Semester Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country. Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students in an exciting, creative University environment.
Whether your interests lie in design, merchandising, buying or technical disciplines, this Semester Study Abroad Fashion Design and Technology course provides a realistic insight into the variety of career possibilities in the fashion industry.
You will be introduced to pattern cutting, design and construction through a programme of practical workshops and studio-based teaching. You will primarily be concerned with womenswear and menswear including draping, illustration, deconstruction and embellishment.
You will explore creative design through the development of pattern cutting, construction skills and techniques. You will also be given the opportunity to produce finished toiles; demonstrating the skills and techniques learnt. You will produce a computer-generated pattern from which you will construct a basic garment. This will be presented alongside the pattern supported by specifications sheets and flat CAD drawings. You will also explore merchandising principles and will develop analytical, numerical and statistical skills for buying and merchandising within the industry.
You will also explore a diversity of creative areas drawing upon a developed knowledge of textiles, fibre optic displays, paintings, drawings, illustrative and photographic imagery, in order to support representation and interpretation. You will identify a current fashion-related exhibition, located within a gallery, museum or public context, and appropriate research-based visits will be supported, sourced either on a local, national or international basis.
A focus on defining fashion design aesthetics through both traditional processes and those of 21st century sustainable and ethical design practice will be encouraged. You will be given the opportunity to plan and develop the solution to a ‘live’ or simulated professional brief and have the opportunity to produce the practical work required to the highest professional standard.
Portfolios are required from all prospective candidates who wish to do a Semester Study Abroad course at the Arts University. The portfolio’s purpose is to show us how you communicate and translate ideas visually. Your portfolio will be reviewed by the course leader and a panel who will determine the most appropriate year of study in the course for each candidate.
Other type of programmes, such as bespoke courses are also available. For more information or to apply for a course contact us on +44 1202 85 3608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org