Viable Fashion Ventures (20 credits)
This unit explores the process and practical steps in the building of a viable fashion venture through a “learning by doing” methodology. Working with a team of entrepreneurs, you will apply theories of opportunity analysis, client segmentation, viability assessment and entrepreneurial strategy to form or sustain a new venture in fashion design, media or tech. You will participate in shared training sessions that provide practical, in-depth analysis of the key issues encountered in the projects that support the groundwork in founding a new fashion venture. The shared training sessions are supported by the team coach, stakeholder and peer feedback.
Building Effective Teams (20 credits)
This unit aims to explore the process of team learning and effective team formation. At the start of the course, you will be allocated into a cross-disciplinary group of independent thinkers. The process of team learning and formation will be assessed in practical activities such as: managing business challenges, running entrepreneurial projects, research and critical reflection. Your team learning and development is supported by the team coach, stakeholder and peer feedback in shared training sessions. As team fashion entrepreneurs, you will lead the training sessions to learn new ideas and share experiences.
Leadership for Entrepreneurs (20 credits)
This unit explores the foundations of leadership for entrepreneurs including personal mastery, developing entrepreneurial skills and mindset. The process of acquiring leadership attributes will be assessed through self-awareness, reflection, skills audit and the development of individual learning goals in the context of team entrepreneurship. Your learning in this unit will be supported by a team coach, stakeholders and team entrepreneurs.
Business Modelling (20 credits)
Building on the foundation in entrepreneurship from the Viable Fashion Ventures unit, you will practice your analytical skills in more depth to evaluate and sustain the survival and growth of new and existing businesses. You will learn how to apply key entrepreneurial tools, metrics and frameworks from the Lean Start up perspectives, Business Planning and Capital Raising & Pitching. This unit is underpinned by a team coaching approach where you will actively support and contribute to the learning of your team members.
Coaching for Entrepreneurial Leaders (20 credits)
This unit explores the practice of coaching for entrepreneurial leaders. It is concerned with understanding and using a range of coaching tools and techniques in coaching interventions to build commitment to the process and achievement of the strategic objectives in team projects and/or their own Masters Project. The practice and theory of coaching will be assessed through reflection and self-awareness of the coaching cycle, the use of appropriate coaching tools and techniques to develop the coaching relationship, assessment of coachees engagement and lastly the development of coaching interventions to achieve specific strategic objectives. Your learning in coaching theory and practice is supported by a team coach, stakeholders and team entrepreneurs.
International Collaborative Project (20 credits)
This unit aims to explore the process of team learning in international collaborations. Your team will collaborate with an international partner for a particular purpose that uses your strengths for mutual benefit. The process of team learning in international collaboration will be assessed in practical activities such as: building professional networks and strategic alliances, negotiating contracts, setting up communication channels, agreeing team objectives, research and critical reflection. Your team learning is supported by the team coach, stakeholder and peer feedback in shared training sessions. As team fashion entrepreneurs, you will lead the training sessions to learn new ideas, share experiences and coach each other.
Master’s Project (60 credits)
The Master’s Project is an important piece of work central to achieving the course aims, which will provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in relation to the course learning outcomes. Throughout the Master’s Project, you are guided and supported by tutorials and peer and staff evaluation at interim stages. You will be allocated a supervisor for your project and will complete a learning contract outlining how you intend to develop and deliver your project. The Master’s Project may take a variety of forms by negotiation and is assessed by presentation in an agreed format.
Showing your work
All students are advised to set up a profile on portfolio.arts.ac.uk, UAL’s new portfolio platform, which can be done at any point during your time at LCF and will last for up to 12 months after graduation. This platform is often used to source student work for promotional use on the website, social media and for print and can be a great way of getting your work seen. You may also be asked to have a portfolio profile for the selection process when it comes to degree shows.