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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

On this course, you can specialise in menswear, womenswear and or fashion knitwear, and will study a range of topics including fashion illustration, innovative concept development, pattern cutting and computer-aided design (CAD) for fashion and design development - preparing you for a career in a creative multibillion-pound industry where you can benefit from countless opportunities to develop, progress and learn new skills. You will be introduced to the academic, professional, industrial and commercial challenges of design practice. There are opportunities to work with leading brands on live projects, work placements and competition awards, thanks to the course’s unparalleled links with the UK and global apparel industry.The first year provides grounding in fashion and design through practical, creative and technical classes and projects, while the second year is more focused, with emphasis on experimentation, in-depth project research and 3D development. You will gain skills such as tailoring and fashion prediction, thanks to the major project in the third year giving you the opportunity to set your own briefs and create a final collection of work to showcase your unique vision and talent, as well as entering national and international competitions. We are delighted DMU is ranked in the Top 10 for Fashion and Textiles in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2020 and DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes. **Key features:*** This course is ranked in the Top two for Fashion and Textiles in the UK for ‘Graduate Prospects’, according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.* Fashion Design at DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes.* Enjoy opportunities to work on live projects with industry experts to gain valuable skills and experience. Students have recently worked on briefs set by the British Fashion Council, Burberry, Warehouse and New Look.* Benefit from opportunities to enter prestigious national and international competitions to boost your industry exposure, with previous graduates winning a number of accolades including the Christopher Bailey Gold Award at 25th anniversary of Graduate Fashion Week.* Talented graduates have recently showcased their collections as part of various fashion weeks and events across the UK and worldwide in destinations such as Shanghai, Mumbai and Hong Kong.* 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 GAP, Burberry, Coach and Joules in New York.* The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.* 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*.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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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