About the course
Established in 1947 to support the local corset industry, Contour Fashion continues to nurture close links with industry. It produces graduates who are specialist designers and technical specialists with defined skills in design, pattern cutting, grading, fit methodologies and technical excellence, for industry roles both in the UK and worldwide.
Reasons to study the Contour Fashion BA (Hons) degree at DMU
A unique and internationally renowned course
Specialise in lingerie, underwear, bodywear, swimwear, loungewear, nightwear, sportswear and corsetry
Continues to nurture close links with the UK and global intimate apparel industry and educates specialist designers
Opportunity to showcase your final designs to industry at a catwalk show in London
You can gain an introduction 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.
Typical subjects of study include 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.