About the course
The BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme is focused on creativity and innovation within an industrial and commercial context. As a student we develop your skills and knowledge to become a confident Fashion learner in a dynamic and exciting environment.
We teach you vital pattern cutting skills in 2D and 3D and core manufacturing skills, how to develop your creativity through design, create a professional portfolio and enhance your freehand and technical drawing and illustration skills using traditional and CAD methods. You will also learn about fashion history and new exciting innovations in contemporary fashion design. Through increasing fashion awareness, on exciting study trips, fashion shows, exhibitions and competitions both nationally and internationally to truly enrich your educational experience.
Live industry projects put learners’ skills to the test. You’ll experience what it’s like to work to a brief in a real life setting. These projects can lead onto your designs going into production, open up placement and full employment opportunities too.
We are also running a new Fashion & Fashion Business programme for September 2015.
If you’ve already completed an Undergraduate degree, why not take a look at our Postgraduate degree and specialise in MA Fashion?
Why choose this course?
- A programme committed to developing your personal ambitions whether in, for example, Fashion Design, Styling, Buying
- A Fashion team with a vast amount of academic, technical and industry experience.
- Very strong working relationships with a number of industry partners including Ted Baker, F&F, Maria Grachvogel, Ally Capellino to name a few
- Our students study in a spacious and contemporary studio with fantastic facilities and equipment including digital and 3D printers
- Industry standard specialist Fashion CAD/CAM system available to all students
- Only 20 minutes on the train from central London
Jayne delivers specialist teaching in garment assembly & pattern cutting, where she published a book for the fashion industry in 2013. Her recent research is in a replica of the 1740 red coat for the national army museum and fashion education.
Nicola De Main
Nicola has worked with international conceptualist Hussein Chalayan and has subsequently her own label sold through stores in the UK and Europe, as well as designing bespoke outfits for Emilie Sandé and Leona Lewis.
Programme Leader for Fashion, since 2007. Tony’s background is in body size and shape technology for the apparel industry. He has led extensive projects with Debenhams, F&F, Marks and Spencer, Ministry of Defence, Next, Oasis and many more.
Ranked 29th in the country in the fashion and textiles section of the Guardian’s 2017 University League Tables.