(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook University Centre)
UCAS code: W232
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The Fashion Design BA (Hons) is for students wishing to pursue a career in the fast-moving world of fashion, offering a three year full-time degree programme specialising in womenswear and/or menswear design.
This small, award-winning course - one of only eleven high-performing courses in the country to have been awarded the prestigious Creative Skillset Accreditation - provides a ‘boutique’ educational experience that stimulates and nurtures individual creative talent and innovation. The course aims to equip students with a range of intellectual, analytical, practical and entrepreneurial skills in preparation for a career in the global fashion industry.
2D and 3D practice focuses on creative pattern cutting, garment construction and tailoring, and printed textiles with learners becoming confident users of CAD for design development, portfolio and presentation.
Third year final collections may have the opportunity to be showcased at the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week in London, where they can be seen by the industry and the world's press.
The course has excellent industry links with live projects, industrial placements and external competitions. Industrial placements and employers include Vivienne Westwood, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katranzou, Religion Clothing,Victoria Beckham, Cos, Marks & Spencer, New Look, George, Ragged Priest, Ong Oaj Pairam and Marchesa.
Our many alumni business start-ups in recent years include: Lord + Love and mybubbaandme.com
The majority of teaching staff practice in industry, ensuring that the course reflects current industry standards and expectations. The success of the course can be measured by the achievements of its students, with most graduates being employed in fashion and the creative industries. In the past, Northbrook students have won prestigious prizes including Winner of The River Island Womenswear Award and the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award at Graduate Fashion Week.
See our Fashion Design Blog
Fashion Design Presentation
Some of our student successes