Fashion and Textiles

Fashion and Textiles FdA

Please note this course will not be running at our Burnley Campus in September 2020. 

When considering a specialist discipline of study at HE level in the Arts, the decision can be difficult.  This Foundation Degree contains the same level of taught material as the first two years of a Textiles or Fashion Degree, but allows students on this course to absorb and synthesise from three separate, yet ever-connected subject areas in the same two year course of study.  Upon graduation, students should be in a clear mind as to which of the three subject areas (Fashion Design / Fashion Promotion / Textile Design) they aim to pursue for creation of final Degree projects.  Alternatively, those graduates will have a new professional outlook on a world of art and design, and should be confident when talking to those in an industry environment, of their honed abilities following graduation from this Foundation Degree. 

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Two years - full time

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:


  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    Burnley (Campus code: A)

  • Start Date:

    September 2020

  • Fashion at UCLan is ranked in the TOP 100 of the Best Fashion Schools in the World for 2020 (CEOWORLD Magazine)
  • Fashion is ranked 1st in the North West and Fashion and Textiles at UCLan are nationally ranked in the UK top 10 (number 8) according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Design studies at UCLan – ranked top in the North West for Overall Student Satisfaction and second in the North West for teaching on the course in the 2018 National Student Survey.
  • 2016 and 2018 Times Higher Education award winner for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.

Course Overview

Year 1

  • FQ1001 Critical and Cultural Studies
  • TI1002 Fashion and Textile Design 1
  • FS1102 Fashion Illustration and Presentation Methods
  • CF1002 Digital Communication for Fashion
  • TI1012 Drawing for Textiles

Year 2

  • FQ2001 Dress, Style and Communication
  • FJ2002 The Fashion Image
  • TI2012 Surface Design
  • CF2004 Creative Digital Fashion Illustration
  • FS2401 Culture and Identity
  • FS2402 Self-Managed Careers in the Creative Industries

More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.

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Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)

Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

Applicants are required to attend a Selection Day when they will be interviewed with a portfolio. You will be sent an email by our Admissions Office asking you to book onto a selection day event. Further information on our Selection Day and portfolio interviews.

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree.

International Students

View our entry requirements for your country

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

Check your points

Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.

Points calculator

Further Information

Students will be inducted on various equipment required to complete module briefs.

Support is to be provided by course and technical staff for safe operation of this equipment.  A toolkit will be provided for each student, which allows for the independent manufacture of articles throughout the course of study.

Assessment is carried out throughout study, as the majority of briefs are coursework related.  Periodic tutorials, critique sessions, group work and presentations will take place.  Student feedback will be given in written and verbal form, during study and after submitted work is assessed.

Incorporated into the study will be visits and presentations from practitioners or businesses to campus, live industry projects will be undertaken by the students and experience in the industry will form an instrumental part of the overall study programme.

Steve Brindle has worked in the fabric manufacture, fashion and garment industry for 12 years and has 10 years HE teaching experience.  Carole Hunt (PhD) has extensive knowledge in research and continues her teaching in fashion and textiles areas.  Sam Grayer has extensive knowledge in fashion promotion and communication.  Femida Adams has spent a significant time teaching and supporting students in fashion design.


Students will be engaged with industry throughout the course of study, via live projects, observations on how the industry operates, work experience opportunities, discussions with, and presentations from UCLan Careers and Propeller Services and in students’ setting up and management of ventures themselves, as part of their study.


Steve Brindle directs a small business of his own, which provides students at UCLan with much to learn and utilise with regard to how to successfully set up and maintain a start-up business.


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Course Enquiries

Telephone us: +44(0)1772 892400
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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Art, Design and Fashion

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry | 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.