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Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology

Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology

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1 year

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Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Non-Industrial Design And Technology Fashion Design

Course type


Course Summary

The graduate diploma fashion design technology is a one-year intensive course enabling students to develop skills required for postgraduate study or entering the industry. With experimentation at the heart of everything, students are introduced to diverse approaches to research, leading towards a greater sense of integrity and identity in their designed outcomes. We have open briefs that negotiate outcomes with each student based on their individual creative fashion practice.

Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology provides the opportunity to explore and develop ways of working within a fashion design practice. Experimentation will be at the heart of the work you do whilst on the course, allowing you to contribute a greater sense of integrity in each project completed. Within the Diagnostic and Development Project, time will be spent examining various ways of approaching design briefs and how different ways of researching can promote diversity within your work. Through unpacking the traditional design process and considering new ways of conceptualising the journey applying sustainability, diversity and identity models you will be provided with the tools to uncover your own design aesthetic.

Career paths

The Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design Technology is located within the Graduate School at LCF. This course prepares graduates for suitable MA courses within the Design and Technology programme at LCF, including MA Fashion Design Technology Menswear, MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear, and MA Pattern and Garment Technology.

Graduates have previously secured places on MA progressions within UAL and LCF, CSM, Chelsea and Wimbledon in addition to the RCA, Westminster, Kingston, Goldsmiths, Aalto Helskinki, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Alternatively, graduates of this course will be able to gain employment in varied roles within the international fashion industry in the area of design and technology.


This final unit will consolidate the critical, conceptual and experimental content developed within block one and present the opportunity for you to devise, explore and realise a personal and in depth fashion practice-led unit. You will be expected to propose and critique the intentions of the project and justify any potential innovation with context to the fashion industry, in relation to both what you produce and how you present it.

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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: an Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification; Professional qualifications recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree; OR a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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