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Fashion uni with no art alevel

I havent done art alevel but i want to go to a fashion school, i know that many unis with fashion courses do not require art alevel they only prefer it. You can get in with a portfolio, does anybody know what to put into such a portfolio to get into a fashion university. Thank you
Hi @Bloppbloopbloop

Here at Kingston university, which is recognised for their fashion courses while being ranked number 1 in London for fashion, we require a portfolio of around 15-20 pages.

For a portfolio, it would be advised to include fashion sketches, life drawings, textile sampling, anything you might do as a hobby (knitting, sewing even if it is small, pattern work). The emphasis for the portfolio is to show that you have a deep interested in fashion and are serious about the course and the creativity. They are looking to see your personal style reflect from your work (for example if you like colour then definitely include a lot of that). You could also include collages, photography...

I hope this helped and good luck!

-Yasmin (Kingston Rep)
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Original post by Bloppbloopbloop
I havent done art alevel but i want to go to a fashion school, i know that many unis with fashion courses do not require art alevel they only prefer it. You can get in with a portfolio, does anybody know what to put into such a portfolio to get into a fashion university. Thank you

To create a compelling portfolio for fashion school admissions without an A-level in art, focus on showcasing your creativity and passion for design. Include original fashion sketches, technical drawings demonstrating garment construction skills, and fashion illustrations that bring your designs to life. Incorporate photography to showcase your work in real-world settings, and highlight experiments with fabric manipulation techniques. Use mood boards to convey your design inspiration and aesthetic vision, and include examples of garments you've made to demonstrate sewing skills. Showcase any collaborative projects to illustrate teamwork and adaptability, and complement your portfolio with a brief personal statement explaining your passion for fashion and motivation to pursue a career in the field.
Original post by Bloppbloopbloop
I havent done art alevel but i want to go to a fashion school, i know that many unis with fashion courses do not require art alevel they only prefer it. You can get in with a portfolio, does anybody know what to put into such a portfolio to get into a fashion university. Thank you

It's not uncommon for people applying to those courses to do a FAD course first, since A-level Art usually doesn't have much in the syllabus that can support a really broad portfolio of fashion related work I gather. Whereas FAD courses often allow you to specialise in that area specifically.

You can read more about FAD courses here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5017684

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