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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Established in 1947, our course has unparalleled links with the UK and global intimate apparel industry, providing opportunities to work with national and international companies on live projects, work placements, competitions and awards. Specialise in lingerie, athleisure, swimwear, loungewear, nightwear, corsetry or menswear, and study a range of topics that will develop specialist skills. These include skills in conceptual design and application, pattern cutting, grading, fit methodologies, technical excellence and manufacturing, and presentation formats to equip you for industry roles in the UK and worldwide. In your final year, you will choose to specialise in either an aesthetic or a technical route. Your base will be the award-winning Vijay Patel Building, home to all of our art and design students, which provides both the space and facilities to foster creative thinking. The prestigious annual Contour Catwalk Show in London gives you the opportunity to showcase your final collection to a wide range of industry professionals and the public. It will help you to network with brands representing the industry including lingerie, swimwear, leisurewear and textiles companies. This event has become a must-see for talent spotters and forecasters of future trends. **Key features:**- 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. Recent briefs have been set by Gymshark, Coco de Mer, ASOS and Lycra. - Benefit from opportunities to enter prestigious national and international competitions to boost your industry exposure. Previous graduates have won a number of accolades, including Boux Avenue’s Lingerie Designer of the Year and the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers award. - This course has a global reputation with industry experts in the intimate apparel industry, with recent graduates employed by ASOS, Gymshark, Agent Provocateur, Triumph, H&M, Clover International, Heidi Klein and Nichole de Carle. - 100% of our Contour Fashion graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report). - Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to visit global brands including Victoria’s Secret, Aerie and Adore Me in New York. - 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*. - Contour Fashion (Communication) BA (Hons) is a related course aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in marketing and promotion within the intimate apparel industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Enthusiastic, dedicated lecturers who have excelled in achieving National Teaching Fellowship awards.
A fully transformed campus based in the heart of the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, renowned for its diversity and culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 86 1

    32nd out of 84 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    122 54%

    59th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    12th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    105 51%

    67th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    34th

    6

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