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16-04-2009
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I'm pretty sure Karen Millen went to University for the Creative Arts...
Yup I'm also pretty sure she did... the alumni list i found was...

Alia Gargum, N1 Creative founder and chief designer of Alexander Mcqueen
Erin O'Connor, model
Mich Dulce, Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemate
Kirsty Gallacher, sports presenter
Michelle Hogg, make up artist and Securitas depot robbery witness
Harriet Jagger, journalist
Nicola Jeal, journalist
Angel Locsin, actress and model
Andrew Ramroop, tailor
Julianne Regan, musician
Rachel Stevens, popstar
Alek Wek, model
Chris Liu, fashion designer
Patrick Cox, footwear designer
Belle & Bunty, fashion designers

LCF's rep is dropping. My friend just graduated from there last year, and she got 15 minutes a week with a tutor and their graduate display thing was so hard to use (and they've withdrawn themselves from gfw??). Unless you knew who to look for you would never stumble over a good student, because there were hundreds of these buisiness cards to use on 2 interactive screens... She was so so angry because she couldn't work out where her fees were going and they've never got in contact with her since to see how she's doing, when part of their job is to sell their graduates!. Other people I know there say the only reason they're sticking it out is to put it on their CVs. BUT my friends on the makeup for screen and tv courses are very happy so they do have some gems of courses

I think there is always going to be the UAL snobbery from people who go there. But you just have to go to GFW to see that there are other universities more up and coming. We share lots of tutors with CSM (some of them from the MA for our BA), but get so much more one on one time with them because our year groups are a third of the size (with only a couple of internationals, so people are taken on on the basis of their work not their fee code). Ravensbourne has won GFW student of the year for the past two years, and their new campus in North Greenwich looks like it's going to be stunning. My foundation year there was the happiest days of my life. Such a great community of creative people. UCCA Epsom has had brilliant things said about them recently and they're only just out of london so you can still access the fabric shops and stay away from the chaos the rest of the time. Nottingham Trent may not be in the South but their rep is also getting huge as graduates go. And it's an amazing student town. Kingston and Middlesex are also getting great attention from the industry.

If anyone has any questions about Westminster/Ravensbourne feel free to message me

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What is a good fashion university in the UK for someone who has had American schooling?
Would you be wanting to go to an American university's UK campus, or would you be prepared to do a foundation to get onto a UK degree?

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18-04-2009
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its really varied but roughly its like this. st martins and chelsea arts is for design or the creative side of fashion. ucl or more academic schools like that are for journalism. london college of fashion is good for journalism too.

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27-04-2009
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University of East London?
Hi!

I just have been turned down by CSM and LCF (it wasn't very surprising to me...) but get an offer from School of Architecture and the Visual Arts (AVA) on University of East London. I must admit that I know completely nothing about this university. Can anyone post me some opinion etc. (best about fashion design course)?
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Does anybody know anything about fashion studies at the AIU?

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I see you're writing about these other Uni's that offers fashion studies as well. But I'm not sure how far from London these are located.

Am planning on living in London, as central as possible, so what Uni's are located in London?

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I don't know where to put this, but this seems right.

Anyone actually attending a Fashion Design education? I've been myself for about a year now. But looking back and at my current situation, I don't know if I like it. I have absolutely no life besides the one I have at school. The only thing I do is work my *** off to pay the rent and make homework. I have two weeks to finish my endproject for this year and haven't seen my friends in over a month and haven't had a day to chill for even longer period of time. I'm stressed out to the max, I look like I just got hit by a car. I just got this small test back where I didn't pass, which feels like a hit in the face.

So my question is; will it ever pay off? Is all this worth it? I love art and fashion more than anything, but they make it so ****ing hard sometimes. It's like they want to test me, how far I'm willing to go.

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I have a problem and this is the only place i can come to for good advice.

So basically, it's taken me 7 years to realise i was going in the wrong direction and i really want to do a fashion degree. I can draw quite well and have a collection of sketches I have made over the years. The only remotely artistic subject i have done is Design and Technology at GCSE level.

However, I want to know whethere there are any colleges/univerisities that would take me on considering my acdemic background. I have always had a respect for designers and my passion as become somewhatt of an obsession which i cannot igonre.

so can anyone help me to find somewhere i can learn the basics then do a degree without having done Art A Level??

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Here's a silly question:
Does anyone know how to find the schedule for Central Saint Martins student fashion shows? My husband and I saw posters up at the school on Sunday, and I'd like to go, but I can't figure it out on the CSM website! Does anyone know if it's open to the public and if so, how we go about getting tickets?
many thanks!

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I have a problem and this is the only place i can come to for good advice.

So basically, it's taken me 7 years to realise i was going in the wrong direction and i really want to do a fashion degree. I can draw quite well and have a collection of sketches I have made over the years. The only remotely artistic subject i have done is Design and Technology at GCSE level.

However, I want to know whethere there are any colleges/univerisities that would take me on considering my acdemic background. I have always had a respect for designers and my passion as become somewhatt of an obsession which i cannot igonre.

so can anyone help me to find somewhere i can learn the basics then do a degree without having done Art A Level??
You should maybe enquire about foundation year courses, depending on how good your drawing is and as long as you have some decent marks from school they may take you on, have a look at college websites and see what the requirements are for entry, it's great prep for University (the majority of students go through a foundation year before a design degree) and if you can prove yourself there and build a decent portfolio it would be much easier to get into a design course at university.

Peace and Pout, I'm doing a Fashion degree myself, it can be very tough, especially around deadlines, personally it runs me down to the degree that I'm unwell at times, I'm just about to go into my final year though, so that will be the real test. You've just got to remind yourself how much you love it, would you rather work yourself this hard for anything else? Keep yourself inspired.

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Just thought i'd toot the De Montfort University horn. They are really under the radar but getting sooo good now. This year they had so many finalists and winners of competitions.

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I go to Glasgow Caledonian and study fashion marketing... anyone got any idea what the reputation is like? Its the best course in Scotland since it's the only fashion marketing degree in Scotland, and I'm not stupid enough to think it holds a candle to St Martins but just out of curiousity...

I basically do a business degree with fashion specific modules and I enjoy it anyway!

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So urgent problem.
I'm planning on pursuing a career in Fashion Journalism. What specific courses and where in UK should i do it???????

reply asap!

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^^ London College of Fashion seems to be the school of choice for fashion journalism, but I suggest you read through both the thread about LCF and the thread specifically about fashion journalism before you make any major decisions

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I'm going to study Fashion Design at The Circus in Bath in September
Way looking forward to it.

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