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Fashion - Workshop

Course Description

This is for experienced learners to work on personal projects. You will have access to sewing machines and pattern cutting equipment, and a fashion and textiles tutor on hand to support and advise you on your work and projects including design, pattern cutting, garment construction and fittings.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

These workshops are aimed at Fashion students who would like time in the studio to complete projects and develop new ideas and techniques. These are not taught classes, but the tutor will aim to support you to use a range of techniques to enable you to produce garments with a professional finish. You should have experience in either pattern cutting, construction or design, to be able to utilize the space and work independently on the equipment and on your project.

Course Content

This is a self-lead project-based course and is suitable for anyone interested in the subject. You need to have experience of Pattern Cutting or be on one of our courses to join the workshop. The workshop is designed to complement the courses and can enable students to have more time to work on their projects if they enroll on both the course and this workshop at the same time. It can help to provide a strong grounding in the core techniques of the subject and explore further design, creativity, and use of materials. Students can repeat the workshop to develop their work further. The tutor will be available to support you with: Design, pattern cutting, garment construction, fittings and alterations and using equipment.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be able to develop your skills by engaging with suitable projects determined by your existing level of experience in discussion with the tutor. Teaching is on an individual, one-to-one basis, using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts, and other technical support material where appropriate. You will be able to negotiate individual learning goals together with the tutor. During the first session, the tutor will check your experience to date and personal goals for the course, and if it is considered that it is not the right one, you will be advised on a more suitable course. You will be working at your own pace and be given verbal feedback on your progress.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor, and in written form at the end of the course. The college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged.?

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work, you could consider applying to the accreditted courses including L1, L2 Fashion or Illustration, or L3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design as a pathway into higher education. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572