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This notebook outlines the relevent information about applying for LCF’s School of Management and Science. Scribble doen the questions you need to ask, write notes during your open day visit, sketch ideas for your portfolio... start your journey, break the rules... bring us an open mind. This notebook is to be filled with your drawings, pictures and words. Choose a subject and tell your stories, ideas, adventures. Think of it as a publication where you are the editor, art director, illustrator, designer, stylist or photographer. The website has all the extra information that you need and we’ve also provided more useful links throughout the notebook. If you still have any questions you can contact us: +44 (0) 20 7514 7344/7563 www.soms.arts.ac.uk/contact/courseenquiry


Additional to our open day we will be running an online hashtag campaign. Wherever you are we welcome you to get involved! Chat with other students on twitter, share your visual experience on instagram, make friends and develop your online prescence with LCF’s School of Management and Science.


BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Part time) BA (Hons) Fashion Design is situated in the School of Management and Science, and is designed for students who are interested in fashion design, but for a variety of reasons, such as finance or family commitments, cannot study full time. This course allows you to complete your Honours degree over four years, rather than the three years of a full time Honours degree. The part time Honours Degree programme has been developed in consultation with industry and is committed to forging new industrial and creative partnerships that will enrich the vocational nature of your selected route. The course take place on two evenings per week and on Saturdays. The programme is divided into clear vocational building blocks that aim to provide a balanced educational experience and which will develop a sound knowledge combined with a realistic and practical understanding of the demands of the industry. This course will equip you with the relevant professional, academic, communication and business skills that you will need to be employed by the industry in a graduate level position. You will explore the concepts of fashion design and innovation, and will develop your critical understanding of creative design in the fashion industry through research, analysis, design development and product realisation through 2D and 3D experimentation. Graduates from this course are employed at a number of fashion companies. We welcome applications from mature students who have current or previous experience in the fashion related industries. BA Fashion Design is based on two sites: Curtain Road and John Prince’s Street. Our Curtain Road site is our garment manufacturing centre and is in Shoreditch, on the edge of the City of London and very near to Hoxton. The area is rich in creative studios, fashion PR companies, magazine head offices, art galleries and hip restaurants, bars and clubs. Specialist markets nearby include Spitalfields and Columbia Road, the White Cube Gallery is just down the road in Hoxton Square and the Geffrye Museum is a short walk away at the bottom end of Kingsland Road. Our site in John Prince’s Street, Oxford Circus, contains the library and is in the heart of the West End. The area is one of the prime shopping centres in London, with the majority of London’s department stores, including Selfridges, Liberty, Fenwick and John Lewis, within a short walk of five minutes or less. The green spaces of Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are close, as is Soho, with its many bars, restaurants and clubs, and Berwick Street market. The Wallace Collection, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the West End art galleries are all within walking distance.


BA (Hons) Fashion Business (Part time) BA (Hons) Fashion Business is situated in the School of Management and Science, and is designed for students who are interested in fashion business, but for a variety of reasons, such as finance or family commitments, cannot study full time. This course allows you to complete your Honours degree over four years, rather than the three years of a full time Honours degree. The part time Honours Degree programme has been developed in consultation with industry and is committed to forging new industrial and creative partnerships that will enrich the vocational nature of your selected route. The course take place on two evenings per week and on Saturdays. The programme is divided into clear vocational building blocks that aim to provide a balanced educational experience and which will develop a sound knowledge combined with a realistic and practical understanding of the demands of the industry. This course will equip you with the relevant professional, academic, communication and business skills that you will need to be employed by the industry in a graduate level position. You will explore developments and strategies underpinning the key business skills within the organisation of fashion, and will gain understanding of the theoretical and practical issues relevant to business and cultural understanding of the fashion cycle. These will include the concepts of fashion innovation and technology, product sourcing and supply chain, marketing and entrepreneurialism, and you will learn to appreciate the importance of reacting and responding effectively to the constant changes in consumer demand and global challenges. Graduates from this course are employed at a number of fashion companies. We welcome applications from mature students who have current or previous experience in the fashion related industries. BA Fashion Business is based at High Holborn, adjacent to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Other green spaces in the area include Gray’s Inn Gardens and Coram’s Fields. Situated nearby are Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Markets worth visiting are the weekday lunchtime markets in Leather Lane and Exmouth Market. Covent Garden, with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants, the Royal Opera House and many of the West End’s theatres, is a ten minute walk away. The John Prince’s Street site, with the library, Oxford Street and Regent Street, is two tube stops along the Central line.


BA (Hons) Fashion Media (Part time) BA (Hons) Fashion Media is situated in the School of Management and Science, and is designed for students who are interested in fashion media, but for a variety of reasons, such as finance or family commitments, cannot study full time. This course allows you to complete your Honours degree over four years, rather than the three years of a full time Honours degree. The part time Honours Degree programme has been developed in consultation with industry and is committed to forging new industrial and creative partnerships that will enrich the vocational nature of your selected route. The course take place on two evenings per week and on Saturdays. The programme is divided into clear vocational building blocks that aim to provide a balanced educational experience and which will develop a sound knowledge combined with a realistic and practical understanding of the demands of the industry. This course will equip you with the relevant professional, academic, communication and business skills that you will need to be employed by the industry in a graduate level position. You will explore developments within media and communication relevant to the consumption of the fashion process, and gain an understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of fashion media and the historical and contemporary culture of fashion. Graduates from this course are employed at a number of fashion companies. We welcome applications from mature students who have current or previous experience in the fashion related industries. BA Fashion Media is based on two sites: High Holborn and John Prince’s Street Our High Holborn site is adjacent to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Other green spaces in the area include Gray’s Inn Gardens and Coram’s Fields. Situated nearby are Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Markets worth visiting are the weekday lunchtime markets in Leather Lane and Exmouth Market. Covent Garden, with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants, the Royal Opera House and many of the West End’s theatres, is a ten minute walk away. The John Prince’s Street site, with the library, Oxford Street and Regent Street, is two tube stops along the Central line. Our site in John Prince’s Street, Oxford Circus, contains the library and is in the heart of the West End. The area is one of the prime shopping centres in London, with the majority of London’s department stores, including Selfridges, Liberty, Fenwick and John Lewis, within a short walk of five minutes or less. The green spaces of Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are close, as is Soho, with its many bars, restaurants and clubs, and Berwick Street market. The Wallace Collection, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the West End art galleries are all within walking distance.


BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding (Part time) BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding (Part time) is situated in the School of Management and Science and is a highly specialised course designed for individuals who want to work in the fashion industry in the areas of visual merchandising and / or branding. This part time mode is for students who want an Honours degree but for a variety of reasons, such as finance or family commitments, cannot study full time. The time taken to complete the course will be four years. The course facilitates your understanding of all aspects of fashion visual branding and retailing at all levels of the market, from value retailers to luxury design-led brands. You will acquire an understanding of consumers, which will underpin your study of the relationship between brands and their customers. The course covers trend research, design development, store design and online visual merchandising, which will give you the necessary understanding and professional skills to be a confident visual merchandiser across an omni-channel environment. The strategic contribution of visual merchandising and branding to the long term development of a retail business is emphasised by studying internationalism, sustainability, innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship. There are opportunities for collaborative projects with other students in the fashion business programme where you will gain industry relevant knowledge and practice by working with a prestigious company. National and international industry professionals interact with the course on projects, as visiting speakers, and through industrial visits. The opportunity for a placement year between the second and final year of the course enhances the employability of students through offering valuable experience and contacts within the industry. LCF Careers offer support throughout the course on increasing your career profile, and, through First Move, continue support after graduation. This course is taught on two sites: John Prince’s Street and High Holborn. The practical aspects of BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding are taught at John Prince’s Street, Oxford Circus, in the heart of the West End. We have excellent dedicated visual merchandising studios at this site. The area is one of the prime shopping centres in London, with the majority of London’s department stores, including Selfridges, Liberty, Fenwick and John Lewis, within a short walk of five minutes or less. The green spaces of Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are close, as is Soho, with its many bars, restaurants and clubs, and Berwick Street market. The Wallace Collection, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the West End art galleries are all within walking distance. The theoretical aspects of BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding are taught at High Holborn, adjacent to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Other green spaces in the area include Gray’s Inn Gardens and Coram’s Fields. Situated nearby are Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Markets worth visiting are the weekday lunchtime markets in Leather Lane and Exmouth Market. Covent Garden, with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants, the Royal Opera House and many of the West End’s theatres, is a ten minute walk away. The John Prince’s Street site, with the library, Oxford Street and Regent Street, is two tube stops along the Central line.


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