We have created this course to prepare you for an exciting career as a specialist in fashion design.
Fashion is one of the world’s biggest industries and we passionately believe that it’s about more than just the commercially driven production and promotion of new collections. It is a reflection of society, identity and culture, and a powerful protagonist for change. We’ll show you how to challenge the limitations of fashion as the manifestation of temporary consumer trends.
You will embrace ‘anti-fashion’, learning to sculpt with fabric, and create fashion designs in response not only to market forces but also to technical innovation, body language, the sense, ethics, arts and culture.
We are committed to providing a course that responds to your own personality, interests and creativity. That’s why we offer opportunities to work on arts and industry informed briefs, and live projects, equipping you with a portfolio of professional skills that open doors to a range of careers in fashion. At the heart of our course you’ll also find a strong understanding of the cultural, ethical and environmental concerns in the contemporary fashion industry.
The global fashion industry is looking for professionals who can offer a wide range of expertise and our course reflects this demand. You will concentrate on 2D and 3D skills, along with understanding how to articulate ideas to an off shore manufacturer. Key areas include research of ideas, design, the articulation of ideas, and 3D outcomes. There will be a high computer-aided design (CAD) emphasis on 2D work allowing for a professional finish, while fabric and form will be explored to ensure applicable 3D outcomes are achieved.
London and Paris Fashion Weeks are two of many trips available to you, while we also invite guest speakers from the fashion industry to pass on their expertise. In addition, we’ll also provide you with access to brand new facilities including the latest machinery and cutting tables.
Prior to graduation, you will also be given the opportunity to take part in a final year degree show which attracts more than 4,000 people, including experts from the fashion industry. It’s a great chance to showcase your work and build your contacts.
If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Foundation course with Distinction will be accepted for entry to Arts-related courses.
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
GCSE English Language equivalent, if required, must be achieved from additional units.
We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview – interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Fashion.
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