English Plus Fashion (Year Round)

English Plus Fashion (Year Round)

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General English or Academic English with practical fashion lessons at London College of Fashion.

I have been here for around 2 months and I’m already very glad to learn more about fashion in such a prestigious University. Moreover, the way of teaching, the quality of my course and the broad approach of my teacher let me think that this is the best place to study fashion.

Julie, France

Hour per week

Level of English required: Pre-intermediate or above.

This course covers seven topics, giving you the opportunity to try a different aspect of fashion every four weeks. If you attend for the full 24 weeks you will have an overview of the industry and an idea of where you might excel if you are considering further study.

Most topics are design or business based, except for Simple Garment Making where you will be using industrial sewing machines. The tutors on this course all teach at London College of Fashion, and many of them combine teaching with working in the fashion industry.

Details 2018

What is included? 

  • 15 hours of General or Academic English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • seven hours of fashion studies over two days per week
  • regular tutorials and reviews
  • free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • independent study facilities
  • insurance
  • certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and London College of Fashion.

Are materials included?

Basic materials will be provided, students are expected to bring their own pencils, brushes, sketch book, scissors and craft knife, and a camera for recording three dimensional work and visual research.

How many students in a class?

For English language classes, the average number of students in a class is 12 students and the maximum is 15.
For fashion classes, the average is 12 students, and the maximum is 16.

What is the minimum age?


Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study?

No, this course is designed as an introduction to fashion.

Level of English required?


For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.

2018 Timetable

English Plus Fashion Year-round courses

Timetable 2018

Block Start Dates Subject

2 January and

2 July

Fashion Drawing
- Learning how to draw fashion figures 
- Understanding proportions
- Innovative drawing methods
- Exploring colour

29 January and

30 July

Fashion Trends and Design
- Brand and customer research overview
- Trend inspiration and design
- Presenting a final collection

26 February and

28 August

Fashion PR and Marketing
- Overview of PR and marketing
- Fashion calendar and press releases
- Media and communication

26 March and

24 September

Fashion Styling the Image
- Role of a stylist 
- Moodboards and trends
- Photoshoot

23 April

(two weeks)

Fashion Portfolio*
- Development and presentation
of fashion portfolios
- Understanding the different layouts,
styles and formats
- Research

8 May and

22 October

Making a Simple Garment
- Preparing a pattern and cutting fabric
- Construction methods
- Garment construction and finishing 

4 June and

19 November

Visual Display
- Importance of visual merchandising
- Understanding brands and customers
- Window concepts and store layouts

* Students must have an existing portfolio to work on during this module.

2018 Dates and Fees

English Plus Fashion Year-round

Dates and fees for 2018

These course can be booked between 4-24 weeks in 4-week blocks
(except for a 2-week block starting 23 April 2018)

Start dates:

2 January | 29 January | 26 February | 26 March | 23 April* | 8 May | 4 June

2 July | 30 July | 28 August | 24 September | 22 October | 19 November

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*These course lengths are only possible if they include the two-week block