What will I learn?

Working in an innovative and contemporary studio, you study key elements of culture, identity and sustainability for a career in this exciting global industry. You study one of two pathways – fashion design or fashion communication.

Fashion design pathway
You focus on designing and making garments, learning how to create an innovative garment collection for the catwalk. You explore all aspects of the design process including research and design development, pattern cutting, drape and tailoring skills, commercial manufacturing, textile design, computer-aided design and styling for professional fashion photoshoots. You use new technology to revolutionise your design process with true-to-life 3D garment simulation.

Fashion communication pathway
You focus on image-making and the communication of fashion. You learn the skills to promote fashion through film and media, marketing, branding, styling, computer-aided design, enterprise, and how to create your own magazine or fashion marketing campaign. Our technology and expertise enables you to showcase your creativity through new digital formats, including the use of avatars and virtual worlds to respond to innovative new ways of communicating fashion.

You work to live briefs on real projects and network with fashion professionals to prepare you for the range of professional careers available in the fashion industry. You are taught by experienced industry professionals and use the latest technology including industry-recognised Adobe certification to showcase your skills and expertise to employers.

An optional work placement year is included, at no extra cost. Alongside this, you can gain valuable experience and engagement with the sector through our shorter work placements, internships and work experience opportunities.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the fashion design pathway can go on to work in areas including fashion design, drape, accessories, fashion print, specialist garment construction and lingerie.

Graduates from the fashion communication pathway can go on to work as fashion image-makers, fashion stylists, art directors, producers, film-makers, public relations experts, bloggers, social networkers, on-line marketers, fashion writers, curators, or fashion theorists.

Career pathways are wide and varied from fashion design to more technical roles such as pattern cutting and garment technology. You can work in retail as a buyer or in fashion communication and marketing roles such as image-makers, stylists, art directors, fashion show producers, public relations experts, bloggers, influencers and social networkers, online marketers, journalists, curators, commentators and theorists, who are all shaping the future of fashion.

Which department am I in?

Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,666) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Teesside University

Borough Road,

Middlesbrough,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS1 3BX, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,666) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Teesside University

Borough Road,

Middlesbrough,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS1 3BX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Including chemistry or biology. A subject with a significant content of chemistry or biology will also be considered.

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

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About Teesside University

‘In the heart of the multicultural town of Middlesbrough, Teesside University boasts a state-of-the-art campus’

  • GBP 300 million invested in campus over next ten years.
  • Over 85 years of innovation in education
  • Close to surrounding countryside including national parks.
  • A university that puts student wellbeing first.

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