University of Salford BA Hons Fashion Design has been listed on Business of Fashion as one of the top undergraduate programmes based on performance in the three indices that comprise BoF’s methodology: Global Influence, Student Learning Experience and Long-Term Value.
BEST IN GLOBAL INFLUENCE
BEST IN LEARNING EXPERIENCE
BEST IN LONG-TERM VALUE
Established in 1896, the University of Salford’s BA Fashion Design programme is largely studio based, emphasizing hands-on teaching sessions in a collaborative atmosphere. Students work in a newly finished studio equipped with a full range of industrial machinery including laser cutters, 3D printers and metal work machines. The programme is committed to breaking down traditional barriers to higher education, offering mentorship programs and an ‘open door’ policy within the programme, where students of all levels can interact and receive help from faculty in an open plan studio space. The programme stresses real world experience, including a period of work placement for up to six months with brands including Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen and Iris van Herpen. Seniors develop a professional portfolio of work based on their final collections, and have the opportunity to travel to China to source their fabric and work directly with industry suppliers to develop prints.