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BA in Fashion Pattern Cutting (Full Time)

University of the Arts London

Bachelor Degree , Fashion

Course Description

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting focuses on innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing. Students learn design research and interpretation, 3D realisation, fit alteration, pattern drafting and adaptation, construction and manufacture. There will also be a focus on trend investigation and market analysis. 

What to expect 

  • Students will acquire broad academic skills which will allow them to see the context of their study in the wider perspectives of fashion, society and the environment.   Students will build the professional, communication and business skills they will need for successful employment in today’s global fashion industry. 

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting gives students the skills to approach the 3-Dimensional design process and realise garments, working with designers to create both experimental and commercial creative products. 

  • At the end of their studies, students will be equipped to enter the fashion industry with an innovative and professional portfolio and a range of skills that make them highly employable. 

BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting focuses on innovative cutting, fabric sourcing and digital technologies in the development of structured and unstructured clothing. Students learn design research and interpretation, 3D realisation, fit alteration, pattern drafting and adaptation, construction and manufacture. There will also be a focus on trend investigation and market...

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Course Content

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2.

  • Introduction to Fashion Pattern Cutting; 20 credits
  • Form and Silhouette; 40 credits
  • Drape and Form; 20 credits
  • Better Lives; 20 credits
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits

In Stage 2 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 5 to progress to Stage 3.

  • Structure and Form; 40 credits
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Option; 20 credits
  • Visual Research Methods; 20 credits
  • Professional Engagement; 40 credits

In Stage 3 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 6.

  • Construction and Transformation; 40 credits
  • Contextualising Your Practice; 20 credits
  • Final Major Project; 60 credits

On successful completion of Stage 2 students are offered the option of a professional placement leading to an extra qualification; the Diploma in Professional Studies.

The Diploma in Professional Studies carries 120 credits, and constitutes an independent award. Credits achieved on the Diploma are not part of the final degree award.

This diploma is achieved through the optional 30-week industrial placement. It allows students the opportunity to experience the atmosphere, pace and discipline of working in the industry, through total involvement in the day-to-day activities of a company. It will build on the knowledge gathered through course work to practically demonstrate the roles and functions, and operations typical of the fashion industry and the student’s chosen specialism.

A 20-credit unit is approximately equivalent to 200 hours of learning time, which includes a mixture of taught time, independent study and assessment.

All students are entitled to a tutorial package that consists of:

  • one induction tutorial (group or one to one);
  • one tutorial per term for the duration for their course of study at LCF;
  • group tutorials as required;
  • an appropriate level of confidentiality.

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2. Introduction to Fashion Pattern Cutting; 20 credits Form and Silhouette; 40 credits Drape and Form; 20 credits Better Lives; 20 credits Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits In Stage 2...

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Entry Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include, Art, Design, English and Maths);
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma; Access Diploma or 64 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 160 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
  • and three GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4.

Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications. Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include, Art, Design, English and Maths); Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects...

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Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated aims of the course outcomes:

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and ?dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated aims of the course outcomes:

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and ?dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

Additional Information

Autumn term:

Monday 14 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Autumn term:

Monday 14 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021