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Become a fashion material specialist by exploring and combining a broad range of practical skills across print, stitch, embellishment and knit. Develop research, conceptual, creative and technical abilities, alongside practical skills such as pattern cutting, construction, fashion illustration and digital portfolio promotion.
Determine your own creative direction by choosing or mixing technical specialisms to your style, context, technical skills and market focus. This will help prepare you for a career in the multibillion-pound fashion industry, where you can benefit from countless opportunities to develop, progress and learn new skills.
We encourage you to become conversant in a broad fashion context, while honing your specialist fashion textile design skills. There will be opportunities to broaden your creative thinking by networking with visiting lecturers from industry, who have previously included Phoebe English, Jane Bowler, Katie Roberts-Wood, Helen Bullock and David Longshaw.
- DMU is ranked in the Top 10 for Fashion and Textiles in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020).
- Work on live projects with industry experts to gain valuable skills and experience.
- Gain valuable work experience by undertaking a year-long placement. Past students have landed roles at Helen Lawrence, Hussein Chalayan, Adam Andrascik and G-Star.
- 100% of our Fashion Textiles and Accessories† graduates are in work or further study, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report. They have gone on to work at big brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, French Connection, Next and Adidas Makers Lab.
- Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to visit global trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris.
- The award-winning Vijay Patel Building houses our cutting-edge facilities including workshops for print, knit, plastics, 3D and digital textile printing, metal, wood and leather. Industry-standard facilities will allow you to explore and provide new creative directions for fashion-forward, luxury and innovative design outcomes.
- We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.
†Fashion Textile Design was previously named Fashion Textiles and Accessories BA (Hons)
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