Work by Molly Adlington BA Hons Fashion Design 2

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design course provides a comprehensive design education for independently-minded fashion thinkers and makers who are looking to influence change within the fashion industry.

<p>From future forecasting, concept and design development, creative pattern cutting through to leading compelling marketing campaigns, Fashion is one of the largest employers in the UK’s creative industries - offering endless opportunities to those forward-thinking individuals who seek to challenge the assumptions of design, take creative risks and communicate their individual style through their work.</p>
<p>A spirit of independence runs through our vibrant fashion programme; we empower and prepare young creatives to become future fashion thinkers, makers and versatile designers. By combining traditional craft techniques with digital technologies you will transform your concepts from two-dimensional fabrics into three-dimensional forms. You will learn ways of thinking that will inform your personal design philosophies and lead you towards an individualised specialism.</p>

From cutting-room floor to international runways, BA (Hons) Fashion students discuss their journey to industry.

<p>Our Fashion Studio is a large, light space with panoramic views and it is comprehensively equipped with industry-standard technologies but your experience at AUP is not just limited to the Fashion Studio. We encourage cross-disciplinary and collaborative working where you can expand your skills by exploring our professional textile print studios, workshops for jewellery and ceramics and our Fab Lab, which houses the latest laser cutting, 3D printing and design technology. </p>
Arts University Plymouth has an overall student satisfaction rate of 81%, significantly above the national average of 76%
- National Student Survey 2022
Oliwia Nowotnik's Wia Wear backstage at the London Graduate Fashion Week. The three models are wearing red and white street wear with bold white graphics characteristic of Oliwia's design.
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Millie Kelly 2
Emily Hayward 2
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<p>You will have the freedom to hone your signature aesthetic without the confines of a house style. The programme covers all aspects of the design process, from trend analysis, research and design development, drawing and illustration, colour and fabric development, historical and cultural studies, translation of ideas from 2D to 3D through to presentation, marketing and business development. </p> <p>You will use global trend forecasting tools WGSN and The Future Laboratory and learn software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Gerber Accumark for CAD pattern cutting. You’ll learn to cut and manufacture quality one-off garments and collections with high levels of craftsmanship, and we’ll provide the tools for you to realise your ideas, and develop design specialisms in menswear, womenswear, lingerie, knitwear, performance, sportswear, and other technical routes.</p>
Beni Riley
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Oliwia Nowotnik
Morgan Elder
Millie Jenkinson
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Jenni Moorby
Gwenny Von Quint
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Amy Bray
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Fashion students debut their final collections at London's Graduate Fashion Week.

<p>You’ll investigate sustainable design and ethical manufacturing, acquiring a deep appreciation for every step of the commercial supply chain. You will become industry ready and develop entrepreneurial activity through collaborative projects and live briefs.<br /></p> <p>Through expert industry speakers and collaborations with brands like Finisterre and Hiut Denim you’ll develop market awareness, project management and communication skills, along with insight into factors that impact design, development and production. You will engage with industry events in London, Paris, New York and Berlin, as well as having the chance to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week. Through our extensive professional network our students have secured placements with Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Raeburn, Mary Katrantzou, Missoni, J.W. Anderson, Gareth Pugh and Lulu Guinness.</p>
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'Strigae', Will Shanahan and Alice Holmes

<p>As part of Arts University Plymouth’s unique interdisciplinary community, you’ll also develop your textile surface pattern and print, digital media and production skills. From presentation and marketing to designing a portfolio - you’ll collaborate with photographers, graphic designers and filmmakers throughout the university and in industry, culminating in a final collection and professional lookbook that launches you into the forefront of industry. </p>
“I am impressed by the flexibility and encouragement that the Fashion programme offers students to explore their personal creativity. It is a real strength that students are empowered to explore the varied specialities within fashion design, without being limited. It allows them to make decisions, grow in confidence and understand their own opinion and taste level, learning to adapt to different markets and customers – a vital skillset in industry.”
Becky French, Accessories Designer, Marwood
<p>All students at Arts University Plymouth can access specialist support via our Student Support Team. Our trained advisers offer information and guidance on student finance and funding, disability support, counselling and more.<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><br /><br />Click here</a> to read more about the support we offer.</p>
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