About the course
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Established in 1947 to support the local corset industry, Contour Fashion is the oldest and most successful degree-level course in intimate apparel and is widely regarded by industry experts as one of the best in the world.
Reasons to study Contour Fashion BA (Hons) at DMU
Specialisms in lingerie, underwear, bodywear, swimwear, loungewear, nightwear, sportswear and corsetry
You will develop the specialist skills in design, pattern cutting, grading, fit methodologies and technical excellence to equip you for industry roles in the UK and worldwide
Students have completed work experience and placements with the likes of Abercrombie & Fitch, Gossard and Agent Provocateur
The opportunity to showcase your final designs to industry at a London catwalk show
Recent graduates from this internationally renowned course are employed by Superdry, Agent Provocateur and Triumph
Our students and graduates regularly enter and win international design competitions such as Lingerie Designer of the Year
You are introduced to the academic, professional, industrial and commercial challenges of design practice. There are opportunities to work with companies on live projects, work placements and competition awards, and the course has close links with the UK and global intimate apparel industry.
The course covers visual research, drawing and design development, style and colour, contour garment design, pattern cutting and making for lingerie, swimwear and nightwear, colour prediction, computer aided design, CAD for fashion illustration, fit and grading, contour garment technology, contextual studies, designing for external clients, professional practice and a final collection suitable for a catwalk show. In the third year you can specialise in either an aesthetic or technical route.
You will also have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience as part of your studies through #DMUGlobal.