WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
The Fashion Team are all experienced practitioners in their respective fields and will guide you through a breadth of intellectual, research and practical processes.
The course operates a regime of formative and summative assessment, which allows students to develop their work continuously with clear tutorial guidance.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR?
This BA in Fashion Design degree is designed to provide a creative yet informed approach to materials and processes for fashion, the emphasis of the programme will be to investigate the meanings of sustainability, ethics and protection of the environment in relation to the fashion industry.
The focus will set the programme apart from other educational providers and while challenging, is a focus that needs to be addressed in the fashion industry as a whole. The course provides an opportunity to explore the possibilities of specialist knit and print fabrics, alongside heritage woven and more contemporary materials understanding the limitations and possibilities of the fabrics to innovate and create designs for the future.Years one and two develop design and pattern-cutting technology for the industry alongside an understanding of textile and garment construction techniques but with an emphasis on sustainable methods of production and closer analysis and selection of materials to underpin that sustainability. The students will also be encouraged to be experimental and innovative in their approach to design whilst developing an understanding of commerciality and target markets. In their final year the student will be challenged to produce solutions (final collections) that served the needs of an individual while maintaining sustainable production methods.
Students will be graduating with a creative skill set fully prepared to join the challenging and fast paced fashion industry with a conscience.