Foundation course/degree before a textile degree?

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HI, I'm applying for uni. I want to do a textile design course. However, my teacher told me it's best to find a foundation course rather than jumping on a degree. Surprisingly enough, she's kind of right because I visited LCF open day, and they preferred people who did a foundation course. I also looked at many uni websites which did textiles and a lot of them said that they want people with a foundation course.
My teacher also advised me to apply for foundation degrees, so that if I enjoyed the two years, I can stay an extra year to extend a foundation degree to a degree.
So there's three options for next year:
  • foundation course in fashion and textile/art and design which includes textiles
  • foundation degree in textiles
  • a degree in textiles.

there are, however, problems which are making it difficult for me .I'm having trouble finding many fashion courses. Also, I'll be 19 before starting the course, and 19+ has to pay for the course.
There are also not a lot of foundation degrees...
but plenty of normal degrees
so I'm stuck, because my teacher told me it's very difficult to jump straight onto a degree!
so, any advice?
thanks
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(Original post by joyce-diana)
HI, I'm applying for uni. I want to do a textile design course. However, my teacher told me it's best to find a foundation course rather than jumping on a degree. Surprisingly enough, she's kind of right because I visited LCF open day, and they preferred people who did a foundation course. I also looked at many uni websites which did textiles and a lot of them said that they want people with a foundation course.
My teacher also advised me to apply for foundation degrees, so that if I enjoyed the two years, I can stay an extra year to extend a foundation degree to a degree.
So there's three options for next year:
  • foundation course in fashion and textile/art and design which includes textiles
  • foundation degree in textiles
  • a degree in textiles.

there are, however, problems which are making it difficult for me .I'm having trouble finding many fashion courses. Also, I'll be 19 before starting the course, and 19+ has to pay for the course.
There are also not a lot of foundation degrees...
but plenty of normal degrees
so I'm stuck, because my teacher told me it's very difficult to jump straight onto a degree!
so, any advice?
thanks
Do a foundation course, because you will be competing against other students who have one. Because you apply direct to foundation courses, there is nothing to stop you also applying for degrees via Ucas at the same time and seeing how things work out. You may be lucky. The foundation degree is another thing altogether. Don't bother with that.
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There are some university who prefer a foundation course such as Loughborough or London however, there are other universities who do not so it depends where you want to go, I dislike to generalise but a lot of the top class universities do prefer a foundation diploma so if you would like to go to one of those you may have to. However, there are universities that offer a Year 0 or foundation course as integrated to a degree(I think Derby does and all the Scottish universities do that is an option. On an unaffiliated Foundation course the tutors will also help you get into the exact university you want to that is what the course is for, in terms of fees I was over 19 (just) but I was a dependent (living at home with no job) and they waive the fees for me, they aren't as much as degrees either so it depends on your situation at home, I realise I was very lucky with supportive parents, Foundation degrees probably differ but I hate the one I am on, (I am going to try and get onto a BA course as I already have a Foundation Diploma). I suspect that the degrees that like a foundation diploma are far better than the foundation degrees that don't.
Kind of rambly but I hope that helps.
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Im currently on a foundation course before going onto a textile design course. Im finding its helped me realise exactly what my specialisim is and has also allowed me to try anything and everything! I also did it cause my a levels alone wont get me to uni so i do need the ucas points. Its also providing me with a diverse portfolio which is essential.id recommend it as its defo preparing me more for university.
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