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Working in an innovative and contemporary studio, you study key elements of culture, identity and sustainability for a career in this exciting global industry. You study one of two pathways – fashion design or fashion communication.Fashion design pathwayYou focus on designing and making garments, learning how to create an innovative garment collection for the catwalk. You explore all aspects of the design process including research and design development, pattern cutting, drape and tailoring
Working in an innovative and contemporary studio, you study key elements of culture, identity and sustainability for a career in this exciting global industry. You study one of two pathways – fashion design or fashion communication.
Fashion design pathway
You focus on designing and making garments, learning how to create an innovative garment collection for the catwalk. You explore all aspects of the design process including research and design development, pattern cutting, drape and tailoring skills, commercial manufacturing, textile design, computer-aided design and styling for professional fashion photoshoots. You use new technology to revolutionise your design process with true-to-life 3D garment simulation.
Fashion communication pathway
You focus on image-making and the communication of fashion. You learn the skills to promote fashion through film and media, marketing, branding, styling, computer-aided design, enterprise, and how to create your own magazine or fashion marketing campaign. Our technology and expertise enables you to showcase your creativity through new digital formats, including the use of avatars and virtual worlds to respond to innovative new ways of communicating fashion.
You work to live briefs on real projects and network with fashion professionals to prepare you for the range of professional careers available in the fashion industry. You are taught by experienced industry professionals and use the latest technology including industry-recognised Adobe certification to showcase your skills and expertise to employers.
An optional work placement year is included, at no extra cost. Alongside this, you can gain valuable experience and engagement with the sector through our shorter work placements, internships and work experience opportunities.
Graduates from the fashion design pathway can go on to work in areas including fashion design, drape, accessories, fashion print, specialist garment construction and lingerie.
Graduates from the fashion communication pathway can go on to work as fashion image-makers, fashion stylists, art directors, producers, film-makers, public relations experts, bloggers, social networkers, on-line marketers, fashion writers, curators, or fashion theorists.
Career pathways are wide and varied from fashion design to more technical roles such as pattern cutting and garment technology. You can work in retail as a buyer or in fashion communication and marketing roles such as image-makers, stylists, art directors, fashion show producers, public relations experts, bloggers, influencers and social networkers, online marketers, journalists, curators, commentators and theorists, who are all shaping the future of fashion.
Including a creative subject, from any combination of recognised Level 3 qualifications. Consideration will also be given to students with evidence of practical art and design experience at an appropriate level. Students are invited to provide portfolios to show creative skills in art and design.
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
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