The Fashion degree at USW creates the leaders of tomorrow’s fashion industry, a group of professionals who can respond to the industry’s challenges. Fashion design at USW oﬀers experience of the fashion industry beyond the university environment and sets a culture, skillset and attributes for life after graduation. You’ll engage in design thinking and a process-driven approach to solve complex issues of design, sustainability and commercial success, and develop a strong creative vision. Based at USW's Cardiff campus, in the heart of the city centre, you will work in new studios that simulate an industry environment. These have a full suite of manufacturing equipment, including industrial sewing machines. You will work with partners from the industry and be supported to undertake internships, work experience and placements. We are currently partnering with local, national and international brands to connect USW with a global industry. You will compete in national and international design competitions, placing your work on a global stage. USW Graduates are now employed by Debenhams, Harrods, Joules and Peacocks, amongst others. Graduates have also gone on to establish their own fashion brands, such as Imtayaz Quassim, whose designs have been worn by Justin Bieber, Tyga and Gareth Bale.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances
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Additional entry requirements
Selection for this course is based on a suitable application. If you do not meet the entry criteria, you may also be required to provide a portfolio of your work to help us assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should be a maximum of 20 items which show us who you are as a thinker and as a creative. If you are currently studying creative subjects, it could be in sketchbook or images of your final work. Process is key so, anything that helps us know you better is what we want to see.
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