Taught at the UK-based Staffordshire University's Department of Art and Design within the School of Creative Arts and Engineering, the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme equips the students with the requisite skill set to make them ready for the fashion industry.
Aiming at developing students creative conceptual thinking and enabling them to gain a real understanding of commercial design, the course provides practical and technical skills in fashion design, garment construction and CAD (Computer-aided design), supported by design theory.
In order to broaden their knowledge and develop strong team working skills, the programme includes collaborations with other courses such as photography and film.
Also, besides having a specialised teaching staff, lecturers and guest speakers from the industry are invited to the campus, thereby, helping the students to understand the industry requirements better.
The undergraduate course is carried out at the University's Stoke-on-Trent campus which has state-of-the-art technical facilities for productions as well as strong links with local theatres and arts organisations. Students enrolled under the programme are given exposure to live industry projects, competitions, study trips as well as internships so that they are able to gain hands-on experience and enhance their CV.
Students will also have access to the amazing 'Betty Smithers Design Collection', which is a vintage archive of clothes, accessories and products, donated to the University by designer Betty Smithers. This is a teaching collection of mainly 20th-century objects wherein the students can borrow and handle the collection for drawing, photo shoots as well as study how the garments are constructed.
- Course Duration: 3 years (Full-time)
- Commencing from: September 2017
- Application Deadline: February 15, 2017.
- Course fee: £10,900 per year
- Students are expected to have 70% in Class 12.
- English language requirements include an IELTS score of 6.0 (though this can be waived for some boards including ICSE, CBSE with English at 70% in Class 12).
- Moreover, all the applicants are individually assessed via an interview with a portfolio.
Career prospects for course graduates:
The graduates can work in the industry as Fashion Designers, Stylists, Pattern Cutters, Trend Forecasters and many more interesting profiles in the fashion industry.
- New Merit Scholarship of £1,000 is available to Indian students enrolling for the first time in September 2017.
- New Undergraduate Progression Scholarships of up to £2,000 will be awarded on an annual basis dependent on performance across the full academic year.
For further course detail: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/SSTK-10716.jsp