What will I learn?

**Overview**If you’re ready to make your mark on the fashion world and unleash your creative ideas through doing what you love, this is the BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile design course for you.You’ll develop your design abilities to the standard expected in the industry and learn business-savvy skills that boost your career prospects.After the course, you'll be set to pursue a career with the biggest names in fashion and retail. Or you could set up your own label.**What you'll experience**On this Fashion and Textile degree course, you’ll:- Immerse yourself in the latest trends, cultures, techniques and technologies in the fashion and textile industry- Learn design methods including drawing techniques, pattern-cutting, fashion illustration, silkscreen and digital printing, embroidery and constructed textiles- Use the professional software you’ll use in your career to bring your digital designs to life, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Lectra Kaledo for fashion and textile design- Make use of our modern facilities and equipment, which include industrial sewing machines, lazercutting, and Lectra Modaris, for digital pattern making with 3D prototyping- Build your professional network with international guest lecturers fashion industry professionals, like Julian Roberts, Niccolo Casas and Shingo SatoYou can also:- Set up your own label or fashion and textile company as part of your studies- Exhibit your work at the University’s annual Graduate Shows and graduate showcases in London**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.You could work in areas such as:- fashion, textile or accessories design- trend prediction- buying- visual merchandising- teaching or lecturing- journalism or writingPrevious students have gone on to work for some of the biggest names in fashion, such as:- Ralph Lauren- Hugo Boss- Matthew WilliamsonOthers have secured careers working within major retailers including River Island, Fat Face, and Marks and Spencer.Previous students on this course have also set up their own fashion and textile labels. For example:- Sunny Williams set up his label, House of Sunny, in 2011 and has developed minimal, androgynous aesthetic womenswear, which sells internationally and is stocked by ASOS.com- Nikki Strange created her own-name line for Marks and Spencer in 2015 and also works as a freelance textile designer and visiting lecturerAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,629) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,629) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities