COURSE OVERVIEW

UCAS CODE W232 UCAS TARIFF 96 - 112 BA (Hons) 3 YEARS
This fashion degree prepares students for entry to professional roles across the fashion industry. In particular it will develop digital design and digital content skills to enable students to understand the bridges between design, making and selling. This programme will be based around the following pillars: • Design and conceptualisation • Pattern cutting and garment making • Understanding fabrics and textiles for fashion • The business of fashion • Digital Skills (a linking theme including design, pattern cutting and content creation) Across the three years of study students will study and experience conceptualisation, design, pattern cutting (the bridge between design and manufacture), textiles and linking all of these are digital skills for concept development and pattern cutting as well as for the presentation of online content. They will also explore the history and nature of the fashion industry – exploring current trends and influences such as sustainability and the circular economy.
You will use industry standard software and digital printing allowing you to turn concept drawings into patterns and 3D avatars. Student on this course will gain access to our fabulous photography and film & TV studios and work collaboratively with students and academic staff across The School.

Students will work on live projects with industry partners and at the end of their studies get the chance to present either a physical collection, digital collection or digital campaign.

The fashion world is subject to global trends:

• A return to local design and manufacture and high demand for skills such as pattern cutting
• Digital communication between designers, makers and retailers (growing following the pandemic
• Retail, even haute couture, becoming more dominated by digital, direct, sales channels and the content that feeds this.
• Sustainability

This degree will prepare students for entering the industry in any of the following areas:

• Design
• Garment Manufacture
• Communications and promotion

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This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in design or manufacture of:

WOMENS DESIGN
CHILDRENSWEAR DESIGN
FASHION ILLUSTRATION
FASHION PRODUCTION
FASHION MARKETING & PR
FASHION BRANDING
FASHION BUYING & MERCHANISING
FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
FASHION RETAIL MANAGEMENT
LINGERIE & INTIMATE APPAREL
LOUNGEWEAR
ACTIVEWEAR
SWIMWEAR
LECTRA CAD
GARMENT TECHNOLOGIST
MA STUDY
TEACHING

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