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Fashion Design Saturday Club
For Years 9, 10 & 11

This FREE Fashion Design Saturday Club is running from 5 March to 26 March 2022, 10am - 2pm each Saturday at UCA Epsom. Open to Years 9, 10 and 11. Students must be able to attend the whole programme. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 27 February 2022.

In this short course we will make a pair of shorts with an elasticated waist and pockets. We will also investigate fashion design processes by creating a themed mood board, experimenting with draping on the stand and sketching out designs on a figure.

At the end of four sessions you will be able to understand and use a commercial dressmaking pattern, safely operate an industrial sewing machine and manipulate fabric to create draped shapes, plus you will have a visual design development board to include in your portfolio.

Sessions will run over four consecutive Saturdays in March 2022 at the UCA Epsom Campus:

Saturday 5 March, 10:00 - 14:00

Saturday 12 March, 10:00 - 14:00

Saturday 19 March, 10:00 - 14:00

Saturday 26 March, 10:00 - 14:00

Applications are open to students in Years 9 - 11, until midnight on Sunday 27 February 2022. You must be able to attend the whole programme.

Please contact outreach@uca.ac.uk if you have any questions about our Saturday Club.

Disclaimer: UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend this activity at any time prior to the event.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

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UCA’s Saturday Clubs are suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. It's also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.

Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • are the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
  • are currently eligible for Free School Meals
  • come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
  • are from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background
  • are in, or have lived under local authority care
  • have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • have a disability
  • attend a KaMCOP or KMPF partnered school (a list of eligible schools is included below)
  • live in KaMCOP target postcode area
  • have not previously attended a UCA Easter or Summer School programme

Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level.

This information will be gathered via UCA’s Saturday Clubs application form and will be assessed by the University’s Outreach Manager and Outreach Officer.

Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed above to determine who will be offered a place. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are oversubscribed, unplaced applicants who meet the criteria outlined above will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available. UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend Saturday Club activities at any time prior to the start of the club.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform UCA staff via email as soon as possible so spaces can be reallocated where possible, by emailing outreach@uca.ac.uk

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