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Supported learning

Unlimited access to our industry-standard facilities and academic support

Experience fashion culture

Take the opportunity to travel to fashion capitals around the world

Workplace learning

Kick-start your career with the chance of a work placement on every course

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

Strong teamwork 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.



Work experience and careers

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.

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Alongside your studies, it will give you the best possible mix of knowledge and practical understanding.

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.

Our students

Kimberley Marshall
Fashion student

I feel like I’m a better person, my designs are way better then they used to be. Ambition? To be a fashion designer as iconic as Gucci or Balenciaga.


Emily Lowndes
Fashion Student

It’s not just sewing machines. We also get to use wood, metal, plastic, and resin to really explore areas.

Our staff

Rachel Heeley
Rachel HeeleySenior Lecturer

Rachel set up her own fashion label which she sold in The Fashion & Textile Museum London. She is very interested in fashion communication and has worked on many collaborative projects, styling her own work and other designers' work.

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