Fashion is an ever-changing industry that needs professionals who can respond to its challenges. Based in the heart of the dynamic fashion capital of Wales, this Fashion Design degree promotes an innovative and sustainable approach to fashion education. It offers experience of fashion design beyond the university environment and develops skills for life after graduation. You’ll balance commercial success with a strong creative vision, always questioning and pushing your ideas forward. Our fashion students compete and win national and international awards and competitions – they’ve won awards at London Graduate Fashion Week for the past three years. There are many opportunities to work with industry through placements and partnerships with fashion designers like Julien MacDonald, Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Vivienne Westwood and Debenhams and with your optional sandwich year, you can study overseas through the Erasmus exchange programme. Studying this Fashion esign course in Cardiff, you’ll be a part of our inspiring community and have the chance to collaborate with other creative industries students such as journalists, photographers, actors, writers and musicians. Follow USW Fashion on Instagram.
The fashion design degree is assessed through regular coursework submissions, in addition to practical assessment.
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
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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