Program Details

This course is designed to give you an authentic Central Saint Martins Fashion Design experience while in London, using experimental research and design development pathways that are original and innovative. The course focuses on contemporary leather cra
Location:
London, United Kingdom; Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Central Saint Martins and Polimoda London and Florence are two cities steeped in a Medieval and modern history. It is this combination fused with London's rich Roman history and Florence's connection with the Renaissance that provide the perfect backdrop for studying and learning craft based skills. Our partner institution for these courses, Polimoda, is an Italian centre of excellence, recognised worldwide for its high quality, fashion-oriented, didactic offer ranging from Design & Marketing to Management and Communication. Session Course Dates: London: 27 June - 7 July 2016 Florence: 12 July - 22 July 2016 course subjects: 1)London Florence: Leather Craftsmanship - Fashion and Accessories 2) London Florence: Fashion Trend Forecasting and Styling

This course is designed to give you an authentic Central Saint Martins Fashion Design experience while in London, using experimental research and design development pathways that are original and innovative. The course focuses on contemporary leather craftsmanship for fashion and accessories. A key element of the course will be utilising and developing your research skills. You will research contemporary British designers using leather in their collections identifying their trademark characteristics. You will learn how to incorporate such elements into your own work to give you a distinctive style. You will explore your ideas by gathering inspiration from a variety of sources as the starting point for creative design research. You will then go on to develop and interpret your research ideas into garment designs, leather samples and embroideries. A series of workshops led by industry professionals will cover pattern-making and fashion illustration. You will explore a range of different techniques to present your ideas to an advanced portfolio standard. Fashion Trend Forecasting and Styling A professional stylist's role is far more than deciding on an outfit. They source garments, book models, plan the look, adapt to their audience and the media they are using to present final images. This course will take you through the skills required to become a stylist and give you an opportunity to work on your own shoot, enabling you to come away with images that will make your portfolio stand out from the crowd. Who should attend? This course is suitable for beginners. No specific skills are necessary but candidates should be prepared to work hard and fast and experiment with new ideas whilst also having lots of fun. Outcomes: By the end of this course the student will have looked at the following themes: Analysing the emerging trends in contemporary editorial fashion images Interpreting the personality of a client and his/her lifestyle through your styling Culture of fashion communication business Creating a professional editorial fashion image developing a unique image by considering clothing, accessories, photos and locations

Credit Transfer on these 90 hour, 4-week Dual City courses Studying with us this summer can help you build up credits for your own degree course. Please ensure you take the essential steps to clear the courses and credits with your home college or university before you begin your Dual City summer course. Plan Credit Transfers Before Departure Once you have selected your course, meet up with your study abroad office or academic advisor. Pass them the relevant course description and Course Handbook as this will assist advisors in assessing the course for credit-transfer at your institution. Record of Study and Achievement & Grade Report The Record of Study and Achievement (RSA) contains your final grade and is sent out soon after the end of your summer course. You will receive one copy, while a second copy will be sent to your home university or study abroad provider. The RSA we will send out includes details the course studied and tuition hours and the final grade that has been awarded, so your institution can determine the number of credits they will award. The Grades we use are formatted in a standard A-F scale, included in the course handbook is the grading criteria they we will use. Please ensure that your academic advisor is aware of the criteria as the level required for each grade may differ slightly from your home institution.
Setting Description:
Polimoda’s location in the Renaissance city of Florence plays a significant part in the Polimoda student experience. The school’s connections with the fashion industry are also enhanced by the proximity of the nearby leather industry and garment manufacturers of Tuscany. Students in both the undergraduate and masters courses come from a wide variety of international backgrounds. The school reports a relatively low student-teacher ratio of about six to one, meaning that each student is able to develop their skills at their own pace. Students scored the faculty, campus and workrooms highly in our survey. Whereas 93 percent of undergraduate students feel satisfactorily prepared for the industry, postgraduate students ranked the school’s careers services and quality of recruiters poorly. They identified lower-than-average levels of employment within six months of graduation comparative to other schools.
Cost:
gbp 2900 tuition only for 4 weeks 90 hours

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