Looking to start or develop your fashion portfolio? Whether you’re looking to apply for further education, seeking a new position or even a change of career, Fashion Folio is the perfect solution for both students and professionals.

Fashion Folio is a fantastic, fun and highly intensive fashion programme where you will also be given advice about further studies or personal and professional development. Students complete projects in order to build a portfolio that represents their own personal approach and style to fashion design. The course will push your understanding of fashion and challenge your preconceived ideas of how to design garments. Visual research, experimentation and idea development, combined with unique presentation skills, will be the focus of everything you do. You will be expected to work hard, find inspiration in new and unexpected places and identify your strengths and weaknesses whilst learning to overcome your limitations.

© Fashion Folio, 2015

© Fashion Folio, 2015

Broken down into three stages, each stage is taught on a progressive basis offering you the chance to potentially study for up to one academic year. Whilst it is recommended that you attend all three stages, depending on the individual, you can also apply to each stage separately, providing your work demonstrates the ability and experience appropriate to the stage for entry.

  • Stage one – for students developing/revisiting their portfolios
  • Stage two – for students developing/revisiting/finalising their portfolios
  • Stage three – for students finalising/refining their portfolios
© Fashion Folio, 2016

© Fashion Folio, 2016

In order to fully benefit from Fashion Folio you should be at least 18 years old and have some form of education or work experience related to art and design. Your Fashion Folio submission portfolio should be able to demonstrate an interest in fashion and show some fashion experience.

© Fashion Folio, 2017

© Fashion Folio, 2017

If you have never studied fashion before we highly recommend doing a short course in fashion design and/or fashion drawing prior to applying for stage one.

If you are interested in applying to any of the Fashion Folio stages you can find out more about the course and apply here. We also offer full-time portfolio preparation courses in art and design, graphic design, photography and textiles. Gradates and professionals can also apply to the highly sought after innovative pattern cutting course.