Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design is a three-year, full time, practice-based course that embraces the diversity of fashion in the 21st century.
In close alignment with the fashion industry we offer inspirational visiting speakers, live projects and competitions, industry visits, and invites to fashion events, all of which authenticate the currency of our course and its ability to produce ‘industry-ready’ graduates. Our dedicated teaching team, along with award winning facilities, support the development of practice-based skills, professional attitudes and intellectual abilities which are necessary to succeed as a professional fashion practitioner.
Throughout your studies, gallery and residential visits offer a cultural insight into the fashion ecology and inspire your work. You will also explore the context of historical and contemporary fashion and the wider factors that influence fashion design thinking including gender, sustainable practice and ethics, enabling you to become an informed fashion design thinker whilst recognising your identity as a creative fashion design practitioner.
Our established relationships with the fashion industry offer you the opportunity to enhance your portfolio and increase your awareness of the professional attitudes expected by potential employers. Working with partners we offer opportunities to enter high profile competitions, attend seminars/presentations and showcase your work on a variety of platforms. In the past our students have benefited from opportunities such as the British Fashion Council’s ‘Colleges Council’ and Graduate Fashion Week.