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PG Fashion Design Development & Management

We are thrilled to announce that this highly anticipated course is set to begin on 2 September 2024.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to join a transformative educational journey!

 

This is a chance to invest in yourself and unlock a world of exciting opportunities. Enroll now and mark 2 September 2024 as the beginning of your journey towards personal and professional fulfilment. 

About the Course

Innovation and sustainability in the future of fashion                                     
Enhance creativity and problem solving


This postgraduate course will provide you with the key skills to creatively develop, produce and manage a luxury fashion collection. Our dynamic, tech-powered learning approach will empower you to meet the demands of tomorrow head-on.

Prepare to push the boundaries of fashion design, development, and management, as we challenge you to think beyond conventional norms. With our interdisciplinary teaching spanning art, fashion and technology, you will adopt a holistic approach needed for the next generation of fashion innovators. With direct industry exposure, you'll forge invaluable connections, setting you up for success in the luxury fashion sector.

Experience flexible learning with our dynamic, digital lessons that allow you to complete the modules at your own pace. As you progress through the course, you'll enter our coveted Mentorship Program, where top industry professionals will support a final project exploring sustainability and other critical issues, helping you establish your own unique fashion identity. On completing the course's first two stages, you'll gain access to invaluable hands-on work experience within fashion companies, opening doors to exciting career prospects.
 
Specialise in one of three pathways: Womenswear & Menswear; Knitwear for Fashion; Accessories & Shoe Design. Whichever path you choose, you'll be immersed in an environment that nurtures creativity, fosters personal and professional growth, and develops the skills needed for high level employment in the fashion industry.

Pathways

  • Womenswear/Menswear

  • Fashion Knitwear

  • Fashion Accessories and Shoe Design and Development

Course Structure

Stage 1  |  Digital Content. Dynamic teaching from top industry professionals, created around the demands of the industry to boost your skills and maximise employability. 

Stage 2  |  Mentorship Program. Industry professionals will be your mentors via project-based teaching to develop your creative ideas, originality, critical thinking and technical skills. You will learn to synthesise design and communication, enabling you to interact effectively with your colleagues and the wider industry. This stage should be completed in person if possible in either London or Rome (location TBC). 

Stage 3  |   Internship Acceleration. Work placements in the UK or Italy will follow a selection process based on final project results. If you cannot attend in person, we can provide remote placements or you can choose to enter our Boot Camp Accelerator to devleop a business from an initial idea.

Course Topics

  • Creative research techniques

  • Fashion product design

  • Creativity and product innovation

  • Cultural context in fashion, art & design

  • The artisanship of fashion

  • Digital design

  • AI in design

  • Fashion illustration and presentation techniques

  • Textiles, new materials and technologies in design

  • The future of fashion

  • The circular supply chain

  • The fashion eco-system

  • Sustainable design process and supply chain

  • Digital Pattern cutting, garment making & production planning

  • Future branding and innovation management

  • Fashion production strategies

  • Communication, time management, leadership

  • Personal growth and self empowerment for creatives

  • Unlock creativity

Possible Career paths

  • Fashion Designer 

  • Fashion Product Developer

  • Product Manager

  • Creative Director

  • Digital Fashion Illustrator

  • Digital Pattern Cutter

  • Fashion Consultant

  • Trend Researcher/Forecaster

  • Garment Technologist

  • R&D Manager

  • Range Planner

  • Supply Manager

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Interpret culture, technology and digital crafts applied to original research and fashion range plan relevant to luxury market.

  • Communicate complex design through innovative thinking and critical synthesis of theoretical and practical approaches creatively using CAD software.

 

  • Evaluate use of appropriate construction ideas following contemporary aestetiques to a fashion industry audience, creatively using CAD software.

 

  • Develop and manage new and existing opportunities, products and markets within the context of sustainable and ethical business practice.

 

  • Demonstrate creative and problem solving ability to professionally coordinate a sustainable design process and supply chain applying initiative and personal responsibility.

 

  • Identify the critical factors and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations when developing and producing sustainable luxury product.

 

  • Identify own strengths and limitations and utilise appropriate methodology to build relevant networks for collaborative work with self-efficacy in positive professional environment.

Admissions

The Admissions team considers the following factors for applicant suitability:

  •  Undergraduate qualifications (university degree or equivalent) or relevant industry experience

  • A personal statement

  • A portfolio of work

  • A good knowledge of the English language (level b2 of Common European Framework or equivalent to IELTS 5.5)

  • Italian language is recommended for an internship in Italy


The Admission Manager coordinates and supports the subject specific Course Leader and the Academic Director in dealing with interviews and portfolio assessments (where appropriate).
Admission requirements are subject to change to comply with entry requirement regulations.

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