Modelling student fashion designs on the catwalk

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Full-Time or Part-Time

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Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Bring a brand to market. Create your own design identity with a cutting-edge catwalk collection. Graduate with a competitive portfolio and industry contacts.

Fashion technician examining clothes

£2 million investment in brand new studios and industry equipment

Fashion designs in student sketchbooks
Fashion model wearing student designed outfit

Explore how to bring a brand to market. Develop skills to create your own design signature which will be showcased in your final year catwalk collection. You'll hone your craft in purpose-built state-of-the-art studios and design technology.

The core focus of the course is technical and making skills. Develop your own design philosophy and identity through drawing, styling, 2D design, 3D drape and pattern design, research, cutting and garment construction. This is underpinned by theoretical and contemporary influences with particular emphasis on sustainability in fashion.

In your second year, you can focus on men’s or women’s wear with the option to develop surface pattern in your designs. In your third year, you will focus on research and developing your own collection for your end of year catwalk show. We have active links to the fashion design and manufacturing industry both locally and nationally such as Superdry and Emma Willis. You will develop skills that will embrace and encompass creative and critical thinking, through to concept origination and experiential development, and the development and maintenance of higher level skills synonymous with British fashion design.

Study style

Through a combination of taught modules, collaborative projects and live briefs, you will become independent, critical thinkers who can articulate their ideas and concepts both two and three dimensionally to enable you to compete confidently in the dynamic and demanding field of fashion design.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2016 entry*

Typical offers

This course is in Clearing. Typical offers 220-300 tariff points. Call us on 03330 432 414 to see if we can make you an offer.

2016 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

For international students please see entry requirements in your country for full details.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeW230

Careers

  • Fashion designer
  • Surface Pattern designer
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Garment technologist
  • Fashion stylist
  • Fashion for sustainability
  • Bespoke designer/ maker

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Student Focus

Daniel Adlem

I’ve just completed a project as senior menswear designer for Jasper Conran.

I signed up for the Fashion degree and never looked back. My lecturers were fantastic, each with a different specialism. In our final year, we had a huge catwalk show. It attracted crowds including film director, Lord David Puttnam! We created our own collections. Mine was colour-neutral. I work as a freelance fashion designer now, most recently for Jasper Conran at Debenhams. I travel to catwalk shows across the world! I owe such a lot to my degree.

Industry links

We have fantastic industry links with fashion brands including: Superdry, Cheltenham Fashion Week (previous judges include Grayson Perry, Lily Allen and Sienna Miller), Art Couture Festival, and bespoke shirt designer, Emma Willis. Alumni and visiting lecturers work for Paul Smith, Jasper Conran, Debenhams and Next.

Programme specifications

Machines in sewing room

£2 million investment in new studios and equipment

Learn in purpose-built studio space with state-of-the-art technology. This includes design and production studios with industry-standard sewing machines, pattern cutters and Mac computers.

New designs for global fashion brand Superdry on display

Work directly with fashion brands like Superdry

Superdry is collaborating with the course to provide expert industry advice, live briefs and practical experience through work placement opportunities.

Young model wearing student designed clothes on catwalk

Showcase your work at big fashion events

Get involved with Cheltenham Fashion Week this high-profile event attracts people from around the UK. Other events include Clothes Show Live, Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers, SIT Select Showcase, Gloucestershire Business Show, Arts Couture Painswick Festival and the University of Gloucestershire’s Festival Fortnight Fashion Show.

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03330 432 414

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