How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
05-09-2005
  661
trendsetter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: England
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by IAmEllie
i've been led to believe LCF is the one to aim for, but i don't really know what other ones there are...
there's a fashion course at bristol uni for example, but i'd quite like to go to a specialised uni
its different for everyone you go to the one that suits you best, i'm just baised towards csm because i'm going there and i looked at lcf many times and it was awful. i'm sure they're both good in there own ways but you know csm has the reputation for being THE school to go to for fashion
for me yes the alumni list swayed me towards them but when i was there the work, the people and the whole atmostphere was amaizing the place blew my mind (even if it was a little run down - probably due to age) the creative freedom you get also was a big factor.

 
 
05-09-2005
  662
rising star
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashionpolice_
Is there anyone here who is/have been a student at London College of Fashion?? I'm thinking about going there...is it a good school? is it hard getting admitted? I was thinking about applying for the fashion management course. Thanks!!
I did Fashion Marketing and PR there. Got in through clearing so it was p*ss easy for me, although I did hear some real horror stories about the interviews and such like. The teaching wasn't great but the name opens doors for you. There is no support for students though, and you are totally expected to fend for yourself, unlike campus unis where everything is set up around the student union etc. There will be very little chance of getting into Halls cos they are full of all the international students (international students took up about 70% of my class). If you don't live in London already i recommend that you move there about 2 weeks before your course starts so you can be more familiar with everything, i moved the day before and getting to LCF that morning was a nightmare!! if you really want a career in Fashion, this is the place to apply for as the contacts are phenomenal if you look them out. Having LCF on my CV has opened a lot of doors for me. Hope this helps, sorry if it sways more to the negative, although i got some out of LCF I don't have fond memories of Uni at all.


Last edited by Fixyfantastica; 05-09-2005 at 07:39 AM.
 
05-09-2005
  663
rising star
 
fashionpolice_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Stockholm
Gender: femme
Posts: 133
Quote:
Originally Posted by foxyfantastica
I did Fashion Marketing and PR there. Got in through clearing so it was p*ss easy for me, although I did hear some real horror stories about the interviews and such like. The teaching wasn't great but the name opens doors for you. There is no support for students though, and you are totally expected to fend for yourself, unlike campus unis where everything is set up around the student union etc. There will be very little chance of getting into Halls cos they are full of all the international students (international students took up about 70% of my class). If you don't live in London already i recommend that you move there about 2 weeks before your course starts so you can be more familiar with everything, i moved the day before and getting to LCF that morning was a nightmare!! if you really want a career in Fashion, this is the place to apply for as the contacts are phenomenal if you look them out. Having LCF on my CV has opened a lot of doors for me. Hope this helps, sorry if it sways more to the negative, although i got some out of LCF I don't have fond memories of Uni at all.
Thank you so much for the information foxyfantastica! I would actually be an international student if I started there haha so there would probably not be any problems with getting into Halls. Thanks again!

 
06-09-2005
  664
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,064
i think all the fashion schools in london are a little run down, from what I've seen. It really just depends on your major whether you go with CSM or LCF. CSM offers basically nothing in fashion management/merchandizing so....

What about other english schools? What are their contacts like? Esp. in regards to fashion merchandisng

 
06-09-2005
  665
etre soi-meme
 
Lena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: europe
Gender: femme
Posts: 23,965
meg, i think there are some very cool 'state managed' fashion colleges/polytechnics around in UK, why dont you try our recent graduate threads?
some seem pretty decent and they could have management courses
CSM is basically an 'art' school , i always found it a bit too 'academic' and slow for my own taste

 
07-09-2005
  666
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 8
Not so sure this belongs here, but I heard that the Academy of Art University is the first school to nab a spot in New York Fashion Week

 
08-09-2005
  667
rising star
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 185
Schools in Chicago to study Fashion Design/writing for magazine
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutterlein
There aren't a whole lot of undergrad programs just for fashion writing. I would suggest studying writing or journalism at a school that has a strong design/art program, comparative studies, or liberals arts as well as writing. You need to be clever with words and have a large base in art/aesthetic history, contemporary culture, and be able to make intelligent connections between it all.

Good programs I know of are The Art Institute of Chicago (has a great writing program, strong fashion program, and an excellent liberal arts progream) or University of Chicago which has a good writing program as well as a nice fine art program. It also has really good comparative studies and liberal arts programs.

There are graduate programs for fashion writing like Central St. Martins.

hmm thanks, i'm definitely not applying to university of chicago..i'm not smart enough and $50,000+ is a high tuition...
also not sure about The Art Institute..because that's not really like a college right? just art classes??
oh also I don't think I'd go to Central St. Martins..I want to stay in Chicago..

any one else with more ideas?

thanks for your help though!


Last edited by FashionRoyalty; 08-09-2005 at 08:48 PM.
 
08-09-2005
  668
tfs star
 
reese06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Where stars are born....
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,882
This is like my first post..but sorry if this has already been asked..

So I'm a senior and thinking about applying to FIT, I'm sure it's already competitive from what I hear to get into the fashion design program. But I was wondering does anyone know if I have a chance at all of getting in if I have no sewing experience?Also, what do you all think about the use of croquis..I can draw, but some of my drawings are on croquis and I was wondering if that is kinda bad to put in a portfolio or should they all be freehand drawn?

Thanks,
Reese

 
09-09-2005
  669
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 24
graphic design schools/ graphic & fashion mixed
hey i'm currently a graphic design (or visual communications haha) student in alberta, canada. its basically the most boring and stagnant place to be for anyone pursuing any kind of artistic/cultural satisfaction. so although the program i am in is quite good and intensive... i am looking to study abroad for a year in either new york or london. i'm already going to london for the summer so i'm aiming for new york. thing is, i would love to do print graphics for the fashion industry and am looking for a school to integrate both. i'm checking out FIT since i absolutely cannot afford parsons and maybe in london i'll take a short course at CSM. can anyone give me any advice on graphic schools/courses and anything relating graphic arts to fashion in either new york or london? this is totally long but i'd greatly appreciate some help

 
09-09-2005
  670
fashion icon
 
Mutterlein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by FashionRoyalty
hmm thanks, i'm definitely not applying to university of chicago..i'm not smart enough and $50,000+ is a high tuition...
also not sure about The Art Institute..because that's not really like a college right? just art classes??
oh also I don't think I'd go to Central St. Martins..I want to stay in Chicago..

any one else with more ideas?

thanks for your help though!
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most distinguished colleges in the country. It's writing program is considered one of the best as well. It's a 4 year school and is highly rerpected and unfortunately commands a tuition of 30k+ a year. So no, it's not just art classes.

Really this is matter of you looking at colleges in the Chicago area and finding one with a good writing program and faculty who will help you towards your goa. If you want to find something specifically regarding fashion you'll have to look outside the city.

 
09-09-2005
  671
fashion icon
 
Mutterlein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by reese06
This is like my first post..but sorry if this has already been asked..

So I'm a senior and thinking about applying to FIT, I'm sure it's already competitive from what I hear to get into the fashion design program. But I was wondering does anyone know if I have a chance at all of getting in if I have no sewing experience?Also, what do you all think about the use of croquis..I can draw, but some of my drawings are on croquis and I was wondering if that is kinda bad to put in a portfolio or should they all be freehand drawn?

Thanks,
Reese

You don't have to know how to sew to get in although it helps. They want to see that you know basic garment construction so showing darts, seams, tucks, etc would be a good idea. They want to know you are creative as well. I would freehand as much as possible but show you have other skills too.

 
09-09-2005
  672
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 38
I am taking foundation course in CSM now. Going for BA course after that in fashion in CSM as well.

 
09-09-2005
  673
yes
 
Acid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Gender: homme
Posts: 12,507
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulabulapa
is polimoda good in florance (italy) for masters?or where would you say is good for masters besides CSM, cos i really dont like there.

Marangoni is a 15hr programme because they are Diploma, but still equvilant to degrees.
thats where you are wrong

the qualification doesnt equivelate to a degree
it isnt even recognised outside of italy

 
09-09-2005
  674
yes
 
Acid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Gender: homme
Posts: 12,507
Quote:
Originally Posted by VICTIM
. i'm sure they're both good in there own ways but you know csm has the reputation for being THE school to go to for fashion
for me yes the alumni list swayed me towards them but when i was there the work, the people and the whole atmostphere was amaizing the place blew my mind (even if it was a little run down - probably due to age) the creative freedom you get also was a big factor.
it shows they must be doing something right huh

no other school in the world can boast a graduate list like CSM

(1 month to go matty! are you excited!)

 
09-09-2005
  675
trendsetter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: England
Gender: homme
Posts: 1,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by g_synp
I am taking foundation course in CSM now. Going for BA course after that in fashion in CSM as well.
can i ask how are you finding the foundation course? have you started yet?

and yes i cant wait sean! i move to london in 2 weeks!!!

 
Closed Thread
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
fashion, megathread, schools, tfs
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.