Undergraduate Fashion Degrees

Develop your creative conceptual thinking, as well as gaining a real understanding of commercial design.

Strong team working skills will be achieved by working on collaboration projects with Photography and Film students, to enable you to create a professional digital portfolio.

The opportunity to work on live industry projects with fashion designers and companies, is embedded in the course. Live projects will test your creativity by working to a client brief to gain hands-on experience in a professional environment.

You will also have the opportunity to gain access to the highly influential Betty Smithers collection - a vast assortment of vintage 20th century pieces that have been donated to the university to use in your work as you wish. From drawing to styling, you can decide how best to enhance your work.

Courses

What our staff and students say

Our Fashion degree doesn't only focus on the creative design, but also covers the fundamentals of business management and networking, boosting your employability prospects and ensuring our graduates are ready to step into the competitive fashion industry from day one.

Rachel Heeley - Course Leader

Facilities

You will be amongst the first to have the opportunity to get to grips with our brand new fashion facilities. This is the same equipment used in industry ensuring you are at the cutting edge of developments in Fashion Design.

Laser Cutting and Digital Printing

Modulettes in laser cutting, digital printing and 3D printing to name just a few, are open to our students to really improve their designs and technical ability.


Betty Smithers Collection

You will also have the opportunity to gain access to the highly influential Betty Smithers collection - a vast assortment of vintage 20th century pieces that have been donated to the university to use in your work as you wish. From drawing to styling, you can decide how best to enhance your work.


Study Trips

You will also have the opportunity to gain access to the highly influential Betty Smithers collection - a vast assortment of vintage 20th century pieces that have been donated to the university to use in your work as you wish. From drawing to styling, you can decide how best to enhance your work.


Careers

To get ahead of the competition, you have the option to choose a sandwich year, where you can go out into the fashion industry to gain a year's experience in the area of your choosing.

Our guest lectures are led by some of the most influential industry professionals, who will inspire you to achieve your ambitions.

Our Fashion degree has the flexibility to focus on the areas you're most interested in and can open the door to the following career options:

Employment Opportunities:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Garment Technologist
  • Stylist
  • Buyer
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion Illustrator

Guaranteed Work Experience

At Staffordshire University, we put work experience at the centre of all that we do. So, we've developed our teaching to emphasise the importance of gaining hands-on experience.

Your work experience may link to your degree, or it will be a broader experience to improve your employability. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

We invite industry professionals in to give talks and to share their insight into the latest developments in the world of fashion as well as the latest work practices. We do this to ensure that our teaching is up-to-date and provides you with the best and most relevant information to give you a head start on the competition.

Our industry connections can help put you in touch with the right contacts to help you find the perfect internship or work placement.