On this course, you will be challenged, nurtured and encouraged to explore your individuality as designers through the application of the design process, from concept to final product. Upon completing your studies, you will become a directional and skilled design practitioner, with a comprehensive and professional outlook on the fashion industry.
In your first year, you’ll develop your design thinking and creative ability by undertaking a series of practical projects that cover all aspects of fashion design within a broad context. Year one introduces you to the fundamental disciplines, providing a thorough grounding and allowing you to realise your concepts.
In year two, you’ll improve your understanding and enhance your awareness of the industry. You’ll liaise with industry, undertaking a live project with a contemporary fashion brand, allowing you to practice the subjects covered with professionalism.
Your final year will be tailored to your particular interests and ambitions, giving you the opportunity to personalise your study through bespoke projects, in line with your goals and ambitions. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an international fabric sourcing trip as part of their final collection. Work from the final module will be exhibited at a fashion show in Salford. A number of our students will also be selected to take part in the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week in London.
Example modules include:
Year one: Design Fundamentals, Pattern Cutting, Uses of Research Industry Practice, 3D Approaches to Research and Exploring Creative Contexts.
Year two: Design Specialism, Industry Practice, Work Placement or Live Project.
Year three: Design Research, Design Development, Negotiated Major Project, Portfolio.
An overview of the course content is provided above, for full details visit: www.salford.ac.uk/fashion-design.
Graduates entering the fashion industry can work across a diverse range of careers as designers, stylists, pattern cutters, buyers, visual merchandisers and retailers. Many graduates have also set up their own labels. A number of graduates have found employment with companies such as MaxMara, Erdem, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Penny Black, Cos, Paul Smith, John Lewis, New Balance, Topshopand River Island.
Links with industry
Students have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a wide range of industry professionals. The valuable knowledge and experience that visiting speakers bring ensure that you are kept informed of the current changes and demands within the fashion industry. You will benefit from hearing a professional perspective, which complements your learning and development while providing inspiration and an acute awareness of the fashion world.
3 good reasons to study Fashion Design at Salford:
• UK and international work placements, global collaborations and partnerships with some of the biggest brands in fashion.
• This is a high achieving course, with a long-established track record recognised by the British Fashion Council and accredited by Creative Skillset.
• You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit and present a runway show both locally and in London at Graduate Fashion Week.
Location: Salford, Manchester UK
Duration: Three years full time
Fees: £9,250 (UK) / £14,820 (international) pa, plus studio/show fees
Accredited by Creative Skillset
UCAS code: W225
For fees and further details, please visit: www.salford.ac.uk/fashion-design
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