Develop your own unique style with our BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. With a focus on craftsmanship and innovation, we will equip you with a broad and practise-based knowledge of fashion design, experimentation, pattern cutting and construction to enable you to create your individual collections.
If you want to make your mark on the fashion industry, start with this course.
Why study this subject?
The creative world is full of exciting and rewarding opportunities. Did you know, the creative industries contribute over £92billlion (gov.uk DCMS 2017) to the UK economy every year? And the fashion and textiles industry is one of the largest sectors in the UK.
From Prada to Primark, you can choose from a wide range of styles and stores. Behind the clothes, there’s a host of staff hard at work – from designers, product developers, garment technologists to buyers, merchandisers and marketing teams.
With the right teaching and learning opportunities, it’s possible to turn your passion into a rewarding and successful career.
What facilities can I use?
The ‘Red Shed’ is our professional working studio, here you’ll have your own personal workspace equipped with the technology and machines you need to create your designs.
You’ll have the opportunity to work on industry standard equipment, learning key techniques and methods. You will master materials, both through traditional methods and using digital software.
We also have specialist technicians on site to support and share their knowledge with you, when and if you need it.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
This course is 75% practice-based so you will have ample opportunity to develop your subject through a hands-on, experimental approach. You’ll get to enjoy a friendly, supportive and stimulating learning environment. This enables you to focus on perfecting your specialism, while developing your creativity and confidence.
You will benefit from close-knit tutor groups, studio-based lectures, masterclasses, demonstrations and live projects. You’ll also enjoy guest lectures, as well as put on shows and exhibitions. You’ll also have regular access to workshops to support the design process.
Thanks to our proximity to London, you can visit some of the world’s best shops, galleries and museums for inspiration. You could end up working with designers in and around the capital, gaining experience in how to adapt to the challenges of working in a business.
There are so many ways to make connections and you’ll be working on your career the very moment you begin your course.
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