Fashion design from initial research through to collection creation and production.
You will have access to to industry standard fashion and textiles equipment and work on cross disciplinary collaborations, pushing the boundaries of your creativity.
Working closely with staff, you are guided through the complete fashion design creative process from design research, ideation, concept development, pattern cutting and garment completion. Our course offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of markets, from mass market to high-end and helps you to understand the fundamental implications this can have on the design decision making process. As a student you will have the opportunity to showcase your work through competitions, industry collaborative projects and the graduate shows.
You will gain an understanding of the design process within international industry.
Studying at the School of Textiles & Design allows students to develop their own personal style as a designer and teaches key skills as a creative professional through a number of live collaborative projects with industry.
As a student you will develop a suite of skills practiced to a professional standard ready for the workplace. Our graduates have the opportunity to work in a number of areas within field, including roles in fashion design, pattern cutting, trend forecasting and fashion retail roles.
Recent internships and placements:
- Christopher Kane
- Alexander McQueen
- Philip Treacy
- Ann Demeulemeester
- Sophie Hulme
- Gareth Pugh
- Nicole Farhi
- Vivienne Westwood
- Dazed and Confused
- Paul Smith
- The Kooples
You will leave with a vocational degree with a suite of skills ready for the workplace. This degree will also open doors to further research, if desired.
Excellent links with industry, you will gain experience designing for a commercial market.
For overseas students wishing to study at The School of Textiles & Design read our Study Abroad page.
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