Ann Draycott - Programme Leader
Ann's professional career in fashion has led her to work in theatre, television, and film. She also ran her own successful fashion styling company working within the hair and beauty industry, nationally and internationally. Ann's research interest lies in the 'Lost labels of the 20th Century', and American pattern cutting books (1856-1946).Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Fashion
"I love studying Fashion at Lincoln. You have a lot of freedom when designing, which allows you to be more experimental. The course teaches you lots of different skills within fashion, which put you in a good position for industry."Abigail Evans, BA (Hons) Fashion student
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Fashion students are based in the University’s Nicola de la Haye Building, where they can access a range of design studios, technical spaces, workshops, and machine rooms. There is equipment for digital fabric printing and other 3D workshop facilities including; laser cutting, 3D printing, ceramics, glass, and metal work, in addition to photography studios and computer suites.
The University has strong links with industry and students may have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops with visiting experts from the fashion and wider creative industries.
Adobe Creative Cloud
All Fashion students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies.
Through instilling in our design students a thoughtful and critical approach to the way they think about design and apply their creative skills, we aim to prepare them to be leaders in the creative industries.
The University of Lincoln has a comprehensive range of facilities designed to provide a supportive environment for creative practitioners. Students have regular access to workshops, labs, studios, and industry-standard equipment, as well as highly knowledgeable technicians. This environment can help students to develop their knowledge and skills, and complements our purpose-built design studios.
Student Design Awards
Lincoln School of Design students have a long history of winning and being shortlisted for international and national student design competitions, and the last few years have been no exception.
Students are advised to engage in a number of placements during their degree to enhance their CV and employability. It is recommended that placements are undertaken during holiday periods to fit in with the academic calendar. Guidance and advice on placements and internships can be sought from either fashion academics or the University's Careers and Employability service. Please note, students are responsible for any costs associated with placement such as travel, accommodation or general cost of living.
Currently all fashion students participate in an annual student Internship Programme, which is a two to four week experience at the end of Semester B. During this time students work with a third-year student, assisting them with the final stages of their garment collection and final exhibition.
Supporting Our Frontline Workers
Volunteers at the University of Lincoln have helped to produce more than four thousand sets of scrubs as part of the national ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ campaign.
The University’s efforts are being led by Fiona Robertson, a fashion technician at the Lincoln School of Design. Fiona said: “The project has been amazing and we've had incredible support and I'd like to thank everybody who has been involved and played a major role in supporting our frontline workers.”
Helen Gill, a local Lincoln City FC supporter, has been collecting donations of fabric to help the team create some amazing Lincoln City themed scrubs (pictured), which are being worn by frontline workers at Lincoln County Hospital.
The project now has 395 volunteers across Lincolnshire and has received a number of high-profile donations, including one from BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans and his son Noah.
Third-year student Abbie Clarke has had her final collection selected as a winner in the Offcut London fashion competition. Abbie’s collection ‘The Ugly Truth’ (pictured) is an Autumn/Winter street style collection aiming to give a voice to the African child soldier crisis. The collection uses striking colours to grab attention with a selection of warming tones for a balanced aesthetic. The design brings utility details to everyday wear, while the print design tells the stories of child soldiers, Agnes and Lionel, in their own words.
Offcut London aims aim to create an outlet for fashion creatives to showcase their talent to an audience of fellow creatives, brands, and other industry contacts. Abbie’s work featured in their online Fashion Show.
Run(a)way Success for Alumna Eden
A year on from finishing her BA (Hons) Fashion degree, alumna Eden Ledwidge’s garments have been featured on the catwalk and on fashion bible Vogue’s website.
Eden has been working hard on her business ‘Latex Couture’ and was recently commissioned by Australian fashion designer Karla Spetic to make a pair of latex leggings for Spetic’s runway show at Australia Fashion Week.
Applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio of work. Your portfolio should communicate your creative style and experimental fashion interests. It should contain a range of work that demonstrates your ability to draw, design, observe, make, translate, and explore ideas in interesting ways. Images of sketchbooks are of great interest and evidence of garments (if you have them) that communicate any design themes can also be included in the portfolio. We are keen to understand what inspires you and why you want to pursue a fashion degree.
- Label your work and order it in a logical way
- Feel free to include anything that isn't quite finished or is work in progress, if you feel it shows your creative style and interests.
- 15-20 samples of work in your submission would be ideal.
- Please title your work with your full name and UCAS number
This course is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers within the fashion and the wider creative industries.
Graduate careers are extensive and have included womenswear and menswear design, fashion styling, film and TV costume, fashion PR, marketing and social media, constructed textiles, digital and traditional print design, embroidery design, tailoring, and education, amongst others.
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