• FASHION AND TEXTILES
  • AWARD WINNING DEGREE COURSES
  • FASHION DESIGN COURSE ONE OF THE FEW
  • IN THE UK AWARDED 'CREATIVE SKILLSET' ACCREDITATION
  • FASHION MEDIA AND PROMOTION STUDENTS
  • CHOSEN TO CO-EDIT 'ELLE' AND 'COMPANY' MAGAZINES

Graduate Fashion Week

 

Welcome to the Fashion & Textile Department at Northbrook College, which has an excellent reputation for student achievement and progression into the fashion and textile industries, self-employment and/or post graduate study, as well as numerous national design competition winners and finalists. The BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at Northbrook, which allows students to specialise in menswear and/or womenswear, is one of seven high performing courses in the country that have been awarded the prestigious Creative Skillset accreditation.

 

Courses:

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion

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BA (Hons) Textile Design

 

 

 

 

Textile design Our excellent facilities in the Fashion & Textile Department aim to provide a creative learning environment for our degree students studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Textile Design & BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion programmes.

The Fashion & Textile degree programmes aim to provide a learning environment that stimulates the development of creative practitioners, designers and fashion communicators equipped with essential skills and knowledge for future careers within the fashion and textile industries.

 

All three programmes aim to highlight the relationships between creative practice, market placement and the business environment and develop appropriate knowledge and skills to meet industry requirements and operate within the fast moving world of fashion and textiles.

 

Resources

 

The Fashion & Textile Department degree programmes proudly promote small group sizes, where you will be able to benefit from our student to staff ratio of 15:1 for teaching. Our friendly academic and technical tutors are professional designers and practitioners, teachers and researchers who are passionate about offering you their specialist expertise and wealth of industry and academic experience.

Our excellent facilities and resources will also provide you with the space and essential tools to have fun, experiment and develop a range of specialist practical skills and knowledge. The Fashion & Textile Department is equipped with a range of professionally equipped workspaces:

 

Design Studios Sewing Workroom   
Pattern Cutting Studios Print Workshop & Dye Lab
Knitting Workshop    Photo Studio
iMac Suite      Digital Equipment Resource
Large Format Printer            Fashion & Textiles FLA Resource
Art & Design Library Fabric Library & Store

 

Graduate Fashion Week 2 Student Achievement

 

Students studying on the degree programmes within the Fashion & Textile Department have also recently exhibited at Graduate Fashion Week exhibition and catwalk show (London), New Designers exhibition (London) and locally at the Arundel Museum.

 

The high standard of student work has also recently led to a number of winners and finalists for several national design bursaries and competitions, including the RSA Bursary, Fashion Awareness Direct, New Look Fashion competition, River Island Recycling competition, Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show, Burberry Mentoring project and Society of Dyers and Colourists prizes.

 

Careers & Progression

 

The Fashion & Textile degree programmes aim to prepare the students with a range of professional and transferable skills for employment or further study and future career opportunities within fashion, textile, fashion journalism & communications and/or creative industries. Previous students have successfully established creative positions at Vogue, Tatler, Purple PR, Alexander McQueen, Armani Exchange, Boudicca, Whistles, Diesel, Michiko Koshino, Adidas, Puma, Top Man, New Look, Laura Ashley, to name a few.

 

International outlook

 

Our distinctive degree programmes promote an international outlook within the world of fashion and textiles set within a supportive and local perspective. With our overseas study visits to major fashion and textile trade exhibitions, influential fashion capitals and famous international brands place an important emphasis preparing you for the world of international fashion and textiles for contemporary lifestyles.

The film below showcases the industry standard Art, Design & Media facilities at Northbrook and the cross collaboration between departments:

Film by BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice student Dariusz Starosciak.