Interested in fashion, but not sure which area to specialise in?
Do you have some experience in fashion but are not sure if you're ready for higher education?
Fashion Portfolio Foundation Certificate is for you: aspiring, talented and
driven students who aim to work within the fashion industry as key creative
This year-long course introduces you to essential fashion specific skills,
allowing you to develop your visual thinking and design approach, and grow a
creative studio habit as an independent thinker. In addition, the programme is
designed to prepare you for the culture of learning at higher education
level in specialist design areas in fashion.
The course is primarily dedicated to providing knowledge and experience in a range of fashion design, textile and fashion communication activities. The foundation certificate will build your awareness and give you a clear vision of the options available at degree level. Its focus is on improving your confidence, helping you to understand your individual talent and giving you the right tools to make the best choice about your future study. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
The Fashion Portfolio Foundation Certificate is for you if:
you are not sure which of our fashion degrees is right for you
you do not yet have the right qualifications for a full degree
you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree
If you complete this year successfully you are guaranteed an interview if you apply for one of the three undergraduate fashion courses offered by Middlesex University:
This module will introduce you to design skills such as the selection and gathering of visual and written information, analysis, evaluation and development of selected information, along with the knowledge and understanding of specialist skills such as pattern cutting, draping on the stand, garment construction, embellishment and finishes. You will also cover life drawing and be introduced to photography. In this module you will also create an online learning journal.
In this module, you will focus on the selection and development of visual and written information, as well as portfolio presentation. You will also continue with the specialist fashion skills started in Principles of Fashion.
London Orientation with English for Fashion
This module introduces you to the wider world of fashion. The projects on this module will guide you to some of the most exciting fashion, textiles and design-related places in the world. You will reflect on your experiences and report back on them through a blog that you will build yourself.
In this module, you will focus on developing and establishing your individual and personal style, and learn how to present your final work in a professional way. This module will support you in designing and presenting your final Foundation Certificate Fashion Portfolio.
is possible to apply to study London Orientation with English for Fashion in isolation.
Applications are welcome from any candidate with a declared interest in fashion and a desire to study in the fashion area at the level of higher education. Our entry requirements for UK and international applicants are:
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3
Digital portfolio of drawings, visual research, design thinking and independent creative projects, which demonstrates evidence of previous production and creative practice
Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience
We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the requirements from your country, visit your country support page. If you're unsure about the suitability of your qualifications, please contact your nearest regional office for support.
Our entry requirements are displayed as grades. Please use the UCAS calculator to find out the equivalent tariff points.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The minimum requirements you should have are a level C GCSE pass or equivalent in English, or IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components).
Visit this page to see the full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-Sessional English course.
Please apply using our online application system. Once we have processed your application, we usually make a decision within four weeks and will contact you directly.
You will be required to create an Applicant Portal account in order to use our online application system. Once you have submitted your application you'll be able to track the progress of your application, upload supporting documents and portfolio.