimental responses to briefs and decide the direction of your portfolio of work; whether that is working on fine art pieces, designing and making garments, or creating textile products.
This course is validated by Leeds City College