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Course summary

On our highly-ranked fashion degree course, you’ll not only develop your research, design and garment construction skills, but have the opportunity to discover who you are, what you believe in and how this will focus your design handwriting. Alongside working with a passionate team of staff you will have plenty of opportunities to put your creativity to the test in an industry setting, both through the placement module and live industry projects. This Fashion Design degree course uses the fantastic links it has with the industry, with previous students presenting their designs at London, Milan, and New York fashion week. You will become part of the fashion design family at Salford where drive, innovation, individuality is celebrated and utilised. This course will give you a realistic understanding of what it’s like to work in the fashion industry today. You’ll learn through both practical modules that allow you to get hands-on and let your creativity run wild, and contextual projects that help you align your studio work with past, current and future contexts that impact our industry. Over the course of three years, you’ll master fundamental technical skills associated with fashion design and clothing construction, as well as gain a theoretical understanding of the cultural contexts surrounding the industry. You’ll not only be well prepared for what’s to come in the future of fashion but have a deeper understanding of how the industry works. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement module in your second year, with past students doing placements at brands such as Alexander McQueen, Adam Lippes, Christopher Kane, Iris van Herpen, Jonathan Saunders, Markus Lupfer, Aitor Throup, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, and Viktor & Rolf. Collectively we aim to produce graduates with confident and strong design voices, with soul, diversity, and resilience. Take a look at some of the work our final students have produced on this course. What's more, overall satisfaction with this course is 98% (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data). You will:

  • Explore your individual talents and creativity through the application of the professional design process
  • Study on a course awarded Best Programme for Undergraduate Fashion Design in the UK by The Business of Fashion in 2019, as well as ranked 11th in the Guardian's 2020 university league table for Fashion and Textiles courses
  • Be transformed into a flexible, resourceful, and creative practitioner with well-developed transferrable skills.
  • Get an invaluable insight into what it’s like to work in the fashion industry through live briefs and work placements
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Year one

  • Introduction to Fashion Design
  • Fashion: Industry Practice Part 1
  • Exploring Creative Contexts: Fashion
  • Introduction to Pattern Cutting and Construction Techniques
  • Fashion Illustration
  • 3D Approaches to Research
  • Fashion: Industry Practice Part 2
Year two
  • Fashion Design 1
  • Responding to Creative Contexts: Fashion
  • Fashion Design 2
  • Work Placement
  • Live Project
Year three
  • Design and Research for an External Brief
  • Pre-collection
  • Portfolio Module
  • Negotiated Major Project
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  • Year 1

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International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

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