Cardiff Metropolitan University Fashion

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Fashion

Cardiff Metropolitan University Fashion

Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design degree is designed to reflect contemporary practice and to inspire you to succeed in this fast moving industry.

Fashion expresses our values, culture and society. More importantly, it influences and shapes them. So when you become a fashion designer, you become an influencer.

You will explore your individual talents through the professional design process, which creates freedom with constraints and reflectivity with spontaneity. The course embeds innovation and risk taking right into the design process from concept to final product, with consideration for commercial viability and creativity at its core.

You will become multi-skilled, flexible, resourceful and creative fashion practitioners with well-developed transferable and interpersonal skills. You will work within a creative environment with well-equipped workshops and studios that support and create our vibrant student community where personal talent and individual development are shared, exchanged and nurtured.

You’ll also gain an understanding of the ethical issues facing the fashion industry. So you graduate as a responsible designer ready to shape the industry.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Please note: This programme will undergo periodic review in early 2017. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed.

Course Content​

From the beginning you’ll work on your portfolio – your way into the fashion world. You regularly add to it, review it and refine it – so when you graduate, it’s ready to showcase your talent and body of work.

You’ll spend time in the studio, developing essential skills in a range of techniques, including:

  • Broad-Range Creative Research
  • Design Processes, Experimentations & Developments
  • Fashion Drawing, Communication & Illustration
  • Creative Cutting
  • Design & Flat Pattern Drafting
  • Stand Modelling & Draping
  • Design and Tailoring
  • Garment Production and Industry Manufacture.
  • Integration Design, Technology and Theory.
  • Photoshop, Illustrator and Cad Software
  • Fabric, Colour, Trends, Market Research and Forecasting
  • Designing & Range Building
  • Designers Professional Portfolio Presentation

As you start to master these skills, you’ll begin to construct garments and bring your designs to life.