Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2024
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Mode: Full time
  • Fees: UK: TBC / INT: £12,500

Ideal for: Students keen to try their hand at fashion and textile design activities.

Build the foundations for your future.

This course allows students to try their hand at fashion and textile design activities, helping them assess their strengths and confirm your degree aspirations. They'll have free reign to experiment with the wide range of techniques available to our students at Ravensbourne.

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Further Education course insight short

Meet Natalie, course leader for our Foundation studies programmes here at Ravensbourne and find out about the benefits of studying on this course.

Why study this foundation course?

Students will receive practical guidance throughout their diploma, including interview preparation and how to best present their portfolio.

As well as higher education opportunities, we can help students find the right pathway to progress directly into internships or work.

This course exposes students to fashion and textile design activities to help assess strengths and confirm degree aspirations.


Our students work

The specifics



Our facilities are open to every student

Our facilities are open to every student

One of the best things about our facilities is that they are open to all students no matter what course they are studying.

Watch the video and then scroll through the gallery to see what else you could use.

Print shop at Ravensbourne University

Print shop at Ravensbourne University

Our Print Shop team will help you with all your printing needs. Whatever the size or material you want to work with, we can help. Bring your ideas up to scale with our large format printer and create printed designs for fabrics or textiles with our screen printing facilities.

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Fashion atelier at Ravensbourne

Fashion atelier at Ravensbourne

With access to the latest camera equipment and video editing software, Adobe Premier Pro, you will also expand your awareness of different creative fields and learn the value of interdisciplinary exploration. 


TV Studio

Large fully equipped and industry-grade HDTV studio to equip students with the right technology to bring ideas to life.

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Production control rooms

State-of-the-art production control rooms featuring the very latest video and audio editing technology.

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fashion atelier

Our spacious and well-equipped fashion atelier means that our fashion students learn traditional, technical and creative skills such as draping, pattern cutting and machine sewing. But not only that. They can also push creative limits by designing and printing their own materials using our industry-standard fabric printers.

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TV gallery

We have a fully working, industry-standard TV studio, complete with gallery for undergraduates studying editing and production.

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Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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