Cambridge, UK

Fashion Excellence - Cambridge Arts School

About the provider: "Top-Tier" - Established 1985, located in historic Cambridge, partnered with UAL (Central St Martins) and RADA

age icon 14-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 30

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Embark on a 2-week fashion journey designed for young enthusiasts aged 14-18.

  • This course blends studio work and excursions to immerse you in the world of fashion design.
  • Learn from industry professionals in a fun, creative environment.
  • Enhance your skills in draping, pattern cutting, sewing, illustration, and styling.
  • Ideal for those looking to step into fashion education in the UK, this course offers a pathway to advanced diplomas, provided you meet entry criteria.
  • Elevate your fashion acumen and experience the thrill of a fast-paced fashion show!

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Accommodation Location and Accessibility: Varsity House

  • Varsity House is a 7-minute cycle ride from the school on Round Church Street.

  • Conveniently located for easy access to the centre of Cambridge.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on the exclusive halls at Varsity House for students under 18.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided in central canteen. Varied menu catering to diverse nationalities.

  • Coffee bar with sandwiches, snacks, drinks.

  • Cafe with continental breakfast, salad bar, daily soup.

  • 24-hour monitored residences, 24-hour emergency hotline service.

  • Healthcare Facilities: Onsite medical center with UK registered nurse, access to local doctors or hospital services as needed.

  • General Facilities: Fully staffed reception, free WiFi, communal kitchens, lounge/dining areas, courtyard seating, outdoor table tennis, common room with pool table.


  • Bowling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Talent Show
  • Cinema
  • Disco
  • Selfie Orienteering Challenge
  • Ice Skating
  • Punting
  • Dance Party


  • Exclusive halls at Varsity House for students under 18.

  • Accommodation managed by a highly trained team of professional house parents.

  • Interaction with students from our sister school, enhancing social and educational experiences.

  • Single occupancy rooms with ensuite bathrooms, designed for ample storage and personalization.

  • Room Furnishings: Comfortable single bed, duvet, pillows, bedside cabinet, desk and chair, desk lamp, wardrobe, personal safe, pin board, under-bed storage.

  • Premium Room Amenities: Towels, bathmat, welcome bathroom amenities, mini fridge, hair dryer, wireless phone charger, travel adaptor, hanging shoe storage, wooden hangers, reusable water bottle, laundry basket.

Ideal for Performing Arts Students:

  • New dance studios located just 1 minute away from the halls.

  • Encourages punctuality and easy access to classes for Performing Arts students.


  • Full Day Excursion: London (including gallery or museum visit and shopping time)
  • City View Ferris Wheel
  • Park Social Time


Airport Transfers:

  • Included in the course fee.

  • Clients must provide flight details 1 month prior to arrival.

Assisted Check-In:

  • Provided for junior summer course students.

  • Couriers accompany students to check-in at the airport.

This service is distinct from the airline’s Unaccompanied Minor Service.

Local Transportation Options:

  • Choice between cycling, walking, or taking a bus (with buses departing every 10 minutes).

  • Picturesque walking route via Midsummer Common, passing Jesus College.

Lesson Plan

Weekly Lesson Plan (from Sample Timetable):

Week 1:

  • Monday - Introduction to Fashion Design: Safe use of Fashion equipment and machinery.
  • Tuesday - Introduction to sewing room and sewing machines. Sewing machine practice.
  • Wednesday - Introduction to Draping and Modeling. Methodology of draping.
  • Thursday - Continue Deconstruction/Reconstruction project.
  • Friday - Continue developing ideas for 2D and 3D design and development within the sketchbook.

Week 2:

  • Monday - Recap of Week 1. Introduction to Project 2: Fashion Geometry. Small group work.
  • Tuesday - Using textiles to design. Draping, research.
  • Wednesday - Start toiling and construction of prototype. Demonstrations: invisible zip, industrial overlocker, hem finishes, binding.
  • Thursday - Recap of Wednesday’s session. Continue creation of prototype.
  • Friday - Finalize project. Photograph, Annotate, develop. Share final project with other students. Course certificate presentation.


  1. Learn from Fashion Specialists: Gain insights from working professionals with valuable industry experience.
  2. Broaden Your Skills in the Fashion World: Explore various facets of acting, including voice, movement, improvisation, and ensemble work. Engage in research, intensive tuition, rehearsals, and a final performance. Acquire a solid foundation for future education in the arts.
  3. Develop Your Skills In: Draping, pattern cutting, machine sewing, fashion illustration, fashion styling, fabric manipulation
  4. Progression: Opportunity to progress to University of the Arts London Awarding Body Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma (subject to meeting UAL entry criteria).


  • Gain basic knowledge in garment design and making.
  • Introduced to design briefs reflecting contemporary fashion.
  • Experience organizing a fashion show, similar to annual Foundation fashion events.

Fashion_sample timetable


Airport Transfers To Cambridge / To London:

  • Heathrow: £215 / £215

  • Gatwick: £245 / £200

  • Stansted: £120 / £220

  • Other London Airports: £165 / £70


  • Target Audience: Students aged 14 to 18 interested in the fashion industry.

  • English Level: Equivalent to IELTS 5.0+ / Intermediate.


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/14/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,388

July - Boarding

Start 7/7/2024
End 7/21/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,388

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/28/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,388

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/4/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,388

July - Boarding

Start 7/28/2024
End 8/11/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,388

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