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Why Fashion Design?Our Fashion Design degree will help you develop your own design philosophy and identity, preparing you for a successful career in a dynamic and innovative industry. Developing skills in technical drawing, fabric sourcing, 2D design, 3D drape and pattern design, research, cutting and garment construction, you’ll create and promote your own market-focused catwalk collection. With opportunities to work on live briefs and gain experience with brands and organisations such as
Why Fashion Design?
Our Fashion Design degree will help you develop your own design philosophy and identity, preparing you for a successful career in a dynamic and innovative industry. Developing skills in technical drawing, fabric sourcing, 2D design, 3D drape and pattern design, research, cutting and garment construction, you’ll create and promote your own market-focused catwalk collection. With opportunities to work on live briefs and gain experience with brands and organisations such as TMcollection (Portugal), Superdry, Paul Costelloe, Special Olympics and Feather Studios, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to get involved in renowned fashion events such as London Fashion Week, Clothes Show Live, Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers, benefit from industry panel critiques and get feedback from fashion designers, garment technologists and print designers from national and international manufacturers and retailers. Our new Design Centre, complete with dedicated fashion design and production studios, offers a special collaborative, creative environment where talent can develop and thrive. You can also take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, such as specialist sewing machines, printing facilities, a sublimation printer and Mac computers.
Why University of Gloucestershire?
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.
After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.
There might be a part-time course available for this subject, we are waiting for data from our partner UCAS.
We want the most creative and talented students and so will invite all applicants to interview providing they are studying for an NQF level 3 qualification (A-level/BTEC/OCR/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent). Following your interview we will offer you a place based on performance and that offer will be specific to your current studies to make it achievable for you.
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
The University of Gloucestershire is spread across three campuses in the town of Cheltenham and city of Gloucester. The university offers over 100 academic study programmes through eight schools, which are:
Art and Design
Business and Technology
Health and Social Care
Liberal and Performing Arts
Natural and Social Sciences
Sport and Exercise
Cheltenham and Gloucester are within easy access of Birmingham, Bristol and London both by road and direct public transport. Birmingham and Bristol are 40 minutes away, while London is around two hours by direct train. Birmingham, Bristol and London Heathrow airports are all within 90 minutes’ drive of Gloucestershire.
Park campus is a creative, technological hub surrounded by beautiful of parkland.
Where you'll study