Monday, 27 October 2014

Central Saint Martins Fashion Design Short Course Review

central saint martins fashion design course review

I took a few months ago an intensive fashion design short course at Central Saint Martins mainly because I wanted to learn more about fashion design but also because I wanted to take a break from work and do something quite different that I`ve always been interested in but never got the chance to pursue.

What to expect:
  • I went for the beginners short course, there is also an advance class if you already have some design knowledge. We were around 8 people in the class which was great as it meant we all got individual attention and feedback. All the tutors were amazingly talented having worked before for brands as Alberta Ferretti, Yohji Yamamoto, Chanel and so on. It was really interesting getting to know these people and learning from them.
  • For the beginners class you start learning on how to run design research, how to refine your research into a collection, basic figure drawing techniques, fabrics introduction, and also an introduction to the business of fashion. It`s quite a lot of information to take in during a very short amount of time and the tutors do encourage you to keep practicing at home.  
Suitable for:
  • Anyone that is interested in potentially doing a degree in fashion and wants to see whether or not they would enjoy this as a life career.
  • Anyone who sees fashion as a hobby and wants to learn a bit more.
  • At £425 for one week, around 6- 7 hours per day the course is definitely not cheap but it does mean you get a more premium experience being in a small class and also learning from some amazing tutors.
  • There is also an extra cost for purchasing your materials such as layout pads, pencils, brushes, although they do advise you on the site to always go with the cheapest option possible.
How do you sign up:
  • On the University of Arts website you can choose from a wide range of short courses during various days of the week and then book your desired course online here. 
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  1. This is such a great thing, thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to learn more about fashion but not take a whole University career, so this is such a great option. I'm going to look into these see if I can do something like that where I live. Thanks for sharing about your experience.
    Juli Xx

  2. Thank you for sharing your experience! I have been thinking about taking one of the short courses that CSM offers. But I would go for the online option since I don't live in the UK and I would love to study something fashion related. Do you know someone who has chosen an online course before?

    Fashionably Sparkly