Fashion & Textiles

International Summer School


During this course you will explore fashion and printed textiles concepts and processes, utilising a variety of design and construction techniques. Over the course of the two weeks, this will enable you to design and produce a length of printed fabric from which you will make an original garment of your own design.

When you have styled your garment, you will then photograph it and prepare it for the mini exhibition on campus.

Length of course:

2 weeks

First programme day:

Mon, 20 Jul, 2020

Last programme day:

Fri, 31 Jul, 2020


UCA Canterbury

Course cost:


Programme details

All classes will be taught in English

Two-week overview

You will be introduced to a range of creative processes and techniques to help you develop ideas based on a given theme. Combining experimental drawing, mark making, colour and surface quality, you will explore ideas for one-off printed textile designs.

There will be a demonstration of digital and hand dye sublimation technology after which you will be able to try a combination of collage, free hand painting, drawing and resit techniques using disperse dyes ready for the dye sublimation printing directly onto fabric.

Using your length of fabric, you will create a three-dimensional garment, using a given creative cutting technique. Your tutors will work with you to give you an understanding of how fabric, colour and form work together, and will teach you basic machine skills to enable you to interpret your ideas.

Once your garment is complete, you will consider its final ‘look’ and capture this in a studio photoshoot. The culmination of the course will be an exhibition of your garment with supporting work. At the end of the course you will have made, photographed and styled a 3D fashion textile garment

Please note that you will be in a workshop environment where health and safety regulations must be followed to ensure safe working practice.

Apply now

To apply for this International Summer School course, fill out the application form.