In your first year you will develop key design skills and realise your designs from idea to garment through a mixture of classes and workshops including sewing, pattern cutting, digital skills, illustration, surface design and presentation skills.
In the second year you will first focus on creative commerciality through projects with practicing designers and brands. In the second semester you will start to develop an individual design identity with projects to inspire experimentation and innovation. Typically, you’ll explore embellishment, print, surface decoration, tailoring and creative silhouette development, this will assist in preparation for your final year.
In your final year your individual design interests will be explored and articulated through the presentation of a final collection. You’ll also take ownership of your portfolio, learning how to present it to a professional level and developing a self-promotional perspective. Final year students also have the opportunity to participate in a high-profile Graduate Show in London.
3 years (6 semesters)
Fashion designer, pattern cutter, creative director, stylist, textile designer, garment technologist, fashion PR
Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week
Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
How your Work is Assessed
Practical projects and written assignments
Local and national educational trips to studios and galleries
The course is enriched by an extensive programme of lectures and workshops given by a variety of creative professionals
Each of our students have their own workspace and are provided with their own mannequin, calico for toiles, pattern cutting paper and card. We also provide free printing up to A3 colour.
How We Teach
Throughout this course students will be taught through specialist workshops, guest lecturers, regular one-to-ones and group tutorials.
90% of our students were in work 6 months after graduating in 2019. Recent graduates received national press coverage after showcasing their collections at Graduate Fashion Week.