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University of Westminster

Fashion Design

University of Westminster
In London

£9,250
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Typology Training
Location London
Duration 3 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Training
  • London
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

This course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. We specialise in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on the development of your personal design philosophy. The course offers a comprehensive design education for dedicated and ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career in the creative arena of the fashion industry. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Internships on both the three-year and sandwich course are undertaken at leading international fashion companies, and have recently included Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Celine, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Craig Green, Givenchy, Kenzo, Jeremy Scott, Kenzo, Lanvin, Loewe Vuitton, Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and Tom Ford. Course graduates include London Fashion Week designers Claire Barrow, Roberta Einer, Liam Hodges and Ashley Williams; Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer of Burberry; Katie Hillier, Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs; Adam Marc James, Head Designer – Menswear at Roberto Cavalli; Jutta Kraus, Creative Director of Bernhard Willhelm; and Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Coach. Fashion Design graduates from the last 3 years are now working at Versus, Rick Owens, Celine, Loewe, Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Tom Ford, Erdem, Temperley, Gucci, Versace, H&M, Preen, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, J.W. Anderson, Norse Projects, Acne, Jacquemus, Paul Smith, MaxMara, Harrods, and Adidas.

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London
Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, HA1 3TP, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
London
Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, HA1 3TP, London, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A Levels -Not applicable
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DDM
Foundation in Art & Design - Grade offer based on overall application profile, including previous qualifications at Level 3.
Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 39 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.
Please note: we only accept applications for

Opinions

5.0
Course rating
100%
Recommended
4.7
excellent
Centre rating

Reviews on this course

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Sabrina
5.0 19/10/2018
What I would highlight: .It's not a place to be friend with british(At least I had a great difficulty). But for the studying, the night life and the international frienship, it is one of the best!If you're undergrad, don't stay in the classroom, but go out and speak with people;.
What could be improved: Great course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Achievements for this centre

2018
This centre has demonstrated its quality on Emagister
9 years with Emagister

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

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What you'll learn on the course

Credit
Costume Design
Design
3d training
CAD
AutoCAD
Illustration
Textile Design
Dressmaking
Fashion Illustration
3D
International
Project
Industry

Course programme

This level covers the core fundamentals of the fashion design discipline, including 2D and 3D design practice, CAD, construction, design, illustration, pattern cutting, print, research, and trend analysis.

The first year of the fashion degree course at Westminster concentrates on introducing the student to a variety of skills and techniques related to all areas of 2D and 3D fashion practice. Design, research, illustration, cut, construction, print, and CAD are all covered.

Research is fostered through a variety of methods including visits to London Fashion Week, fashion shows, exhibitions, sketchbooks, and industry visits.

There are lessons in life drawing and illustration so that students understand proportion in 2D as well as 3D. Students undertake a range of design work that includes menswear and womenswear, spanning both conceptual and commercial.

Subjects of study include:

  • Design Project 1: Skills

  • Design Project 2: Sportswear
  • Design Project 3: Outerwear
  • Design Project 4: Modernity
  • Credit Level 4

    The second year of the Fashion Design BA (Hons) course focuses on understanding and addressing the demands and needs of the fashion design industry through design assignments. This is accomplished through:

    Industry-led design projects. Previous partners have included Max Mara, Abercrombie & Fitch, River Island and Topman.

    Guest industry speakers and lecturers, allowing students to understand their personal design practice within the context of the wider international design industry. Recent guest lecturers and visitors to the course include Julian Ganio from Fantastic Man, Lou Stoppard from SHOWstudio, Cozette McCreery from Sibling, Natasha Booth from Fashion East, Meadham Kirchhoff, Liam Hodges, and Charlie Porter.

    Industrial work placement and internships. These take place over eight consecutive weeks, starting at the end of December until the end of Paris Fashion Week in March. The timing enables students to have the opportunity, if they wish, to work with a designer on their collection from its conception through to the runway show presentation.

    Subjects of study include:

    • Collection 1: Cutting
    • Collection 2: Surface
    • Collection 3: Internship
    • Collection 4: Portfolio
    • Collection 5: Historical
    • Credit Level 5

      In the last year of study we help you to develop your signature aesthetic style in both 2D portfolio work and 3D design projects. Advanced research, sourcing and design development lead to a full runway collection range being developed and realised.

      A precollection is developed alongside this with comprehensive market research and design proposals alongside a marketing strategy. A sustained piece of written work, in the form of a fashion thesis, is written focusing on the chosen theme or research of the students’ final design proposal.

      All final year students are considered for inclusion in the graduate runway show held in Central London in May. Additionally, all graduates take part in our portfolio day which takes place at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Representees from top international fashion houses have the chance to view our graduates work and interview them for potential design positions

      Subjects of study include:

      • Final Collection 1
      • Final Collection 2
      • Portfolio
      • Thesis
      • Credit Level 6


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