University of Derby Fashion
University of Derby Fashion, Our fashion programme benefits from relationships with the Textile Design and Commercial Photography Programmes. For our recent fashion shows at Derby Theatre, we have successfully collaborated externally with Aveda (Derby) and internally with Buxton & Leek College Beauty, Spa & Media Make Up programme. You’ll have excellent placement opportunities at companies such as Markus Lupfer, Aitor Throup, Alexander McQueen, George, Puma, Erdem and more.
You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your final collection at the graduate fashion show at Derby Theatre, plus exhibiting your portfolios at the annual Graduate Fashion Week in London. Our students’ award winning work is showcased regularly at The Clothes Show. Students Sarah Woodward was Midlands Emerging Designer winner 2015, Nicole Wells won St Andrews Young Designer 2015. We successfully collaborate with industry to enhance the curriculum with cutting edge learning environments.
During the first semester of your first year you’ll be taught alongside the BA (Hons) Textile Design students where you will gain valuable skills such as knit and print, pattern cutting and manufacture. Contextual Studies and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will continue through to the final year giving you a positive advantage within the fashion and textiles industries. This integration of skills and knowledge has produced innovative and creative textile and fashion designers.
We encourage all second years to take a work placement in industry, which will also give you an additional qualification – the Diploma in Professional Practice. Placements are hard work but give you fantastic experience. This year we have had student placed at a wide variety of companies including, Marks & Spencer, Temperley London, Erdem, Mother of Pearl, Preen, Aitor Throup, Tommy Hilfiger and Roksanda, amongst others.
Students applying from one of the University of Derby’s Partner Schools or Colleges are guaranteed a place or interview if students meet the minimum entry criteria for their chosen course and apply by the January deadline date.