Do you have a flair for fashion? Want to build your career in the fashion industry? Solent’s fashion top-up course will help you build on your existing skills and qualifications, earning a full UK honours degree and boosting your employability in just one year.
Solent University’s fashion top-up programme helps students to develop their existing knowledge and expand on the creative, technical and professional design skills they’ll need to work in the fashion industry. Working with an experienced course team, students are encouraged to focus on their own personal career aims.
The course covers the entire fashion industry process, from research and original concept development to the design and production of a final collection. Students also learn behind-the-scenes skills such as forecasting, styling, writing, buying and merchandising; as well as digital photography and IT skills like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
A strong focus on employability means students are supported to pursue work experience opportunities throughout the year. Past students have gained placements with a range of household name brands.
To aid their studies, students have free access to the University’s industry-standard facilities. These include specialist machine rooms for garment production and pattern cutting; digital and sublimation printers; laser cutter; and IT suites equipped with the latest design software.
What does this course lead to?
Graduates have gone on to roles including assistant buyer, brand assistant, business development and brand co-ordinator, fashion design assistant and online visual merchandiser – working at a wide range of companies including Fat Face, Nougat, Ariella Fashions, Zara, ASOS, Ted Baker and Next.
Who is this course for?
This fashion top-up programme is the perfect way for students to convert their qualification at HND level into a full undergraduate degree. Students often aspire to careers in fashion design, textiles, styling, fashion buying, merchandising or fashion PR.